Mallams

Mallams has been trading since 1788 and now has salerooms in Oxford, Cheltenham and Abingdon as well as a valuation office in Burford. 

In addition to conducting general sales, house sales and a biannual ‘House and Garden’ sale, they also hold specialist auctions of 20th century art, books and manuscripts, ceramics and glass, clocks and barometers, collectables, Eastern and Oriental art, furniture, paintings, silver, jewellery and watches.


Bullingdon Club painting

Bullingdon Club painting of Cameron and Johnson goes to auction

17 November 2016

An oil painting of the infamous Bullingdon Club ‘class of ’87’ photo will go to auction next month.

Mahakala

Bronze deity doorstopper becomes a showstopper after making £85,000 at auction

31 October 2016

A bronze figure of the fierce four-armed deity Mahakala that was being used as a doorstop in a Gloucestershire cottage sold for £85,000 at Mallams’ Chinese art sale in Cheltenham.

Yongzheng vase at Mallams

Yongzheng perfection brings £750,000

06 May 2016

Made under the watchful eye of the third Qing emperor, a Chinese porcelain vase valued at just £12 in the 1950s sold for £750,000 at the latest sale held by Mallams in Cheltenham.

Qing porcelain vase

Charles George collection vase to go to auction

06 April 2016

Made under the watchful eye of the third Qing emperor, a porcelain vase valued at just £12-15 in the 1950s is expected to bring over £20,000 when it is sold at auction on April 27-28.

Gluck Sussex landscape at Mallams auction

Gluck’s Sussex landscape brings demand at Mallams

18 March 2016

Among the lots drawing competition at the latest picture sale held by Mallams of Oxford was a hilltop view of the Sussex landscape by Hannah Gluckstein (1895-1978).

Making herstory at Mallams

01 March 2016

‘History has been made at Mallams today’ trumpeted the firm’s Twitter feed.

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Damien Hirst ‘fakes’ flood the market

01 February 2016

Fake works purporting to be Damien Hirst studio paintings are circulating on the UK regional art and antiques market.

Archibald Knox necklace

Liberty and Liberalism combine for Archibald Knox record

16 December 2015

This gold and peacock blue enamel necklace designed by Archibald Knox sold for £31,000 at Mallams in Oxford.

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Constable family portrait rediscovered

24 June 2015

In the 1984 book ‘The Late Paintings and Drawings of John Constable’ by Graham Reynolds, a pencil drawing of the back and shoulders of the artist’s wife Mrs Maria Constable (nee Bicknell) is described as ‘whereabouts unknown’.

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A £23,000 Benson light show in Oxford

29 May 2015

The work of designer and architect William Arthur Smith Benson (1854-1924) entered a new price arena when this silvered brass ceiling light sold for £23,000 at Mallams Oxford.

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Asian sales begin at a canter

29 October 2014

Mallams of Cheltenham saw this jade rolling horse, part of a private collection of Chinese handstone carvings, sell for £170,000 at their latest Asian art sale.

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No end to desire for Russell Flints

28 May 2014

An instantly recognisable William Russell Flint (1880-1969) watercolour drew a strenuous competition at Mallams in Oxford last week.

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Golden Age walnut and the Rainhill Trials under the microscope in Oxford sale

02 April 2014

Eighty lots from a local estate ensured a flying start to Mallams’ recent sale in Oxford and provided an insight into the taste and interests of a collector buying 60 years ago.

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Weapons of choice in the Pacific Islands

10 January 2014

In the islands of the Pacific, where hardwood trees were abundant and iron virtually non-existent until the 19th century, the fighting club was elevated to an art form – made in a wider variety of forms and with more lavish decoration than any other weapon.

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Louis Vuitton trunks sell at £24,000

25 June 2013

The two-day House & Garden Sale at Mallams in Abingdon, Oxfordshire saw this near pair of early 20th century Louis Vuitton ‘malle armoire secretaires’ sell for £24,000.

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Prayer rug appears at Oxford sale

11 January 2013

This Shirvan Marasali prayer rug is part of a private collection of Caucasian rugs consigned to Mallams’ sale in Oxford on January 23.

Delivery added to services at saleroom.com

22 October 2012

Mallams’ Gentleman’s Library Sale in Oxford on October 31 will be the first to benefit from a new the-saleroom.com delivery service.

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Rare table in Cheltenham generates strong interest

28 February 2011

AMONG the more unusual entries to Mallams' latest sale in Cheltenham was this early Victorian table carved from parrot coal.

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Nevinson marches to £130,000 in Oxford

22 October 2010

FOUND earlier this year in a house near Oxford where they were carrying out a probate valuation, auctioneers Mallams offered for sale this seminal painting Bravo! by C.R.W. Nevinson (1889-1946) on October 13.

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Seminal Nevinson comes to market after 76 years

20 September 2010

WARTIME works by C.R.W. Nevinson (1889-1946) are iconic, sought after and scarce – a potent commercial combination.

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