Saturday 28th November: General Interiors & Collectables. Viewing Friday 27th November 9.30am-5.00pm and on the morning of the sale 9.30am-11.00am.
Christmas Antique & Decorators’ Auction: Saturday 12th November 2015 at 11am. To include Gathering Spring Flowers by William Stewart McGeorge RSA (1861-1931) (£8000-£10000)
Antique & Decorators’ Auction: Saturday 26th Septmber: J & W Cary, Cary’s New and Improved Celestial Globe, pub. C. 1800, bearing label …..”contained in the astronomical works of the Revd. F. Wollaston F.R.S., ….sold Berge (late Ramsden)…Piccadilly London..”, on a gilt-brass meridian, without stand (abrasions). Diameter approx.. 53cm (estimate £800-1,200) ACHIEVED £1950
Antique & Decorator’s Auction 20th June 2015: A striking large Chinese porcelain bottle vase, in the famille rose palette painted with monkeys: realised £3700
  • Christmas Antique & Decorator's Auction 12th December 2015

    A Winterhalder & Hoffmeier bracket clock achieved £780 on 26th September 2015

    An ideal time for Christmas shopping our forthcoming Antique & Decorator’s Auction will take place on 12th December 2015 at 11am.  We would be delighted to welcome you for festive drinks and nibbles.  The sale will highlight small items, ideal for Christmas presents including silver and jewellery.  The sale will also feature a charming painting Gathering Spring Flowers by William Stewart McGeorge.   Further entries invited.

    Our September Antique & Decorator’s Auction was a huge success with paintings doing particularly well.   Silver and jewellery was strong with a diamond and pearl choker making £2500 with fierce bidding in the room.  A Celestial Globe by Cary attracted strong bidding and was bought by a private collector for £1950.  The market for antiques, fine paintings and silver has gained confidence once again with private clients as well as the trade keen to invest once more.   All of our specialist sales are now listed on allowing international access to items for sale,  giving sellers the opportunity for the best possible exposure for collectable lots.    We would like to invite further entries for our Christmas Antique & Decorators’ Auction to be held on Saturday  12th December,  please contact us on 0131 553 7000 or email images to

    Our June Antique & Decorators’ sale attracted lively interest both online and in the room with Oriental ceramics achieving high prices, including a 19thc Chinese porcelain Monkey’s Journey to the West bottle vase realising  £3700, a pair of Canton famille rose vases realising £3200, and a 19thc carved jade table screen realising £1350.  European porcelain too proved popular with a pair of 19thc Meissen plates achieving £820.

    The introduction of as a  new marketing initiative will not affect our charges which remain the same for Specialist sales.  Our team of valuers is on hand to offer sales advice by phone, email or in person either at the saleroom or in your own home.


  • Blogging at Ramsay Cornish

    A pearl choker with diamond set clasp achieved £2400 on 26th September 2015

    We would like to introduce you to our new Blog. Aimed at including all things of interest in the world of antiques and collectables, we will regularly post on sales news, special interest or unusual items, market trends as well as areas of particular interest to our valuers. We hope that you enjoy this addition to our website. We will also use the blog to give you updates on the progress of building work at 15-17 Jane Street which should commence in June. We invite you to join us in seeing the building progress. We miss our proper premises but are enjoying our time at 112 and learning lessons from client feedback… yes when we go back to 15-17 it will be warmer and there will be carpeting!


    19thc. oil on panel of George Frederick, winner of the Derby 1874 :  for auction Saturday 20th June

    19thc. oil on panel of George Frederick, winner of the Derby 1874 : for auction Saturday 20th June

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