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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Wartime letters to ‘Queenie’ up at auction

13 November 2017

Cirencester auction house Moore Allen & Innocent will offer a cache of uncensored letters written by a prominent First World War officer.

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First World war photograph: not so top brass

28 August 2017

Militaria has the advantage of a wide price range for items. A photograph sold in Cirencester on July 7 was a good example of ‘more affordable’ levels.

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Russians scoop majority of Soviet-era painting collection

14 August 2017

More than 100 Russian paintings consigned from a single source went under the hammer at Moore Allen & Innocent’s (18% buyer’s premium) July 7 sale in Cirencester.

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Christmas cards signed by The Queen sell at Moore Allen and Innocent

12 August 2017

A collection of Christmas cards documenting the Royal Family over the decades took a total of £1530 at auction last week.

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Safety first as miners’ lamp shines at Cirencester auction

26 June 2017

A miners‘ lamp lit up bidding at a Cotswold saleroom to set a record for a George Stephenson model.

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Stephenson miners’ lamp lights up auction

21 June 2017

A Georgian miners’ lamp lit up bidding at a Cotswold saleroom this month to a record for a Stephenson model.

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Pick of the Week: armchair made from Godwin design sits comfortably in Cirencester auction

02 May 2017

A rare ebonised framed armchair after the original design by Edward William Godwin (1833-86) sold for £44,000 (plus 18% premium) at Moore Allen & Innocent in Cirencester on April 21.

The Gloucestershire town of Cirencester

Postcards of Cirencester Market Place through the ages come to auction in the Gloucestershire town

25 March 2017

Cirencester has welcomed a new marketplace after a £1.3m redevelopment and months of roadworks. But for those feeling nostalgic for what the town centre used to look like, a collection of postcards offered at auction will help the sentimental come to terms with the changes.

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Taxidermy is hot stuff

25 March 2017

The taxidermy market continues to grow – particularly for showpiece lots such as the Bengal tiger’s head offered at Andrew Smith (19% buyer’s premium) of Winchester on February 8.

Meiji period netsuke of a rat

The rat awakens – Netsuke estimated at £200-300 sparks bidding war and sells at £28,500

22 July 2016

This tiny ivory netsuke of a rat was the major suprise of a recent auction in the Cotswolds.

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Cooper’s cased trout brings demand in Cirencester

02 March 2016

Cased fish, once the only acceptable face of the taxidermy market, have cooled since the 1990s when prices in excess of £3000 were commonplace.

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Saleroom throws open its (large) doors to a revamp

02 September 2014

Auctioneer Philip Allwood is pictured here looking pleased as punch to be standing in front of a big barn door because it marks the completion of Moore Allen & Innocent’s new offices.

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Roman life in clay at £9500

27 June 2014

The Roman artist Bartolomeo Pinelli (1781-1835) is best known as a prolific engraver, selling to tourists his prints portraying the everyday life and costumes of characters encountered in and around the Piazza della Rotonda.

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Cheeky biscuit tin at Cirencester auction

21 December 2012

At first glance all looks well in this Edwardian garden party scene illustrated on the lid of a Huntley & Palmers biscuit tin. But is that a naked couple in the bushes at the back of the picture?

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Cinema seats in Cirencester

10 October 2012

Thirty original Art Deco seats from Cirencester’s Regal Cinema, demolished in 2004, are going under the hammer at local auction house Moore Allen & Innocent on October 12.

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The world’s biggest binoculars?

18 July 2012

What could well be the largest binoculars ever produced, this one-off commission was consigned to Cirencester auctioneers Moore Allen & Innocent following a house clearance in Cheltenham.

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Cracking open the wine at Cirencester sale

20 December 2010

THE Robert Jones and Son second model corkscrew is perhaps the most desirable of all of the many Victorian patent corkscrews.

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Desk proves a draw at £18,500

07 June 2010

THIS Regency mahogany Carlton House desk, embellished with barber's pole stringing and marquetry fleur-de-lys medallions, was consigned for sale at Moore Allen & Innocent of Cirencester and attracted seven phone lines and others in the room.

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Cirencester saleroom suffers £40,000 theft on anniversary

08 June 2009

A WELL-ORGANISED gang targeted the premises of Cirencester auctioneers Moore Allen & Innocent on May 28, taking antiques with a combined value of between £20,000-40,000.

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Godwin tiles for sale as church undergoes restoration

21 July 2008

HUNDREDS of Victorian gothic revival floor tiles removed as part of a £2m renovation of the church of St John Baptist, Cirencester, will be sold by Moore Allen & Innocent on Friday, July 25.

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