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.
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
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
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
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
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
Sworders’ Fine Interiors department are fortunate to present a selection of lots from the collection of Roger and Jill Hadlee in our 12-13 December auction, photographed in-situ at their beautiful former home, Coggeshall Abbey, in Essex.
27 October 2023
Sworders are delighted to be offering a private collection of Gnomeman furniture as part of our 31st of October Design Sale, acquired by the parents of the vendor directly from the artist’s studio outside Littlebeck in Yorkshire where they travelled regularly to make new purchases throughout the 1950s.
17 October 2023
The spectacular Guinness Sale at Elveden concluded on Thursday, September 14, 2023. This single-owner auction for Lord Iveagh comprised inherited furnishings with Guinness family connections from several properties, including Elveden, Suffolk, and Farmleigh, Dublin, reaching a total of £918,476, including Buyer’s Premium.
In the 17th-18th centuries, Western fascination with exotic art grew through trade with China. Explore Chinoiserie's captivating journey, blending Western sensibilities and Chinese aesthetics in decorative arts which feature in our upcoming Fine Interiors sale.
24 August 2023
We are once again privileged to have been entrusted to disperse hundreds of lots that have been treasured by custodians for generations, including items from the collection of the Cheshire-based dealer, the late Malcolm Frazer. Below, his wife and family detail his inspiring life of passionate and expert collectorship.
21 August 2023
As the time comes to make some space, a selection of items from the collection of David Pickup is set to feature in our upcoming 5-6 September Fine Interiors sale. His son and Sworders' Director, James Pickup, delves into the life of the seasoned antiques dealer, whose discerning eye and expertise have built up a strong reputation over the past fifty years.
16 August 2023
When decorating an interior, the juxtaposition of contrasting elements often leads to the creation of surprisingly captivating and visually striking spaces. For this Fine Interiors sale, two private London collections, disparate in category, yet matched in quality, allowed our team to flex their creative muscles, presenting pieces of fine traditional furniture alongside a considered selection of ethnographic art from Sub-Saharan Africa and Polynesia.
14 August 2023