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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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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Rembrandt portrait sold in Cotswolds now authenticated

23 June 2008

THE man regarded as the world’s leading authority on Rembrandt has declared the self portrait that sold at auction in the Cotswolds for £2.2m last October as a genuine work by the Dutch master.

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Hidden gem from the Michelangelo of musical boxes makes £54,000

09 June 2008

François Nicole, the Geneva-based pioneer of the musical box, is thought to have made around 440 boxes during his working life, but only 60 are known today. Make that 61: courtesy of a local vendor another turned up at Cirencester auctioneer Moore Allen & Innocent on May 30.

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Anglers rise to the bait as authorities force the sale of key collection

12 April 2008

IT was the finest UK collection of antique fishing tackle to come to auction for a decade and it arrived via an unusual route.

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Estimates are tempting bait for unusual catch

06 March 2008

Here’s one that didn’t get away. A major collection of antique fishing tackle comes to auction at Moore Allen & Innocent’s Cirencester saleroom on March 11 via an unusual route.

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New provincial picture high as laughing Rembrandt takes £2.2m

26 October 2007

ESTIMATED at just £1000-1500, a work catalogued as by a follower of Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) has sold for £2.2m at the Gloucestershire saleroom of Moore, Allen & Innocent (15% buyer’s premium).

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The power of the unknown Powell

03 January 2007

A late 17th century English musical lantern clock with a musical movement closed the year in style at Moore Allen & Innocent of Norcote near Cirencester when it was bought by a private collector from the Midlands at £22,000 (plus 15 per cent buyer’s premium) on December 8.

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Untouched in every way

13 July 2004

WITH its prevalence of antiques shops and auctioneers, one might imagine a degree of difficulty in locating a member of Cotswolds society untouched by the world of antiques.

Distinctive early 18th century armchair

19 July 1999

UK: AT THE first sale in their new Norcote saleroom near Cirencester on July 9, Moore Allen & Innocent sold this distinctive walnut leather-seated early 18th century armchair for £21,000 (plus 10 per cent buyer’s premium).

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