Durrants, which was founded in 1853, is an independent firm of chartered surveyors, auctioneers and estate agents. With offices in Diss and Southwold, their operations are mostly in East Anglia but they also offer nationwide services.

Their saleroom in Beccles specialises in fine art and their auctions include dedicated sales of toys and collectables, miitaria, sporting guns, medals, antiques and pictures.


Chiparus bronze in Suffolk sale

10 October 2012

This 17in (43cm) high bronze by Demetre Chiparus has been consigned by an elderly lady who had owned it from new to Durrants’ sale on October 12 in Beccles, Suffolk.


Child of its time takes £26,700

10 April 2012

THIS large, 18in (45cm) high, London-made brass lantern clock, c.1660, proved the highlight of the recent single-owner estate sale conducted by Durrants of Beccles.

Still no payment from dealer who bounced cheque

10 August 2009

THREE weeks after cheque-bouncing dealer Tony Nowaosad vowed to settle his debt at Durrants Auction Rooms, he has still not done so, say the auctioneers.

Dealer who bounced cheque defends himself over ‘hiccup’

20 July 2009

THE dealer who bounced a cheque at Durrants Auction Rooms, reported in last week's ATG has come forward to say it was a 'hiccup' and the bill will be paid.

Auction house issues alert over cheque bouncer

13 July 2009

DURRANTS Auction Rooms have issued an alert about a man claiming to be an antiques dealer from Belgium, who has recently bounced a cheque for nearly £3500 at their rooms.

Collection of 18th century Chinese monochromes

05 December 2003

Private consignments of Chinese porcelain are increasingly difficult to source and competition is rife between provincial and London rooms. Prices regularly spiral for the best quality works whether they are offered in the provinces or in the capital.