Roseberys

Roseberys is an auction house based in South London. They hold general and specialist sales at their West Norwood saleroom in areas including Islamic & Indian art, Modern & Contemporary pictures and vintage fashion and antique textiles.

The firm was founded in 1987 by Ian Cadzow who formerly worked at both Phillips and Sotheby’s. Roseberys launched a subsidiary venture Vertu@Roseberys in 2016 to host online-only timed auctions.


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Twentieth century design in the regions led by Beuer chaise longue

07 January 2019

While five-figure sums for top-end 20th century design furniture are familiar in the international centres of New York, Paris and London, fewer pieces appear in the UK regional market.

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‘The first female Cubist painter’

21 December 2018

Early works from artist known as Marevna is key feature of family collection sold in London.

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Hartigan's art is on the rise

21 December 2018

More female talent emerged at Roseberys in the form of this fiery piece of Abstract Expressionism below by American painter Grace Hartigan (1922-2008).

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Swiss watch is an eyecatcher

17 December 2018

Eclipsed in price by a £150,000 pearl (News, ATG No 2369), the c.1810 Swiss gold automaton pocket watch shown below was at least as eye-catching at the Roseberys (25% buyer’s premium) jewellery and watches auction on November 20.

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Five lots to watch at auction this week including work by the first female Cubist and Queen Victoria’s chair cover

03 December 2018

From Queen Victoria’s chair cover and a military cross to a work by Marevna, dubbed ‘the first female Cubist’, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.

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UK sales of Asian art – a coming together of cultures

03 December 2018

Despite the disparity in numbers, the market for Chinese and Japanese works of art are increasingly aligned.

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What to see: Six offerings from auctioneers and dealers to look out for during Russian week

26 November 2018

The annual series of Russian art sales kicks off in London this week.

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Mystery pearl in Belle Epoque necklace sells at £150,000 at auction in south London

22 November 2018

A 200-year-old saltwater pearl, later mounted in a Belle Epoque necklace, has sold at a hammer price of £150,000 at Roseberys in West Norwood (plus 25% buyer’s premium) to a London phone bidder.

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South London sale surprises from India and Egypt

19 November 2018

Two of the outstanding surprises from the specialist 478-lot Islamic & Indian Art sale at Roseberys (23% buyer’s premium) in West Norwood on October 22 are illustrated here.

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Box clever: Five boxes coming up at auction this month

16 November 2018

Whether you are a collector of silver boxes or cigarette cases, a variety of shapes and sizes are on offer at auction. Here is a selection coming up at auction next week.

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Pearl of considerable merit at Roseberys

12 November 2018

The exact history of this 200-year-old saltwater pearl is unknown but it is undoubtedly a gem of considerable merit.

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Auction house Roseberys promotes Vicki Wonfor to joint management role

22 October 2018

Auction house Roseberys has promoted Vicki Wonfor to joint managing director, working alongside chairman and joint MD Ian Cadzow.

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News In Brief - including a promotion at Roseberys and a new Sotheby's retail website

22 October 2018

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a promotion at Roseberys and a new Sotheby's retail website.

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Five choice objects up for auction in Islamic Week

19 October 2018

The biannual series of Islamic and Indian art auctions held in April and October offers a wide range of art and artefacts celebrating the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the Middle East and the subcontinent. This year’s ‘Islamic Week’, running from October 22-26, includes sales from five auction houses, highlights of which are pictured below.

‘Big Top’ lots: Four circus-related collectables up for sale this autumn

16 October 2018

It is not often that you get the chance to bid for your very own circus. But auction house Roseberys is offering just that. A handmade model of a circus is among the remarkable circus-related items up at auction this autumn. Here ATG selects four highlights.

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Patrick Caulfield’s ‘Pony’ takes £220,000 at Roseberys auction

26 September 2018

A painting titled 'Pony' by British artist Patrick Caulfield (1936-2005) has sold for £220,000 at south London saleroom Roseberys.

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Roseberys mixes British fashion and Mod Brit art in Mayfair

14 September 2018

Auction house Roseberys teamed up with fashion label High by Claire Campbell for a preview in Mayfair of its upcoming Modern & Contemporary British Art sale.

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Snake symbol of eternal love warms auctioneer's heart in south London

03 September 2018

Far more fluent in the language of jewellery and stones, the Georgians and Victorians would have immediately made the link between snakes and eternal love. The ouroboros – a serpent swallowing its own tail – was commonly understood as a symbol of eternity.

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Patrick Caulfield work ahead of the field at Roseberys’ highest-ever estimate

27 August 2018

A simple image titled 'Pony' by British artist Patrick Caulfield is the highest-estimated lot ever to be offered at south London saleroom Roseberys.

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Buttons up at the Bleasdales sale

27 August 2018

‘More affordable’ Lucie Rie lots head a selection of hammer highlights from summer sales.

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