Reeman Dansie

Founded in 1881 in Colchester, Essex, Reeman Dansie moved to its current location at Severalls Business Park in 2003. 

Auctions are held on a regular basis, the general sales alternating with specialist sales in areas such as antiques and fine art, coins, militaria, classic cars, Royal memorabilia and East Anglian paintings.


Chandelier

George II chandelier among the five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes in the last week

15 February 2019

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week includes a George II chandelier and an architecture model of the Piazza del Duomo in Pisa.

Monkeys

Silver and glass menagerie – First bite of extensive collection of animal decanters sells at Essex auction house

26 November 2018

One half of an extensive single-owner collection of novelty Victorian and Edwardian silver and glass animal objects went under the hammer at Reeman Dansie’s two-day sale in Colchester last week.

Crocodile

Animal magic at Colchester auction house as a crocodile, cockatoo and walrus file into saleroom

20 November 2018

A menagerie of claret jugs, pepperettes, whisky tots and scent bottles is being offered for sale in Essex today.

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Chinese selection: from brooch to sword breakers

22 October 2018

Chinese material beyond the headlining world of porcelain continues to boost totals across the UK’s salerooms, occasionally eclipsing estimates.

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Getting stuffed is a good move for auctioneers

15 October 2018

Taxidermy, having emerged in a few years from a dusty, rather unseemly subject to a rostrum hot topic, continues to flourish across the country.

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Trengoff’s bottle brings seal of approval at Reeman Dansie

20 August 2018

The most desirable of all sealed bottles are those that are both named and dated. It is the possibility for geneaological research that fires many collectors.

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Pick of the Week: John Gibson terracotta sculpture emerges from house clearance

06 August 2018

Part of the intake for a general sale, a terracotta sculpture by a protégé of Antonio Canova sold for £21,000 (plus premium) at Reeman Dansie in Colchester.

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Saleroom selection: three artworks under £1000 including a painting by an Iraqi pioneer

02 July 2018

Three modestly valued works in regional sales including a painting by a pioneer of Iraqi modern art.

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French furniture keeps the market fresh

05 March 2018

With most English furniture still underperforming at auction, it is French 19th century cabinetmaking that is providing the soundest base of furniture sales in England.

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Topographical art elevates Essex sale

26 February 2018

Topographical watercolours may not be the hottest area of the art market, but they can still pack a punch in the saleroom.

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Rare MPM mark sends early Meissen teapot to £14,200 at Colchester sale

19 February 2018

A small collection of 18th century European porcelain offered by Reeman Dansie in Colchester included this Meissen teapot and cover c.1725.

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Strike a light for lost world of smoke

15 January 2018

A gentleman retires to his designated smoker’s chair, picks up his meerschaum pipe and Dunhill lighter and puffs away contentedly by his hearth… a vanished scenario in the UK today but recreated in the antiques world in these three items from December auctions.

Bennett

Charity art auction raises more than £100,000 for a national centre for Thomas Gainsborough

26 October 2017

Works by artists Antony Gormley and Maggi Hambling were among 130 lots sold at auction to raise more than £100,000 to create a national centre for the artist Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88) in Sudbury.

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‘Massive interest’ greets obscure British artist’s work in Colchester

16 October 2017

Half a dozen works by the obscure British artist Valentine Dobrée (1891-1974) sold for multi-estimate sums at Reeman Dansie (20% buyer’s premium) in Colchester on September 26-27.

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Ship pictures sold at Reeman Dansie paint a sad story

04 September 2017

Views created by vessel’s captain envisaged a kinder end to its career than a tragic collision...

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Quack Doctor prescribes surprise remedy

28 August 2017

Tentatively catalogued as ‘18th-19th century German, possibly Meissen’, a porcelain figure of the Quack Doctor from the Cryes of London series was the surprise tonic at Reeman Dansie’s (20% buyer’s premium) August 1 Colchester sale.

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Essex sale benefits from Herculean effort

12 June 2017

A major work by French academy painter Edouard Joseph Dantan (1846-97), unseen for over a century, has emerged at an auction in Colchester.

Edouard Joseph Dantan painting

Classical French salon painting rediscovered in Suffolk house offered at auction

07 June 2017

A major work by French Academy painter Edouard Joseph Dantan (1846-97) apparently unseen in public for over a century has emerged at an auction in Colchester.

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Polar explorer art discovery made in Chelsea

30 May 2017

Watercolours by the polar explorer Apsley Cherry-Garrard (1886-1959) were discovered among thousands of works from Stanley Studios in Chelsea.

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Pick of the Week: Artist studio yields a special chess set

15 May 2017

“When I first visited, the hairs on the back of my neck shot up. I knew immediately this was a unique capsule – a bohemian delight where a generation of artists had been inspired, had lived, loved and socialised.”

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