CELEBRITY ANTIQUES ROAD TRIP

Dear Friends, Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, which many of you enjoyed live featuring Debbie McGee and Chesney Hawkes will be transmitted Wednesday 15th November on BBC2 at 7pm. Whilst writing may I mention that our last sale of the year is on Thursday the 7th December and features: a STEINWAY CONCERT GRAND, BECHSTEIN AND BLUTHNER GRANDS, FINE AND TABLE WINES AND WHISKY, PRETTY JEWELLERY, SILVER, AND SIGNED DRESS DESIGNS BY NORMAN HARTNELL, 60 ITEMS OF HEREND, TWO ZSOLNAY LUSTRE FIGURES ETC.

2nd NOVEMBER 2017 Sale Information

Before I rabbit on about the upcoming sale, may I remind you that the December sale has a licence and we do have a lot of wines and whisky to sell.  We are picking up 400 bottles from one home in 10 days time. Also, if you need a piano we are selling, on the 7th December, a Steinway concert grand, a Bechstein and a Bluthner, both boudoir grand pianos. So, what’s good in this sale on the 2nd November?  Well, the star lot is Continue reading →

28th SEPTEMBER 2017 Sale Information

Dear friends, It’s  10 weeks nearly since we were last together and lots has happened.  Firstly, after important discussions with the accountants, we are putting up the buyer’s premium rate to 25% forthwith.  We will cancel the charge for payments by debit cards but we will stop taking credit cards altogether. The good news is that we have a cracking sale for you next week , on the 28th.  It will also be a large sale of over 1000 lots taking us all the way Continue reading →

3rd AUGUST 2017 Sale Information

Dear Friends, August all ready, well nearly!  The kids are on holiday and the roads are clear. I love it. The 3rd of August will bring another 600 lots or so fresh to the market.  We start the day with 80 lots of PICTURES, some with 30 or so items.  Lot 1 is catalogued as Attributed to Charles H.J. Leickert, oils on panel, ‘Flemish Town by a River’, signed and dated ’56.   Lot 2 is a fine pair of portraits by Konstantin Stoitzner.  They are Continue reading →

29th JUNE 2017 Sale Information

Dear Friend, We are sweltering in this metal shed, grandly called an auction room, preparing our next auction for Thursday the 29th June. It’s a shadow of our May sale with the Chinese fashion plates fetching £15,000, now paid for and on their way to China.  When the property market stands still it has a major effect on our clearances, so this sale is small and only good in parts. However, we will be entertaining celebrities as we are hosting Antiques Road Trip whose celebrities Continue reading →

25th MAY 2017 Sale Information

Dear Friends, Another month, another sale.  This one is in 10 days time on the 25th May starting at 11am with the viewing the day before from 1pm to 7pm and on sale day from 9.30am to the start of the sale at 11am. You can bid on-line by logging onto www.UKAuctioneers.com. All lots are available with illustrations on our website from this Sunday evening at www.bainbridgesauctions.com. The star lots are a perfect ‘Wally bird’ potted by Martin Bros of Southall.  It’s a real cheeky Continue reading →

20th APRIL 2017 Sale Information

Dear Friends, As the good weather arrives, so does our next auction in six days’ time, if this arrives with you on Friday the 14th.  It’s full of wines and spirits. The good news is that William and Sophie’s baby, our first grandchild, arrived a couple of weeks ago.  She is called Hannah and after a problematic start and open-heart surgery she is now out of danger and should be home in a couple of weeks.  Can’t wait …. To business ….we have a full Continue reading →

16th MARCH 2017 Sale Information

Dear friend, We use UKAuctioneers.com for on-line bidding.  Their service is good and friendly and for you, the cheapest available. Our second sale of the year on Thursday 16th March has a slightly different look to it as there is a lot less furniture resulting in space. The most impressive section is JEWELLERY, There are 126 great lots combining various probate instructions from local areas, Holland Park and Teddington.  There are some cracking items from under £50 to over £2000.  Lots of diamonds from small Continue reading →

9th FEBRUARY 2017 Sale Information

This is a sale you won’t want to miss.  The first of the year, it packs 800 or so lots and includes, among the various clearances, the remaining contents of the Kensington home of the late Jane, Lady Abdy.  This is a charming town house in Pelham Crescent, previously the home of Sir Cecil Beaton.  The items include some 35 lots of lovely jewellery, including a superb cabochon garnet and diamond pendant, circa 1880, a fine and  large amethyst drop brooch, circa 50 ct., a Continue reading →

8th DECEMBER 2016 Sale Information

Our last sale of the year approaches.  It’s on Thursday the 8th December at 11am with viewing the day before from 1pm to 7pm and on sale day from 9.30am and includes alcohol and a rare Clarice Cliff Lotus jug in Fragrance pattern. It’s perfect and 29 cm high (see previous news post for photographs). Not the biggest auction of the year but every section is represented. Starting with the FURNITURE, a local home brought us the most charming and relatively small 19th century Japanese Continue reading →