2 AUGUST 2018 Sale Information

Dear Friends, What great weather to get out and visit an auction.  Ours is on the 2nd August at 11 am with viewing on Wednesday 1st from 1-7 pm, and on sale day from 9.30 am.  Or … if you are by the pool, sign in to UKAuctioneers.com and bid online.  Just don’t forget the clearance deadlines. Time is running out on the ivory issue, so may I refer you to a note circulated by Kevin Page the respected oriental dealer in Camden Passage.  He Continue reading →

28 JUNE Sale Information

Dear Friends, If I can drag you away from the football, I would like you to put in your diary next week’s  auction. It’s on the 28th June at 11 am and would seem to be around the usual 800 lots, viewing on Wednesday 27th 1-7 pm or from 9.30 am on sale day. The PICTURES fill over 100 lots with Myles Birket Foster included along with John Piper, William Renison, Axel Haig, Anna Ticho, Michael John Hill, Mark Postlethwaite, Jon Westell, Ernest Crofts, Rex Continue reading →

24 May Sale Information

Dear Friends, If I can convince you to come out of the sun, you might make it to our next sale on Thursday the 24th May.  I hope so. It’s coming together well and we start, once again, with an interesting PICTURES section of about 80 lots to include a self-portrait by John Bratby (1971) and another large painting, “Rosie”, 1971.  Other artists so far include Rolf Harris, G Lefevre, Idka, D’Anty, Mary Gibson, Brenda Rogers, J MacDonald, M Juenin, and a section of Polish Continue reading →

19 APRIL 2018 Sale Information

Dear friends, NEXT SALE 19TH APRIL 2018 AT 11AM Important things first.  Sad to report, Martin won’t be with us this sale selling catalogues and tinkling the ivories.  He is at his wife’s bedside.  She is currently unconscious.  Our thoughts are with him. This sale doesn’t come up to the quality of the last, but it will still offer you a choice of 800 plus lots that, as ever, are fresh to the market and covers all the usual subjects and also includes WHISKY AND Continue reading →

15 MARCH 2018 Sale Information

Dear friends, There really is no predicting what you might find in a Bainbridges auction and this is going to be one of my favourites. From two separate probate instructions we are delighted to present to you lots of small items, the silver known as ‘toys’ the rest as objects of vertu.  The silver ‘toys’ are fine examples of their kind and date from the late 17th century, including a pair of twin-arm wall sconces and a pair of candlesticks through cutlery, tables, pans, to Continue reading →

8th FEBRUARY 2018 Sale Information

Dear friends, 2018  and one month gone already! Our first sale of the year is booked for the 8th February and is coming together well. For a change, FURNITURE is an interesting section and includes an Art Deco walnut demi-lune desk stamped Heals.  From the same house comes a burr maple (?) dressing table on a sleigh style support.  We have a substantial Arts and Crafts light oak refectory table on a stylish base, the top formed from two very thick planks.  A rosewood 1960s Continue reading →

7th DECEMBER 2017 Sale Information

It’s nearly Christmas and we have planned a sale that will solve all your gift needs. It’s timed for the 7th December, which gives you plenty of time, viewing is Wednesday 6th December 1-7pm.  Charlie Ross will be with us on sale day, wearing a party hat.  Talking of Charlie, he and his posh mates are doing a Christmas song for Children in Need, linked here: This sale has two special sections.  One is an important archive from Sir Norman Hartnell.  You may remember we Continue reading →

Sale Dates for 2018

These are the proposed dates for our sales in 2018. As always, please check our website or call the office to confirm the week before the sale.   8 February 15 March 19 April 24 May 28 Jun 2 August 27 September 8 November 13 December

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 →