Cheffins

Cheffins was founded in 1825 and is a UK firm of valuers, surveyors, property advisers and auctioneers.

The company’s fine art auctioneers and valuers business is based in an office in Cambridge. Its sales include regular antiques and interiors auctions, fine art, art and design, specialist books, maps an prints, an oriental sale and a wine sale.


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‘With the love of Mark Twain’

23 May 2022

Work sold in Cambridge is thought to reflect US author's friendship with Scottish physician and essayist

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Automobilia and petroliana: Pump action at auction

02 May 2022

While classic, vintage and antique cars have a sizeable collecting market, the wider worlds of automobilia and petroliana also attract dedicated enthusiasts with plenty of auctions featuring a variety of lots.

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Legal eagle eyed traditional art

18 April 2022

Group of 12 offered in Cambridge saleroom comprised mainly 18th century British works

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Fenton captures Cheltenham views

18 April 2022

These two salt prints from waxed paper negatives by Roger Fenton (1819-69) carry an estimate of £1000-2000 at Cheffins in Cambridge on April 28.

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John Martin takes a small tour of Britain

18 April 2022

Two views of historic British landmarks by John Martin (1789-1854) attracted interest in different parts of the country.

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Cat sat on a shelf came all the way from Egypt

11 April 2022

Cats were represented in the social and religious practices of ancient Egypt for several millennia.

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Boost for Benton End lesser names

21 March 2022

Refurbishment of the East Anglian art school’s former home and an exhibition could push prices up

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Tirzah Garwood on track as a rising star of the Mod Brit scene

21 March 2022

Prices for Tirzah Garwood (1908-51) continue to rise.

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Nash brothers go for beauty

21 March 2022

After producing some of the most famous images of the Second World War, Paul Nash (1889-1946) began to focus on more pleasant landscapes.

Early Thomas Gainsborough picture

Portrait ‘by 16-year-old Thomas Gainsborough’ consigned to Cambridge sale

14 March 2022

An early work believed to have been painted by Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88) at the age of 16 has emerged at Cambridge saleroom Cheffins.

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A duo of ‘Qianlong’ objects inspired by China’s archaic past emerge at regional sales

28 February 2022

This blue and white ewer with a Qianlong mark offered at Cheffins (24.5% buyer’s premium) in Cambridge as part of an Interiors sale is of a type modelled on a Zhou bronze ritual wine vessel or 'he'.

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Bumper sales totals reveal Dreweatts now takes top spot in the regions

24 January 2022

Auction figures for firms outside London show a shake-up of the status quo

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Shakespeare third folio takes £70,000

13 December 2021

Edition of Shakespeare’s works from 1663 heads varied selection in Cambridge.

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Dealer Philip Mould buys Fry French view

06 December 2021

A view of the town of Vence in the south of France by Roger Fry (1866-1934) caught the eye of several bidders at Cheffins (24.5% buyer’s premium).

Cheffins items in a Suffolk cottage

Interior design duo team up with Cheffins for December sale

30 November 2021

Cambridge auction firm Cheffins is working with interior design “power couple” Benedict Foley and Daniel Slowik to promote its next auction.

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'Tigerware’ beer jug emerges in Cambridge sale

22 November 2021

Given their relatively small metal content, many silver-mounted ‘tigerware’ beer jugs survived the great bullion melting of the English Civil War, making them perhaps the most recognised example of late 16th century silver today.

William Shakespeare’s Third Folio

Rare copy of William Shakespeare’s Third Folio stars in our latest pick of five auction highlights

29 October 2021

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a copy of William Shakespeare’s Third Folio that more than tripled its estimate.

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Thorburn and Munnings country pursuits come together at auctions

27 October 2021

It has been a busy season for ornithological favourite Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935) with a number of quality pictures previously sold by leading dealers reappearing at auction and attracting keen interest.

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Great Exhibition in view

11 October 2021

This chromolithographed plate is one of 52 (of 55) included in a copy of Dickinson’s Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851.

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Social whirl: the Audrey Pleydell-Bouverie library

11 October 2021

Coming to Cheffins’ October 21 auction directly from the library of the Hertfordshire estate, Julians Park, the home of society hostess Audrey Pleydell-Bouverie, is a collection of 70 of the principal books.

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