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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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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Fist editions: boxing books at auction

25 September 2023

Large group of pugilist-related works was collected over more than 50 years by London couple

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Bidders just dig the Mary Potter style

28 August 2023

Coastal scene formerly owned by collector in the diamond mining industry attracts considerable interest

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Georgian tea silver warms up the bidding

14 August 2023

While a few examples survive from the 17th and the very early 18th century, teacups and saucers are a rare form in Georgian silver.

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Look at the big picture thanks to huge Leica dummy sales models

24 July 2023

Leica cameras of rather different dimensions to normal clicked into action at Chiswick Auctions (25% buyer’s premium).

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Photographica: Double visions – stereoscopes

24 July 2023

An early version of virtual reality, the Victorian craze of stereoscopes is firmly in focus this summer

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Hello, can I speak to a royal please?

10 July 2023

A telephone exchange removed from Buckingham Palace during refurbishment 25 years ago sold in west London for £3000.

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Famous David Bowie bodysuit photos take centre stage

19 June 2023

These two archival prints of David Bowie dressed in a striped bodysuit he wore during the 1973 Aladdin Sane tour were part of Chiswick Auctions’ (25% buyer’s premium) sale of 19th and 20th Century Photographs on May 31.

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Highest Mayer auction sum since 1989

19 June 2023

Enthusiastic bidding emerged for two paintings included in an Old Masters sale at Chiswick Auctions (25/12% buyer’s premium).

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‘Umbrella’ sales cover wide range of Islamic and Indian items

19 June 2023

Artefacts hailing from a vast geographical area come together in west London saleroom

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Aquamarine appeal of less expensive post crash pieces

05 June 2023

In the years after the Wall Street Crash in 1929, some of the less expensive gemstones became popular in jewellery manufacture.

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Collection of a champion of Keith Vaughan's work now comes to auction

05 June 2023

Works by Keith Vaughan (1912-77) from the collection of the man who played a crucial role in preserving and promoting his legacy come for sale.

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Indian works making good progress

22 May 2023

Two separately consigned Modern Indian paintings were among the notable performers at Chiswick Auctions (25% buyer’s premium) in the early spring, one fetching an expected price but the other making a sum that was more of a surprise.

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Victoria and Albert royal wedding procession depicted on a 19ft folding strip

15 May 2023

Shown here are pages from an extremely long, hand-coloured aquatint record on one continuous folding strip just a little over 4in tall, but a work that would extend to around 19ft (5.8m) if fully opened.

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Definitely not selling for buttons: Lucie Rie moulds make £4200

08 May 2023

Two moulds for making buttons, given by studio potter Lucie Rie (1902-95) to her cleaning lady, were sold at a London auction on March 29.

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Wilding portraits on offer in west London

01 May 2023

Two signed royal portrait photographs by Dorothy Wilding (1893-1976) will be offered at Chiswick Auctions.

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Sword makers and armourers courted a new clientele after abolition of Samurai

01 May 2023

Among the most striking Japanese works of art in Chiswick Auctions’ sale is this life-size model of an eagle with wings outstretched on a gnarled branch.

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The 500th and final edition of a very special Endymion

01 May 2023

Illustrator John Buckland-Wright’s own specially bound and annotated copy of the 1947, Golden Cockerel Press edition of John Keats’ Endymion topped a sale.

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Ming ritual water vessel offered at Chiswick Auctions

01 May 2023

The sale of Asian Art at Chiswick Auctions on May 19 is led by this rare example of Ming dynasty cloisonné.

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Special allure of provincial silver

24 April 2023

Objects from Norwich, York, Ireland and Newcastle in recent sales give a snapshot of the market

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