Tayler and Fletcher

Tayler & Fletcher are auctioneers with an established presence in the Cotswolds. Their fine art department is based in Bourton-on-the-Water and offers regular sales of antiques, fine art, chattels and household effects.

They also hold quarterly sales in the Regency Pittville Pump Room in Cheltenham.


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Papers reveal doomed anti-slavery colony

09 November 2020

In 1793, well in advance of the Slave Trade Act (1807) and the Slavery Abolition Act (1833), 275 British men, women and children attempted to settle an uninhabited island off the coast of Sierra Leone.

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Early 18th century documents detailing a slavery abolitionist's ill-fated project emerge at auction

17 October 2020

Decades in advance of Britain’s Slave Emancipation Act of 1833, 275 British men, women and children attempted to settle an African island to prove plantations could be run without slavery.

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Modest but marvellous Mouseman

09 March 2020

This set of table and chairs by the ever-popular Mouseman had been bought from the Kilburn workshops in the 1970s by the vendor’s parents.

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Lalique glass and a bullet-shaped teapot are among five lots to watch at auction this week

17 February 2020

With estimates from £100-1500, here are five previews of upcoming items this week.

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Five lots to watch at auction this week including a 6ft King Kong figure, an antique roulette wheel and a Scottish colourist painting

14 October 2019

With estimates from £200-35,000, here are five previews of upcoming sales this week.

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Louis Vuitton trunk shifts at £7200

15 July 2019

Pleased as the vendors were to be told by Gloucestershire auctioneer Martin Lambert that a 1920s trunk from their late parents’ home could be worth £2000, they were happier when pre-sale interest in Tayler & Fletcher’s recent sale brought a revised estimate of £2500-4000.

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Furniture highlights in the regions

01 April 2019

Among the best furniture lots in the regions so far this year was the small early 19th century centre table attributed to George Bullock (1777-1818) offered by Stride & Son (18% buyer’s premium) on March 8.

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Pick of the Week: Sampler soars to £14,000 result

29 October 2018

Among the most desirable of all needlework samplers are those associated with pupils of the orphanages, asylums and charity schools of the Georgian and Victorian eras.

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Antiques Roadshow regular David Battie to hold exhibition at Cotswold auction house Tayler & Fletcher

12 May 2018

BBC Antiques Roadshow regular and Asian art expert David Battie is to host an exhibition and lecture at Cotswold auction house Tayler & Fletcher.

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Rediscovered landscape by Joseph Wright of Derby goes under the hammer in Bourton-on-the-Water

13 October 2017

An 18th century oil has previously attributed to Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-97) has been declared an autograph work one week before going under the hammer in Bourton-on-the-Water.

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Dealers duel for lecterns in college consignment

10 July 2017

Entered by a leading UK college, two very similar pairs of mid-18th century mahogany lecterns, one illustrated above, became the focus of two major West Country dealers at Tayler & Fletcher’s (20% buyer’s premium) June 22 sale at Bourton-in-the-Water.

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The sword with strong connections from the Cotswolds and Sweden to Nepal, India and Australia

01 March 2017

The worldwide reach of UK regional auctions is summed up beautifully by a militaria lot sold in the Cotswolds: a kora fighting sword given by a Nepalese ruler to a British field marshal who commanded in India and was revered by the Australians and Gurkhas.

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Tayler & Fletcher makes a new home in Gloucestershire

18 November 2016

Cotswolds auctioneer Tayler & Fletcher will hold its debut sale at its new Bourton-on-the-Water saleroom tomorrow.

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A £2200 token of love – Cumbrian medallion sampler surfaces in Cheltenham

18 July 2014

Among the most desirable of all needlework samplers are those associated with pupils at the Ackworth School, founded as a co-educational boarding school in 1779 by the Quaker physician John Fothergill and still thriving today.

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Asian and Oriental art in the Cotswolds

10 October 2012

Cotswold auctioneers Tayler and Fletcher are to hold their first live internet auction of Asian and Oriental art and antiques on October 18 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

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Seat of power – where Wellington stood to watch Napoleon’s defeat

30 January 2012

AT Waterloo, Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) is supposed to have directed the battle from a position near the crossroads of the Brussels and Ohain roads.

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Consignment rate suggests a successful merger

15 December 2004

Humberts, inc. Tayler & FletcherBourton-on-the-Water, October 26Buyer’s premium: 10 per cent

The £11,000 dining table too big for a council house

31 March 2004

THE market for 19th century mahogany furniture remains, as Gloucestershire auctioneer Martin Lambert observed after Taylor & Fletcher, Humberts (10% buyer's premium) successful 455-lot mixed February 24 sale, extremely selective. But that is not a euphemism for moribund.

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