Charlotte Lee-Finglas

Charlotte Lee-Finglas

Fine Interiors | Valuer & Cataloguer 

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Charlotte joined Sworders’ Fine Interiors department in 2021, where she’s enjoyed developing the sale’s digital presentation, an area she sees as imperative to allow a very traditional industry to reach a global audience of interiors enthusiasts.

Before Sworders, Charlotte spent five years working at a London-based valuation firm in association with Sotheby’s and has ten years of experience in the industry. She has been fortunate to work with significant collections including The Palace of Westminster’s Historic Furniture Collection, The Britten-Pears Foundation, Oxburgh Hall, and Holkham Hall.

Charlotte has a degree in History and History of Art and a master's in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies. Her interests include British and Continental furniture, textiles and needleworks, and sculpture, but most of all she is fascinated by the stories of the makers and collectors behind the objects.


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The Warner Dailey Collection

Delve into the captivating life of Warner Dailey, an Anglo-American art and antiques dealer, whose collecting journey commenced in his New Jersey childhood. This sets the stage for a remarkable auction featuring over 300 lots from Dailey's eclectic personal collection, a testament to a lifetime dedicated to the art of collecting.

Final Call for Royal School

Our upcoming 30 January Homes & Interiors sale features a selection of the contents of Riddlesworth Hall, a Norfolk country house and a prolific all-girls boarding school where some notable public figures such as Princess Diana once studied. 

12 January 2024

Future Icons | A Who's Who of Contemporary Design

Our January sale features an incredible selection of modern and contemporary Design from the collection of Rabih Hage. Throughout his career he has worked with, and collected some of the leading names who this era of Design history is sure to be remembered for.

5 January 2024

The Year in Review | A Look Back at 2023

Join us as we take a look back at the past twelve months, on what has been another successful and record-breaking year, where we have achieved our highest hammer total in our 241 year history.

19 December 2023

Integrating Antiques into Contemporary Homes

Specialist, Emma Barnett provides an insight into how integrating antiques into your house can truly make it a home. 

12 December 2023

John Cobb  |  Furniture Fit For a King

A fine commode, believed to be by John Cobb (1715-1778), arguably one of England's greatest furniture makers, comes up for sale in 'Dick Turpin | The Legend Lives On' to be held on 25 January.

7 December 2023

Tales in Thread | The Hildegard Heygate Textiles Collection

Sworders are pleased to present a selection of antique and vintage textiles in our December Fine Interiors sale, including items from the collection of the late Hildegard Heygate.

4 December 2023

An Encore | From the Collection of Sir Rod Stewart

The Fine Interiors team feel privileged that, for the third time, Sir Rod has asked us to disperse items from his family home in the Essex countryside.

29 November 2023

Dick Turpin | The Legend Lives On

Sworders are extremely privileged to announce the sale of the contents of the West London flat of Maurice Turpin (1928-2005) in a single-owner sale on 25 January 2024.

24 November 2023

Colne Priory | Historical Charm Meets Modern Style

Explore Colne Priory's rich history tracing back to the 12th century. With over seven centuries past, the manor is a fine example of carefully co-ordinating grand and recognisable architectural styles with elegant interiors, seamlessly combining historic allure and contemporary style. Sworders are extremely pleased to present this notable collection. 

21 November 2023

Middleton Hall | Seven Centuries of Style

The estate of Middleton Hall has passed through generation after generation, nestled in the charming Suffolk countryside and can boast over seven hundred years of historical significance. A little slice of Middleton Hall’s wonderful history has now come to us at Sworders, with lots being offered in Fine Interiors, Homes and Interiors, and Old Master, British and European Art Sales.

17 November 2023

Salvage Hunters: The Restorers - The Auction Part II

Discover a world of revived elegance in the upcoming December 1-10 timed auction, showcasing over 50 lots featured on Salvage Hunters: The Restorers. From Irish Art Deco cinema lights to a Festival of Light peacock head, these lovingly rescued and sustainable pieces offer a unique blend of history and style.

13 November 2023