Forthcoming Collectors Sale: Saturday 15th April 2017, Further entries invited.     Forthcoming Fine Paintings and Works of Art Sale: Saturday 6th May 2017, Further entries invited.     Our Valuers offer free valuations for goods to sale - call 0131 553 7000 to make an appointment.    
General Interiors Auction: Saturday 25th March 2017. To include a stunning Liberty style Arts & Crafts lamp, Silverware, a 19th century German sofa, as well as art, furniture, porcelain and glass. Viewing Friday 24th March 9.30am until 5.00pm and from 9.30am on morning of sale.
Fine Paintings and Works of Art: Saturday 6th May 2017. To include: paintings by Tom Scott, Anne Redpath, James Miller, Barbara Rae etc. FURTHER ENTRIES INVITED
A set of four Czechoslovakian pottery gnome figures. Sold for £1050, 4th March 2017
Antique & Decorators Sale: Saturday 18th February 2017: A 19thc Scottish mahogany drum head longcase clock sold for £3100
The Collector Sale 15th April 2017: To include a Soviet Russian submarine bulkhead clock of drum form with enamel dial in alloy case. Further Entries welcome
  • Antiques Trade Gazette reports on high price achieved by Ramsay Cornish

    Regency sampler sold for £4600

    Healthy price for painful piece.  The sampler, offered by Edinburgh auction house, Ramsay Cornish, on September 24th was estimated at £200-400.  Given the fall in demand for such pieces, particularly 19th. century ones, this did not seem overly pessimistic.  Worked by Jane Smithers, aged 13, 1822, in coloured and gilt threads, it cam in a 32 x 55cm period rosewood frame.

    A country house and singing birds provided a cheerful background to the verse: Disease and pain invade our health/And find an easy prey/And oft when least expected wealth/takes wings and flies away/The gourds from which we look for frais/Produce us only pain/A worm unseen attacks the root/And all our hopes are vain.

    Of course, to adapt PG Wodehouse, it has never been hard to tell the difference between a Scottish 19th century tutor of teenage girls and a ray of sunshine.

    Considerable joy for the vendor, however – the sampler triggered a bidding battle between two enthusiasts and sold at £4600.

    (Antiques Trade Gazette: issue 2268)




  • Fine Paintings Sale : 6th May 2017

    Our Fine Paintings Sale will take place on Saturday 6th May 2017.  Further Entries Invited.  This promises to be an exciting sale and will include works by a range of artists including Barbara Rae, Anne Redpath, James Miller and Tom Scott (illustrated).

    Previous highlights sold by Ramsay Cornish have included two small works by L.S. Lowry, each selling for over £50,000, Robert Gemmel Hutchison, Children on a Beach sold for £13,000, and Portrait of a Lady by Scottish artist, Robert Burns for £53,000, a record price for a work by Burns.  The market for paintings remains buoyant with collectors and investors alike making this an ideal time to buy or sell.

    Further entries are invited for this sale and we would be delighted to hear from you.  Please contact us on 0131 553 7000 or email us at to arrange a valuation or home visit for any lots which you would like to submit for this sale.



Forthcoming Dates

Auction and Events

    March 2017

    • Thursday 30thMarch

      Vintage Thursday sale: 30th March 2017 at 11am

    April 2017

    • Saturday 01stApril

      General Interiors Auction: Saturday 1st April 2017

    • Thursday 06thApril

      Thursday 6th April: Vintage Thursday Sale at 11am

    • Saturday 08thApril

      General Interiors Auction: Saturday 8th April 2017

    • Thursday 13thApril

      13th April 2017: Vintage Thursday Sale at 11am

    • Saturday 15thApril

      The Collector: Saturday 15th April at 11am

    • Thursday 20thApril

      Thursday 20th April: Vintage Thursday sale at 11am

    • Saturday 22ndApril

      General Interiors Auction: Saturday 22nd April 2017

    • Thursday 27thApril

      Thursday 27th April: Vintage Thursday sale at 11am

    • Saturday 29thApril

      General Interiors Auction: Saturday 29th April 2017

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