COVID-19 Customer Information
Our next auction under Covid-19 conditions is Thursday 27th May. There will be no public presence in the room during the auction. Viewing for this sale is available by appointment, so please ring and speak to Melanie to book yourself in. We will be open for viewing on Wednesday 26th May only, between 11 am and 6.30 pm. There will be no presence within the saleroom from bidders on sale day.
We shall be using UK Auctioneers for online bidding, limited telephone bidding will be available and you can also leave a commission bid, ideally by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Successful bidders will need to pay by bank transfer, or by debit card over the telephone if they will be using a trackable courier to collect for them. Please remember that clearance of lots is by appointment. You will need to provide an extra pair of hands if you are buying large furniture lots.
Amendments to our protocols will be announced here as they arise.
We take this current crisis seriously and look forward to seeing you again over the coming months.
For over 40 years, Bainbridges have held nine sales a year of antiques, collectables, wines, spirits and general effects.
Bainbridges value at all levels using in-house and consultant valuers.
Our highest prices at auction have all come to us via probate valuations and private clearances, and include the £5,000 thimble we discovered during a valuation on the banks of Lake Como, a Ming bowl that had been used as an ashtray, sold for £100,000, the record-breaking £43 million Chinese vase in November 2010, a £3 million collection of Chinese ceramics in May 2012, and the Gainsborough drawing Bainbridges discovered and sold for £60,000 in July 2015. Similar successes continue in 2016 with £42,000 paid for a damaged pair of late Kangxi porcelain tulipieres after Delft originals discovered in Moor Park.