Holloways

Holloway’s are an auction house in Banbury, Oxfordshire. The firm was founded in the early 1970s and specialises in antiques and fine art sales. Holloway’s was bought by Nick Williams in 2001 and later by Charles Ross Auctioneers in 2015.

Their auctions include a variety of items, from decorative pieces, antiques, silver, porcelain, paintings, furniture, clocks and collectables.


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Taboo cricket scenes prove rather desirable

07 November 2009

Politically correct it is not, but the ‘Negro Cricketer’ pattern, produced for just one year in 1907, certainly ranks among the rarest and most desirable of Royal Doulton series wares.

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Mughal ivory bought online at £24,000

06 July 2009

BRINGING out the bidders in Banbury, this Indian Mughal carved ivory khandjar handle sold for £24,000 at Holloways' latest sale.

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The Bermuda bounce in Banbury

15 December 2008

BY the time sale day came around, Holloways of Banbury knew they had something special on their hands.

Auctioneer wins court dispute cracks in bottle

10 March 2008

A DISTRICT court judge has dismissed a claim made against Holloway’s auctioneers regarding the condition report on an early wine bottle.

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Helping with the church funds...

25 October 2005

Setting a new house record for Holloways of Banbury, this enigmatic alabaster urn shot to £170,000 (plus 15% buyer’s premium) on October 18.

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Medieval ivory of Arthur’s knights sells for a king’s ransom

13 April 2005

IT was a matter of success breeding success for Oxfordshire auctioneers Holloway’s in March. Late last year they sold an 18th century ivory bust, possibly of Handel, for £29,000, and when the owner of a tiny medieval ivory panel read of it in ATG No 1671, January 8, he decided to offer it in the Banbury rooms.

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Chorus of approval for £29,000 ‘Handel’ bust

04 January 2005

A more academic ivory carving than anything at Kidson-Trigg’s sale was this unsigned but fine quality 6 3/4in (17.5cm) portrait bust, right, offered at the Banbury rooms of Holloways (15% buyer’s premium) on November 30.

Craftsman’s ‘bamboo’ shoots up on sale day

19 April 2004

WHEN valuing a piece of furniture in the clutter of a client’s poorly lit home, quality can be difficult to gauge. Like most auction house specialists, James Lees, at Banbury-based Holloways (15% buyer’s premium) admits there have been times he has subsequently doubted his initial appraisals.

When oak becomes gold – in tone and and in terms of cash

26 February 2004

THIS Oxfordshire outing at Holloways on 27 January not only boasted a bountiful supply of silver-mounted coconuts but included a great deal of other decorative entries and quality furniture consigned by the same local private vendor. Among these pieces was the sale highlight – a pair of Victorian ‘golden oak’ inverted breakfront library bookcases, well carved with lion’s masks and cartouche-moulded cornices.

Holloways prepare to re-open after £100,000 refurbishment

22 April 2003

HOLLOWAYS of Banbury are set to re-open their doors after a £100,000 refurbishment. The project, which started in January and was due for completion as the Antiques Trade Gazette went to press, focused on improving facilities for both viewings and the sales themselves.

Five-figure lone stars prove the case for the provinces

22 October 2001

Fresh quality stock may be thin on the ground at present, but the early 19th century mahogany sideboard and the mid-18th century oak dresser, pictured, which provided the single highlights of their respective sales, were proof that hope should not yet be abandoned.

Stool raises the bidders’ ambitions on a dull summer day

19 July 2001

THEY came, they saw, they appeared interested – but on sale day at Holloways, Banbury, the buyers, particularly the trade, were in the cautious sort of mood auctioneers across Britain have been experiencing in the quiet post-Olympia days.

Banbury sale stars and sleeper supplied by Japan

29 May 2001

UK: London and Cotswold dealers secured the lion’s share of the top lots at Holloways’ antique sale in Banbury on April 25.

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