11 NOVEMBER 2021 Sale Information

Due to the gargantuan October sale which took twelve hours, we have ensured that this sale on the 11th November is considerably smaller. We have received important instructions from a local family with connections to the Lake District.  They are descendants of Dr Kendall, of Coniston, he was a physician and a friend to John Ruskin and W G Collingwood.  We have letters from John Ruskin and we have paintings by W G Collingwood and the great Alfred Heaton Cooper.  The letters from Ruskin to Continue reading →

7 OCTOBER 2021 Sale Information

Dear Friends, Welcome to our October sale, dated for the 7th. We are offering viewing from noon to 7pm on Wednesday 6th without appointments, however we will not be open to the public on sale day. Please wear a mask when you come. I hope you had a relaxing summer, and with luck spent a few days in the sun. The saleroom is full , as usual, and we start with 120 lots of PICTURES, the artists  including Paul César Helleu, W.L. Wyllie, Charles A. Continue reading →

12 AUGUST 2021 Sale Information

Dear Friends, Let’s start with some health and safety.  We are viewing this next sale on Wednesday 11th August, and we will request that you wear face masks.  I only need one member of staff to contract Covid and it will close us down.  There will be no public in the sale room during the sale. It’s that time again and we have another sale for you; this one is on the 12th August starting at 11am with viewing on Wednesday the 11th between noon Continue reading →

1 JULY 2021 Sale Information

Dear Friends,  Think  four Cs.  That covers our July 1st auction.  CAR, CIGARS, CAPODIMONTE AND CLOCKS.  We have a 1929 Morris Cowley Flatnose saloon for sale, registration KX 3053.  Our vendor remembers trips out with the whole family.  And then dad decided to rebuild it!  In the meantime a tree grew in front of the garage door, which we had to have removed before dragging it out.  It is for restoration, whilst a restored engine is in place and the original comes too.  Plenty of Continue reading →

27 MAY 2021 Sale Information

Dear Friends, At the bottom of my garden is a luscious field full of cowslips and Lady’s Smock, or the cuckoo flower, beckoning us into summer.  None of us can wait. Just before then though we have a great sale for you, perhaps the last with viewing by appointment and no presence in the saleroom on sale day. It’s on Thursday the 27th May at 11am with viewing on the 26th from 12 noon to 7pm. In the 70s and 80s John Sparrow and his Continue reading →

15 APRIL 2021 Sale Information

Dear Friends, I am writing this missive as the snow falls outside – what an unpredictable year. Our next auction is scheduled for THURSDAY, 15TH APRIL 2021, and it predominantly covers all the FURNITURE that has accumulated here since February 2020. Having unpacked and sorted it all, some wonderful items have been revealed, including, on the antique side, an unusual early George III mahogany kneehole desk purchased at Sotheby & Co. in 1971 for £580. It’s unusual in that it has drawers on both sides, Continue reading →

18 MARCH 2021 Sale Information

Dear Friends, Yippee, our mop-headed leader has spoken so we have booked a FURNITURE sale for the 15th April.  I will write to you further nearer the date. Viewing will be by appointment and bidding will be online.  We have no space here for general attendance at the sale. It will include jewellery, art objects, silver and plate if any has come in, and collectables. In the meantime we are going to hold an auction on Thursday 18th March to include all our shelves and Continue reading →

11 February 2021 Sale Information

Dear Friends,  I’m finding it difficult to get back into the groove.  How about you?  Anyway, there is good news to start the year,  Tony Sullivan, he ex of Sothebys, West London Auctions, Chiswick Auctions and currently, up to the December sale, cataloguing our pictures, has returned from the dead.  With only one lung he caught Covid-19 and went to hospital, got over it and returned home, suffered  blood clots, went back to hospital and now is back home and waiting for the physiotherapist to Continue reading →

17 DECEMBER 2020 Sale Information

Dear Friends, Our Christmas sale of wines, champagnes, whisky, port and brandy concludes our year. I encourage you to look at the catalogue online (from the weekend before the sale). It’s only 120 or so lots, each with a photograph and all from local homes and mostly offered without reserves. It’s on the 17th December at 11 am and you can bid online by registering with UKAuctioneers.com. Viewing is by appointment during the week of the 14th December so please give Melanie a ring on Continue reading →

10 DECEMBER 2020 Sale Information

Dear Friends, Further to my last email, I want you to know that we will have the catalogue and photographs up on the website shortly and I hope for sure by this Sunday the 30th and on the UKAuctioneers and Saleroom sites before then, so we are confident that the sale (online only with UKAuctioneers) will go ahead on the 10th of December. The catalogue that you will find on The Saleroom also includes details of our wine sale starting at lot 840. It may Continue reading →