Chiswick Auctions

Chiswick Auctions is a West London auction house with 20 specialist departments including fine art, furniture, jewellery, silver, wine, arms and armour, books and fashion. It holds regular specialist sales as well as a monthly design and interiors sales.

The firm is jointly run by William Rouse and Leigh Osborne. In 2017, Chiswick Auctions announced plans to open a South Kensington showroom manned by a group of former Christie’s staff.


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'Kitchen' vase flies to £1.2m at Dreweatts and leads UK Asian art sales

23 May 2022

A £1.2m house record at Dreweatts was the highlight of the recent round of UK Asian art sales.

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Potter proof set uncovered

23 May 2022

A London saleroom offered what was billed as the only “known” surviving set of uncorrected galley proofs for Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone.

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Chiswick unveils saleroom move

16 May 2022

Chiswick Auctions is ‘going home’ after nearly 25 years.

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Front cover lot reappears at Chiswick Auctions

02 May 2022

Chiswick Auctions holds three sales on May 16-17: Asian Art Part I and Part II and a catalogue titled The Chinese Art of Monochrome.

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Julia Margaret Cameron – known and unknown images on offer

18 April 2022

The 19th & 20th Century Photography sale at Dominic Winter on May 18 includes several works by Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-79).

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Behind the lens of Eugène Cuvelier

18 April 2022

The photographica department at Chiswick Auctions will be taking over the firm’s South Kensington gallery for the duration of May when highlights from the 19th & 20th Century Photography sale on May 24 will be on view.

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Warwick vase cast became prize presented by Victoria

28 March 2022

Estimated at £20,000-30,000, this cast of the Warwick vase by John Samuel Hunt, London 1845, sold for £32,000.

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Boxer Rebellion in stereo makes 12-times estimate at Chiswick Auctions

21 March 2022

The latest Photographica sale at Chiswick Auctions (25/12% buyer’s premium) included this rare set of 'China Through the Stereoscope'.

Casino Royale

Knockout £50,000 for Casino Royale first

07 February 2022

When Ian Fleming sent an initial typescript of his first James Bond book Casino Royale to his good friend Paul Gallico asking if it was publishable, he got the reply “the book is a knockout!”.

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Indian & Islamic garments prove to be auction talismans

17 January 2022

Indian talismanic shirts or Qur’an jama were believed to carry protective powers.

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Soldier's scroll paintings turn out to be lucrative birthday presents

17 January 2022

Leading a recent Woolley & Wallis' (25/12% buyer’s premium) sale in Salisbury were two scroll paintings by well-known 20th century Chinese artists that came by descent from Field Marshal Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell (1883-1950).

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Coconut cup brings out the exotic side of Hull

22 November 2021

This Charles II silver mounted coconut cup is particularly rare on account of its marks for the Hull silversmith Edward Mangie (1634-85).

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Pleasing result of international relations

15 November 2021

First sale put together by art world academic attracts encouraging overseas response

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Pick of the week: Maltese silver survivors on way home

01 November 2021

Maltese silver pieces auctioned in the UK return to the Mediterranean island.

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Not one but two sales in west London

18 October 2021

Chiswick Auctions will hold two dedicated sales for the November season.

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Look east for a duo of top performers

11 October 2021

A couple of eastern European pictures were among the top-performing works at the Chiswick Auctions (25% buyer’s premium) 19th and 20th Century art sale.

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Asian art auction previews: Shield life-saver

11 October 2021

The Islamic and Indian Art sale at Chiswick Auctions on October 29 includes this gilt and painted shield made in north-western India (possibly Rajasthan) in the first half of the 18th century.

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Pompeii focus in west London

11 October 2021

The Books and Works on Paper sale at Chiswick Auctions on November 9 includes a rather special copy of Sir William Gell and John P Gandy’s The Topography, Edifices, and Ornaments of Pompeii.

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Joiners across auction houses and dealers – hires and appointments

30 September 2021

The latest updates on Movers & Shakers in the art and antiques sector

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Rome and India emerge in London

13 September 2021

Highlights of Chiswick Auctions earlier this summer

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