Dreweatts has over 260 years of experience managing and offering House Sales and Private Collections on behalf of our clients and their estates. Over this time, we have formed a leading reputation, working closely with clients to build, research and market their collections. We recognise that private collections, often assembled over a number of years, may present a unique historical snapshot of a particular property, family or collecting passion. This is something that we feel passionately about and strive to present a sympathetic yet effective route to auction, whilst also providing a lasting memory for owners. Dreweatts’ experienced team combine careful sale planning with creative marketing strategies and bespoke exhibition design to ensure that each collection achieves optimum results, making Dreweatts the auction house of choice to bring distinguished collections to market.
A Bespoke Approach
Dreweatts provides an entirely personalised approach with respect to coordination and curation. Buyers are increasingly driven by the story and provenance behind collections and we work closely with our clients to present these narratives in highly informative and imaginative ways. We understand the complexities associated with offering a collection at auction and we provide expert and professional advice at every stage.
Our specialists are very well respected within the art market. Our broad knowledge base and experience cover all auction disciplines, ensuring that every item within a collection, from furniture, paintings, carpets and works of art to contemporary design, jewellery and watches, is given the attention it deserves.
We consider research to be one of the most important elements of our single owner sales and we take time to ensure that every item is fully described and illustrated with provenance fully researched and detailed.
Dreweatts attaches great importance to finding innovative new ways to engage buyers including collaborations, ambitious digital and social media campaigns or simply a well-presented catalogue. Our ability to innovate around traditional formats has enabled us to achieve strong results for our clients even with the obstacles placed on us by the Covid-19 pandemic. We have been the first to offer a virtual house sale, using Dreweatts 360 technology and our remote viewing service, which enables our clients to bid and buy with confidence.
Dreweatts has curated many exceptional private collections, and recent auctions include:
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