Clevedon Salerooms

Clevedon Salerooms are auction and valuation firm operating in the Bristol area.


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The Wolfe family at play in Wheatley’s Irish period

02 October 2017

An Irish family portrait attributed to Francis Wheatley (1747-1801) led the picture section at Clevedon Salerooms (20% buyer’s premium) on September 14 in Bristol.

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Tempting estimates help to bring bidders to Clevedon

10 April 2017

A record sale total, the trade in buying mood and traditional furniture selling well – all further evidence that 2017 so far is proving rather less catastrophic than some had forecast.

John Wood the Elder drawing instruments

Bath museum buys Wood the Elder’s instruments at Clevedon auction

31 March 2016

John Wood the Elder’s (1704-54) set of drawing instruments were offered at Clevedon Auction Rooms earlier this month and were bought by the Bath Preservation Trust for £21,000.

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Beryl Cook’s Plymouth concert

22 February 2013

One of the highlights of Clevedon Salerooms’ fine art sale on February 28 in Bristol is this painting by Beryl Cook (1926-2008) depicting an audience applauding Sir James Galway during a concert in Plymouth.

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French King’s gift to Sir Thomas Lawrence

29 August 2012

A pair of Sèvres porcelain ice-cream pails will be offered for sale at Clevedon Salerooms, near Bristol, on August 30.

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‘Do not crush’ – the spoils of war

29 November 2010

THIS exceptional Napoleonic French prisoner of war model proved the highlight of the latest sale conducted by Clevedon Salerooms, near Bristol.

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McLean link to £200,000 table

17 June 2006

This very fine early Regency period drum table c.1805 in a faded honey-coloured rosewood prompted an extraordinary bidding battle at Clevedon Salerooms near Bristol on June 1. Estimated at £4000-6000, it sold at a house record £200,000 (plus 15% buyer’s premium) to a member of the London trade. The underbidder was also a London dealer.

The problem of identifying bonafide Boningtons…

23 March 2004

Illustrated in colour on the catalogue cover of Clevedon Salerooms’ March 4 sale was a watercolour described as being by Richard Parkes Bonington (1801-1828).

Bearing up...

08 May 2003

Black Forest Bear furniture is hugely popular and this late 19th/early 20th century stick stand in the form of a standing bear with outstretched arms, right, was one of the main attention grabbers at Clevedon Salerooms (15% buyer’s premium) on March 6.

Victorian philanthropist rises above market fears

12 October 2001

Reports of an unusually quiet time in London made auctioneer Marc Burridge of Clevedon Salerooms anxious about how business would fare in Bristol but his fears were unrealised with bidders reacting positively to a “good, clean, honest sale” on 20 September.

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