Chorley's

Chorley’s auction house is based at Prinknash Abbey Park near Cheltenham.

It 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.

Chorley’s changed hands in late 2022, with director Thomas Jenner-Fust buying the business with former colleague and friend Werner Freundel.


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Samuel Johnson letter located and bought by UK institution at auction

09 October 2023

While its existence was known, the whereabouts was a mystery until a routine house valuation

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Not plain to see: highly decorative furniture in focus

21 August 2023

Spotlight on a selection of auction lots made using unusual or exotic materials

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Artist identified? That’s Joli good

24 July 2023

Previously unrecorded view by the Italian scenic painter now joins six others of Naples already known

The Burning of London Bridge

Painting of a fire of London – but not the great one – comes to auction

12 June 2023

A sale of Old Masters, British & European Art at Chorley’s in Gloucestershire on June 27 includes this 17th century English School painting depicting the burning of London Bridge.

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Henry Sandon lots pass to new owners

15 May 2023

Much-loved expert decided time was right to disperse his impressive collection

Henry Sandon

Antiques Roadshow expert Henry Sandon to sell private collection at auction

24 January 2023

Ceramics specialist Henry Sandon (b.1928) will offer his private collection at auction at Chorley’s in April.

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Officer’s first-rank taste in artworks

09 January 2023

Another slice of the collection which brought a Christopher Wood record comes up in Gloucestershire saleroom

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Unusual golf clubs chip in at regional firms

19 December 2022

The Higgs Deliverer ‘rake iron’ club was an attempt to solve a tricky golf problem: how to hit the ball out of sand, high grass or similar terrain.

Thomas Jenner-Fust of Chorley’s

Chorley’s auction house changes hands

07 November 2022

Auction house Chorley’s has changed hands, with director Thomas Jenner-Fust buying the business with former colleague and friend Werner Freundel.

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All cisterns go in Gloucestershire

10 October 2022

Two classic country house ‘garden’ form 17th century examples show their mettle

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Focus on Chinese five-figure buys from the regions

10 October 2022

Although catalogued as Kangxi period, an ovoid blue and white vase offered by Stacey’s (20% buyer’s premium) on September 20 is a Transitional piece.

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Art Market: Squirrell takes a trip from East Anglia to the big city of London

12 September 2022

Artist’s huge and intrictately detailed watercolours depict famous capital landmarks

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Former factory worker and miner became Pro artist

12 September 2022

Scenes of rural life in the Outback are the most common subject of the prolific and highly inventive Australian painter Kevin ‘Pro’ Hart (1928-2006).

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Portraits from one of Gloucestershire’s oldest landowning families to be offered at Chorley’s

22 August 2022

A collection of portraits from a descendant of the Hicks Beach family of Witcombe Park will be offered at Chorley’s on September 21-22.

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Nuggets of truth from the Kildonan Gold Rush

07 March 2022

A locket that tells the story of the brief, and little known, Scottish gold rush of 1869 surfaces in Gloucestershire

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Tale of two table cabinets in one sale

21 February 2022

Chorley’s (22.5% buyer’s premium) Fine Art & Antiques auction was topped at £28,000 by a 17th century Mughal ivory inlaid rosewood table cabinet.

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Rare Wright of Derby portrait reflects a tragic loss

14 February 2022

Among a flurry of historical portraits coming to the regional market at the start of this year, arguably the most notable appeared at Oxfordshire saleroom JS Fine Art (20% buyer’s premium).

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Rocking horses: the mane attraction

31 January 2022

Two of the main manufacturers of rocking horses – and competitors – featured in two salerooms recently.

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Harlow Rolls out a typical flourish

15 November 2021

A small portrait sketch of a young boy by George Henry Harlow (1787-1819) drew lively interest at the recent Fine Art & Antiques sale in Gloucestershire.

Photographs of Prince Charles as a boy

The Real Crown: Two collections giving an insight into royal life emerge at auction

11 November 2021

For royal watchers in the saleroom, the latter part of 2021 promises to be quite a boon.

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