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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Best Iraqi niello silver soars in value

05 July 2021

As recently as a decade ago relatively little attention was paid to Iraqi niello silver.

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Family history lifts Cartier brooch to £120,000

28 June 2021

The star of a recent Chiswick Auctions’ (25/12% buyer’s premium) Jewellery auction was an Art Deco diamond and rock crystal Cartier brooch, c.1925.

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Jewellery: Marlborough gems strike gold again with £48,000 Nathaniel Marchant intaglio at Christie's

28 June 2021

The collection of about 800 engraved gems formed by the nobleman and politician George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough (1739-1817), was the largest and most important of the age.

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Sumptuous Sèvres in UK salerooms

07 June 2021

Range of Sèvres highlights from ancien regime to the empire periods sold in UK auctions

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Double Islamic and Indian interest

07 June 2021

Shown here are two highlights from sales of Islamic & Indian art held by London salerooms recently.

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Elephant ride can bring good fortune at Chiswick sale

03 May 2021

Chiswick Auctions conducts two sales on June 1-2: the usual Asian Art sale, plus a themed sale called Chinese Art: 100 Stories.

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Bidders get their teeth into a single-owner collection

26 April 2021

The familiar red-lettered, yellow-cloth covers of an 1897 first of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, though now somewhat soiled, prompted a far higher than predicted bid of $21,000 (£15,150) to lead a Chicago auction of March 19 – a sum bettered only by a handful of inscribed copies.

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Eye Kandy and look to the sky

26 April 2021

Ground level views of Ceylon offered in same sale as uplifting account of balloon voyages.

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Taken up a peg or two from the estimate

19 April 2021

The name ‘peg tankard’ comes from the vertical row of pegs inside that can be used to measure the amount of alcohol drunk as it was passed around a table.

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Who said suburban life was dull?

05 April 2021

More Mod Brit delights from the Freer collection kept in a house full to bursting point

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Eileen Agar works lead the Freer collection at Chiswick Auctions

22 February 2021

A large group of works from the collection of Allen and Beryl Freer has been consigned to Chiswick Auctions.

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Holy order at £25,000

15 February 2021

Though incomplete and in a decorative 19th century binding, a very desirable early Bible impressed at Chiswick Auctions (25/12% buyer’s premium).

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Austrian artist’s rare auction appearance

21 December 2020

A group of works by the elusive Austrian émigré artist Marie-Louise von Motesiczky (1906-96) made a rare appearance at Chiswick Auctions’ (25% buyer’s premium) latest British & European Fine Art sale.

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The toon mark

07 December 2020

Four early pieces of Newcastle plate and a selection of other silver rarities sold at auction this autumn

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Asian art hammer highlights: The great call of China

30 November 2020

Despite the restrictions on travel and viewing, the market for Chinese works of art has appeared remarkably robust in the year of coronavirus. ATG reports on the highpoints of the recent round of London and UK regional sales

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The heavenly globe: Exceptional Qing famille rose vase soars over estimate at Chiswick Auctions

30 November 2020

“The first sight I had of the vase was from an old photograph and my heart skipped a beat,” said Chiswick Auctions (25% buyer’s premium) specialist Lazarus Halstead of this spectacular 20in (51cm) Qing famille rose vase.

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Gifts from Queen Victoria: Jewellery presented to god-daughters and family friends in the spotlight at Cheffins

23 November 2020

Gifts from Queen Victoria to two of her god-daughters garnered international attention at Cheffins (22.5% buyer’s premium) in Cambridge.

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Label measures up to take Laphroaig to high value

09 November 2020

A “10-year-old Laphroaig, something still readily available today” had a little bit of extra appeal when it came up for sale in west London, however.

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Islamic & Indian art: a selection of hammer highlights including a painting of Mehmed II

12 October 2020

A selection of stand-out Islamic & Indian auction results.

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Hard yards measure up for success

05 October 2020

Challenging times mean lots of extra legwork – but London sale shows how it can be rewarded.

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