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    Works of Art cover a broad range of disciplines, from bronzes through to carved ivory.

    Every month we sell many Works of Art lots, and as in many auctions, there are always a few surprises, such as a Chinese carved ivory glove box. Taken to a charity shop as a pile of bits, we put it back together and sold it for £2,200.

    When we are out and about visiting clients, we also have to wander around the gardens, which is where this bronze figure of a girl was found. Brought in from the cold, there was hot bidding and she sold for £900.

    However, we often come across lots, whilst they are not of high value, they generate high levels of pre-auction interest. One such lot, was a pair of mid Victorian rosewood work boxes. With similar individual boxes being worth less than £100 each, it was rare find a pair. Probably originally bought for a mother and daughter, or maybe sisters, they romped away selling for £450, with many under bidders walking away disappointed but with the vendor left being very pleased with the result.

    All of our auctions use live internet bidding platforms to ensure that every lot, whether it is worth £20 or £500,000, reaches the widest possible market and sells for the best price possible. In the run up to an auction we can receive over 1,000 emails requesting further information to lots in the sale. Attached to these email replies, we regularly send out over 5,000 digital images, such is the interest generated in our auctions.

    For further information regarding selling works of art at one of our auctions, please contact Richard Bromell, Director

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      Richard Bromell ASAF
      Director, Auctioneer & Valuer

      Do you have an item or items you wish to have valued or sell?
      Please contact us, or telephone us if you prefer.
      If you decide to sell your items through Charterhouse we would be delighted to help.

      Richard Bromell has over 30 years of experience within the auction world. He originally started work in The Long Street Salerooms when it was owned by Phillips. Since then, he has worked for numerous firms of auctioneers from Bearne’s in Torquay up to Tennants in Yorkshire.  If you call the office to arrange a free home visit, then it will probably be Richard who will see you at your property.  Since the 1990’s, Richard has been involved in numerous antiques television programmes including Going for a Song (with both Michael Parkinson & Anne Robinson), Going, Going, Gone, Antiques Treasure Hunt, Antiques Road Trip and Flog It!  In 2003 and 2004, Richard was nominated as one of the top four auctioneers in the country at The British Antique & Collectors Awards (BACA). This was the first time an auctioneer has been nominated for two consecutive years.  What do you love about running Charterhouse? “The huge variety of items I see every day, from silver to medals. Every day is like Christmas, you never know what you are going to see!”

      Opening Hours
      We are open from Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
      Please come to the saleroom at any time for a free verbal valuation.
      Viewing for antique auctions Wednesday 10 am to 6 pm and Thursday 10 am to 5 pm during sale week.
      Antique Auctions start at 10 am on Friday with viewing from 8.30 am until 9.45 am.
      There is limited viewing during the sale.
      Viewing days and times vary for car sales.
      Please contact the office for details

      Tel: (00 44)1935 812277

      Opening Hours
      We are open from Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

      Due to current covid-19 restrictions, our normal service is slightly restricted.

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