Five lots to watch at auction this week including a Gothic Revival clock and a George II mahogany table

25 February 2019

With estimates from £100-50,000, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.


Cornish B&B consignment checks in to Devon auction

26 March 2018

Considering retiring and selling up, the owner of a Cornish B&B owner consigned the George III, japanned chest on stand, below, to Honiton saleroom Chilcotts (19.5% buyer’s premium) to test the market.


Giant small clock and mini longcase both tick auction boxes

02 January 2018

Qualifying for the oxymoronic term ‘giant carriage clock’, the 8in (20cm) tall gilt-metal carriage clock shown below had the quality to trigger a bidding battle between specialists at Chilcotts (19.5% buyer’s premium) in Honiton on December 2.

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Trench art knife is reminder of First World War Eagle Hut haven away from home

22 August 2017

A simple inscription on an antique can lead to a fascinating trail of research revealing so much more than just the story of the item itself. Take a 10in (25.5cm) long knife coming up in the Chilcotts sale in Honiton on September 9, estimated at £80-120.

Victorian silver

Appeal after £20,000 Honiton theft

15 December 2015

Silver and jewellery with a total value of around £20,000 was stolen in a raid at Chilcotts auctioneers in Honiton, Devon, in the early hours of Friday, December 4.

Millais sketches withdrawn

23 August 2010

FOUR sketches by Pre-Raphaelite artist John Everett Millais, found tucked inside covers of Led Zeppelin LPs, have been withdrawn from sale at Chilcotts auctioneers in Tiverton, Devon, because of a “misunderstanding over ownership” according to the auctioneers.


Early Millais drawings found inside Led Zeppelin LP

09 August 2010

Led Zeppelin, Robert Burns and a 14-year-old John Everett Millais might seem unlikely bedfellows. But a group of four pencil drawings which have surfaced at the Devon auctioneers Chilcotts of Tiverton appear to link the three.

Chilcott’s open an extra Honiton saleroom

26 November 2007

South West auctioneers Chilcotts are to open a second saleroom in Honiton.


Old Uncle Tom’s legacy

09 December 2004

Tom Pearse, Tom Pearse, lend me your grey mare, All along, down along, out along lee, For I want to go to Widecombe Fair, With Bill Brewer, Jan Stewer, Peter Gurney, Peter Davy, Dan Whiddon, Harry Hawke, Old Uncle Tom Cobley and all.The traditional song Widecombe Fair was well known in Devon around the middle of the 19th century, as was the name Thomas Cobley Gent, of Buttsford, Colebrooke.

New boy at Chilcot School

13 July 2004

DUNCAN Chilcott, until recently South West regional director and senior valuer at Bonhams, is setting up an auction business in Tiverton.