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Pictures and Prints

Manner of El Greco, which had lain hidden in an attic, sold successfully for £98,000

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

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.

Auction Marathon at Charterhouse

Auction Marathon at Charterhouse

There are over 1,500 lots being sold at Charterhouse in Sherborne on 28th & 29th February and the 1st of March.

“To say we have been busy would be an understatement.” Commented Richard Bromell. “The vans have been out collecting and clients have been queuing up in reception with items to be valued.”

First up, on Wednesday 28th there is a single owner collection of 300 stamp lots, followed by 300 lots of film & entertainment memorabilia.

This is followed on Thursday 29th March with coins, medals, stamps & toys and then Friday 1st March with antiques & interiors including the residual contents of a Hampshire country house.

Charterhouse are now accepting further entries for their specialist auction with classic motorbikes on 14th March, classic cars on 27th March and automobilia on 3rd April

Richard Bromell and the Charterhouse Team can be contacted for advice and valuations at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, 01935 812277 or via

The Charterhouse three day auction includes the residual contents from a Hampshire Rectory

Available 10 days
before auction


Other Charterhouse Specialist Departments Available