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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Hockney California drawing rediscovered by Chiswick Auctions

20 June 2024

A large prime period ‘California’ drawing by David Hockney, recently rediscovered by Chiswick Auctions, comes for sale this month.

John Deakin photographic prints

John Deakin photographic archive bid to 15 times estimate

12 June 2024

Wirral-born photographer John Deakin (1912-1972) is best-known for his uncompromisingly honest portraits of the Soho art scene of the 1950s and 60s.

The de Pinna silver cup

De Pinna cup to finally appear for sale after scientific testing

05 June 2024

At the third time of asking, an enigmatic Elizabethan style silver and porcelain goblet will finally be offered at auction this month.

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A story of grape expectations in 17th century England

03 June 2024

Seventeenth century guide to growing vines in England was published just before the Great Fire of London

May 9 2024 CA Wine Book

A vintage publication saved from The Great Fire

10 May 2024

One of the earliest works on English viticulture comes for sale at Chiswick Auctions this month.

Alfred Dunhill Aquarium table lighter

On the hunt for a record-breaking Dunhill Aquarium lighter

02 May 2024

Chiswick Auctions has nudged forward its own record for an Alfred Dunhill Aquarium table lighter.

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Furniture loaned to National Trust properties goes under the hammer

29 April 2024

Many items from a group on offer in west London had been displayed at National Trust sites

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Wonders produced worldwide in a west London silver sale focus

22 April 2024

London auction shows the collecting appeal and opportunities for silver produced beyond Europe

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Rare British camera emerges from Viennese source

15 April 2024

Austin Farahar, head of cameras and photography at Chiswick Auctions (25% buyer’s premium), was recently contacted by a budding documentary photographer in Vienna who had received a collection of old cameras from his in-laws.

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Early map provides wall to wall coverage of London south of the Thames

01 April 2024

Seventeenth century map of Bermondsey area reveals garden suburb character in a pre-industrial age

New hires

New joiners at Lyon & Turnbull and Chiswick Auctions and an expanding trainee scheme at Woolley & Wallis

28 March 2024

A round up of movers and shakers across the art and antiques sector

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Signatures provide a roll call of British PMs from Robert Walpole to Rishi

11 March 2024

A private collection comprising the signatures of every one of Britain’s prime ministers sold for £8000 as part of a designated timed online sale of Autographs and Memorabilia.

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Bangle by architect turned designer Zaha Hadid builds interest

04 March 2024

Among the most eagerly contested lots at a west London saleroom was a Georg Jensen silver bangle from the Lamellae collection designed by the architect-turned-designer Zaha Hadid.

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Lalique style leads selection of design classics at Chiswick Auctions

19 February 2024

Lalique, the epitome of inter-war glamour, took centre stage at the Chiswick Auctions (25% buyer’s premium) Design sale.

Downing Street visitor book

Owner of 10 Downing Street visitor book plans sale after dismissing Treasury claim

14 February 2024

The owner of a visitor book from 10 Downing Street, during the Margaret Thatcher and John Major era, plans to sell it despite the government saying it is official property.

People moves

New hires, promotions and expansions across antiques dealers and auction houses

07 February 2024

Movers and Shakers across the world of art and antiques.

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Many happy returns for Mod Brit investors

05 February 2024

Canny buyers who invested in works by female artists are now reaping the rewards in salerooms

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Piper pops up at auction and Lowry lines up for sale

05 February 2024

A couple of works by leading names in the sector gave a boost to Chiswick Auctions’ (25% buyer’s premium) latest Modern British and Irish Art sale.

Prime Minister signatures

From Walpole to Sunak, a prime ministerial autograph collection comes to market

26 January 2024

A private collection comprising the signatures of every one of Britain’s Prime Ministers comes for sale at Chiswick Auctions this month.

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Early Newcastle silver sniffed out in Oxford saleroom

22 January 2024

The earliest records of the silversmithing on the Tyne date from 1249.

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