Boningtons

Boningtons are an auction house in Epping, Essex. They are run by managing director and senior partner Shaban Munir.

Boningtons holds regular Interiors sales but also stage specialist auctions offering a variety of fine art and antiques including furniture, silver, books, pictures, prints and maps.


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Affordable art: Three works sold for £2000 or under including Jacobite portrait

26 August 2019

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales at £2000 or under, including Bonnie Prince Charlie portrait.

Giambologna bronze

Multiple bidders for sleepy Mannerist bronze in Essex

19 August 2019

Brought into the Epping saleroom of the Bonington auction house with a collection of Moorcroft, this Florentine Mannerist bronze sold for £150,000.

Hercules bronze

What lots caught bidders’ eyes in the last week? Five auction highlights including a Beatles poster and a bronze of Hercules

11 January 2019

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week include ancient coins and sentimental needlework from around the regional auction houses.

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Affordable art: three works priced under £800 including a mini-sleeper at an Essex auction

21 December 2018

Three modestly valued works in regional sales, including a mini-sleeper at an Essex auction.

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Silver tea service was the height of fashion

26 November 2018

Following the wake of the influential 1862 International Exhibition in London (when Japanese art first reached a wide British audience), this tea service below would have been the height of fashion when it was made by Richard Martin and Ebenezer Hall in 1879.

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The count rides into auction yet again

29 October 2018

The appearance of the 19th century Meissen figure based on Kaendler’s original Count Bruhl’s Tailor begins to bring to mind Monty Python’s Green Knight as he rides undaunted into UK auctions despite his increasingly battered state.

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Huanghali heads to high popularity

13 August 2018

Just as fine English mahogany is selling below par, Chinese furniture, particularly in the desirable huanghuali hardwood, is booming.

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Mary Fedden demand strong across UK

19 March 2018

A pair of trademark gouaches by Mary Fedden (1915-2012) drew strong bidding at auctions in Derbyshire and Essex.

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Redhill view rises in Essex sale

11 September 2017

Victorian landscapes can often be difficult to shift at auction, but a fine panoramic view near Redhill in Surrey by Edward John Cobbett (1815-99) gave a boost to the Boningtons (20% buyer’s premium) sale in Epping on August 21.

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Cartier and Deco: Essex sale’s winning combinations

04 September 2017

A 1920s-30s 18ct gold Cartier cigarette lighter-cum-watch with black enamel dial was offered at Boningtons (17.5% buyer’s premium) at Epping on August 21.

ATG Letter: The axing of credit for dealers by auction houses levels the playing field

04 September 2017

MADAM – Some would say ‘at long last’… Auctioneers throughout the country have started to take Boningtons’ lead and withdraw the two weeks – or, in some cases, 30 days – credit traditionally offered to many silver and furniture dealers in exchange for their regular attendance at sales.

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Portrait shows why it’s good to chalk

24 July 2017

Dreamy landscapes, fairies and classical female nudes fill many of today’s best-known canvases by the Victorian artist Edward Robert Hughes (1851-1914). But it was his skills as a portraitist that impressed critics most while he lived.

Queen Anne Vigo gold coin

Queen Anne ‘Vigo’ coin sells for £225,000 at Boningtons

17 November 2016

Boningtons have sold a rare Queen Anne 'Vigo' gold coin for £225,000. One of Britain's rarest coins, it was knocked down to a buyer in the room and set a house record for the Essex auctioneers.

Queen Anne Vigo five guinea gold coin

Striking gold – British coin struck from captured bullion appears in Essex auction

23 October 2016

A rare example of a Queen Anne 'Vigo' five-guinea gold coin has emerged at Essex auctioneers Boningtons. It will be offered at their sale in Epping on November 16 with an estimate of £200,000-250,000.

Qianlong Republic period Chinese famille rose and grisaille vase

Top selling lots this week on thesaleroom.com

29 July 2016

With summer holidays upon us and no Antiques Trade Gazette being published this week, we take our regular look here at some of the highest selling items and top selling lots on thesaleroom.com

Churchill's painting to be auctioned at Boningtons in July

Boningtons to hold first regional sale of Churchill paintings

01 June 2016

Boningtons Auctioneers will become the first regional auction house to offer original works by Winston Churchill at a sale in July.

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Far Eastern market grows for Chinese Export silver

08 August 2014

It’s only recently in the decade-long boom in Chinese works of art that Far Eastern buyers have come to appreciate once again the merits of Export silver. Once a neglected area, academic interest has been piqued in the subject as the marketplace moves in leaps and bounds.

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Modern British art collection at Boningtons

12 February 2014

A single-owner collection of Modern British art will be offered at Boningtons’ sale of fine art, antiques and Asian works of art in Loughton, Essex on February 26.

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Chinese tapir heads to Essex auction

29 October 2012

Cast in the shape of a standing tapir, this Chinese bronze censer was acquired in China by the vendor’s grandfather Sir Percy Alden (1865-1944), a British social worker, land reformer and politician.

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