How and Where Best to Buy & Sell

We advise clients on the sale and purchase of collections or single items, by auction or private treaty, we have advised on paintings, sculpture and furniture at auction in Amsterdam, Zurich, Geneva, Munich, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Marseilles, Copenhagen, Dublin, New York, Boston, California, Sydney, Hong Kong, London, & Edinburgh and provincial salerooms throughout the UK. Below are just a few examples. For works sold by private treaty, please click here.

We advise through which saleroom and in which sale your items might sell best and for significant items we negotiate bespoke special terms and marketing packages.

We are familiar with the Museums Association and other bodies and are happy to give advice on ethical disposals.

Sold in Paris

Eugène Boudin
Bords de la Seine

Oil on canvas

Sold at Drouot, Paris on behalf of a UK collector

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World Record at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Sold with Bonhams at The Goodwood Festival of Speed for a world record
£2 million (hammer price)

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Record Prices for Academicians

The Barbara Holliday Collection

The contents of The Gale, Silloth, Cumbria comprising over 650 lots chiefly including a significant collection of late 20th paintings by Royal Academicians, antique furniture and jewellery.

Removed from remote rural Cumbria for a single owner sale at Sworders where several artist record prices were set.


For Sale in East Anglia

The Sir Godfrey Milton-Thompson collection of Norwich School & East Anglian Paintings

Sir Godfrey and Lady Milton-Thompson lived in Cornwall for many years, the collection will be sold on December 1st 2020 at Sworders in East Anglia having had a special viewing in Norfolk.

John Sell Cotman
Salmon Spearing

Oil on canvas


British Council 100 Years of British Painting, Lisbon & Madrid 1949
British Council English Landscapes, Paris 1953
Agnew’s Loan Exhibition J Crome & J S Cotman, London 1958


C Butterwick 1949 and before Sir Gavin Astor, Hever Castle Christie’s 12th April 1991 where bought by Sir Godfrey Milton-Thompson

Sold in Norway for a World Record Price on behalf of a UK based collector

Gert Jynge
Interior with figure

Oil on canvas

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