A large continental silver owl cigarette
JAMES DIXON & SONS LTD. A THREE-PIECE SI
A sign, Beagle, oak board with deep meta
A Victorian silver plated fox mask and b
A gentleman’s Jaeger Le Coultre Revers
PAUL H. ELLIS (fl. 1882-1908) Road leadi
KOKE BARBERS SUPPLY CO St Louis USA A la
A MINTON PORCELAIN BREAKFAST TEA SET, co
A DIAMOND SET PENDANT of star form, with
A LARGE POSTCARD ALBUM OF CARDS, various
A PAIR OF LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH SPELT
A CARVED JADE BI-DISC, of circular form
19TH CENTURY EUROPEAN SCHOOL Portrait of
An early 20th century copper and brass d
KELVIN BOTTOMLEY & BAIRD LTD. A brass bi
A 20th century carved wood and painted s
A PAIR OF RAVEN ARMOURY BRONZE SKELETON
A 20th century leaded stained glass pane
A carved limewood figure of a long eared
GRINDAL, DUMFRIES AN OAK LONGCASE CLOCK,
AFTER RAPHAEL The Virgin of the Chair (M
A EUROPEAN CARVED WOOD CHERUB MASK with
EARLY 20TH CENTURY EUROPEAN SCHOOL Portr
DAVID WOOD HADDON (1859-1914) Portraits
A 19TH CENTURY FRENCH FRUITWOOD REFECTOR
A late 20th century Italian Pierantonio
A WELL MODELLED MAGPIE, posed in flight
Nigel Brown of Halstock   A lobster pot
TO REALISE THE VALUE OF YOUR POSSESSIONS CONTACT BIGWOOD, ENTRIES ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR OUR 2019 AUCTION SALES

Selling with us


Auction Appraisals (Auction Services Leaflet)
Our team of valuers provide free auction appraisals by appointment, whether it is a single item, a complete collection, or house contents.  In addition we hold an Open Valuation Afternoon on Tuesdays between 2pm and 5pm.  We are also happy to receive images by email for preliminary auction valuations.  Please telephone 01789 269415 for an appointment at other times.

Terms of Consignment for Sellers and Current Commission Fees
Commission is charged to sellers at the following rates:
individual lots up to: £ 1000 - 15%;
£ 1001 up to £ 2000 - 12.5%; and
over £ 2000 - 10%
Insurance on the hammer price of 1%
There is a catalogue handling charge of £2.50 per lot on General sales and £5 per lot on Antique and Specialist sales to cover web images and marketing.  This is charged whether the item sells or not.
Electrical safety check charges also apply at the rate of £5 per Lot
Charges are all subject to VAT at the current rate of 20%
Please click on this link to view our Full Terms of Consignment for Sellers

Auction Entry form


Wine Sales
Guide to Selling Wine Leaflet

Professional Services
We provide Professional Valuations at competitive rates for Insurance, Probate and Family Division, accompanied by descriptive itemised inventories.


BIGWOOD Fine Art Auctioneers offer a comprehensive service, initially making an inspection, and an optional probate valuation can be commissioned if required. If this formality has already been dealt with BIGWOOD will still appraise the contents and advise on the sale by auction. They can arrange independent transport contractors at reasonable rates to collect the items for sale and if required clear any un-saleable contents.

English Silverware with the Assay Office hallmarks is always of interest to a wide range of buyers. The hallmark frequently identifies the maker and names such as Guild of Handicrafts, George Unite, Liberty, Hester Bateman, Peter Williams, Ann Bateman, Henry Chawner, Goldsmiths Co, Saunders & Shepherd, Mappin & Webb, Asprey, Edward John, William Barnard, Hukin & Heath, Hunt & Roskell, Carrington & Co, John Emes, Elkington & Co, Samuel Pemberton, Barker Bros, James Deakin & Sons, James Dixon & Sons, , and from Denmark Georg Jensen to name but a few.

Whilst the precious metal Brokers will offer a very basic scrap price for pieces, auction offers the opportunity to achieve an additional premium value which takes account of the demand from collectors and ensures the future use and enjoyment that the fine craftmanship of the original silversmith is maintained.

Furs and period, designer and quality evening clothes as well as top hats, bowlers and classic leather riding boots are all very saleable at Auction. Period linen and lace as well as Tapestries, needlework also feature in our sales.

Coins can prove to be saleable particularly if they are gold or silver and some are valuable in the Collector’s market. Sovereigns, Krugerands and gold Dollars are always in demand as well as various silver and collector’s coins. The Valuer will guide you and lot and sell such items to ensure value is achieved. Jewellery names of note include Sampson Morden, Sybi l Dunlop, Tiffany, Lalique, Cartier, Giuliano, Boucheron, . Whether it is gold, platinum, silver, diamonds, opals, sapphires, or other precious stones the market has an appetite of a wide variety of pieces. Costume jewellery also has its place with some stunning designs of paste jewellery ideal to create the illusion of glamour for that special occasion.

