Roseberys

Roseberys is an auction house based in South London. They hold general and specialist sales at their West Norwood saleroom in areas including Islamic & Indian art, Modern & Contemporary pictures and vintage fashion and antique textiles.

The firm was founded in 1987 by Ian Cadzow who formerly worked at both Phillips and Sotheby’s. Roseberys launched a subsidiary venture Vertu@Roseberys in 2016 to host online-only timed auctions.


Sundial designed by Archibald Knox

Rare Liberty & Co terracotta sundial by Archibald Knox emerges in South London

13 July 2024

One of the most watched lots currently on the-saleroom.com is a rare Liberty & Co terracotta Floralis pattern sundial designed by the legendary Archibald Knox in c.1905.

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Teenage Princess Victoria’s sketches fetch £3200

11 July 2024

Four drawings by the future monarch found their way into an album perhaps assembled by her portrait artist's daughter-in-law

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Rare 18th century Neapolitan crèche figures take off at auction and fly back to Napoli

01 July 2024

Arriving in boxes, a quantity of Italian Nativity figures were delivered to Anna Evans, head of sale and specialist at south London saleroom Roseberys, with Christie’s lot labels dated 1982 still attached.

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Newly discovered American portrait miniature of George Washington by Charles Willson Peale comes to a London saleroom

26 June 2024

A rare opportunity has come up to bid for a portrait miniature of the first US president, which has been found in the UK.

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Marble reliefs impress at sale of George Farrow collection at Roseberys

04 June 2024

The ornate collection of 567 lots including tapestries and bronze sculptures from China, the Middle East and Europe went under the hammer at the London auction house

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Chinese wine warmers proved hot stuff to sell at nearly 33 times the top estimate

27 May 2024

Roseberys and Dreweatts both posted two six-figure prices during the spring round of UK regional Asian art sales.

George Farrow collection

Single owner collection from property entrepreneur comes to south London auction

08 May 2024

A large single-owner collection of 567 lots of art and artefacts from China, the Middle East and Europe, put together over a lifetime, is coming to auction at Roseberys.

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Ben Griffiths joins the Roseberys top team

06 May 2024

South London auction house Roseberys has appointed a new member to its leadership team following the departure of joint managing director Vicki Wonfor after 15 years with the firm.

New hires

New faces at Roseberys and Heritage Auctions are among the latest Movers & Shakers

03 May 2024

The latest jobs news across the world of art and antiques.

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Roseberys' MD Vicki Wonfor leaves after 15 years at the auction house

29 April 2024

Roseberys’ managing director Vicki Wonfor has left the south London auction house after 15 years at the firm.

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Tortoise novelty silver could be a sound purchase

22 April 2024

A table bell was among the more sought-after lots in a dedicated 200-plus lot silver sale held by Roseberys (26/25/20% buyer’s premium) on March 20.

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Bowls both with links to influential designer Dresser

22 April 2024

These two pieces share a common Aesthetic-movement style and a link to the influential and avant-garde designer Christopher Dresser

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Thanks for keeping my Scottish regalia safe, Charles

01 April 2024

This letter signed by Charles II was written in September 1660, mere months after the restoration of the monarchy.

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Auction lots provide a glimpse into home life of De László

25 March 2024

With an exhibition dedicated to Philip Alexius de László (1869- 1937) having just opened at Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury, lively activity in the artist’s market has also come of late.

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Fierce negotiator who had a sharp eye for artistic talent

04 March 2024

Roseberys’ sale of Modern British & 20th Century art on March 12 will include works from the collection of Bernard Sheridan (1927-2007).

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Nantgarw plate displays Pardoe’s decorating talent

22 January 2024

Roseberys’ (26/25/20% buyer’s premium) final Fine & Decorative sale of the year included this recent charity shop donation: a Nantgarw cabinet plate decorated by Thomas Pardoe (1770-1823).

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Pulham conjures auction magic in South London

22 January 2024

Roseberys (26% buyer’s premium) posted the second-highest auction price for Peter Rose Pulham (1910-56) at its most recent sale of Modern British & 20th Century Art.

Florence Nightingale

The ‘final photos’ of Florence Nightingale

18 December 2023

A fascinating personal collection of items relating to Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) that sold in a south London auction included what are among the last photographs ever taken of her.

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Salisbury sketches to raise funds for Walpole Society

20 November 2023

A group of works by society portraitist Frank O Salisbury are being auctioned at Roseberys to raise money for the British art charity the Walpole Society.

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Ethel Walker works stand out in the saleroom

06 November 2023

Two of the highest prices at auction in the last 20 years for Dame Ethel Walker (1861-1951) came at Roseberys’ (26% buyer’s premium) latest Modern British & 20th Century Art sale.

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