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Re-discovered Samuel Johnson Letter sells for £30,000

Chorley's Specialist's discovered a long lost letter by the noted 18th century literary figure Dr Samuel Johnson in a Gloucestershire country house. The letter sold for £30,000 (plus Fees) in Chorley's specialist Books & Manuscripts Sale.

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AUCTION | 17th Ocober 2023

Fine Art & Antiques

We are now consigning items for our Autumn Fine Art and Antiques sale. Contact us for your complimentary in person or online auction valuation.

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AUCTION | 21st November 2023

Modern Art & Design

Featuring important modern art and design, this sale includes the famed sculpture of the Black Mare by William Simmonds. Register for our newsletter to receive updates.

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AUCTION | 20th September 2023

The Library - Printed Books & Manuscripts

A sale of intriguing manuscripts and books from the 18th - 20th century from private collections including a rare handwritten letter by Samuel Johnson.

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AUCTION | 20th September 2023

English & European Ceramics

View the results of our sale of English & European Ceramics

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AUCTION | 19th September 2023

Oriental Rugs & Carpets

Explore our specialist sale of of rugs and carpets. From Caucasian collectors' pieces to Persian decorative room size carpets

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