31 OCTOBER 2019 Sale Information

Dear Friends, Where to start?  So much to tell you.  Once again we bring you an 800+ lot sale with something for everybody.  This sale is on the 31st October, an auspicious day.  We share it with Brexit – or do we! What we certainly share it with is the Asian Art week in London and our contribution is a fat lady!  We are thrilled to have been asked to offer an important exceptionally large Tang Dynasty sancai glazed pottery figure of a Court Fat Continue reading →

26 SEPTEMBER 2019 Sale Information

Dear Friends, Here we are again, ten summer weeks have flown. Let’s start with the good news.  You can’t move in here for stuff.  Do you want a 12 foot long hardwood dining table, possibly Indian with a central panel of cut brass work all under a one piece glass top?  It needs 4 men to move it.  Or a fabulous large Haddon rocking horse with horsehair mane – a present for Christmas?  Endless tables, chairs, cabinets, settees, about eight unused beds, garden furniture, shabby Continue reading →

1 AUGUST 2019 Sale Information

Dear Friends, It’s difficult to know where to start and what to mention first for our sale NEXT WEEK, on the 1st August. If it’s wines, champagnes, whisky and brandy you want, then we have 80 lots for you and some very tasty items included. If you are a fashionista, then we have a very important archive of Karl Lagerfeld – original drawings, design copies and studio photographs along with signed books, drawing pads , pens and pencils. It’s a large archive. And if it’s Continue reading →

27 JUNE 2019 Sale Information

Dear Friends, Five weeks fly by and we have another sale for you.  This one is on the 27th June at the usual time of 11am with viewing the day before between 1pm and 7pm. Getting a call four weeks ago to clear a large Regency rectory in Essex was very welcome.  It was a fine property in that classic style of four large ground-floor rooms separated by a front to back hall and  grand staircase with ancillary accommodation behind and a carriage house and Continue reading →

23 MAY 2019 Sale Information

Dear Friends, Our next auction is on the 23rd May, next week, the start date of European elections and Joan Collins’s 85th birthday! Our catalogue is on line from Sunday next, the 19th.  Either log on to UKAuctioneers or our website.  All lots are illustrated. This sale has the usual format.  We start with about 100 lots of PICTURES with notable artists, including Henriette Ronner-Kipp, Frederic Whiting, Raphael Theodore Roussel, Frederick W. Bailey, James Billingham Caughtrie, Henry John Dobson, Walter H. Allcott, Albert Houghton, A.S.G. Continue reading →

14 MARCH 2019 Sale Information

Dear Friends, We bid fond farewells to Norman our 80-year-old porter two weeks ago in a grave-side ceremony under blazing sunshine .  He was a good man and his golfing mates gave him a great send-off. In our next sale on the 14th March we have a cracking collection of antique carved ivory – mainly Japanese and ranging from large figures to netsuke.  Much of it is signed.  From the same address comes good lacquer and interesting artefacts. And, from another vendor, we have taken Continue reading →

13 DECEMBER 2018 Sale Information

Dear Friends, So I said to Joe, why don’t you open a gents’ hair dressing salon next door to the saleroom and serve my clients?  So that’s what he’s done and very smart too.  It’s called a Gentleman’s Lounge and if you take a catalogue in he will give you a 15% discount and a cup of coffee.  He has great music playing. As for our auction, we have a real cracker for the last sale of the year.  Another 900 lots of fresh-to-the-market goods.  Continue reading →

8 NOVEMBER 2018 Sale Information

Dear Friends, It’s that time again!  Bainbridges are about to hold an auction of more new to the market and mainly unreserved lots.  Just like the oil painting in the last sale, by Albert Moor, a still life of flowers.  It fetched £19,000 plus premium. I can’t say I expect results like that this time, but the PICTURES section is full, and includes works by Michelangelo Maestri, Pierre Grist, Hottenhamer, Brian Davis, Henry Young Alison, Barry Raynor, David Gentleman, Carl F. Felkel, Benjamin Williams Leader, Continue reading →

27 SEPTEMBER 2018 Sale Information

Dear Friends, I’m very excited by this sale, NEXT WEEK, on the 27th at 11am. Why?  Well so many interesting clearances came together.  Let me expand.  A German lady who lived on the 7th floor of flats in Brondesbury Park has died, in very old age.  Her instructions are to sell everything by auction and if family are interested they can attend the sale.  She has lived there for years surrounded by her family history.  Needless to say, the furniture is Continental and includes a Continue reading →

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 →