Dreweatts

Founded in 1759, Dreweatts is an auction house based in Donnington Priory in Newbury. It is currently owned by Gurr Johns and managed by George Bailey. Gurr Johns bought the firm from the Stanley Gibbons Group in 2017.

Dreweatts’ specialist auctions include: jewellery, silver, watches, clocks, silver, Asian art, European ceramics and antique furniture.


The Straw Yard by JMW Turner

Dreweatts to offer Turner’s only known oil sketch from Liber Studiorum project

21 May 2024

Two works by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) have emerged from a private collection and will be offered at Newbury saleroom Dreweatts on June 12.

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Jonathan Pratt joins Berkshire firm Dawsons

20 May 2024

Dawsons Auctioneers has appointed Jonathan Pratt as managing director.

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Art innovator Richardson’s collection comes to auction

20 May 2024

Marion Richardson (1892-1946), a pioneer of the child art movement, was described as ‘one of the most influential art innovators of our time’.

Vicki Wonfor

New boss for auction firms Dreweatts and Forum Auctions

15 May 2024

The parent company of auction houses Dreweatts and Forum Auctions has appointed a new chief executive.

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Amelia Robertson Hill: ‘A delight to see her works attaining recognition’

06 May 2024

The Scottish sculptor Amelia Robertson Hill (1821-1904) was surrounded by artistic family members.

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Fantin-Latour roses rise to a regional high point

06 May 2024

Oil on canvas showing favoured subject of the artist takes top spot so far in UK sales outside London

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A feather in the cap of Eliot Hodgkin

22 April 2024

Artist’s record broken by trademark highly detailed study of natural objects painted in tempera

Heath Composition Black, Red, Grey

Year starts with a Modern British bang according to London gallery

19 April 2024

Portland Gallery’s regular look at 20th century art includes its own actions and observations on the wider market

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Clocks & watches: Fret design points to hand of famed maker

08 April 2024

Castings on Charles I era lantern clock suggests the work of William Bowyer

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How a sensible pitch yields rewards for traditional pictures

01 April 2024

It’s wise to keep a lid on estimates for traditional pictures where condition and market freshness is lacking

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Single-owner collections at the double in Newbury

01 April 2024

Two prominent single-owner collections put together into a single Town & Country sale at Dreweatts generated some decent if selective bidding when it came to the pictures on offer.

John Lavery  sketch

Lavery’s sketch for Roger Casement trial among six-figure pictures at Dreweatts

21 March 2024

Dreweatts’ latest Modern and Contemporary Art sale was one of the highest grossing auctions the Newbury saleroom has ever staged in this category with a record number of registered bidders and three pictures making over £100,000.

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Chair that was a £15,000 single star

04 March 2024

The high-flyer in Dreweatts’ (26/25/20/15% buyer’s premium) sale of the contents of Collections from Cairness House and a Wimpole Street townhouse was the set of six Chippendale chairs made for Brocket Hall that sold for £95,000 (see News, ATG No 2629).

Thomas Daniell picture

Pick of the week: Daniells artwork is the Shore thing

26 February 2024

It is a good time to be selling works by Thomas Daniell (1749-1840).

Set of six George III giltwood side chairs

Pick of the week: Chippendale’s Brocket Hall suite

05 February 2024

A set of six George III giltwood side chairs made by Thomas Chippendale for Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire sold at Dreweatts on January 31.

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Annual auction totals: Dreweatts takes top spot again in an increasingly selective market

29 January 2024

Regional firms report that while big buyers remain active the middle level is challenging

Drew Pritchard

Salvage Hunters' TV star Drew Pritchard is selling his personal collection at auction

17 January 2024

TV presenter and antiques dealer Drew Pritchard is to sell items from his personal collection at Dreweatts in March.

A group shot of Ruskin pottery

Ruskin pottery collection stars in Dreweatts’ Interiors sale

11 January 2024

Pottery that came from the original Ruskin factory collection drew healthy competition at an auction in Newbury.

Regency side cabinet

Six highlights selling at Dreweatts’ auction of artist’s collection

09 January 2024

Items from the private collection of contemporary artist Pablo Bronstein (b.1977) formed a 289-lot dedicated sale at Dreweatts in Newbury.

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A trio of works by the brilliant Burges

20 November 2023

Jade censer modified by the architect-designer for his own enjoyment returns to auction in Edinburgh

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