Forthcoming Antique & Decorators Sale: Saturday 18th February 2017, Further entries invited.     Forthcoming Collectors Sale: Saturday 15th April 2017, Further entries invited.     Our Valuers offer free valuations for goods to sale - call 0131 553 7000 to make an appointment.    
General Interiors 25th February 2017. Viewing Friday 24th, 9.30am until 5.00pm and from 9.30am on morning of sale.
Antique & Decorators Sale: Saturday 18th February 2017 at 11am. An 18ct gold lady’s Superlative Chronometer Datejust Rolex with diamond set bezel sold for £3900
Antique & Decorators Sale: Saturday 18th February 2017 at 11am. A Victorian amethyst and seed pearl mounted sold for £1000
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)

     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 info@ramsaycornish.com 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

    February 2017

    • Thursday 23rdFebruary

      Vintage Thursday Sale: Thursday 23rd February at 11am

    • Saturday 25thFebruary

      General Interiors Auction: Saturday 25th February at 11am

    March 2017

    • Thursday 02ndMarch

      Vintage Thursday Sale: 2nd March 2017 at 11am

    • Saturday 04thMarch

      General Interiors Auction: Saturday 4th March 2017

    • Thursday 09thMarch

      Vintage Thursday sale: 9th March 2017

    • Thursday 16thMarch

      Vintage Thursday sale: 16th March 2017

    • Saturday 18thMarch

      General Interiors Auction: Saturday 18th March 2017

    • Thursday 23rdMarch

      Vintage Thursday sale: 23rd March 2017

    • Saturday 25thMarch

      General Interiors Auction: Saturday 25th March 2017

    • Thursday 30thMarch

      Vintage Thursday sale: 30th March 2017

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