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.


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Mallett reunited with Dreweatts and Bloomsbury after sale by Stanley Gibbons

31 January 2018

Antiques dealership Mallett has been reunited with its former stablemates Dreweatts and Bloomsbury following a £100,000 purchase by Gurr Johns-owned Dreweatts.

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Pick of the Week: Warehouse reveals a treasure trove as Indian miniature takes £80,000 at Dreweatts' auction

29 January 2018

“Every auctioneer dreams of being instructed to handle a wide-ranging collection lovingly put together over decades and then packed away out of sight.“

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Previews: £30,000 plus

15 January 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

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Gross weighs in to make impact

15 January 2018

He was among the most prolific and longest serving official war artists of the Second World War, yet Anthony Gross (1905-84) remains an obscure name among 20th century British talents.

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Buyers take note of Algernon Newton

15 January 2018

Algernon Newton (1880-1968) is one of those British artists whose pictures went unnoticed for many years.

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Previews: Up to £500

02 January 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

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Hammer comes down on Mallett stock

27 November 2017

The last remnants of Mallett’s stock, including a clutch of 18th century pictures, were offered in a final sale in Berkshire on November 8.

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Prime Pilkington by talented pottery artist

06 November 2017

Offered at a wider-ranging, paintings and decorative arts sale at Dreweatts (24% buyer’s premium), this Pilkington’s Royal Lancastrian lustre vase, below, would have stood out at a post-1860s design sale.

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Dreweatts set third Mallett stock sale date

16 October 2017

Newly-independent Dreweatts will hold a third – and probably final – Mallett stock sale from Donnington Priory next month.

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George Bailey back at Dreweatts as end beckons for Bloomsbury Auctions

09 October 2017

Update (July 2019): auctions resumed at Bloomsbury in 2018 following Gurr Johns' purchase of Dreweatts and Bloomsbury in 2017. In February 2019 it expanded the number of sales at its London office at 16-17 Pall Mall. The original story is below.

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Gurr Johns buys auction houses Dreweatts and Bloomsbury

02 October 2017

Art consultancy and valuation firm Gurr Johns has bought auction firms Dreweatts and Bloomsbury from Stanley Gibbons for £1.25m.

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Watercolour master Cotman displays his drawing talents

28 August 2017

Fine examples of John Sell Cotman’s (1782-1842) draftsmanship appeared at separate auctions in the south of England.

Mark Law leaves Dreweatts

21 August 2017

Mark Law has left Dreweatts in Donnington Priory, with the future of the firm now unclear.

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Mark Law’s Dreweatts deal folds

07 August 2017

Mark Law’s deal to buy auction firm Dreweatts and the Mallett brand from stamp dealer group Stanley Gibbons has collapsed.

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Extension given to Mark Law to complete purchase of auction house Dreweatts

01 August 2017

The completion of Mark Law’s deal to buy Dreweatts from stamp dealer group Stanley Gibbons has been delayed for a second time due to a change in financial backing for the £2.4m purchase.

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Mark Law Dreweatts deal ‘delayed over funding’

17 July 2017

The completion of Mark Law’s deal to buy auction house Dreweatts from stamp dealer group Stanley Gibbons has been delayed due to a change in financial backing for the £2.4m purchase.

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Delay in Stanley Gibbons' sale of auction house Dreweatts to Mark Law

14 July 2017

The completion of Mark Law's deal to buy auction house Dreweatts from stamp dealer group Stanley Gibbons has been delayed due to a change in financial backing for the £2.4m deal.

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Mark Law to revive general sales at Dreweatts

26 June 2017

The new owner of Dreweatts in Newbury is to bring back a monthly general sale.

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19 June 2017

ATG's weekly selection of items on sale at auctions and dealerships.

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A Swell sale under Dreweatts' new ownership

19 June 2017

“I’m enjoying quite a honeymoon period,” said Mark Law, new joint owner of Dreweatts (24% buyer’s premium). He took on the day-to-day running of the Newbury auction house on May 9 ahead of taking over formally with investor partner Gavin Alexander later this summer.

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