1818 Auctioneers

1818 Auctioneers are an auction house in Milnthorpe, Cumbria in the Lake District. The firm dates back to 1818 and was previously known as Kendal Auction Rooms before the company was rebranded in 2009.

Their regular sales offer items including fine art, furniture, antiques and collectables, and they also conduct house clearances and valuations.


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Strong Winifred Nicholson result outside London

06 November 2023

A high price for a Winifred Nicholson (1893-1981) picture sold outside the main London rooms came recently in Cumbria.

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Lost a sheep? I can help ewe

09 May 2022

First published 1817, Joseph Walker’s 'The Shepherd’s Guide' has been updated many times and is still in use today, noted Bill Nelson of 1818 Auctions.

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At auction: Peruse, bid and buy – online or in the room

11 April 2022

Whereas buying at fairs often involves a heavy dose of serendipity, buying at auction tends to be a more focused and considered affair.

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Porcelain beaker from the Baltic Service attracts bidding in Cumbria

28 February 2022

This porcelain beaker from the Baltic Service was the highlight of a timed online sale held by 1818 Auctioneers (22.5% buyer’s premium inc VAT) in Cumbria.

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New hires and promotions – a round-up of the latest job news across the world of art and antiques

23 February 2022

An update on auction houses and dealership appointments in the UK and overseas.

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Snake that speaks the language of jewellery

20 September 2021

This Victorian snake necklace is one of the best of its kind to appear on the regional market in recent memory.

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New faces and updates across auction houses in the UK and US

07 July 2021

This week’s Movers & Shakers includes a new specialist for Roseberys’ Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples department.

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Alfred Wainwright strides ever onward

15 March 2021

Drawings by the great fell-walking guidebook author catch the mood of escapism

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Silver teapot with provenance to the Wedgwoods and Darwins sold at Cumbria auction

22 February 2021

This silver teapot has London hallmarks for 1792 and a maker’s mark for silversmith Michael Plummer who worked out of Gutter Lane, London, from 1791-95.

Georgian silver teapot

Georgian silver teapot with Wedgwood connection stars in our weekly pick of five auction highlights

12 February 2021

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a Georgian silver teapot with connections to the Wedgwood and Darwin families that sold four-times over estimate in Cumbria.

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Caterpillar Club races to record

02 November 2020

Gold pin awarded to Second World War Polish pilot later executed after the Great Escape

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Major general sought after by militaria fans

07 September 2020

A group of three watercolours depicting Indian scenes attributed to Major General John Brownrigg Ballasis (1806-90) attracted interest at a timed sale held this summer by 1818 Auctioneers (20% buyer’s premium) in Milnthorpe, Cumbria.

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Pick of the week: New peak for Wainwright as sketch of the fells climbs to £10,200 record

06 July 2020

A record price of £10,200 was paid last month for a pen and ink sketch by fell-walking legend Alfred Wainwright at 1818 Auctioneers of Milnthorpe, Cumbria.

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Intaglios cutting a deeper impression and making higher prices

29 June 2020

Interest in glyphic art, that reached its collecting apogee during Grand Tour collecting, is resurgent once more.

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Neoclassical cameo features among five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes this week

12 June 2020

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights this week includes a Neoclassical agate cameo that made over 50-times estimate and a watercolour of Oxford from 1789 that went over 20-times estimate.

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Movers and Shakers - new appointments across the art and antiques market

10 March 2020

An update on new appointments and expansions including at 1818 Auctioneers, Charterhouse and Swann Auction Galleries.

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A Suffolk watercolour, grape shears and Chinese tea caddies are among six lots to watch at auction

10 February 2020

With estimates from £120-3000 here are six previews of upcoming items in the next fortnight.

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Giant boots go under the hammer in Cumbrian auction 12 years after Antiques Roadshow appearance

11 July 2019

Two giant right boots, made as a marketing gimmick to advertise a Lancashire shoe shop, will be offered at 1818 Auctioneers next month.

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Howard comfortably unearthed

24 June 2019

Featuring in the same two-day auction as a £7000 cache of Beatrix Potter ephemera found in a Cumbrian Victorian villa which had made national headlines, this less-heralded sofa impressed at 1818 Auctioneers (17.5% buyer’s premium).

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In rust we trust for Marklin make

27 May 2019

Rusty, dusty and damaged, but bearing the magic of Marklin, a pre-First World War toy train emerged from the garage at a local house clearance. It starred in a collectors sale at the Cumbrian saleroom of 1818 Auctioneers (20% buyer’s premium inc VAT).

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