Forthcoming Collectors Sale: NEW DATE 19th November, 2016, Further entries invited.     Forthcoming Antiques and Decorator's Sale: Saturday 10th December 2016, Further entries invited.     Our Valuers offer free valuations for goods to sale - call 0131 553 7000 to make an appointment.    
General Interiors & Antiques 14th January 2017 to include a collection of Beatrix Potter figures, art works by Robin Spark, Modern and traditional art, furniture and collectibles. Viewing Friday 13th 9.30am until 5.00pm and on morning of sale from 9.30am
A Early 19th Century Lyons type Rocking horse sold in our December 10th Antique and Decorators’ auction for £1150
A Victorian fruitwood table snuffbox (possibly the blind beggar) with relief panels of Highland dancers amongst thistles and flowers sold for a staggering £750 in our Christmas Antique & Decorator’s Auction.
A pair of impressive gilt 19thc. circular mirrors (with damages) sold for £13,000 in August 2016
General Interiors Saturday 26th November: An Aynsley Orchard Gold tea and coffee service, sold for £500
  • 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)

     Forthcoming Christmas Antique & Decorator’s Auction

    Saturday 10th December 2016, Further Entries Invited

    Last year’s Christmas auction was busy and prices buoyant.  Silver and Jewellery did consistently well with particular highlights included an unusual set of twelve sterling silver salts in the form of mussel shells which achieved £600, a diamond solitaire mounted on platinum achieving £1500 and a diamond and emerald bracelet in the Art Deco taste achieving £2300.



  • Fine Paintings Sale : Spring 2017

    Our Fine Paintings Sale will take place in Spring 2017.  The sale will include the iconic self portrait by James Miller RSA (1893-1987), The Artist in His Studio.   The Sale will include a collection of approximately twenty watercolours also by Miller, making this the largest sale of his work at auction to date.  Born in Glasgow, he lived for many years in Dunvegan, Skye.   He is well known for his magnificent architectural landscapes and his figure paintings which show a firm, clear hand and perception of the sitter’s character.  His self portrait, The Artist in His Studio is a particularly fine example of his figurative work.



    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.  ENTRIES INVITED



Forthcoming Dates

Auction and Events

    January 2017

    • Thursday 19thJanuary

      Vintage Lane Sale: Thursday 19th January 2017 2016 at 11am

    • Saturday 21stJanuary

      General Interiors Auction: Saturday 21st January 2017 at 11am

    • Thursday 26thJanuary

      Vintage Lane Sale: Thursday 26th January 2017 at 11am

    • Saturday 28thJanuary

      General Interiors Auction: Saturday 28th January 2017 at 11am

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