Charterhouse

Charterhouse are auctioneers in Sherborne, Dorset. The firm used to be known as The Long Street Salerooms and was previously owned by Phillips.

As well as sales dedicated to areas such as silver, jewellery, stamps, coins, militaria, books and antiques, there are classic and vintage car sales that take place once a month at the auction house.


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Get in touch with nature at your local saleroom: Six lots inspired by plants and animals

10 December 2018

From a Victorian Seaweed album to a pair of pottery bird panels, we have a look at art and antiques coming up at auction next week, all of which are inspired by the natural world.

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Charterhouse star brooch could shine

12 November 2018

The Charterhouse two-day November 15-16 auction in Sherborne includes a substantial selection of jewellery and watches.

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Grima spearheads revival of 1960s and 70s designer jewellery

03 September 2018

His daring organic sculptural designs re-energised the British jewellery scene in post-war Britain. Now Andrew Grima’s (1921-2007) creations are leading the revival of 1960s and ‘70s designer jewellery on the secondary market.

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Old Master from ‘snail’ house sets pulses racing

27 August 2018

This Old Master painting, above, of The Adoration of the Magi in the manner of Italian painter Vincenzo Carducci (c.1576-1638) led a recent Dorset sale.

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Selection of arms and armour hammer highlights

29 January 2018

Attributed to the arms manufactory at Ripoll in northern Catalonia, this pair of 18th century miquelet-lock belt pistols (below) proved the surprise lot of the sale held by Italian arms specialist Czerny (20% buyer’s premium) in Sarzana on December 9. In good condition with an overall inlay of pierced and engraved decorative steelwork, they sold for €15,500 (£13,600).

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Keeping it Surreal in Dorset

13 November 2017

A collection of market-fresh pictures with a distinctive Surrealist streak found favour with buyers at Charterhouse (21% buyer’s premium) in Dorset.

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Strong demand fuels high prices for live-steam models

30 October 2017

“A very niche but hugely vibrant market,” said specialist auctioneer John Morgan of the hobby of live-steam modelling.

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Model locomotives steam into auctions in Sheffield and Sherborne

18 September 2017

Model steam trains are a niche collecting area but examples which precisely match the actual engines they represent can make thousands of pounds.

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Medal groups with family values at Charterhouse

04 September 2017

Medal groups awarded to two members of the same family on offer at auction are not unknown but three together is definitely unusual.

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Godwin connection makes big difference to auction vlalue

10 July 2017

Originally entered for a general sale at Charterhouse Auctions (20% buyer’s premium), a distinctive little walnut table with brass leg attachments caught the eye of auctioneer Richard Bromell who diverted it to the fine sale in the Sherborne rooms on June 22.

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Previews: £2001 - £5000

19 June 2017

ATG's weekly selection of items on sale at auctions and dealerships.

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Henry James inscription lifts HG Wells book at Charterhouse auction

15 May 2017

Books from the library of neurologist Dr MacDonald Critchley sold as part of an April 20-21 auction held by Charterhouse (19.5% buyer’s premium) naturally included books related to his professional interests, among them copies of his own works. But the lot that attracted most bidding interest was a novel by HG Wells.

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Private collections from doctors are the order of the day at Charterhouse saleroom in Sherborne

10 April 2017

The Charterhouse saleroom must be under doctors’ orders. Two private collections included in the Dorset April 20-21 auction come from consignors with ‘Dr’ in front of their names.

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Previews: £5001 - £30,000

05 April 2017

ATG’s weekly selection of items on sale at auctions and dealerships.

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Lotus car made famous by The Prisoner gears up for Dorset auction

03 January 2017

“I am not a number, I am a free man,” was the cry of Patrick McGoohan in TV series The Prisoner. The important number at the Charterhouse auction house on February 12 is £20,000-25,000 - the estimate for a 1963 Lotus Super Seven S2, the model made famous by appearing in that 1960s cult favourite show.

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1933 AC Ace close coupled fixed head coupe barn find sells at auction for £19,000

28 July 2016

Flat tyres and a thick film of dust, dirt and grime. Last on the road in the 1960s. It doesn’t exactly scream ‘buy me’. Especially for a £19,000 hammer price. Not to mention the fact that it’s going to cost you many thousands more to restore.

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Thor hammered down at a mighty £36,000

07 July 2016

The original artwork for the cover of The Mighty Thor, published by Marvel Comics in 1968, sold for £36,000 at a recent auction at Charterhouse in Sherborne, Dorset.

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More Dambusters relics on offer in Dorset

16 January 2015

Sherborne auctioneers Charterhouse have been instructed to sell the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM) pair awarded to a member of 617 Squadron, more commonly known as The Dambusters.

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Chinese Republic panels bring £140,000 in Sherborne

24 December 2014

Sherborne auctioneers Charterhouse are on a roll with Republican period (1911-49) porcelain.

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Porcelain plaques found in bungalow make £420,000 in Dorset

25 February 2014

Estimated at just £200-300, a set of four early 20th century Chinese famille rose porcelain plaques depicting the four seasons in mountainous settings were bought by a phone bidder from Shanghai for £420,000 at Charterhouse of Sherborne in Dorset.

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