Established in 1840, we are the leading firm of Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers in the North of England & Scottish Borders and one of the largest independent auction houses in the UK .
Most of our new clients come to us on recommendation from existing clients or professional advisers. We mainly operate throughout Tyne & Wear, Northumberland, Durham, The Scottish Borders, Cumbria and North Yorkshire. However, our specialists often consign items from further afield. We have recently sold a large collection of Marine Art removed from a house in Mallorca; Asian Ceramics and Artefacts from a collector in Singapore; Works of Art from a house in the Scottish Highlands; and a fabulous collection of Modern Art consigned from a property near Southampton. So, distance is really no object.
Our large, purpose built premises, just off the A1 in Newcastle provides bright and airy state-of-the-art buying and selling facilities for our clients from across the world. From here in recent years we have set world records in a number of collecting areas including Rolex watches, Lalique glass and Modern Outsider Art. Our specialists offer an excellent personal service which, combined with careful marketing and a deep understanding of the world of art and antiques, ensures the best possible client experience.
We have embraced digital technology and offer live online bidding to complement the company’s telephone bidding and other services on all sales.
We hold approximately 40 auctions a year including specialist categories such as British and European Pictures, Modern Art, Asian Works of Art, Silver, Jewellery, Ceramics & Glass, Coins, Watches, Clocks, Scientific & Musical Instruments, Militaria, Furniture, Works of Art, Comics and sports memorabilia. For details of all categories of art and antiques we sell, please visit our department pages.