Around the Auction Houses


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‘I couldn’t escape the pull of the auction house’

18 December 2023

Surrey auction house Ewbank’s has completed the transition of the business following the death of founder Chris Ewbank in June this year, at the age of 78 (Obituary, ATG No 2600).

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Sloane Street Auctions launches in Fulham Road

25 September 2023

Sloane Street Auctions threw a party to celebrate the opening of its new premises at 158-164 Fulham Road, SW10.

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Party marks Buffy Parker's 50 years in the trade

03 July 2023

Buffy Parker is celebrating 50 years in the art market.

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Pratt takes to a very different stage

26 June 2023

Auction house Dreweatts’ managing director Jonathan Pratt is swapping the rostrum for the stage this summer.

Harper Field

Auction house Harper Field creates a fresh feel

19 June 2023

The team at the freshly re-branded Harper Field were in fine form for the opening of its brand new saleroom earlier this month.

Bamfords’ James Lewis

Bigger and better at Bamfords' new Derby saleroom

19 June 2023

Bamfords celebrated its move into its new premises in Spondon, Derbyshire, earlier this month with a party ahead of a busy week of auctions.

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Milsted a star six times over

08 May 2023

For those of us who feel tired even thinking about competing in the London marathon, Woolley & Wallis’ managing director Natalie Milsted's recent achievement is truly awe-inspiring.

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Kinghams marks 150 years since the founding of Martin Brothers pottery with special exhibition

03 April 2023

ATG made a visit to Moreton-in-Marsh in the Cotswolds for Kinghams Auctioneers’ Martinware show

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Double take: two Winterton brothers in auction action

27 February 2023

Brothers often share many things together while growing up. Over at Richard Winterton Auctioneers, brothers Tom and Ben Winterton also share the rostrum.

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Podcasts: Stay tuned for more art and antiques news

23 January 2023

Auctioneers are taking to the airwaves to promote their businesses and demystify what happens in regional salerooms.

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Suits him to a tee

19 December 2022

Congratulations to Ben Haynes, chairman of Dawsons Auctioneers in Maidenhead, who has been named Golfer of the Year by the Fine Art Golfing Society.

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Going, going… definitely gone in the saleroom

12 December 2022

Death at the auction is not normally seen as good news for obvious reasons.

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Fall on a high after jewellery accolades

28 November 2022

Tennants’ jewellery specialist, Jessica Fall, has not only passed her Gemmological Association professional qualifications with flying colours but has also won the Bruton Medal for best candidate of the year, and the Deeks Diamond Prize for the best results in the theory examination.

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Will it be going, going gone in December…?

28 November 2022

An increasingly hairy group of staff at Newbury auction house Dreweatts are raising money during ‘Movember’.

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In desperate need of furniture? Give us a shopping list

07 November 2022

It might not sound like the best business model for an auction house, but Midlands firm Richard Winterton is happy to be giving away furniture for free.

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Toovey's founder appointed Deputy Lieutenant

04 July 2022

The founder of Toovey’s Auctioneers has been appointed Deputy Lieutenant for West Sussex.

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Yes!! I’ve just bid £3500 on a load of old bones…

04 July 2022

Captured on video camera and shared by the auction house on Twitter, this was the fistpumping moment of joy when historian Tom Holland bought a Psittacosaurus skeleton at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury on June 30.

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Royal visitor takes the rostrum

20 June 2022

A regular two-day auction of silver, art and antiques? Not at Whittons in Honiton, Devon, where the firm called its sale on June 8-9 a ‘Jubilee auction’ and auctioneer Ed Whitton donned a suitably patriotic jacket and tie to sell a good range of lots such as Georgian silver and Victorian jewellery.

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Richard Winterton on the ball

02 May 2022

Richard Winterton Auctioneers celebrated 25 years in business with a ball for its staff and their partners.

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Robinson retires from the Christie’s rostrum

11 April 2022

After 40 years at Christie’s, William Robinson, international head of world art at the firm, bowed out on a high last month.

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