Cheffins

Cheffins was founded in 1825 and is a UK firm of valuers, surveyors, property advisers and auctioneers.

The company’s fine art auctioneers and valuers business is based in an office in Cambridge. Its sales include regular antiques and interiors auctions, fine art, art and design, specialist books, maps an prints, an oriental sale and a wine sale.


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Our pick of 12 pieces of continental porcelain appearing at auction in December

30 November 2020

A special selection of European continental porcelain coming up in UK auctions and abroad.

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Gifts from Queen Victoria: Jewellery presented to god-daughters and family friends in the spotlight at Cheffins

23 November 2020

Gifts from Queen Victoria to two of her god-daughters garnered international attention at Cheffins (22.5% buyer’s premium) in Cambridge.

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Slimline sale in Cheffins still one to remember

09 November 2020

Auctioneer makes his debut on the Cambridge rostrum with reduced but memorable offering

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Squirrell catches the eye in Essex and Cambridge auctions

02 November 2020

Leonard Squirrell (1893-1979) is most associated with East Anglia, producing a significant body of rural scenes of Suffolk and Norfolk as well as cityscapes of Norwich and Ipswich.

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Rare racehorse pictures given a sporting chance

02 November 2020

Early depictions of some of the most famous racehorses of their day lead the field

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Movado Calendograf: Warhol was a fan

02 November 2020

This Movado model 14776 triple calendar watch is best known as the Calendograf.

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Pick of the week: King George I in the running at £125,000

12 October 2020

Paintings by leading British sporting artists went under the hammer for the first time in over 100 years at Cheffins in Cambridge on October 1.

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Collection of restorer and friend to artists Gigi Richter sells in Cambridge

12 October 2020

A collection of pictures and letters by Modern British artists drew solid interest at the latest Cheffins (22.5% buyer’s premium) Art & Design sale in Cambridge.

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Jewels of the Egyptian 12th Dynasty emerge in Cambridge sale

29 June 2020

Archaeological discoveries were a continuous source of inspiration for jewellery in the 19th century. Ancient goldsmithing techniques were studied and relearned. Jewels found during excavations of Roman, Egyptian, Hellenistic and particularly Etruscan sites were copied or reinterpreted.

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Auction houses and dealers hold sales to help Covid-19 NHS charity appeals

09 April 2020

A number of auction houses and dealers are holding sales to raise funds for the under-pressure NHS in the face of the coronavirus crisis.

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Gwyneth Johnstone's frenetic scene of London home hits auction high in Cambridge sale

02 March 2020

Auction prices are on the rise for the late Norfolk artist Gwyneth Johnstone (1914-2010), daughter of the artist Augustus John and niece of the Welsh painter Gwen John.

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Artist record for James Dixon, naive champion from Tory Island

24 February 2020

Two pictures purchased from one of the first commercial exhibitions of the artist dubbed ‘the Irish Alfred Wallis’ soared above their estimates at auction this month.

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A 17th century baffle of the sexes

27 January 2020

Bible suggests confusion over ‘he’ or ‘she’ may not be purely a modern-day phenomenon.

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New faces across the art and antiques market - the latest Movers and Shakers

15 January 2020

An update from across the world of art and antiques including new joiners at Cheffins.

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Hastings silver leaves its native Norfolk

13 January 2020

The sale at Cheffins (22.5% buyer’s premium) in Cambridge on December 12 included a cache of Victorian and earlier silver from the collection of Delaval Astley, 23rd Baron Hastings (b.1960).

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Sporting scenes tracked down by eager buyers

28 December 2019

Several 19th and 20th century sporting paintings from named estates provided a healthy boost at two regional salerooms.

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Second ‘lost’ Marlborough gem sparkles in Cambridge

23 December 2019

An intaglio ring became the second of the ‘lost’ Marlborough jewels to surface at auction in 2019 when it sold for £36,000 (plus 22.5% premium) in Cambridge.

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Affordable art: Three works sold for under £2250 including a David Young Cameron castle view

23 December 2019

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales including a David Young Cameron castle view.

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Affordable art: Three works sold for £3000 or under including a Francis Bacon lithograph

21 October 2019

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales for £3000 or under, including a Francis Bacon lithograph.

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Five lots to watch at auction this week including an Edwardian gadget walking cane, studio pottery and Eames chairs

07 October 2019

With estimates from £250-12,000, here are five previews of upcoming sales this week.

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