Saturday 3rd October: General Interiors & Collectables. Viewing Friday 2nd October 9.30am-5.00pm and on the morning of the sale 9.30am-11.00am
Saturday 3rd October 2015: General Interiors & Collectables Auction at 11am: to include a set of Chinese green and stained ivory chessmen, an Iznik vase, a Victorian mahogany wardrobe and a French fruitwood dresser etc. Viewing Friday 2nd October 9.30am – 5pm and on the morning of the sale from 9.30am
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
  • Antique & Decorator's Auction 26th September 2015

    Our September Antique & Decorator’s Auction was a huge success with paintings doing particularly well.  An unsigned oil on canvas of a Young Piper achieved £580, and an unframed work by Paul Henry realising £3,700, a great boost for it’s charity vendors, Bethany Trust who received the work as a donation.  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 late Victorian burr walnut and ebonised revolving bookcase realised £1600 in our General Interiors auction

    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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