A corking vernacular selection on offer in South Yorkshire saleroom

15 January 2024

A large collection of corkscrews and all things vernacular were major features of the two-day sale held by Wilkinson’s (20% buyer’s premium) in Doncaster.

Jan Wijnants’ painting

English Heritage buys Dutch Golden Age picture

12 October 2023

English Heritage has bought a Dutch Golden Age painting that had previously been on loan to one of its properties in South Yorkshire.


Dodecahedron remains a mystery

23 January 2023

Roman dodecahedra continue to baffle after more than two-and-a-half centuries of study.


Contents from Tudor manor owner shows eye for excellence

14 March 2022

Despite a general lack of provenance, Tudor house owner had clearly been well advised

Oak court cupboard

Cupboard love: 17th century English oak court cupboard is the star of Yorkshire sale

07 March 2022

This early 17th century English carved and inlaid oak court cupboard or buffet was the highlight of a sale in Doncaster.


Treen captures the imagination at Doncaster auction

22 March 2021

On themes from Brighton Pavilion to a cat’s backside, well-known collection creates a stir


Pick of the Week: Rare 1920s Robert Thompson dining suite with early features shines at Doncaster sale

03 December 2018

Capping a vintage year for prime-period Mouseman furniture, a dining suite attracted huge interest when offered for sale in Yorkshire recently.


Inscription adds to status

19 March 2018

The sale-topper at Wilkinson’s Auctioneers (20% buyer’s premium) of Doncaster in South Yorkshire was a16th century English portrait of an aristocratic lady.

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New World pewter wreck reveals more secrets in Doncaster

23 December 2013

Wilkinson’s of Doncaster sold 230 pieces of 16th century metalwork from the so-called Pewter Wreck.

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Cargo sheds new light on pewter

16 October 2013

Doncaster auctioneer Sid Wilkinson is to sell items from a huge cache of Tudor pewter tablewares recently discovered by professional treasure hunters off the coast of the Dominican Republic.


16th century Flemish carving in Doncaster

23 November 2012

Known as specialists in early oak and vernacular works of art, Wilkinson’s will host their next sale on November 25 at The Old Salesroom in Doncaster.


Why map reading can pay

07 December 2009

IT wasn't just the London auction rooms that benefitted from the Russian influx last week. On November 29, Wilkinson's of Doncaster offered this 19th century Russian silver and niello work box.

Carvings cut it with oak

17 April 2003

DOMINATED as the Doncaster sale at Wilkinsons on 23 February was by solid English oak, it also had its more esoteric moments in the high-price range. But in fact Sid Wilkinson was rather disappointed in the results on these two very different examples of carving.

The executive’s toy of its time

04 October 1999

UK: THE late 19th century cranberry glass and gilt metal ‘self-perpetuating table fountain’, pictured right, was the executive desktop toy of its day.