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It's not all doom and gloom in Gloucestershire

Results of 22nd January 2009 sale, Simon Chorley Art and Antiques.

Simon Chorley Art and Antiques - first sale of 2009

Despite the current high street gloom, life continues apace at Prinknash with the first sale of the year on Thursday 22nd January. This sale has many lots that will interest collectors, dealers and those generally interested in antiques. All sections in the sale illustrate that, despite the current climate, quality items still create interest.

John Vosper Collection is a sell-out - Results of the Simon Chorley Sale

When John Vosper attended sales in the last half of the 20th Century he did so in a market which had a glut of other buyers, sales were a social occasion.  Reserves were unheard of and lots always sold to keen collectors and buyers. His sale held at Prinknash on 11th December 2008 harked back to those days.

Quality Items were in the frame at The Autumn Antiques and Fine Art Fair at Cheltenham

Was Cheltenham a barometer of the antiques trade today?  Well clocks were certainly in demand and although a mixed result overall, there were a number of really good sales, at The Autumn Antiques and Fine Art Fair held in association with LAPADA at The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse in Gloucestershire  on 27th-30th November 2008, including a £35,000 Lowry drawing from Neptune Fine Art to a new client from Derby.

Quality Items achieve Bumper Prices at Simon Chorley's November Sale

The results of the Thursday, 20th November 2008 sale saw quality items making bumper prices at Simon Chorley Art & Antiques' Prinknash Abbey Park salerooms.

The Vosper Collection - from Simon Chorley Art and Antiques

Thursday 11th December 2008 10.30 am - Simon Chorley Art and Antiques, Prinknash Abbey Park, Gloucestershire GL4 8EX. The eagerly anticipated sale of the collection of the late John Vosper, one of the greatest characters of Gloucestershire’s antiques world, will contain antiques, collectables and curios to appeal to every taste.

Some Winter Cheer from Simon Chorley Art and Antiques at Prinknash

Thursday 20th November 2008 - 10.30 am. The next auction at Simon Chorley Art and Antiques should bring some winter cheer to Prinknash with a varied selection of fine paintings, porcelain and works of art.

The Autumn Antiques and Fine Art Fair at Cheltenham

Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th November 2008 - The Autumn Antiques & Fine Art Fair in association with LAPADA. The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH.
The Autumn Antiques & Fine Art Fair is Cheltenham’s most prestigious and elegant fine art and antiques fair and is now in its 5th year at The Centaur at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Plenty of Life in the Auction Market-Results of 23rd October Simon Chorley Sale

Amid the turmoil in world financial markets there has been plenty of life in the auction market at Simon Chorley Art & Antiques.  Perhaps some people are investing money in antiques as an enjoyable ‘safe haven’ while the banks are wobbling.  Certainly book and postcard buyers were out in force on 23rd October tempted by a fine selection of both categories.

The next Art and Antiques Sale from Simon Chorley

Thursday 23rd October  10.30 am. Simon Chorley Art & Antiques, Prinknash Abbey Park, Gloucestershire GL4 8EX
The next general art and antiques sale at Simon Chorley promises to offer something for every pocket and every interest with the usual collections of privately sourced material containing a few surprises.

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