Criterion Auctioneers & Valuers was founded in 1989. The firm has two salerooms in London, one located north of the river Thames in Islington and the other south in Wandsworth. Its weekly auctions are held at both locations and offer approximately 1,500 items every week on either a Sunday or Monday afternoon.

The general auctions include categories such as interior furnishings, fine art and prints, collectables, silver, antique and contemporary furniture and ceramics.

Plywood ‘Pretzel’ armchairs

Criterion Auctioneers opens Gloucester saleroom with plans for new west London rooms by April

06 February 2023

Criterion Auctioneers has opened a new saleroom in Gloucester while planning a move into west London in the spring.

James Jebusa Shannon portrait

A portrait by James Jebusa Shannon and an Old Master found in skip near Portobello Road are among five lots to watch at auction this week

27 July 2020

With estimates from £300-12,000 here are five previews of upcoming items this week.


The sound of a William and Mary spinet sold for £5500 in Islington

19 August 2019

Relatively few English spinets from the 17th century survive but one surfaced at a Criterion auction in Islington. Loosely catalogued and estimated at just £100-200, it made £5500 (plus premium).


Africa, Kent and ‘Tennassee’: Get lost in some of the excellent maps going under the hammer this month

12 January 2019

A wide selection of historic cartographic masterpieces goes under the hammer this month.


Affordable art: three works priced under £800 including a mini-sleeper at an Essex auction

21 December 2018

Three modestly valued works in regional sales, including a mini-sleeper at an Essex auction.

Tracy Martin

Criterion Auctioneers appoints new manager for Islington saleroom

12 July 2017

Collectables expert Tracy Martin has joined Criterion Auctioneers to run its Islington saleroom.


Criterion open valuation office in South Kensington

12 June 2017

Criterion Auctioneers has opened a valuation office in South Kensington in the hope of snaring some of the business left by the closure of Christie’s in the area.

Jaggards House

Criterion Auctioneers to expand despite Wandsworth saleroom closure

11 January 2017

London firm Criterion Auctioneers has left its Wandsworth saleroom after 13 years at the south London site following an issue with the landlord.

Criterion expand into Wiltshire with new quarterly auctions

29 March 2016

London-based Criterion Auctioneers are to launch quarterly auctions in Wiltshire, targeting high-value consignments from around the UK.


Blackballed from Muirfield

31 January 2006

Late January/early February has become the new slot for golfiana sales with events held by Bonhams Chester (January 28) and Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh (February 7).