Chorley's

Chorley’s auction house started out as Simon Chorley Art & Antiques Ltd which launched in 2006 out of the art and antiques department of the Gloucestershire firm Bruton Knowles.

They are based at Prinknash Abbey Park near Cheltenham.


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Tiger of Mysore title works its money magic

18 February 2019

As featured on the cover of ATG No 2377, more treasures associated with the ‘Tiger of Mysore’, Tipu Sultan, are scheduled for auction in March at the Antony Cribb sale.

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Miniatures make their impact at Gloucestershire sale

11 February 2019

Portrait miniatures and sporting pictures were chief among the solid sellers in a traditional assemblage of paintings at Chorley’s (20% buyer’s premium) Country House sale in Gloucestershire on January 29.

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The ‘new’ market appeal of the tiara

11 February 2019

Deemed a little ostentatious in some circles, tiaras have enjoyed a surge in popularity in recent years, particularly in Russia and the Baltic states where jeans and a diamond fascinator are de rigueur at informal high-society events.

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Four lots to watch at auction this week including a Lowry sketch and a John Knibb clock

28 January 2019

With estimates from £400-40,000, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.

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Terrific tazza at Gloucestershire auction

22 October 2018

Nine centuries after it first became a thriving art form, Limoges enamel ware remains a popular choice as evidenced by a tazza offered by Chorley’s (20% buyer’s premium).

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Pre-Raphaelite sculpture of famed Victorian politician goes under the hammer at Chorley’s

14 September 2018

A sculpture of Sir John Simeon, 3rd Baronet, a British politician who befriended many of the leading artists of his day, goes under the hammer in Gloucestershire next week.

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Naval gazing proves profitable

27 August 2018

An intriguing portrait by an unidentified hand of a Royal Navy admiral in a wig and blue gilt braided uniform was a star entry at Cotswold saleroom Chorley’s (20/15/12.5/10% buyer’s premium).

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Trade buyers shine in a heatwave

13 August 2018

Private bidders were overtaken as dealers found warmth in the best traditional furniture and chattels offered at auction.

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Saleroom selection: Dales and Cotswolds highlights

13 August 2018

A selection of highlights from the Chorley's auction on July 24-25 and the Tennants sale on July 21 (also see main Auction Reports story this edition).

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Indo-Portuguese tray stars at Chorley’s country house auction with items from the former home of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts

26 July 2018

An Indo-Portuguese mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell tray surpassed expectations to become the top lot at Chorley’s two-day country house sale (buyer’s premium 24%) in Gloucestershire this week.

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Can’t you hear me bidding? Rolling Stones legend Charlie Watts’ former home has items going under the hammer in Gloucestershire

19 July 2018

You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find you get one of the objects from a former home of Charlie Watts, the legendary Rolling Stones drummer.

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From Whitaker to Whittaker: Victorian table in songwriter’s country house collection goes under the hammer in Gloucestershire

29 May 2018

One of the starring lots at Chorley’s auction of items from British country houses this summer is a table from Cubberley House in Herefordshire.

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Chadwick takes £22,000 at Chorley’s

28 May 2018

A trademark bronze sculpture by Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003) was the best-seller at a Modern and Contemporary Art & Design auction held by Chorley’s (20% buyer’s premium) at Prinknash Abbey Park in Gloucestershire.

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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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Leading lot from local artist: Lynn Chadwick bronze draws early interest at Gloucestershire auction

16 May 2018

A bronze sculpture by Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003) was one of the top lots at a Gloucestershire auction earlier this week.

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Work of celebrated local sculptor Lynn Chadwick to star in Gloucestershire auction

02 May 2018

A Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003) bronze from a local collection is among the lots expected to lead Gloucestershire auction.

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Plaques brighten snowy days

30 April 2018

Delayed by snow for a week, the Spring Sale at Chorley’s (20% buyer’s premium) on March 27 opened with a local collection of Republic-era (1912-49) porcelain.

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Private collection of Republican-era Chinese ceramics stars at Chorley’s

26 February 2018

Chorley’s offers an important private collection of Republican-era porcelain at its sale of Asian Art, European Ceramics & Glass next month.

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Marine works help Glos sales schedule to get under way

19 February 2018

Private material sourced from old estates helped Gloucestershire saleroom Chorley’s (20% buyer’s premium) get the year off to a positive start.

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Marine painting stars at Chorley’s Country House auction

09 February 2018

A painting of Men-o’-War in Portsmouth Harbour was among the leading lots at Chorley’s Country House sale.

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