Single Owner Collections

Abbotswood, Gloucestershire, Selected Contents

Well curated and thoughtfully assembled private collections amassed over many years continue to command extremely good prices at auction. We have an enviable track record of achieving spectacular results for vendors of such collections and pride ourselves on offering creative bespoke solutions in a vast array of specialisms making the dissemination of a collection as simple as possible.

Selling full properties can be a difficult process, but our specialists are adept at making it as easy as possible, guiding you through each stage and offering expert and professional advice to put your mind at ease. Our broad knowledge base covering all auction disciplines ensures that everything within a property, from furniture, paintings and carpets, through to libraries, jewellery and watches, ceramics and works of art, can be given the attention they deserve. In addition our integrated systems and impressive logistics chain allows us to offer auctions on-location if preferred.

Recent examples of our single owner collection auctions include: Abbotswood, Gloucestershire, Selected Contents, featuring English antiques and fine art from the 18th to the early 20th century, which realised £1.1m (May 2017); Works from the Collection of Jan Krugier, comprising paintings and works of art from the Swiss gallerist's own collection of 20thc. art which sold for a total of £521,748 (March 2017); The Property of the Viscount Norwich and Lady Diana Cooper, from the home of the society figure of the 20thc. and her son, the writer and broadcaster John Julius Norwich which achieved £200,000 (November 2016); The Richard Burnett Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments and The Contents of Finchcocks Musuem, which together totalled for £1.23m (May 2016); The Pete Waterman Collection of Unique Scratch Built Historic Locomotives, which made £595,696 (April 2015) and The Collection of the Late Ian Askew removed from Wellingham Folly, Sussex, which featured paintings, furniture, works of art, European ceramics, Asian works of Art and Silver, which attained £350,000.

For further details regarding the sale of a single owner collection at auction please contact Will Richards.

Email: wrichards@dnfa.com | Tel: +44 1635 553 553