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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Hand of Daum is good news at Cheltenham auction

12 June 2017

Conscious that Art Nouveau Daum glassware has been bringing renewed interest of late, auctioneer Catrin Hampton was quickly in touch with potential buyers – particularly Americans – when a table lamp was brought into the Cheltenham rooms of Chorley’s (20% buyer’s premium).

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Acis and Galatea painting

Classical scene takes £58,000 at Chorley’s

04 April 2017

A painting of the classical subject of Acis & Galatea drew a flurry of bids at Chorley’s latest fine art sale in Cheltenham.

Australian gold rush era bracelet

Review of the Year 2016 - Picks of the Year

29 December 2016

Here are five of ATG's ‘best of the best’ picks of the week from 2016 – all remarkable both for their price and the stories they tell.

Bracelet by Christian Ludwig Qwist

The Australian gold rush of 2016 – bracelet takes £57,000 in Chorley’s auction

30 September 2016

A remarkable Australian gold rush era bracelet was sold by Chorley’s of Prinknash Abbey Park earlier this month for £57,000. The buyer was an Australian private collector.

Algernon Newton view of Notting Hill

Algernon Newton view of Notting Hill brings £65,000 bidding storm in Gloucestershire auction

10 June 2016

The small loan exhibition ‘The Peculiarity of Algernon Newton (1880-1968)’ by dealer Daniel Katz in 2012 helped put on the map a British painter who went largely unrecognised during his lifetime.

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Lombardy escritoire sells for £19,500 at Chorley’s auction in Gloucestershire

13 August 2015

The highlight of Chorley’s latest two-day sale at Prinknash Abbey was this unusual late 18th century Lombardy escritoire.

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Newly discovered Thomas Girtin watercolour of London knocked down at £125,000

02 June 2015

Found in the attic of a large Welsh house, this watercolour by Thomas Girtin (1775-1802) of St Paul’s Cathedral drew dramatic competition at Chorley’s sale in Gloucestershire.

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Commodes take £110,000 in Gloucestershire

04 February 2015

Exceptional pieces of antique furniture play by quite different rules to the more standard items when it comes to price performance.

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Artist’s studio records top hits with scenes of 1930s funfair

15 August 2014

When dispersing the contents of an artist’s studio, there is always the question of whether to sell the works all in one go or drip them onto the market over a longer period of time.

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Collection of studio ceramics and glass in Gloucestershire

11 February 2014

More than 1000 lots are on offer at Chorley’s two-day sale on February 20-21 at Prinknash Abbey Park, Gloucestershire.

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House prices are soaring...

19 December 2013

When Gloucestershire auctioneers Chorley’s were asked to sell this early Victorian dolls’ house, the consignment came with a caveat.

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Qianlong Bowl takes £260,000 in Gloucestershire

26 March 2013

The best Chinese works of art continue to prosper in the salerooms.

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Zinkeisen dances into Gloucestershire sale

08 November 2012

This portrait of a ballet dancer by Doris Clare Zinkeisen (1898-1991), is estimated at £4000-6000 at Chorley’s sale at Prinknash, Gloucestershire on November 15.

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Rare ‘Snowman’ figure in Gloucestershire

20 June 2012

Seldom appearing at auction, this very rare English, Longton Hall porcelain figure of Guanyin, c.1750 will be offered at Chorley’s June 28, ceramics-focused sale in Gloucestershire.

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Damien Hirst skull drawing at Gloucestershire sale

17 May 2012

Chorley’s of Prinknash Abbey Park in Gloucestershire are offering this sketch by Damien Hirst at their sale on May 24.

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William Scott’s harbour print sees the boat come in

25 February 2012

This signed William Scott (1913-89) lithograph of Mousehole harbour in Cornwall was spotted during a furniture valuation before being entered into Chorley’s latest sale in Prinknash Abbey Park, Gloucestershire.

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Rare Chelsea saucer taken to £16,000

12 September 2011

SOME fine early English porcelain came up at the latest sale held by Chorley's of Prinknash Abbey, Gloucestershire.

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Created over ten years… piece by piece

01 March 2010

ON June 24, Gloucestershire auctioneers Chorley's will offer for sale this enormous 47 x 47ft (14.3 x 14.3m) reconstruction of the Orpheus pavement, a Roman mosaic.

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A little beauty skips to £24,000 in Gloucestershire

02 November 2009

ESTIMATED at £800-1200, this Victorian silver ewer modelled as a kangaroo sold for £24,000 at Chorley's of Prinknash Abbey, Gloucestershire on October 22 to a London dealer on the telephone who saw off competition from Australia and France.

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