Dominic developed his interest in art, architecture and antiques when living in Paris in the early 1980s. After returning to London to work in the City he soon realised how important his newly-found interests were to him, and decided to turn his passions into a career. Gifted with an eye for detail and artistic talent, he started an apprenticeship with Lucinda Compton which gave him the opportunity to learn and develop restoration skills.
Dominic’s high level of restoration work earned him a valuable reputation and in 1998 he and Lucinda joined forces to establish Compton & Schuster Ltd. The business primarily undertook the restoration and conservation of decorative antique furniture.