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Auctions Postponed


Following the First Minister’s announcement, regarding additional measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, our saleroom will close to the public from 5pm on Friday 15 January.  It is no longer possible, practical or right to continue with our online auctions in January, therefore we will postpone the Antiques, Fine Art & Jewellery Auction on 30 January and the Affordable Timed Auction from 25 – 31 January until 27 February and 23 – 28 February respectively, restrictions allowing.

Our removal side of the business will remain open, for essential moves, and we will continue to offer virtual valuations and surveys.  Our office will be manned remotely by calling 01835 863445 or by emailing info@brownsasr.co.uk.   

We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you up to date with any further adjustments, if deemed necessary, to our auction calendar.


Covid 19 Update


Unfortunately, we find ourselves in increasingly difficult and challenging times.  We would like to reassure all our clients our auctions will continue online, as has been very popular in 2020.   We continue to accept items for valuation, consignment and collection by contactless appointment.

Following the latest government guidelines, our removal teams continue to offer removals, collections, deliveries and house clearances.

For estate and insurance valuations please get in touch to discuss your requirements.


Welcome to Browns


We are delighted to announce that StorageXpress and Brown and Turner will now be trading under the Browns ASR umbrella.  Offering one professional, experienced team to assist with all your auction, storage, removal and valuation requirements.

We will continue to provide a seamless service managing the sale of your goods, from valuation through to collecting, processing, presenting & advertising, alongside offering storage, household removals, clearances, collections and deliveries.

Now you can have items valued and auctioned, moved to new premises and stored all from one point of contact.  Our team are on hand to guide you through the process and ensure your items are always cared for and sold to the best of our ability.


Merry Christmas


Thank you to all our buyers, sellers and clients over this challenging year.  As we return to further restrictions, we will continue to serve you online and accept items for valuation and consignment by appointment.

All the team would like to wish you a Merry and safe Christmas and prosperous New Year.

Christmas Opening Hours
21 – 23 DECEMBER | 10am – 2pm
24 – 28 DECEMBER | CLOSED
29 – 30 DECEMBER | 10am – 2pm 
31 – 4 JANUARY | CLOSED

FORTHCOMING AUCTIONS 2021

UPCOMING AUCTIONS

Emeralds and Diamonds Glitter this Christmas


An elegant Art Deco Emerald & Diamond Ladies Ring attracted several online bidders, realising over £3,000 when the hammer dropped.  As did a stunning Victorian Ray Star Diamond Brooch, selling to the internet for over £1,900.  A classical Emerald and Diamond Crescent Brooch and an Art Deco Emerald and Diamond Clasp / Clip sold to a London buyer for £1,300 and £1,500 respectively.


Emerald Diamond Ring


A pair of impressive, floor standing Cast Bronze Figures of Stags, drew interest online and in the room for £1,200, with a smaller version of the “Monarch of the Glen” realising over £480.  Other popular pieces with competitive bidding included an Antique Shell Collage, estimated at £40 – £60 and sold for £380 and a Georgian Style Mahogany Overmantel Mirror, formerly housed in Floors Castle, sold for twice its estimate, realising over £300.

Chinese pieces continued to prove popular with Chinese bidders. A Pair of Chinese Kangxi Style Blue and White Pottery Vases with Covers had a market estimate of £50 – £70, however several online bidders brought the final price to over £500.  A Chinese Famille Verte Oviform Vase with Cover sold for 3 times its estimate for £380.

A Second Chance Timed Auction will now be running from 14th – 20th December, with the first lot closing at 8pm.  To browse and bid visit: https://brownandturner.co.uk/auctions/

Consignments are now invited for the Antiques, Fine Art & Jewellery Auction on 30th January.  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 30th January – Antiques, Fine Art & Jewellery
Consignments close 20th January

Saturday 27th February – Antiques, Fine Art & Jewellery
Consignments close 17th February

Saturday 27th March – Antiques, Fine Art & Jewellery
Consignments close 17th March

VIEW ALL UPCOMING AUCTIONS

Jewellery Auction Hopes to Make it a Sparkling Christmas


Borders auction house, Brown & Turner is set to run a Christmas Jewellery Auction live online on 12 December alongside an Antiques and Collectables Auction on the same day. 

Coronavirus restrictions have meant people have had fewer opportunities to browse in shops on the run up to Christmas and it is hoped this auction of jewels will offer a fantastic selection of gems to make the perfect Christmas gift or treat. 

Sixty pieces of jewellery will be auctioned, with watches featuring strongly including a Rolex Art Deco 9ct White Gold and Diamond Ladies Cocktail Wristwatch and a 18ct Gold Full Hunter Pocket Watch.  Vintage watches with a reputable name are eagerly been bought back by watch buyers and the style and quality of Art Deco pieces are proving popular with the modern-day buyer.  Other notable pieces include a stunning Art Deco Emerald and Diamond Ladies Ring and an elegant Diamond Tennis Bracelet in Art Deco style.



Brooches feature strongly and include a beautiful Sapphire & Diamond Spray Brooch, a stylish Diamond and Emerald Crescent Brooch, an Art Deco Diamond Brooch in a scrolling ribbon form and a Victorian Ray Star Diamond Brooch.

Individual estimates for the pieces to be sold at the Christmas Jewellery auction range from £40 to £1,500, offering something for everyone.

Ronan Brown from Brown & Turner said: “We have a fantastic range of pieces on offer in our Christmas Jewellery Auction. While it has been difficult for people to shop in person we hope the opportunity to buy beautiful, vintage pieces from their home will make lives easier to buy the perfect gift for loved ones, or as a Christmas treat.”

An online catalogue detailing each of the pieces for sale will be available from the Brown & Turner website on Friday 4th December and more information on the work can be obtained by calling 01835 863445 or emailing info@brownandturner.co.uk. Viewings will be available from 8th – 12th December by appointment.


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

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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.

October Hammer Highlights


October’s Antiques, Fine Art & Jewellery Auction showed a buoyant market for jewellery in line with the rest of the industry.  Lot 101, Victorian Turquoise and Seed Pearl Mourning Brooch, went significantly over estimate realising £1,000 and Lot 100, an Art Nouveau Style Amethyst and Enamel Chain with Pendant, realised £660, 4 times over higher estimate.


Lot 206, Attributed to Shapland & Petter of Barnstaple, an Arts & Crafts Oak Three Door Wardrobe, was a beautiful piece and sold for double the market estimate, realising £1,700 and Lot 278, Queen Anne Style Walnut Cocktail Style Cabinet, realised £790. 


Lot 117, an Imperial German Seitengewehr (Bayonet) gained a lot of interest and realised £270 (Estimate £80 – £120) while local interest in Lot 30, a Parian Ware Figure of Sir Walter Scott with his dog by Sir John Steell RSA (1804-1891) drove the hammer value to £320 from an estimate of £150 – £200.


Consignments are now invited for 14th November Antiques and Interiors Auction and the Christmas Jewellery 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 on site 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 14th November – Contemporary Art Auction

Saturday 14th November – Antiques, Fine Art & Jewellery

Consignment invited until 4th November

Saturday 12th December – Christmas Auction ft. Jewellery section

Consignments invited until 2nd December