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.


Auctioneers and specialists to do their bit for Oxfam

02 April 2007

Dreweatt Neate Neales in Nottingham will hold the first of a series of sales for Oxfam on April 19. Recent visitors to the charity’s website or one of its network of 750 high street shops may have noticed the launch of ‘Valued at Oxfam’.

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Bloomsbury quiz champs yet again!

04 December 2006

AS the football pundits say, it’s not winning the title that makes a great team, it’s winning it back-to-back. And against even stronger competition, Bloomsbury Auctions repeated last year’s feat by taking the much-coveted top prize in the annual ATG pub quiz.

Dreweatt Neate consolidate sales operation

27 November 2006

Auctions to centre on Nottingham, Bristol and Newbury as others become offices

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Crump’s cricket sale finds a safe pair of hands

01 October 2006

In conjunction with the Nottingham-based sporting memorabilia specialists Trevor Vennett-Smith, Dreweatt Neate sold the Keith Crump Collection of Cricket Memorabilia at Donnington Priory on September 26.

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£60,000 for Boarsney’s Tudor table

25 September 2006

On September 18 the Dreweatt Neate team decamped to Boarsney House, a 16th century property near Robertsbridge in East Sussex to sell the property of Judith Hamilton, a collector of oak and country furniture and effects for 45 years.

Bloomsbury open Rome saleroom

19 September 2006

CAPITALISING on the recent closure of Christie’s book department in Rome, Bloomsbury Auctions have opened a new saleroom in the Eternal City. It represents the first overseas venture for the Maddox Street book specialists who in recent years have expanded their interests into art, prints, collectables, coins and medals.

Online platforms go head-to-head

12 April 2006

Dreweatt Neate compared two different online bidding platforms side by side at two sales last week.

Bloomsbury open Contemporary art department

20 March 2006

Bloomsbury Auctions are opening a Contemporary art department to compete for a share of London's burgeoning market.

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Telescope tops internet purchases at first Live Bidding auction

20 March 2006

LIVE bidding from ATG's online service the-saleroom.com got off to a smooth start on March 15 at Donnington Priory.

Live audio feed to change the face of online bidding

07 March 2006

On March 15 Dreweatt Neate are pioneering a live auction online with a difference at their Donnington Priory salerooms near Newbury.

Trade take Droit de Suite on the chin in the provinces

06 March 2006

DROIT de Suite, the much-dreaded Artist’s Resale Right, faced an early test at a Godalming picture sale last week, and slipped into the world of UK provincial auctions with barely a murmur.

Daniel waves his wand at Bloomsbury

06 March 2006

He’s used to wrestling with evil wizard Lord Voldemort, but for Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe there’s more magic in owning a family tree hand-written by J.K. Rowling.

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Greuze portraits spring £900,000 surprise for Dreweatt Neate

06 February 2006

Establishing a new landmark for a picture lot sold at auction outside London, two portraits by Jean Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805) took £900,000 at Dreweatt Neate’s Donnington Priory salerooms last week.

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Conservative taste – £30,000

23 January 2006

The tripod table is among the selection of Early Mahogany furniture that contributes to the ACC Antique Furniture Price Index. The sector recorded a 6% fall in 2005 – with tripod tables of routine quality dropping in price – but better examples of any form will buck the general trend.

Spink chief joins Dreweatt Neate group

14 December 2005

PAUL Barthaud, who has just stepped down as executive director of Spink, is the new chief operating officer for the Fine Art Auction Group.

Bloomsbury ‘turnover up 60 per cent’

10 August 2005

Bloomsbury Auctions report that their new departments have helped them achieve a 60 per cent rise in turnover year on year for the first half of 2005.

Blooming Bloomsbury

27 April 2005

Thanks to a lively book trade and the introduction of new departments, turnover at Bloomsbury Auctions has increased by 38 per cent in the first quarter of 2005 compared to the same period in 2004.

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Biggles at Bloomsbury

08 March 2005

by Ian McKayLAST summer, when a large Biggles collection was put up for sale in Swindon, results were a little disappointing – at least for some of those titles offered individually, where some reserves proved too strong for collectors and trade alike – and around half of the 100 lots were bought in – but W.E. Johns’ famous creation certainly does not lack admirers and in a Bloomsbury Auctions sale of February, a much smaller group of Biggles books, mostly from one source, brought good prices.

Dreweatt Neate to sponsor Art of Dealing

08 March 2005

The Fine Art Auction Group, parent company of Dreweatt Neate Fine Art and Neales of Nottingham, will be the major sponsor of the Art of Dealing conference at the Earls Court Conference Centre in London on May 16.

Hamptons to join TFAAG: Godalming and Marlborough rooms to adopt Dreweatt Neate branding

24 January 2005

Hamptons Fine Art Auctioneers have become the latest regional auction business to join The Fine Art Auction Group, parent company of Dreweatt Neate Fine Art and Neales of Nottingham.

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