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 →
Images of some of the items in our May sale: From the estate of the late John Sparrow and his partner the late Bryan Catley, author of ‘Art Deco and Other Figures’. STATEMENT from Brian Seifert: I have spent a large part of my life connected to the Art World. I spent the sixties as an Interior Designer working on banks, hotels and homes. I moved into the printing industry and spent over 30 years building a reprographics company. Thiswas followed by ten years during which Continue reading →
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 →
Subject to Covid regulations. Check dates and viewing on our answer phone 01895 621991 April 15th May 27th July 1st August 12th October 7th November 11th December 16th After the April sale each sale will have sections, as usual, dedicated to pictures, jewellery and art objects, silver and plate, collectables, toys and records, fashion, porcelain pottery and glass to include sculpture and clocks, furniture old, vintage and modern and carpets. See our website from the Sunday evening before each sale for our illustrated catalogue.
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 →
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 →
December update We are clearing lots from the two December sales by appointment only. Please ring or email to say what time you will arrive and we will endeavour to have the lots ready to hand over in our reception hall. We are open to 5pm on Wednesday the 23rd and open at 9.30am. We open after Christmas on the 4th January, subject to Government statements. Our next auction, originally booked for the 4th February, has been postponed due to the Covid-19 lockdown. Please check Continue reading →