Parker Fine Art Auctions

Buffy Parker and Henny Smith set up Parker Fine Art Auctions in Farnham, Surrey in 2020. The pair had worked together at auction house John Nicholson’s for around five years prior to that.

Parker, who started at Bonhams as a porter in 1973, had previously run his own art dealership in Hampshire for 30 years, while Smith started her career at Sotheby’s as an archivist in 1998 in the British pictures department and also previously worked at Tennants auctioneers.


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Surf’s up for Maggi Hambling

25 April 2022

A small work by Maggi Hambling (b.1945) was among the pieces of Modern and Contemporary art attracting interest recently at Parker Fine Art Auctions (25% buyer’s premium).

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The simple but charming style of J Fisher

04 April 2022

Local appeal propelled a naïve painting of Farnham to 40-times its top estimate at Parker Fine Art Auctions’ (25% buyer’s premium) latest sale.

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Emms dog portraits rear their heads in different parts of the country

28 February 2022

A couple of dog portraits by leading Victorian canine painter John Emms (1844-1912) brought a flurry of bids at separate auctions held just a day apart.

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Eastern European artists on the rise at UK auctions

21 February 2022

Pictures by eastern European artists generating interest from national-minded buyers is an increasingly common sight at UK regional sales.

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Leggett market gets a leg up

31 January 2022

Response to trio of works indicates fresh interest in female artists is a factor at all price levels

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Demand for modern female artists remains on a high

29 November 2021

The strong prices for Modern British female artists keep rolling on. Among the notable results in the regions recently was a beach scene by Dorothea Sharp (1874-1955) that was among the star performers at Parker Auctions (25% buyer’s premium).

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Rare example of an 'enconchado' painting makes 30-times estimate at Surrey auction

06 September 2021

An intriguing variation on an Old Master sparked a strong competition at Parker Fine Art (25% buyer’s premium) earlier this summer.

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From Highlands to east London

12 July 2021

A large 18th century watercolour of a Scottish loch by William Turner of Oxford (1789-1862) emerged as a star lot at Parker Fine Art (25% buyer’s premium).

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Collection fit to take centre stage

26 April 2021

Portrait of Sarah Bernhardt was one of the stand-out lots in a 300-lot white-glove auction.

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Another white glove in the frame

26 April 2021

Another white-glove group of items featured at Parker Fine Art earlier this year when all 300 picture frame lots sold in its first sale of 2021, raising a hammer total of £38,400.

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Realism dawns as Parker enjoys record sale

29 March 2021

A private collection of pictures helped Parker Fine Art Auctions to its highest total since opening in Farnham last year.

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Watercolour showing rail reaching the Highlands sold to local community

08 February 2021

A summer landscape of the Western Highlands of Scotland by Walter Hugh Paton (1828-95) was offered at Parker Fine Art Auctions (25% buyer’s premium).

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Ornithological watercolour ordered by brother of Louis XIII is highest Parker Fine Art saleroom price so far

23 November 2020

The highest price to date at Parker Fine Art Auctions (25% buyer’s premium) came at its latest Fine Paintings sale when a rare ornithological watercolour caught the eye of a number of bidders, including from abroad.

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Ex-Nicholson’s pair launch auction house in Surrey with £10 vendor fee

29 June 2020

Art specialist Buffy Parker has launched Parker Fine Art Auctions in Surrey and will hold his first sale in September.

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