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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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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Rare 19th century playing cards prove a strong hand at Chorleys auction

04 December 2017

Rare sets of geographical, astronomical and scientific themed playing cards featured in two recent sales. Those seen in a recent sale at Chorleys in Gloucestershire came from the estate of the late Alan and Joan Tucker, booksellers of Stroud, as did some 20,000 postcards and most of the books offered in the auction.

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Gloucestershire auction offers Laura Knight landscape and furniture from Georgian mansion

03 November 2017

Paintings by Dame Laura Knight (1877-1970) appear fairly regularly at auction, most commonly her views of Staithes and Cornwall as well as figurative works.

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Postcards live on in the saleroom world

23 October 2017

Last month, Britain’s oldest postcard publisher, J Salmon, announced it was closing after almost 140 years of business. Blamed for its demise was the rise of selfies and social media.

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Continental buyers put in sterling performance for quality consignments

09 October 2017

Cheap sterling can help bring in the foreign buyers – but only if auctioneers can deliver the right goods. These were much in evidence at Chorley’s (20% buyer’s premium) sale at Prinknash Abbey on September 13-14.

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