Moore Allen & Innocent

Moore Allen & Innocent is an auction house in Cirencester. Founded by Charles Moore in 1845,  their consignments are mostly sourced from across the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. 

The firm also operate another office in Lechlade and host regular art, antique and collectable sales with specialist categories including taxidermy, fishing, sporting goods, toys and garden statues.


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Affordable art: Three works sold for under £1001 including an oil by Paul Gauguin's son

13 May 2019

Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales below £1001, including an oil by Paul Gauguin's son Pola.

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Previews: £30,000 plus

04 March 2019

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

Lord Byron

Five lots to watch at auction this week including a Byron silhouette and a 1960s jukebox

04 February 2019

With estimates from £100-3000, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.

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Cotswold School Arts & Crafts sconce speculation

04 February 2019

A set of four Cotswold School Arts & Crafts wall sconces, one shown below, was catalogued by Moore Allen & Innocent (20% buyer’s premium) as in the Wild Strawberry pattern and in the manner of Ernest Gimson (1864-1919).

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Furniture: Georgian on buyers’ minds

04 February 2019

With vendors now well adjusted to realities of the market, the demand for standard Georgian furniture is unspectacular but steady.

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Salerooms steam in with toy treats

14 January 2019

Christmas has little, if any, effect on collectors of vintage and antique toys, but that doesn’t stop auctioneers mounting festive season specials.

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Auctioneers put names to faces to boost value

10 December 2018

Identifying the sitters of the past is one of the biggest drivers of value when it comes to selling traditional portraits on the secondary market.

Auctioneer to charge for condition reports

26 November 2018

Cotswold auction house Moore Allen & Innocent is trialling a new operation to encourage more people to attend its saleroom.

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Indian stunners as folk art thrills in Cirencester

13 August 2018

Cirencester saleroom Moore Allen & Innocent (20% buyer’s premium) enjoyed a taste of India’s fast-growing art market when three pictures by the Indian folk artist Jamini Roy (1887-1972) were scooped up for a total of £24,500.

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Summer brings books and works on paper auction riches

06 August 2018

June and July brought a rich crop of auctions in London, around the country and overseas. A few of those sales and stand-out results have already been reported on these and the ATG news pages, but many more hammer highlights were achieved.

'Sketch of the Analytical Engine' by Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace computing book taken to £95,000 at Cirencester auction

20 July 2018

A book by the 19th century computer pioneer Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) – known as ‘the Countess of Computing’ – has sold for £95,000 at Moore Allen & Innocent in Cirencester.

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Previews: £30,000 plus

16 July 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

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Poignant wartime sketches by Artists Rifles member who was killed at Passchendaele

09 July 2018

It has been described as perhaps the most curious regiment in the British Army, but the well-known names associated with the Artists Rifles were certainly not obscure.

Ada Lovelace

Book by computer pioneer – the Countess of Computing - comes up for auction in Cirencester

04 July 2018

A book by the 19th century computer pioneer and socialite Ada Lovelace is to be offered at auction in the Cotswolds.

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Movers and shakers: the latest arts and antiques appointments including TEFAF Maastricht's new chair of paintings

07 June 2018

From TEFAF Maastricht and a new CEO at a US auction house to a Mod Brit specialist and a porter who used to take tea with John Major - another ATG round-up of the latest appointments.

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Maltese artist mocks the Brits

09 April 2018

An oil by the famous Maltese painter Giuseppe Cali (1846-1930) fetched a five-figure sum when it went under the hammer at Moore Allen & Innocent (20% buyer’s premium) in Cirencester.

Beatles

Complete set of Beatles autographs auctioned in the Cotswolds

29 March 2018

A set of Beatles autographs goes under the hammer in the Cotswolds next month.

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Coverage from range of regional salerooms

05 February 2018

And still the lofts and attics of UK homes play their part in the lucrative China trade… A c.1800 Imperial yellow cushion cover was one example offered at Trevanion & Dean (19% buyer’s premium) in Whitchurch.

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Auction house appointments at Moore Allen & Innocent and Keys

15 January 2018

Lucie Rowe, who started her career with Cirencester auction house Moore Allen & Innocent 15 years ago as a part-time saleday porter, has been promoted to her first management position: assistant saleroom manager.

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Create your own home cinema with film posters and seats on sale at auction

04 January 2018

Televisions are so large these days that watching films in your own house has its own big screen quality. You could enhance the home cinema experience thanks to lots coming up at a Gloucestershire saleroom.

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