Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or so they say. We regularly hold specialist picture auctions with lots receiving enquiries and bids from around the world.
This combined with live internet bidding has resulted in some huge prices achieved, such as a small oil painting on a panel in the manner of El Greco of a Saint which came out of an attic. A real Antiques Roadshow discovery moment, it featured in our international trade paper and generated great pre-auction interest. On the day, a fierce bidding war got under way with the hammer falling to a London gallery at £98,000.
Another painting which sold very well, came out of a cottage where it had hung for many years. The owner had previously been advised by one of the large International auction houses at £20,000. Again, we featured the painting in our trade paper which drew in many dealers and collectors to the sale where the hammer came down at £61,000.
If you think you have a masterpiece hanging on your wall, whether you have inherited a watercolour, or if you have a pile of pictures hidden away in the attic, contact Richard Bromell or George Holtby at our salerooms 01935 812277 or send them images to firstname.lastname@example.org
All of our auctions use live internet bidding platforms to ensure that every lot, whether it is worth £20 or £500,000, reaches the widest possible market and sells for the best price possible. In the run up to an auction we receive 100’s of emails requesting further information for lots in the sale. Attached to these email replies, we regularly send well over 1,000 digital images, such is the huge interest generated in our auctions.
Old Masters & Modern Art
Included in the Charterhouse two day auction on 8th & 9th July are pictures covering centuries of art.
“Having been married for just shy of 30 years, paintings and art are one of the points which Mrs B and I do not always agree on.” Commented Richard Bromell. “Over the decades she has generally been tolerant of me buying art at auction but every so often I have to re-offer the picture back in the salerooms as no means no!”
What is Art? is a question often asked but never satisfactorily answered. In the Charterhouse auction are two completely different pictures from completely different times and will no doubt appeal to completely different buyers.
First up there is an Italian Old Master drawing attributed to Jacopo Chimenti, known as Jacopo da Empoli. Born in Florence 1554 he had a long life and died in 1640. The brown ink, pen and wash drawing depicts the Madonna and Child appearing to Saints and is estimated at £1,000-2,000.
Moving forward to the late 20th century, and estimated to sell for twice as much, is an oil painting by Cecil Kennedy. Like Jacopo, Cecil lived a long live from 1905 to 1997. He is known for his highly detailed paintings of flowers and the Charterhouse picture does not disappoint. Painted with a vase of flowers on a marble ledge the flowers are lifelike, as is the little Ladybird also painted climbing up the marble edge.
Charterhouse are now accepting entries for their specialist auctions of pictures & books 8th July, mid-century modern & decorative arts 9th July, classic motorcycles on 30th June, and for their auction of classic & vintage cars on 15th July.
Richard Bromell and the team of experts at Charterhouse can be contacted for entries at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 email@example.com or via www.charterhouse-auction.com
Jacopo Chimenti (1554-1640) Madonna and Child appearing to Saints £1,000-2,000
Cecil Kennedy (1905-1997) Still live with flowers in a vase on a marble ledge with a Ladybird £2,000-4,000
Other Charterhouse Specialist Departments Available
Do you have an item or items you wish to have valued or sell?
Please contact us, or telephone us if you prefer.
If you decide to sell your items through Charterhouse we would be delighted to help.
Richard Bromell has over 30 years of experience within the auction world. He originally started work in The Long Street Salerooms when it was owned by Phillips. Since then, he has worked for numerous firms of auctioneers from Bearne’s in Torquay up to Tennants in Yorkshire. If you call the office to arrange a free home visit, then it will probably be Richard who will see you at your property. Since the 1990’s, Richard has been involved in numerous antiques television programmes including Going for a Song (with both Michael Parkinson & Anne Robinson), Going, Going, Gone, Antiques Treasure Hunt, Antiques Road Trip and Flog It! In 2003 and 2004, Richard was nominated as one of the top four auctioneers in the country at The British Antique & Collectors Awards (BACA). This was the first time an auctioneer has been nominated for two consecutive years. What do you love about running Charterhouse? “The huge variety of items I see every day, from silver to medals. Every day is like Christmas, you never know what you are going to see!”
We are open from Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Please come to the saleroom at any time for a free verbal valuation.
Viewing for antique auctions Wednesday 10 am to 6 pm and Thursday 10 am to 5 pm during sale week.
Antique Auctions start at 10 am on Friday with viewing from 8.30 am until 9.45 am.
There is limited viewing during the sale.
Viewing days and times vary for car sales.
Please contact the office for details
Tel: (00 44)1935 812277
We are open from Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Please come to the saleroom at any time for a free verbal valuation.
Our Sale Rooms in Long Street, Sherborne, Dorset
From The North Leave the M5 at Junction 25 and follow signs for Yeovil and then Sherborne. Sherborne Castle is on the South East side of the town.
From the East From the M3 take the A303 signposted Sherborne (via Wincanton)
From The West Take the A30 from Exeter and Honiton and follow signs to Yeovil then Sherborne
If you are thinking of staying in the area, the telephone number for
Sherborne Tourist Information is 01935 815341
accommodation we have recommended in the past, in order of proximity, includes;
- The Eastbury Hotel 01935 813131
- Bridleways 01935 814716
- The White Post 01935 851525
A useful website for accommodation is www.sherbornetown.co.uk