Chorley’s spacious salerooms are the perfect showcase for paintings and prints. With enviable access to private clients in the Cotswolds and beyond, we regularly achieve strong results across all genres. While the Modern Design sales feature mainly 20th Century and Contemporary work including Urban Art, the Fine Art and Country House sales focus on more traditional areas.
Particular strengths of the department include Sporting Art, Old Master paintings and Portrait Miniatures. We have uncovered numerous lost or hidden gems both for sale and during routine Insurance valuations. With proper research and targeted marketing, we have been able to achieve record results for many clients.
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Circle of Paulus Moreelse (Dutch 1571-1638), Portrait of a Lady, half-length, wearing a black dress with pink ribbons and a fine lace collar, crested upper right, oil on panel, 63.5cm x 45.75cm
Sold for £11,000 + buyers premium
Thomas Girtin (British 1775-1802) circa 1797, St Pauls Cathedral from St Martin-le-Grand, signed lower left, watercolour with bodycolour and gum Arabic on fibrous hemp/linen broad laid wrapping.
Sold for £125,000 + buyers premium
Samuel Cooper (1609-1672), Portrait Miniature of a Lady, wearing a pearl necklace and blue dress, initialled SC and dated 1649, watercolour on vellum, 5cm x 4cm.
Sold for £8,000 + buyers premium
Christopher Wood (British 1901-1930), Tulips and Hyacinths, dated 1926 to label verso, oil on canvas mounted on board, 43.25cm x 53.25cm.
Sold for £220,000 + buyers premium
Lionel Dalhousie Robertson Edwards (1878-1966)/The Aftermath - Grand National, Bechers 1924 /signed and dated/watercolour and gouache, 35cm x 54cm.
Sold for £13,500 + buyers premium
Follower of Francesco Salviati, Head of a Boy, wearing a cap and lace collar, oil on panel, 42cm x 31cm.
Sold for £30,000 + buyers premium
Manner of Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto Venice, a View of the Bacino Di St Marco with the Bucintoro Returning to the Molo on Acscension Day oil on canvas, 93.75cm x 150cm.
Sold for £52,000 + buyers premium
18th Century French School, Acis & Galatea, oil on canvas, 95cm x 135.5cm.
Sold for £58,000 + buyers premium