Sale Review: Fine Art, Antiques and Asian Works of Art

Wednesday 13th November 2013 Fine Art sales at Boningtons Auctioneers are always hotly anticipated but some stunning prices achieved on Wednesday 13th November 2013 ensured that last week’s sale was one to remember. There were some notable results amongst the opening lots alone. An elegant Wedgwood fruit bowl by the much sought after designer Daisy Makeig Jones (1881-1945) achieved £900 despite its condition whilst some very unusual works also realised strong prices including two cased human skeleton teaching aids (£700) and a deck of erotic hold to light transformation ca... [More]


Collecting War Memorabilia

War Memorabilia is incredibly popular as far as collecting is concerned. Boningtons often auction a whole range. [More]


Keeping your Antique Gun Collections Safe

In the war on gun crime the UK police are doing a very good job at restricting the number of guns that criminals can get their hands on, but what this means is that because they are so scarce some are resorting to re-commissioning antique guns. There have been more and more cases where antique guns have been used in crimes across the UK and so it’s now more important than ever to make sure you keep your collection safe. If you have a large collection of antique guns then you may be a target. Often criminals will re-commission these weapons and then make homemade bullets because the rea... [More]

Sale Review: Interiors Sale, Monday 5th August

For many the summer months are a time for rest and relaxation but it was full steam ahead at Boningtons auctioneers where a 300 lot sale saw some strong prices achieved across the diverse range of items on offer – many selling to internet buyers who were perhaps bidding live from holiday destinations around the world! The sale got off to a dazzling start with Lot 11, a 1.15ct diamond solitaire, attracting bids from a number of buyers, before eventually selling within the room for £1300, within its £1200-1500 estimate. The fact the diamond was set within an Art Deco mount de... [More]


Sale Review: Interiors Sale, Monday 22nd July

The sweltering heat did not deter collectors from across the country from visiting Boningtons’ Essex saleroom ahead of its Interiors auction on 22nd July. The reason: there was some equally hot property going under the hammer, not least a fine late Victorian concertina by Charles Jeffries of London. The 37 button example proved music to the ears of a number of collectors, eventually selling to a telephone bidder for an impressive £2800. Instruments by Charles Jeffries are amongst the most sought after by collectors of antique concertinas, and yet the manufacturer himself remains... [More]


Old Court House Delivers Positive Verdict

Boningtons’ buyers have recently been treated to several significant sales of specialist art and antiques. The May sale of the Frank Phillips Collection and June Fine Art auction both included some extremely important lots which duly achieved some impressive prices. The start of July saw yet another offering of premium antiques with the residual contents of the Old Court House, Waltham Abbey, going under the hammer alongside various other notable consignments. The result was an extremely fine selection of furniture, silver, clocks, pictures much more which attracted interest from col... [More]


Sale Review: Fine Art & Antiques, 12th June 2013

Sale review of boningtons auction which was held on 12th June 2013. [More]


Avian Pictures Set to Fly at Auction

Bonington is auctioning an important collection of items of John Cyril Harrison on 12th June 2013. It includes his watercolors, drawings & also is personal items like books & binoculars [More]

Sutton Collection To Brighten Up Saleroom

A selective paintings of Royal Academician Philip Sutton auctioned are auctioned by boningtons on 12th June 2013. [More]

Sale Review: Interiors Sale, Monday 3rd June

The month of June promises to be an exciting one for Boningtons Auctioneers. The saleroom’s Summer Fine Art auction is just over a week away and, with condition report requests and bids already flying in on items throughout the 500+ lot auction, it promises to be one to remember. However, Monday’s fortnightly Interiors sale had also had number of significant lots on offer to whet the appetites of collectors. Two of the most notable prices realised were for string instruments. Lot 286, a cased Clifford Essex banjo drew fierce competition within the room before selling for a princ... [More]