2018: A Remarkable Year

 

Sworders Fine Art has held a string of phenomenal auctions this year. Beginning with The Residual Contents of North Mymms Park, one of the most significant house contents sales of 2018, which included an important and extraordinary collection of 16th and17th century tapestries with impeccable provenances via J P Morgan to the Paolazzo Verde in Genoa, selling for a gross total of in excess of £1m. 

This was followed by a further two-day auction to celebrate ten years in our wonderful building.  The Anniversary Auction included collections from the length and breadth of the United Kingdom, from Glasgow to Alderney and Cornwall to East Anglia. Highlights included a red lacquered George II bureau bookcase selling for £14,260 and a pair of George III satinwood pier tables achieving £9,000.

Into September, having previously welcomed Royalty, we welcomed pop royalty in the form of Sir Rod Stewart!  Sir Rod, having recently moved home and in need of a good old fashioned clear out, entered 40 lots for our Fine Interiors sale, attracting huge global media interest (and die-hard fans). Among the lots, which all sold well over estimate, were a pair of Victorian leather armchairs making £9,340.

October brought the auction of an important collection of Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson furniture from the iconic Art Deco Horlicks factory in Slough. The cache of 45 lots of Arts and Crafts oak furniture comprised one of the Mouseman’s largest commissions from the prime period of his career. It sold for a staggering £290,280, three times the high estimate for the collection.

Understanding new trends has also led Sworders to enhance its sales programme with regular auctions of East Anglian Art, Modern Design, Contemporary Prints, Asian Art, Fine Wine, Jewellery and Watches.

Next year, we begin the season with The Barbara Holliday Collection of Modern British Art and Traditional Furniture, followed, in March, by The Principal Contents of Holland House, near Southwold. 

 

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Now Accepting Entries For 2019

 

Sworders have been providing specialist valuations for auction since 1782.

Our specialists are on hand to talk you through the process of selling at auction, offering free valuations via email or by appointment at one of our offices. With over 40 auctions held each year, Sworders are able to offer a quick turnaround for your goods and high prices realised by marketing your consignments to prospective bidders based all around the world.

We are now accepting entries for our forthcoming specialist sales:

Entries are also invited for specialist categories of the fortnightly Homes & Interiors sales, to include: Books | Coins and Tokens | Garden Funriture and Statuary | Militaria and Medals | Toys 

To find out more about our forthcoming sales or talk further about potential consignments, please do not hesitate to get in touch:

T: 01279 817778

E: consignments@sworder.co.uk 

 


 

Request a Valuation Now

 

Here at Sworders we are glad to offer a free online valuation service. Please fill out the form and press the 'Submit' button below. To help us with your valuation please attach clear photographs of the item where possible. You can submit up to 5. Approximate dimensions are also useful. Expect to hear from the appropriate valuer as soon as possible.

 

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Why Sell With Sworders?

 

  • Friendly, knowledgeable staff offering exceptional personal advice to guide you through the auction process step by step
  • Innovative, thoughtful marketing to a worldwide audience ensuring your items are seen, desired and purchased by the world’s largest markets
  • High prices achieved
  • Transparent costs
  • Payment received within 21 working days

 

The first step to selling your item at one of our auctions is to receive a free valuation from one of our specialists. Once you have received your estimate, and if you are happy with it, our staff will help you to consign your item to the next appropriate auction.

The easiest way to receive your estimate is to use our online valuation form here by providing photographs and as much detail as possible.

Alternatively you can post smaller items to us, via Special Delivery to:

Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers
Cambridge Road
Stansted Mountfitchet
Essex, CM24 8GE

Make sure you include contact details and any special notes about the item.

Sworders offer an open door policy every day, alternatively you can arrange an appointment by calling 01279 817778.

If your goods are too large to bring in for a valuation, or if you are looking to clear house contents, please contact us and we can arrange for one of our valuers to visit your home.