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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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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Signed Fab Four photos are big hits with bidders

22 January 2024

A c.1964 publicity photograph signed by all four members of The Beatles sold for £13,000 at Bristol auction house Auctioneum (21% buyer’s premium).

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Art collector loved the excitement of bidding battles

08 January 2024

One of the most eyecatching collections of Impressionist and Modern art sold at a provincial auction at the end of last year comprised 17 lots from the late Ralph Bateman.

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Tale of an 18th century US journey returns Stateside

02 January 2024

Bidder in Massachusetts goes to £24,000 to secure an account of a 1764 trip along the eastern seaboard

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Forster’s letters and books to the policeman he loved

02 January 2024

Letters and books marking the deep relationship between author EM Forster and policeman Bob Buckingham and his family sold for £9000.

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Boy wizard Harry Potter casts his spell on book collectors

12 December 2023

Harry Potter continues to bring big bids at auction especially for the earliest hardback editions

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Pick of the week: Sculpture by 3D printing pioneer soars above estimate at Chiswick Auctions

11 December 2023

It was around 1860 that the trained artist François Willème (1830-1905) began to experiment with photography as a way to create sculpture.

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The highlights of Herat and Cairo, renowned workshops

04 December 2023

Sixth instalment of single-owner collection on offer in west London features wonderful workshops

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New scholarship pays off for teapots

20 November 2023

Chiswick Auctions’ most successful silver sale to date on October 11 included a George II teapot of American colonial interest.

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Man of letters: correspondence from famous figures

30 October 2023

A collection of correspondence penned by leading figures of the 20th century to an Oxford academic raised more than £20,000 for charity at Chiswick Auctions (25% buyer’s premium) on October 10.

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Shou Loa with provenance

23 October 2023

The November 6-7 Asian Art sale at Chiswick Auctions includes this Song dynasty ding ware pottery figure of Shou Loa, god of longevity.

Elizabethan silver and porcelain goblet

Elizabethan goblet good to go after further examination

02 October 2023

Following examination by a committee of experts and testing at Goldsmiths Hall, an Elizabethan silver and porcelain goblet comes to auction.

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Lighters ignite interest in classic Dunhill design

02 October 2023

In the wake of an auction record for an ‘aquarium’ lighter at Chiswick Auctions (25/12% buyer’s premium), six more of the classic Dunhill accessories lit up the saleroom.

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Harry Potter work wins joint prize price

02 October 2023

Boy wizard Harry Potter was up against prize fighter Daniel Mendoza for the top spot at Chiswick Auctions (25% buyer’s premium).

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