Chiswick Auctions

Chiswick Auctions is a West London auction house with 20 specialist departments including fine art, furniture, jewellery, silver, wine, arms and armour, books and fashion. It holds regular specialist sales as well as a monthly design and interiors sales.

The firm is jointly run by William Rouse and Leigh Osborne. In 2017, Chiswick Auctions announced plans to open a South Kensington showroom manned by a group of former Christie’s staff.


Rome and India emerge in London

13 September 2021

Highlights of Chiswick Auctions earlier this summer

On the Hunt: Fry collection bidders on the artist’s trail

23 August 2021

One of the most-represented names in the Fry collection was William Henry Hunt (1790-1864).

Cyril Fry collection provides a traditional feast at two salerooms

23 August 2021

British watercolours and drawings amassed by dealer came under the spotlight at two salerooms

Fry sale at Chiswick evokes Jermyn Street memories

23 August 2021

The Fry collection sold at Chiswick Auctions in London was reminiscent of the kind of auctions the dealer himself would attend

Early Mary Fedden works gaining greater focus from bidders

16 August 2021

Pre-1950s Mary Fedden works are stylistically different to her later still-lifes and coastal subjects

Best Iraqi niello silver soars in value

05 July 2021

As recently as a decade ago relatively little attention was paid to Iraqi niello silver.

Family history lifts Cartier brooch to £120,000

28 June 2021

The star of a recent Chiswick Auctions’ (25/12% buyer’s premium) Jewellery auction was an Art Deco diamond and rock crystal Cartier brooch, c.1925.

Jewellery: Marlborough gems strike gold again with £48,000 Nathaniel Marchant intaglio at Christie's

28 June 2021

The collection of about 800 engraved gems formed by the nobleman and politician George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough (1739-1817), was the largest and most important of the age.

Sumptuous Sèvres in UK salerooms

07 June 2021

Range of Sèvres highlights from ancien regime to the empire periods sold in UK auctions

Double Islamic and Indian interest

07 June 2021

Shown here are two highlights from sales of Islamic & Indian art held by London salerooms recently.

Elephant ride can bring good fortune at Chiswick sale

03 May 2021

Chiswick Auctions conducts two sales on June 1-2: the usual Asian Art sale, plus a themed sale called Chinese Art: 100 Stories.

Bidders get their teeth into a single-owner collection

26 April 2021

The familiar red-lettered, yellow-cloth covers of an 1897 first of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, though now somewhat soiled, prompted a far higher than predicted bid of $21,000 (£15,150) to lead a Chicago auction of March 19 – a sum bettered only by a handful of inscribed copies.

Eye Kandy and look to the sky

26 April 2021

Ground level views of Ceylon offered in same sale as uplifting account of balloon voyages.

Taken up a peg or two from the estimate

19 April 2021

The name ‘peg tankard’ comes from the vertical row of pegs inside that can be used to measure the amount of alcohol drunk as it was passed around a table.

Who said suburban life was dull?

05 April 2021

More Mod Brit delights from the Freer collection kept in a house full to bursting point

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Eileen Agar works lead the Freer collection at Chiswick Auctions

22 February 2021

A large group of works from the collection of Allen and Beryl Freer has been consigned to Chiswick Auctions.

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Holy order at £25,000

15 February 2021

Though incomplete and in a decorative 19th century binding, a very desirable early Bible impressed at Chiswick Auctions (25/12% buyer’s premium).

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Austrian artist’s rare auction appearance

21 December 2020

A group of works by the elusive Austrian émigré artist Marie-Louise von Motesiczky (1906-96) made a rare appearance at Chiswick Auctions’ (25% buyer’s premium) latest British & European Fine Art sale.

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The toon mark

07 December 2020

Four early pieces of Newcastle plate and a selection of other silver rarities sold at auction this autumn

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Asian art hammer highlights: The great call of China

30 November 2020

Despite the restrictions on travel and viewing, the market for Chinese works of art has appeared remarkably robust in the year of coronavirus. ATG reports on the highpoints of the recent round of London and UK regional sales

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