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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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.


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.


Sales by the sword united

21 May 2018

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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...


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.


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.


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.


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.


The timeless appeal of London’s Golden Age

08 January 2018

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