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 →

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 →