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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Dedicated Indian Raj silver auctions launched

30 January 2023

Chiswick Auctions will conduct what it believes is the first ever auction devoted to Indian and Burmese silver of the Raj period on February 14.

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Banner marking abolition of slavery bought at London auction

23 January 2023

Anti-slavery objects are enjoying a particularly strong moment in the market.

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Bungalow was filled to the brim with a remarkable collection of toys

23 January 2023

A remarkable collection of dollhouses, dollhouse furniture and juvenilia was sold in London towards the end of 2022.

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Dunhill ‘Aviary’ lighter sparks a bidding battle at Chiswick Auctions

02 January 2023

An auction record was set for an Alfred Dunhill ‘aquarium’ lighter at Chiswick Auctions.

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Brilliant Brunel – and a scandalous corset

12 December 2022

Commissioned by the 'Illustrated London Times' to document the construction of the mighty Great Eastern, the young photographer Robert Howlett (1831-58) took some of the most famous images of ship’s designer Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-59).

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Lesser-known manufacturers play their part in the toy market

05 December 2022

Forget names such as Palitoy, Britains, Dinky, Sindy, Bing and Marklin for a moment – recent auctions have shown the demand that can exist for lesser-known manufacturers and brands in the toys world.

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Chiswick Auctions' autumn starters for 10

28 November 2022

Chiswick Auctions has been busy recruiting since the move to new premises at the Barley Mow Centre in September.

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Georghiou watercolour emerges at Chiswick Auctions

28 November 2022

George Pol Georghiou (1901-72) is a well-known name in his native Cyprus where his work can be found in many public collections.

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Iranian incense burner helps to fuel ‘white glove’ sale

21 November 2022

Chiswick Auctions (25% buyer’s premium) was another of the London salerooms that held a designated sale in Islamic week.

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Rolex red letter day

14 November 2022

The Fine Wristwatches & Pens auction at Chiswick Auctions includes a rare variant of perhaps the most celebrated of all Rolex ‘tool’ watches: a 1970s Submariner with the so-called ‘single red’ Mark IV dial.

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Limerick ladle scoops £2500 bid

14 November 2022

Irish Georgian silver made outside Dublin and Cork comes with significant rarity value

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A new collectables department in Surrey and hires in London – the latest moves across the world of art and antiques

08 November 2022

The launch of a new sale of Retro Video Games at Ewbank’s is among a round-up of recruitment and expansion news for auction houses.

Jan Huygen van Linschoten’s travelogue

Linschoten’s travels reach £44,000

31 October 2022

A Dutch travelogue from the early years of Arctic exploration sold for £44,000 (plus 25% buyer’s premium) at Chiswick Auctions on October 26.

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Celestial inspiration at Chiswick Auctions

10 October 2022

This pair of Indian gem-encrusted gold and champlevé enamel arm bracelets or bazubands are expected to bring £5000-7000 at Chiswick Auctions’ Islamic Art – Property of a European Collector sale in London on October 28.

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Classic Lucie Rie footed bowl makes £33,000

10 October 2022

A summer Design and Modern sale at Chiswick Auctions (25% buyer’s premium) included a small collection of ceramics by Dame Lucie Rie (1902- 95).

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In the frame: Collectors and film prop buyers are among those boosting the market for antique picture frames

26 September 2022

Usually overshadowed by the art that lies within, it is often forgotten that frames themselves can be a fundamental part of the overall value.

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Riley and Lowry prints offered at Chiswick Auctions

12 September 2022

Among the works on offer at Chiswick Auctions’ Modern & Contemporary Prints and Multiples sale on October 5 is a Bridget Riley (b.1931) screenprint in colours on wove sheet.

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Pick of the week: Sketchbook strikes saleroom gold

22 August 2022

A previously unknown sketchbook of watercolours and drawings relating to the California Gold Rush took £16,000 (plus 25% buyer’s premium) at Chiswick Auctions.

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Movers and shakers including the shortest retirement in the art and antiques sector

04 August 2022

Among the latest appointments is a new face at Bonhams Knightsbridge

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Specialist takes a shine to Persian silver

25 July 2022

With 207 pieces of silver from the Levant and all points East to China on offer at Chiswick Auctions (25% buyer’s premium), the stand-out pieces were the work of Iranian smiths.

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