In 1985 Jeroen joined his mother Trudy Markies at her shop Aspedistra in Sussex, selling silver, Victorian jewellery, and other items commonly found at a typical antique shop of that time.
Jeroen began by buying and selling silver and glass from the early-morning markets held in village halls around his home county. From there he soon developed a passion for the design in furniture, and started his own business Jeroen Markies Antiques dealing in 17th to late 19th century furniture.
At the turn of the century, Jeroen found a love for Art Deco with its fantastic modern lines and light decorative veneers and in 2005 he changed the name of the business to Jeroen Markies Art Deco to better reflect this new direction.
Today, Jeroen specialises in Art Deco furniture and sculpture, and decorative arts, selling pieces by Chiparus, Lorenzl and Preiss, furniture from the Epstein Brothers, Hille, Heal’s of London, and glass by Murano and Réne Lalique, as well as various other collectors’ pieces.