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.

'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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

JMW Turner sketch

JMW Turner sketch makes £22,000 at Cirencester auction

24 November 2017

An original sketch by JMW Turner (1775-1851) has sold for £22,000 (plus buyer’s premium) at Moore Allen & Innocent in Cirencester.


Turner sketch to be offered at auction in Cirencester

20 November 2017

An original sketch by JMW Turner is expected to achieve £15,000-20,000 at Moore Allen & Innocent’s selected antiques sale in Cirencester on November 24.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.