House Sales and Private Collections

House Sales and Private Collections

House Sales and Private Collections

Dreweatts has 260 years experience in managing collections and house sales on behalf of our clients and estates.

We are market leaders in single owner sales of small to medium-sized collections held at Donnington Priory as well as in off-site locations.

Single owner collections and house sales remain the most successful route to market as a significant premium is attached to the provenance these sales offer. Consequently, sale results achieved are invariably above normal market prices and selling rates.

We pride ourselves in offering tailored solutions, covering sales planning, creative marketing campaigns and bespoke exhibition designs. Every auction event for the collection is created to reveal and convey the individual’s lifestyle and taste.    

With our vast array of specialisms we are able to make the dissemination of a collection as simple as possible and our aim is to make the vendor experience relaxed and enjoyable. We understand the complexities associated with offering a collection at auction and we provide expert and professional advice at each stage of the process. Our broad knowledge base and experience cover all auction disciplines, ensuring that every item within a collection, from furniture, paintings and carpets, jewellery and watches, to ceramics and works of art, is given the attention it deserves.

Dreweatts has curated many exceptional private collections, and recent auctions include: The Collection of the late Ian Askew (April 2015); The Contents of Finchcocks Musical Museum and The Richard Burnett Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments (May 2016); The Property of the Viscount Norwich and Lady Diana Cooper (November 2016); Abbotswood, Gloucestershire: Selected Contents (May 2017); In Search of the Aesthetic: Two International Private Collections (October 2018) and The Selected Contents of Kingstone Lisle Park, Oxfordshire (October 2018); Oakley House: The Collection of Eustace Gibbs (May 2018) and The Collection from Plaish Hall, Church Stretton, Shropshire (May 2018).  

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