Dreweatts

Founded in 1759, Dreweatts is an auction house based in Donnington Priory in Newbury. It is currently owned by Gurr Johns and managed by George Bailey. Gurr Johns bought the firm from the Stanley Gibbons Group in 2017.

Dreweatts’ specialist auctions include: jewellery, silver, watches, clocks, silver, Asian art, European ceramics and antique furniture.


Thomas Daniell picture

Pick of the week: Daniells artwork is the Shore thing

26 February 2024

It is a good time to be selling works by Thomas Daniell (1749-1840).

Set of six George III giltwood side chairs

Pick of the week: Chippendale’s Brocket Hall suite

05 February 2024

A set of six George III giltwood side chairs made by Thomas Chippendale for Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire sold at Dreweatts on January 31.

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Annual auction totals: Dreweatts takes top spot again in an increasingly selective market

29 January 2024

Regional firms report that while big buyers remain active the middle level is challenging

Drew Pritchard

Salvage Hunters' TV star Drew Pritchard is selling his personal collection at auction

17 January 2024

TV presenter and antiques dealer Drew Pritchard is to sell items from his personal collection at Dreweatts in March.

A group shot of Ruskin pottery

Ruskin pottery collection stars in Dreweatts’ Interiors sale

11 January 2024

Pottery that came from the original Ruskin factory collection drew healthy competition at an auction in Newbury.

Regency side cabinet

Six highlights selling at Dreweatts’ auction of artist’s collection

09 January 2024

Items from the private collection of contemporary artist Pablo Bronstein (b.1977) formed a 289-lot dedicated sale at Dreweatts in Newbury.

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A trio of works by the brilliant Burges

20 November 2023

Jade censer modified by the architect-designer for his own enjoyment returns to auction in Edinburgh

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Korean screen heads to US institution at £175,000

20 November 2023

This 18th century Korean eight-panel screen depicts a subject borrowed from Ming prototypes: a banquet honouring the famed Tang dynasty general Guo Ziyi.

Brockfield Hall

Winners of Sotheby’s and Dreweatts-sponsored Historic Houses awards announced

15 November 2023

Two awards, sponsored by Sotheby’s and Dreweatts, have been announced by Historic Houses.

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Howard & Sons sitting comfortably

13 November 2023

Chairs and sofas by Howard & Sons are a pricey niche market these days, largely immune to the varying fortunes of the wider market for Victorian and Edwardian furniture.

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Robert Kime: ‘Great assembler of beautiful things’

30 October 2023

Pictures were a prominent part of the Robert Kime (1946-2022) aesthetic.

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Kime flies when you’re bidding

30 October 2023

Focus on three days of dispersing the collection of renowned interior designer and antiques dealer

Bardon Hall

Sculpture dealers Tomasso to offer collection at Dreweatts auction

26 October 2023

Leeds and London dealership Tomasso is to hold a sale of stock at Dreweatts on November 14-15.

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Korean banquet fills up eight panels

23 October 2023

This 18th century Korean eight-panel screen depicts a subject borrowed from Ming prototypes: a banquet honouring the famed Tang dynasty general Guo Ziyi.

English School portrait

Auction of Robert Kime collection takes more than £7m

09 October 2023

The sale of the collection of dealer and ‘titan of design’ Robert Kime drew a flurry of interest at Dreweatts last week, raising more than £7.6m hammer across three days.

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It’s a small world: Cary pocket globes emerge in two sales

02 October 2023

Three-inch globes were mostly sold as pocket globes, typically as a terrestrial globe contained within a ray-skin case with the celestial gores for the heavens pasted inside.

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Antiquities lots turn heads in salerooms

25 September 2023

This carved marble portrait head of a youth shown here is Roman and comes from a tightly dated period of the 2nd century.

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If at first you don’t succeed, try a new estimate

28 August 2023

What’s best to do with unsold lots… offer them again at half the price guide perhaps?

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A Duncan Grant market tester

28 August 2023

Testing the market for still-lifes by Bloomsbury school favourite Duncan Grant (1885-1978), a painting by the artist emerged fresh from a notable source in Somerset.

Portrait by Harrington Mann

Mystery woman sets auction record for artist Harrington Mann

21 August 2023

A large and striking 1920s portrait of a young woman drew strong competition at Dreweatts’ (26% buyer’s premium) sale of Anouska Hempel’s collection.

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