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2015 Auction Calendar

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Due to the increase in specialist sales, Sworders will reduce the number of Interiors sales


An historically important ship's figurehead from the Brazilian slave ship, 'Piratenim’, sold for £50,000


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An early Christmas special...

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

A natural pearl necklace led the way in the glittering Silver & Jewellery sale held on 25 November


The Grand Prix chair was designed by the Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen in 1957


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A Victorian Four Wheel Phaeton

Saturday, 01 November 2014

In the next Country House sale, there will be the unmissable sight of a horsedrawn phaeton outside the entrance


A rare opportunity to join our team at Sworders, one of the UK's leading regional auction rooms with a global reputation. General Valuer/Auctioneer An exciting opportunity has arisen for a general Valuer/Auctioneer (rostrum experience not essential) to join our successful team. Prospective candidates will be IT literate, be able to undertake a broad range of valuation and have cataloguing and saleroom experience. The successful applicant should be customer fo…


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A German Glass Jar

Monday, 20 October 2014

For most weeks of the year, Sworders hold the ever popular Interiors sales on Wednesdays. With prices ranging between £50 to £300 and above, it is a great opportunity to find some hidden gems among the ceramics, silver and other antiques. Most of the items come in from our weekly valuation days on Thursdays and Fridays in Stansted and every Thursday from 10am to 1pm in our Hertford office. We offer free, no obligation valuations for anyone who comes in with their items. Next week, a…


It was a sale of several treasured collections from London and East Anglia


                  A silver Beetle Nut Box and Cover, mid 19th century, in the form of a butterfly alighting on a gourd, the sides engraved with endless knots and shou, in three divisions for beetle nut, lime and pa'n leaf, stampedshu wu, zu wen, xiang, dents, wear, 8.8cm.  By repute this box was looted from the Summer Palace by Captain Bryan Charles Fairfax of the Durham Light Infantry, b.1873, d.1950. Fairfax received the China 190…


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Valuation days at Sworders

Thursday, 02 October 2014

Sworders hold weekly valuation days in Hertford and Stansted