Estate & House Contents Auctions

Country House Contents and Private Collections

 

Sworders have a nationwide reputation for conducting successful auctions of substantial and important collections. We believe items sell better as part of a named collection, bidders and purchasers value the provenance and story behind items, it helps bring them to life and enables them to bid with enthusiasm and confidence, which of course, leads to higher hammer prices.

Our specialist team, led by Guy Schooling and Luke Macdonald, will ensure a very personal, first-rate, tailored and transparent service, from the initial call, through the preparation of the auction catalogue, promotion of the sale and the auction process itself, to the fall of the hammer and settlement.

Every collection is unique and will be handled as such.

Auctions can be conducted in our bespoke Stansted Mountfitchet Auction Rooms, where our experts successfully recreate the ambience and atmosphere of the house or collection, on the premises where the collection was housed or formed, or in a neutral venue, perhaps in central London, where we recently conducted a successful Asian Art Auction.

We have an experienced, knowledgeable, and dedicated marketing team who ensure collections, and the items within them, are promoted around the world, on social media, in print, with paid for advertisements and editorial provided by our press releases.

Each collection is personal and unique with an emotional connection to the owners who create or inherit them. Our team will work carefully and closely with clients to ensure a sensitive and carefully tailored handling of the collection and its eventual sale.

Our specialists

Guy Schooling

Guy Schooling
Head Specialist Art & Antiques | Chairman

T: 01279 817778
E: guyschooling@sworder.co.uk 

Luke Macdonald

Luke Macdonald
Head Specialist Art & Estates

T: 01279 817778
E: lukemacdonald@sworder.co.uk 

Daniel Webster

Daniel Webster
Senior Valuer | Head of Hertford Office

T: 01279 817778
E: lukemacdonald@sworder.co.uk 

Get In Touch

If you have an enquiry about a potential Estate or House Contents Auction, please use the form below to get in touch. All enquiries are treated in the strictest confidence. 

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