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Forthcoming Auctions

Wednesday 24th & 
Thursday 25th September
Fine Silver & Jewellery,
Art & Antiques
10am each day 

Sunday 21st September 10am-4pm
Monday 22nd September 9am-5pm
Tuesday 23rd September 9am-5pm

Wednesday 26th & 
Thursday 27th November 
Fine Art & Antiques
with Oriental Works of Art, English & European Ceramics & Toys

Valuation Days 
We hold frequent valuation days at our Prinknash saleroom. Please telephone 01452 344499 for an appointment to avoid waiting.

  News Archive & Press Releases

      18th March 2013 auction:
Chinese fine white jade 'Phoenix' marriage bowl sells for £260,000
Fantastic prices were achieved for Asian Art at Chorley's March auction. Click here to read about the highlights. 
      February 2013 news:
Chorley's have joined a selected group of reputable UK auctioneers, aiming to facilitate the sale of art and antiques to the Chinese market.  Read more about this exciting venture here.
      31st January 2013 auction:
Strong start to the New Year
Chorley's January sale saw a full saleroom and stronger prices for furniture than we've been used to for some time. Click here to read about the highlights. 
          18th August 2012 auction:
Chorley's auction of Vintage & Classic Transport, including motor cars, motorcycles, penny farthings and automobilia, brought out the crowds on Saturday 18th August. Click here to read more.

           15 December 2011 auction:
Chorley's have had some stunning results for silver throughout 2011 and the December sale was no exception.  Lot 265 an impressive George II flagon with domed cover and S scroll handle saw £4000 while a Charles II armorial dish dating from 1677 served up a section topping £4800.  Combined with some outstanding prices for stamp collections, paintings and tapestries, the December sale was an exciting end to the year. Click here to read the full post-sale report.

      11-12 November 2011 auction:
For many the highlight of Chorley's two-day sale on 11th & 12th November was the collection of shagreen cased items, primarily necessaires and etuis.  This fantastic private collection is exactly the type that would once have been sold in London but which firms like Chorley’s now excel at handling.  This part of the auction totalled just over £80,000 hammer with a number of highlights including £6,600 for Lot 328, a George III chest etui, which was complete with over thirty items including inkwells, scent bottles, and brushes. To read more about the sale highlights, click here

       6 October 2011 auction:
The Kipling Collection of the late Alan Underwood
Chorley’s sale on Thursday 6th October was dominated by three collections from the local Gloucestershire area and which drew a number of new buyers to the Prinknash salerooms. To read the full report, click here

         1-2 September 2011 auction:
House ceramic records were smashed at Chorley’s two-day sale which included a number of  rarities and achieved extraordinary prices. To read the post-sale report, click here

      1-2 September 2011 auction:
Fine Furniture and early ceramics from Lydney Park, a prestigious Gloucestershire country house, are sure to attract as much attention as a fine array of Arts & Crafts furniture and objects, due to come under the hammer at Chorley's two-day sale in September. To read more about the sale highlights, click here

      28 July 2011 auction:
The Tony Haynes Collection

Chorley's are delighted to have the opportunity of selling the residual collection of Mr Tony Haynes, retired picture dealer,  on Thursday 28th July. To read more about the wide variety of paintings on offer, click here

      23 June 2011 auction:
Picabia shines at Chorley's June sale

Chorley's sale on 23rd June dazzled viewers with the array of paintings on offer, complemented by furniture, mirrors and lighting, clocks, ceramics and antiquarian books. Click here to read more..

      23 June 2011 auction:
Vibrant colours at Chorley's June sale

Chorley's sale on 23rd June (downstairs saleroom) will dazzle viewers with the array of paintings on offer, complemented by furniture, mirrors and lighting, clocks, ceramics and antiquarian books. Click here to read more.

      19 May 2011 auction:
Oriental success at Chorley's

Bidders in the room at Chorley's 19th May sale enjoyed some breathtaking moments as the top lots of the Oriental sale were fiercely contested on the telephone and internet. To read the full sale report, click here

      19 May 2011 auction:
Convent of the Poor Clares
In the second part of the auction, the principal contents of the Convent of the Poor Clares, Woodchester, exceeded pre-sale estimates as buyers snapped up the parade of chests of drawers and refectory tables on offer. Click here to read more.

      19 May 2011 auction:
Asian Art comes to Gloucestershire

Complementing the series of Asian Art auctions being held across the UK in May, Chorley's sale on Thursday 19th May offers a wide range of Oriental works of art, from the delicate palette of Chinese vases, to the jewel like colours of carved hardstone panels and the rich bronze and gilt of Japanese tsuba. Click here to read more about the highlights of this forthcoming sale.

      14-15 April 2011 auction:
Whether you're looking for  silver wedding or christening presents, a vintage dress, or a chest of drawers for the spare room,  Chorley's April sale has something for everyone. Click here to read a summary of the lots on offer.

      3 March 2011 auction:
Country House elegance at Chorley's March sale

Chorley's auction on 3rd March will include large collections of fine 18th and 19th Century furniture, clocks and paintings from three local country houses, as well as a quantity of English pottery and porcelain from the fabled Rous Lench collection and original watercolour and oil paintings of hunting scenes by Lionel Edwards, Heywood Hardy and others. Click here to read more about the fine items on offer at Chorley's newly renovated second saleroom, The Upper Room at Prinknash

      27 January 2011 auction:
Chorley's first sale of the new year included a large quantity of children's illustrated books and early bibles, as well as fine paintings and other items; click here to read the full report

      27 January 2011 auction:
Books and More...

Chorley's start the New Year with a wide selection of Antiquarian, Children's illustrated and other books including a fascinating collection of early bibles and volumes relating to the English Civil War. The sale also contains fine paintings, portrait miniatures, ceramics, furniture and other antiques - click here to read more..

      16 December 2010 auction:
Despite the onset of a blizzard, the crowds were out in force at Chorley's last sale of the year, determined to acquire a piece of history from the estates of the late Sir Peter Scott and Herbert Howells, or some of the incredible collection of treen on offer. Click here to read more.

      16 December 2010 auction:
Chorley's final sale of 2010 is a 700-Lot spectacular including drawings, prints, books, medals and other items from the estate of Lady Philippa Scott, widow of the famous conservationist Sir Peter Scott.  Also included are the medals and autographed documents of Dr Herbert Howells, composer of the music for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, The Michael & Diana Green Collection of Treen, a large quantity of Tunbridge ware, sewing accessories and snuff boxes. Click here to read the full pre-sale report...

      18 November 2010 auction:
Fine Jewellery and Collectable Toys in the spotlight..

Chorley's November sale has something for every taste and pocket, from original Dalek and Batmobile toys to fine 19th Century jewellery and paintings, click here to read the full preview

      21 October 2010 auction:
Treasures of Elmore

The principal contents of Elmore Abbey, Newbury including a fine array of church plate, will be offered for sale in Chorley's auction on Thursday 21st October, along with many items from the Estate of the late Lady Tumim, who built up a considerable collection of Studio Pottery, Art and Sculpture. Click here to read more

      23-24 September 2010 auction:
While it is commonplace to read about the high prices achieved by works of art on canvas, antique glassware rarely seems to fetch a price worthy of the craftsmanship and delicacy, however Chorley's two-day auction on 23rd and 24th September saw glass from the 19th and 20th Centuries for once achieving the sort of figures it deserved...click here to read the full post-sale report

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