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Auctioneers and valuers since 1759, with salerooms at Donnington Priory, Newbury and Pall Mall, London.

Ashley Matthews MRICS FLS

Senior Valuer: Furniture, Clocks & Decorative Arts

From 2016 to 2024 Ashley ran Dreweatts’ Interiors Auctions. He is a graduate of the Open University where he earnt his honours degree in Humanities with Art History. In 2021 He gained Professional Membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Prior to joining Dreweatts, Ashley worked for two firms of auctioneers in the South West of England where he started to acquire the specialist knowledge required to catalogue. Having started at Dreweatts as a porter he later took overall responsibility for our Interiors auctions as well as assisting in the cataloguing of many other sales in our auction calendar. He now works as a senior valuer within the Valuations departments where his specialties cover furniture, clocks, decorative arts and modern works of art.

Ashley has a wide range of interests including Natural History and was elected a Fellow of the Linnean Society in early 2021. He is able to combine this personal interest with his professional role when cataloguing and researching collections of antique taxidermy.

In his time at Dreweatts, Ashley has worked on the on-site cataloguing of various important single owner collections including Robert Kime: The Personal Collection, Aynhoe Park: The Celebration of A Modern Grand Tour, Property from The Ballyedmond Collection, Belgrave Square and The Contents of Finchcocks Musical Museum, Kent. He has also represented Dreweatts internationally working on the four sales held in collaboration with Piet Jonker in the Netherlands.

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