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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A pearler in west London

12 March 2018

The Asian art sale at Chiswick confirmed that many of the better pieces of Chinese art are now well beyond the budget of the average western collector.

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Significant sculpture shown at Vienna international exhibition of 1873 at Chiswick Auctions

12 March 2018

London saleroom Chiswick Auctions has secured four significant pieces of European and British sculpture not seen on the market for at least a generation.

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Netsuke fans look further afield

12 March 2018

With Bonhams the only one of the ‘big three’ in this market, other salerooms carve out a role...

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Old Masters debut at Chiswick Auctions

19 February 2018

Chiswick Auctions (25/12% buyer’s premium) has held its first dedicated Old Masters sale, capitalising on the void left by Christie’s South Kensington’s closure last year.

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Sixties desk shows form and substance

12 February 2018

Designed by Bodil Kjaer, this 1960s oak, palisander and steel ‘executive desk’ offered at Chiswick Auctions (23% buyer’s premium) is a classic example of the huge influence of Scandinavian architects on Western post-war design.

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Chiswick makes more hires amid move to fortnightly ‘interiors’ sales format

22 January 2018

Chiswick Auctions has taken on a trio of books specialists from Bloomsbury Auctions as the west London saleroom kicks off 2018 with a new sales programme.

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10 Clarice Cliff highlights at Chiswick Auctions’ colourful sale

19 January 2018

A private collection of Clarice Cliff was offered by Chiswick Auctions in west London this week. The collection of close to 300 typical pieces of colourful Art Deco pottery was offered in 140 lots and modest estimates ensured all of them sold.

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The ‘last’ Rex Whistler work

15 January 2018

A painting by Rex Whistler (1905-44) which was believed to be the last he painted before he was killed during the Second World War sold at Chiswick Auctions (25/12% buyer’s premium) in London.

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The timeless appeal of London’s Golden Age

08 January 2018

Clocks from England’s ‘Golden Age’ provided highlights at two early December sales.

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Previews: Up to £500

02 January 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

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Chiswick Auctions relives Beltrame theme

11 December 2017

The theme of death was of particular interest to the Italian industrialist Giancarlo Beltrame (1925-2011).

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Scroll down for solid Chinese results

20 November 2017

Well-provenanced Chinese works of art posted strong sums in what was a workmanlike, rather than spectacular, Asian art season for the leading regional auctioneers.

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Trio of jewellery auction previews

20 November 2017

A selection of stand-out lots from auctions in west London, Mayfair and Gloucestershire.

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The name’s Submariner – Rolex Submariner

20 November 2017

The first Rolex Submariner was introduced to the public in 1954 at the Basel Watch Fair but it was Ian Fleming’s fictional spy, James Bond, who in 1962 transformed a reliable and rugged dive watch to a status symbol embodying suave masculinity and a sense of adventure.

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Chinese handscroll sells for 10 times estimate at £225,000 setting house record for Chiswick Auctions

13 November 2017

A handscroll measuring over thirty metres in length by Qing artist Xu Naigu (1785 – 1835) made £225,000 hammer against an estimate of £15,000-20,000 this morning (November 13) – a house record for the auctioneer.

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Signature is lost in a snowdrift

30 October 2017

Winter landscape. Early 20th century, possibly Russian or Scandinavian school, and ‘indistinctly signed’. That was lot 222, summed up in the catalogue at Chiswick Auctions (23% buyer’s premium) in London on October 3.

Logarithms that add to trigonometry study

16 October 2017

Sold for £1100 by Chiswick Auctions (23% buyer’s premium) on September 27 was a copy of the posthumously published, 1633 first of Henry Briggs’ Trigonometria britannica….

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A handscroll by Xu Naigu at Chiswick Auctions

27 September 2017

Lazarus Halstead, head of Asian art at Chiswick Auctions, describes this 33ft (10m) long handscroll as “both a work of art and an historical document”.

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Cup of tea trumps champagne ahead of Chiswick at South Kensington

28 August 2017

With everything buzzing at Chiswick Auctions (22% buyer’s premium) ahead of the opening of the South Kensington showroom next week (see last week’s ATG No 2305), life at the west London rooms goes on providing a solid base for this ambitious expansion.

Plans unveiled for Chiswick in South Ken

21 August 2017

Chiswick Auctions is to open its South Kensington showroom manned by a group of former Christie’s staff early next month.

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