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.

From Shambles to a well-oiled machine

08 May 2009

ANTIQUES delivery specialist Mail Boxes Etc. have taken on a logistical challenge and a half, having agreed to handle the shipping for the forthcoming Shambles Museum sale.


Classical creation makes £65,000 in Gloucestershire

29 September 2008

Gloucestershire auctioneers Simon Chorley began their autumn season on September 18, selling this Louis XIV ebony, ivory and tortoiseshell cabinet for £65,000 (plus 15 per cent buyer's premium).


Antiques signs appear on the roads at last

09 January 2008

Simon Chorley Auctioneers and Valuers of Gloucestershire have become the first art and antiques specialists to successfully apply for the new antiques road signs.


Charger on show at Simon Chorley

01 October 2007

This heraldic ceramic charger by Alfred and Louise Powell, c.1920, is one of 140 examples of Cotswold Arts and Crafts on view at Simon Chorley Art & Antiques from October 13-21 as part of a loan exhibition titled Cotswold Craftsmen, 1894 to the present day.


Saleroom revises Anglo-Japanese values – to £80,000

04 December 2006

Initially catalogued as “an Eastern walnut three-tier table, brass mounted and fitted three flaps, 2ft (64cm) wide when open” and estimated at just £150-200, the appraisal of this stylish table seen at Simon Chorley of Southam, near Cheltenham, Gloucester on November 30 was radically upgraded when it was identified as the work of Aesthetic architect and designer Edward William Godwin (1833-1886).

Chorley buys out antiques arm of BK

25 July 2006

After almost 150 years as chattels auctioneers, Bruton Knowles have sold their art and antiques division to former department head Simon Chorley.