With a striking view across the vale of Gloucester and a stone's throw from the gateway to the Cotswolds, Chorley's auctioneers has been at the centre of Cotswold and Gloucestershire's art and antique market for decades. Our specialist expertise has allowed us to become the local auctioneers of choice for high value and carefully curated auctions.

Founded in 1862 as Bruton Knowles Art & Antiques Division, the company moved to Prinknash Abbey Park in 2006 and was renamed Chorley's Auctioneers. With a wealth of experience and expertise, Chorley’s Auctioneers conducts high-value antiques and art sales and undertakes professional valuation work for private and corporate clients. Selling to both national and international markets through live auctions held at its salerooms in the beautiful grounds of Prinknash Abbey, Chorley's also sells live to online bidders through the internet auction platform The-Saleroom and Chorley’s Live.

Chorley's proudly supports local charities and artistic endeavours in the community. 

Chorley's Directors

Thomas Jenner-Fust (left) 

Werner Freundel (right)


Thomas Jenner-Fust and Werner Freundel bring a wealth of expertise and innovation to Chorley’s. Thomas embarked on his journey with Chorley’s in 2007, following a career at Bonhams and Christie’s which imbued him with invaluable experience and a profound understanding of the auctioneering landscape.

Werner, with an academic background in Art and Design History from the Courtauld Institute and the V&A brings a unique perspective. From being a carpet and furniture specialist at Phillips and Bonhams to ventures in luxury furniture in Asia and America, his experience culminates in a passion for carpets and books - driving a return to the auction world in 2022.

Together, they have introduced innovative strategies to Chorley’s - seamlessly merging tradition with technology. Their recent successes include the discovery and sale of historically significant items such as a Samuel Johnson letter, the Thrale-Piozzi correspondence, an Antonio Joli painting, a rare Dutch laburnum chest, stone lions from the palace of Westminster and a remarkable Anatolian Ushak carpet. Their combined leadership continues to solidify Chorley’s position in the market, curating exceptional pieces and delivering unparalleled service to clients and collectors alike.