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.


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Nice little urners at £54,000

25 January 2010

THE highlight of Dreweatts' January 13 furniture sale at Donnington Priory was a pair of monumental, late 19th century Italian, sculpted alabaster, twin-handled urns.

Dreweatts set up separate company to handle clients' money

05 October 2009

LEADING UK fine art auctioneers Dreweatts have established a separate company governed by independent directors to handle clients’ money.

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Puritan Values tested in October

18 September 2009

THE first tangible evidence of the new Dreweatt-Bloomsbury alliance will be the two-day preview at Bloomsbury's rooms in Maddox Street for Puritan Values, Designers and Makers 1850-1950, the 400-lot auction of the Anthony Geering collection.

Dreweatts and Bloomsbury strike alliance

14 September 2009

Leading regional auctioneers Dreweatts have formed a strategic alliance with London antiquarian book specialists Bloomsbury Auctions.

Premium rise at Bloomsbury

10 August 2009

Bloomsbury Auctions are to increase their buyer’s premium from 20 to 22 per cent.

Dreweatts turn their eye on London with new appointment

10 August 2009

Dreweatts have stepped up their competition for London business by appointing James James-Crook as Director of Business Development, with immediate effect.

Not such small beer at £32,000

20 July 2009

A MULTITUDE of intriguing items sprung up at Dreweatts' 250-year Anniversary sale at Donnington Priory on July 14-15.

Dreweatts mark 250th anniversary

06 July 2009

TO celebrate their 250th anniversary this year, Dreweatts are offering free online bidding for their upcoming sales on July 14-15, at the firm’s flagship premises at Donnington Priory Salerooms.

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The wreck that set Harrison on the search for Longitude

15 June 2009

WHEN John Harrison set about solving the problem of how to measure longitude, the name Association would have held a special resonance for him.

Chevertons to sell up at Dreweatts

20 April 2009

DREWEATTS will sell the stock of Chevertons at the Donnington Priory salerooms on May 12.

Dreweatts end Nottingham sales

16 February 2009

Following a review of their premises, Dreweatts, the UK’s largest regional auctioneer, are to close their Nottingham saleroom.

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Knibb’s token of appreciation makes double estimate

16 February 2009

Positive news from Dreweatts' clocks sale at Donnington Priory, Newbury on February 10 which posted a 92 per cent selling rate.

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Fabergé double clocked up in the south

17 November 2008

The falling stock markets that have dented the wealth of Russia’s rich have yet to impinge upon the appetite for the output of Karl Fabergé.

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Banksy market sees selective buying

27 October 2008

THE contemporary art downturn had a tangible effect on the market for urban art as the sales staged in London by Bonhams in New Bond Street on October 23 and Dreweatts in Shoreditch on October 14 witnessed greater selectivity amongst buyers.

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For your convenience... a thunderbook

13 October 2008

BOOKS being used in their physical form alone to disguise an entirely different function are nothing new – money boxes are a perennial favourite – but the book as Thunderbox?

Dreweatts to sell antiques again in Godalming rooms

05 September 2008

Dreweatts are to begin holding sales again in Godalming, Surrey. The former Hamptons salerooms, acquired by The Fine Art Auction Group in 2005, have operated only as an origination and valuation office since January 2007 but will return to action on October 28 with a catalogue of silver and jewellery.

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Commode at £155,000 in Nottingham

14 July 2008

Consigned by a local private source, this late Louis XIV contre partie boulle commode c.1710 sold for £155,000 at Dreweatts in Nottingham on July 10.

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East End auction tests market for new Urban artists

23 June 2008

The latest addition to the London street art calendar took place at Village Underground in Shoreditch on June 17, where Dreweatts became the first auctioneer from outside London to host a dedicated Urban Art Sale.

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FA Cup medal from 1880 sells in Bristol

02 June 2008

This year’s FA Cup was seen as something of a turn-up with Portsmouth and Cardiff, two teams from outside the Premier League’s top four, reaching the final. But there was a time when the now-mighty Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal were nowhere to be seen in the competition.

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Einstein letter marks Bloomsbury anniversary by making £170,000

19 May 2008

A HANDWRITTEN letter written by Albert Einstein in the year before he died giving his thoughts on religion drew spectacular bidding in London last week when it sold at £170,000 (plus premium) against an estimate of just £6000-8000.

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