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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Chinese crane set to take flight

20 June 2012

This Chinese cloisonné enamel crane from the Qing Dynasty (18th-19th century) will be offered in Dreweatts’ Donnington Priory sale on June 27.

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Evidence of a dealer’s dedicated eye

23 May 2012

Duncan Campbell was a remarkable and unconventional dealer. His gallery in Thackeray Street, Kensington, was packed with pretty much anything that caught his eye, whether it was paintings, prints, pottery, furniture, or tribal art.

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The Duchess steams to £140,000 world record

16 May 2012

It was full steam ahead at Dreweatts’ auction of model locomotives from the Salem Collection as a world record price was run up.

Richards takes over as deputy chairman at Dreweatts

19 March 2012

THE Fine Art Auction Group Ltd, trading as Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions, have appointed Will Richards as deputy chairman of Dreweatts.

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Andro Gilmour makes his mark

17 December 2011

ONLY two Scottish 17th century lace-back spoons are recorded by the National Museum of Scotland so this example offered by Dreweatts at Donnington Priory was quite a rarity.

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Decoding the oldest trick in the book

27 September 2011

THE largest 'Conjuring' sale seen in London for some time, at Bloomsbury Auctions on September 8, had at its core the 460-lot collection of the late Bob Read, a 'Close-Up Entertainer' and lecturer in the UK and USA who was a tireless researcher into the history of magic and conjuring.

Dreweatts finalise deal to acquire Bloomsbury Auctions

12 July 2011

LEADING regional auctioneers Dreweatts have formally acquired London-based antiquarian book specialists Bloomsbury Auctions.

Oliphant oak at £15,000

31 May 2011

DONNINGTON Priory saleroom Dreweatts sold the collection of Bob Oliphant as part of a wider-ranging auction of traditional art and antiques on May 24-25.

Dreweatts head for the racecourse

14 March 2011

DREWEATTS auctioneers have announced that they will make their first sortie into the racing world by sponsoring a race at Newbury Racecourse on Friday, April 15.

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Dreweatts to offer John Hobbs’ stock ‘as seen’ in December auction

29 November 2010

IN the week when dealer John Hobbs was due to meet his former restorer a London court, Dreweatts have announced they will be selling his stock at auction in December.

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Drum table from Windsor Castle takes £40,000

08 November 2010

THIS George IV rosewood, parcel gilt and gilt metal mounted drum table, in the manner of Morel and Seddon, c.1825 topped Dreweatts latest furniture sale at Donnington Priory with a bid of £40,000.

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The train crash that cost Steinbeck ‘part of his brain’

26 July 2010

“ED seriously injured late today when train hit car – Ritch”. When a shocked John Steinbeck received this telegram in May, 1948, he left immediately for Monterey, California, but by the time he got there his good friend Ed Ricketts, the man he later described as being “part of my brain for 18 years”, was dead.

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Knibb wall clock strikes £37,000

22 February 2010

THIS rare Charles II clock by John Knibb of Oxford, c.1685, was recently found by the vendor when sorting through effects inherited from a family member around 50 years ago.

Munich alliance for Dreweatts and Bloomsbury

01 February 2010

BLOOMSBURY Auctions and Dreweatts have announced an alliance with Hermann Historica, the German specialist auctioneers in arms, armour and militaria.

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Nice little urners at £54,000

25 January 2010

THE highlight of Dreweatts' January 13 furniture sale at Donnington Priory was a pair of monumental, late 19th century Italian, sculpted alabaster, twin-handled urns.

Dreweatts set up separate company to handle clients' money

05 October 2009

LEADING UK fine art auctioneers Dreweatts have established a separate company governed by independent directors to handle clients’ money.

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Puritan Values tested in October

18 September 2009

THE first tangible evidence of the new Dreweatt-Bloomsbury alliance will be the two-day preview at Bloomsbury's rooms in Maddox Street for Puritan Values, Designers and Makers 1850-1950, the 400-lot auction of the Anthony Geering collection.

Dreweatts and Bloomsbury strike alliance

14 September 2009

Leading regional auctioneers Dreweatts have formed a strategic alliance with London antiquarian book specialists Bloomsbury Auctions.

Premium rise at Bloomsbury

10 August 2009

Bloomsbury Auctions are to increase their buyer’s premium from 20 to 22 per cent.

Dreweatts turn their eye on London with new appointment

10 August 2009

Dreweatts have stepped up their competition for London business by appointing James James-Crook as Director of Business Development, with immediate effect.

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