November Hammer Highlights

November’s Contemporary Art, Antiques & Interiors Auction again showed a buoyant market for jewellery.  Lot 3, 9ct White Gold and Diamond Ladies Ring, went significantly overestimate realising over £290 (estimate £130-£150).

Lot 15, Nine Assorted Corgi Die Cast Models, attracted several collectors and sold for double the market estimate realising over £250 and Lot 31, Antique Violin circa late 19th / early 20th century, realised £330 (estimate £150 – £250).  

Lot 63, Pair of Victorian Mahogany Hall Chairs gained a lot of interest online and in the room, realising over £280 (estimate £60 – £80), and Lot 62 George III Mahogany Chest of Drawers, realised over £280 (estimate £150 – £200).  Lot 111, Late Victorian Mahogany Kneehole Desk, realised £200 from an estimate of £50 – £70.

Within the Contemporary Art Section Lot 337, an oil on canvas of Elephant’s bathing by Sophie Harden realised over £1,100.  Martin Irish’s mixed media pieces all proved very popular with Lot 355, You Disappeared with the Morning Light, realising over £900.

A Second Chance Timed Auction will now be running from 16th – 22nd November, with the first lot closing at 8pm.  A new Affordable Auction will be running alongside, with a starting bid on £10.  To browse and bid visit: https://brownandturner.co.uk/auctions/

Consignments are now invited for the Christmas Jewellery Auction and the Antiques & Fine Art Auction on 12th December.  Valuations continue to be offered at the Brown & Turner saleroom in Jedburgh, or by home visit.  Alternatively, images and details can be emailed to info@brownandturner.co.uk and video appointments arranged by calling 01835 863445.

The experienced team offer valuations for insurance, inheritance tax purposes and settlements.  The in-house removal teams make house clearances and moves much simpler – as part of a move different items can be valued and transferred to store, the Brown and Turner auction house and to new premises.

Upcoming Auctions

Saturday 12th December – Christmas Jewellery Auction
Saturday 12th December – Christmas Auction
Consignments invited until 2nd December

Upcoming Valuation Day

25th November – Auction valuations offered over video or in the sale room


November Auction Highlights

Brown and Turner’s Contemporary Art, Antiques and Interiors Auction starts at 10am on Saturday 14th November with a limited number of attendees in the room.  The auction includes a selection of antiques, furniture, collectables and jewellery as well as over 70 lots of Contemporary Art from artists across Scotland and further afield.  The Contemporary Art will not commence before 11.30am.

Some of the notable furniture lots include Lot 89 Barker & Stonehouse Hardwood Dining Room Suite, estimate £350 – £450. Lot 69, a Rosewood Inlaid Window Table, estimated between £150 – £200 and Lot 63, Pair of Victorian Mahogany Hall Chairs estimated between £60 – £80.  For those looking for some home entertainment there is Lot 98, W Folkes & Sons Billiard Table Builders, The Challenge 6ft Billiard Table with an estimate of £100 – £200.

Lot 86, Two Contemporary Floor Standing Metal Figures of Giraffes are a popular piece with an estimate of £100 – £150. Other pieces by prominent artists are Lot 35 Mabel Allington Royds (1874-1941) “Indian Bazaar and Temple”, (Est £300 – £500), Lot 43 Tom Scott RSA RSW (Scottish 1854-1927) “Ettrick Carterhaugh” (Est £250 – £350) and Lots 50 – 56 all by Robert T.H. Smith.

The Contemporary Art Auction starts at 11.30am with over 70 lots from artists across Scotland and beyond taking part including Sophie Harden, Julie Barnes, Georgina Bown SSA and Gill Walton to name a few. Prices start from £150 to £3,000 with an array of mediums on show.

To register to attend the auction please fill out the form on www.brownandturner.co.uk/register-attendance.  The auction will be available live online at www.brownandturner.co.uk with viewings on Wednesday and Thursday (9am – 5pm) Friday (9am – 7pm).  To register to bid via phone or leave an absentee bid call 01835 863445 or email info@brownandturner.co.uk

Borders Auctioneer Hopes to Bring Christmas Cheer for Scottish Artists

Borders auction house, Brown & Turner is set to help 24 of the country’s contemporary artists target the Christmas shopping market through a special online auction on 14 November.

Coronavirus restrictions throughout the year have meant that artists have had fewer opportunities to show and sell their work and it is hoped that access to UK-wide and international markets through Brown & Turner’s online sales platforms will provide a vital boost in what would normally be a key trading period.

Seventy pieces from 24 artists will be auctioned, including two portraits by acclaimed Berwickshire artist Gill Walton, oil paintings by award-winning Kelso artist Neville Storer, beautiful mixed media works by East Lothian artist Julie Barnes and two pieces by Inverness-based street-art inspired Robbie Mackintosh. Other exciting works to be auctioned include Tiger’s Head, an exciting two-piece oil by Inverness-based Latvian painter, Yelena Visemirska and stunning equine and elephant oil paintings by Sophie Harden.

Scottish landscapes feature strongly in the catalogue of work and include Ancrum artist Siobhan O’Hehir’s Not Far from the Shore, Jedburgh artist Anne White’s acrylic on canvas paintings Seilebost HarrisGolden Sunset, Gullane and Sanna Bay, Ardnamurchan, Dumfries artist Ken Cowins’ acrylic on glass paintings Highland Glow and Skye in Winter, and Duns-based Lida Hatrick’s oil and oil pastel work Herriot Dyke-Greenlaw Moor

Individual estimates for the work to be sold at the auction range from £150 to £3,500.

Ronan Brown from Brown & Turner said: “The art community has been particularly badly affected by the events of 2020, with galleries closed for much of the year and events where artists could have sold their work cancelled. Christmas would have been a key trading period for many so we hope that this online auction will offer them another way to make a living, and give buyers the chance to see and purchase some stunning pieces of art from their homes.”

Viewings are now open and an appointment can be arranged by calling 01835 863445 or emailing info@brownandturner.co.uk. Browse and bid on www.brownandturner.co.uk/auctions.