Watches are increasingly collectable and range from the traditional gentleman’s or lady’s hunter to the more modern wrist watch, makers such as J W Benson, Asprey, Rolex, International, Patek Phillipe, Vacheron & Constanton, Piaget, Universal Geneve, Breguet, feature on many buyers wish lists.

BIGWOOD Fine Art Auctioneers now see many emerging designer collectable names such as Herman Miller, Hans Wegner, Arne Jacobson, Ernest Gimson, Paolo Venini, Georg Jensen, Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Piero Fornasetti, Verner Panton, Jean Puiforcat, to name but a few. Once considered modern now the antiques of the future and already in demand. The media lead us to believe that “brown furniture” is no longer saleable, far from it we sell many and varied types of furniture in both our weekly and monthly sales. Names such as Shapland & Petter, Guild of Handicraft, Waring & Gillow, William Morris, Ernest Gimson, John Makepeace, Edwards & Roberts are just a few names to look out for.

Quality new and reproduction furniture is also still saleable and again names can set the item apart from the rest, they include Titchmarsh & Goodwin, Mouseman, Ercol, Rackstraw, Younger, Jaycee, Strongbow, Bevan Funnell, Waring & Gillow, Stag, G Plan, Gordon Russell, and many others.

Porcelain and glass ware can be particularly collectable, names such as Clarice Cliff, Moorcroft, Royal Doulton, Ruskin, Crown Derby, Royal Worcester, Majolica, Lalique, always prove popular in the saleroom. The market for Chinese porcelain has also blossomed in recent years with Chinese buyers keen to acquire their long lost heritage. Royal Worcester artists responsible for producing some of the factories finest pieces include Harry Austin, Walter Austin, Charles Baldwyn (1875–1914), Henry Chair (1872–1911), Harry Davis, William Hawkins (1874–1928), George Johnson (1875–1914), Richard Sebright, Harry Stinton, James Stinton, John Stinton, to name but a few Bronze and Ivory figures by Ferdinand Preiss, Rossi, Henri Fugere, Franz Peleska-Lunards, Samuel Lipchytz, D H Chiparus, Goldscheider and others have featured successfully in recent sales realising many thousands of pounds.

The Review section of our website will show examples of previous sales with images and prices achieved. The Archive section also shows results of past sales. It is often the unexpected items that turn out to be valuable and therefore it makes sense to instruct BIGWOOD Fine Art Auctioneers to handle your sale.

DATES OF THE MONARCHY
MonarchReign
William & Mary1689-1702
Anne1702-1714
George I1714-1727
George II1727-1760
George III1760-1820
George IV1820-1830
William IV1830-1837
Victoria1837-1901
Edward VII1901-1910
George V1910-1936
Edward VIII1936-1936
George VI1936-1952
Elizabeth II1952 - present
PERIODS OF HISTORY
PeriodDates
Elizabethan1558-1603
Jacobean1603-1649
Carolean1660-1688
William & Mary1688-1702
Queen Anne1702-1714
Georgian1714-1811
Regency1811-1820
William IV1830-1837
Victorian1837-1890
Edwardian1890-1910
Art Nouveau1890-1910
Art Deco1920-1940’s

OFFICE HOURS

Monday to Thursday – 9am to 5pm

Friday Sale Day – 9am to 5pm.

Friday Non Sale Day – 9am to 1pm.

AUCTION SALE TIMES

All sales commence at 10.30am on Fridays except Wine Sales which commence at 6pm on Thursdays.(as variations can occur please telephone to check)

AUCTION VIEWING TIMES

Furnishings and Interiors 12 noon-7pm day prior & morning of sale 9am-10.30am.

Collectable Toys & Pastimes now in with the Monthly Antique Sale

Antiques & Collectables 9.30am-7.00pm day prior & morning of sale 9am-10.30am

Traditional Sports & Pastimes 9.30am-7.00pm day prior morning of sale 9am-10.30am

Fine & Inexpensive Wines Day of sale 4pm-6pm

Auction Calendar PDF

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Our next Auction Will be held on

Friday 3rd of May

FURNISHINGS, INTERIORS & COLLECTABLES AT 10.30AM

Followed by

FURNISHINGS, INTERIORS & COLLECTABLES AT 10.30AM

3rd May

FURNISHINGS, INTERIORS & COLLECTABLES at 10.30am

10th May

FURNISHINGS, INTERIORS & COLLECTABLES at 10.30am

17th May

ANTIQUE & COLLECTABLES AT 10.30am

31st May

FURNISHINGS, INTERIORS & COLLECTABLES at 10.30am

7th June

FURNISHINGS, INTERIORS & COLLECTABLES at 10.30am

14th June