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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03 September 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

Sale season opens in west London and Salisbury

03 September 2018

Ahead of its season-opening September 18 jewellery sale, Chiswick Auctions invited Jessica Diamond, the suitably-named jewellery editor for 'Condé Nast Traveller', to pick her top 10 lots from the catalogue.

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Striking binding of Thomas Gray work

13 August 2018

A selection of fine or unusual bindings seen at auction during the summer months will feature more prominently in a future issue, but shown here is a 1751 first of Thomas Gray’s An Elegy Wrote in a Country Church Yard in a striking later binding that was among lots offered at Chiswick Auctions (25/12% buyer’s premium) on July 12.

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Indo-Portuguese popularity surge

06 August 2018

Ivory frames to this 18th century wooden box, below, with tortoiseshell panels, did nothing to hold back bidding on currently hugely popular Indo-Portuguese material.

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Buyers on the scent of Chiswick Auctions silver

23 July 2018

This novelty silver scent bottle, below, appealing to two niche sections largely immune to the swings of the larger silver market, was a target for collectors when offered at Chiswick Auctions (25% buyer’s premium).

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Roman glass yields some affordable luxuries

16 July 2018

While the big-money lots often steal the headlines, much of the antiquities market remains affordable.

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Salerooms set sights on more capital gains

18 June 2018

A trio of auctioneers have announced plans for further expansion into the London market. Joined by specialists in new disciplines, The Pedestal has plans for a London sale, Tennants has taken offices in the capital while Chiswick Auctions is hiring more staff.

'Stop And Search', a Banksy print

Banksy screenprints on offer at Chiswick Auctions’ specialist urban art sale

13 June 2018

Chiswick Auctions is holding its second dedicated Urban Art sale in London on June 20. It will take place in the evening, following the Post War and Contemporary art sale held at the west London saleroom on the same day.

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Table clock by Knibb’s apprentice sells at Chiswick Auctions

11 June 2018

A late 17th century ebony veneered table clock with a pull quarter repeat took a mid-estimate £17,500 at Chiswick Auctions on June 6.

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Chinese bronze-focused sale boosts performance at Chiswick Auctions

07 June 2018

The strong round of Chinese and Asian art sales last month continued in London with sales reaching a premium-inclusive £1m at Chiswick Auctions.

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Robust rostrum performances for market classics of ceramics, glass and furniture

28 May 2018

It has been a generally encouraging spring at the UK rostrum. A latest look back at half-a-dozen auctions at major rooms reveals strong demand across the board of interests, and across the centuries to near the present day.

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Sales by the sword united

21 May 2018

A quartet of weapons with fascinating histories sold recently at regional UK auctions.

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Search is on for new Mod Brit stars

23 April 2018

When the opportunity arose to sell a small group of pictures by obscure local artist Bernard Myers (1925-2007), Krassi Kuneva of Chiswick Auctions (15/12% buyer’s premium) seized the chance.

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John Ward studio pottery trio to set a market test at Chiswick Auctions

09 April 2018

When a piece of Hans Coper stoneware made an astonishing £305,000 hammer price from an online bid recently it posed a classic ‘state of the market’ question.

Chiswick Auctions confirms clear title for rare map collection

09 April 2018

Antiques Trade Gazette can confirm that Chiswick Auctions has proof of good title for a rare group of maps and charts, which the auction house sold last month.

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Clear title confirmed for map collection sold at Chiswick

05 April 2018

Antiques Trade Gazette can confirm that Chiswick Auctions has proof of good title for a rare group of maps and charts, which the auction house sold last week.

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Title concerns as Ferreira map collection sells

02 April 2018

Early maps and charts, previously owned by a Brazilian banker convicted of money laundering, surfaced for sale at Chiswick Auctions last week.

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Communist drummer boy sparks red alert in London

26 March 2018

Peoples of Russia part II… On these pages last week (ATG No 2330) mention was made of the series of porcelain figures of ethnic Russians produced by the Imperial Factory in St Petersburg from the late 18th century up to the revolution.

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Bidding for a rare Belgian as Raeren salt-glazed jug takes £5000

19 March 2018

The ceramics and glass offering at a recent Chiswick Auctions' (25% buyer’s premium) sale included a particularly fine Raeren salt-glazed jug c.1600.

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Chiswick Auctions to offer artworks from 19th century Vienna international exhibition

12 March 2018

By coincidence, later this month Chiswick Auctions will be offering two works that were exhibited at the 1873 Vienna international exhibition.

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