Departments

We have an exceptional team of experts and consultants working at Gardiner Houlgate across a range of specialist departments. Our world class auctions of guitars, musical instruments, clocks and watches are part of a series of specialist auctions we hold each year. If you would like to speak to one of our experts then please read more about our departments and specialists on the pages below.

 

Antiques & Works of Art

These quarterly sales offer a good selection of fine period furniture and works of art, as well as decorative ‘interior’ furnishings.
 
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Clocks & Horology

Having evolved over the past thirty years, Gardiner Houlgate is now firmly established as the premier auctioneers of horology with the sales forming an important part of the international clock calendar.
 
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Clocks & Horology

Having evolved over the past thirty years, Gardiner Houlgate is now firmly established as the premier auctioneers of horology with the sales forming an important part of the international clock calendar.
 
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Watches

Over recent years the Watch Department has grown significantly and benefits from a thriving international market especially for vintage and quality brand wristwatches. Some quite exceptional prices have been achieved, most notably for several 1960s Rolex 5513 ‘369’ Submariner wristwatches, the highest price currently a staggering £192,000 to a client based in Hong Kong.
 
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Guitars

Guitar Auctions at Gardiner Houlgate are the leading dedicated guitar auction house in Europe, offering over 2000 guitars, amplifiers & associated Items annually within the quarterly held auctions.
 
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Guitars

Guitar Auctions at Gardiner Houlgate are the leading dedicated guitar auction house in Europe, offering over 2000 guitars, amplifiers & associated Items annually within the quarterly held auctions.
 
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Musical Instruments

The Musical Instrument Department have been undertaking specialist quarterly auctions for over 30 years. Four dedicated sales are held each year at our Corsham saleroom, with an additional specialist auction of fine quality stringed instruments held during the autumn at the Westbury Hotel, Bond Street, London, W1S 2YF.
 
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Paintings

Specialist auctions of prints, watercolours, oil paintings and post war art are held four times a year. Painting specialist Allan Darwell brings forty years experience of valuing and selling paintings.
 
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Paintings

Specialist auctions of prints, watercolours, oil paintings and post war art are held four times a year. Painting specialist Allan Darwell brings forty years experience of valuing and selling paintings.
 
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Jewellery

Fine Jewellery sales are held four times a year and offer a broad range of fine antique and modern jewellery. To include diamonds, gem set rings, earrings, brooches, bracelets, necklaces and costume jewellery. Pieces by important designers such as Cartier, Tiffany, Boucheron and Van Cleef & Arpels are often represented in each auction.
 
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Decorative Arts & Design

Decorative Arts, Post War Art & Contemporary Design auctions are held quarterly within the Antiques & Works of Art sales. These exciting sections cover all aspects of Decorative Arts including the Arts & Crafts movement through to Art Nouveau and Art Deco.
 
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Decorative Arts & Design

Decorative Arts, Post War Art & Contemporary Design auctions are held quarterly within the Antiques & Works of Art sales. These exciting sections cover all aspects of Decorative Arts including the Arts & Crafts movement through to Art Nouveau and Art Deco.
 
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Valuations

Written valuations for probate and other purposes are undertaken for a competitive fee and in the strictest of confidence. Valuations can range from a simple block figure to individual examination and description of pieces to ensure that legal obligations are fulfilled.
 
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