Your search for art, design, antiques and collectables starts here
The idea behind Barnebys came about when its founders realised just how difficult it was to navigate the art world. After many hours spent searching the web, the results were practically fruitless: there was nowhere to access the world’s art and antiques in one place.
The concept of Barnebys was to tackle this head on: to put auction houses and dealers at the forefront, to make them easily accessible from only the click of a keyboard – and, of course, to help auction houses and dealers maintain their customer relationships.
Recently, the art and antique market has undergone dramatic changes. Until now, flipping through a catalogue required not only the effort to actually get a hold of one, but also a need to know the industry inside out. Auction houses and dealers mainly focused on a small group of sellers and bidders, resembling a clique rather than a market. However, this is no longer the case: all over the world more and more people are buying art and antiques, which means that the industry is growing – both in buyers and in objects.
Barnebys has managed to make all of these auctions more available, by gathering them together in one place. By opening up the market, art, design and antiquities are now just a click away and accessible for everyone to enjoy.
Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers
Contemporary Auctioneers, Traditional Values
Operating since 1782, Sworders is one of the longest established fine art auction houses in the UK, conducting over 45 auctions each year, with specialist categories that include British and European paintings, Asian Art, jewellery, watches, furniture, silver and 20th century design as well as private house sales. Their purpose-built, award-winning auction rooms and head office are based five miles from Stansted airport, in the village of Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex. Only 40 minutes by train from central London, they are conveniently positioned with easy access to mainline stations.
The Sworders team offer a wide variety of expertise, a personal advice service and have a deep understanding of the world of art and antiques; their expert team provide valuation and auction services to clients worldwide.
The company also maintains offices in Hertford and Central London.
Sworders’ Hertford office is situated in the historic county town providing valuation services across Hertfordshire, North London, South Bedfordshire and further afield. The office is well established, providing valuation and sales advice for nearly 20 years.
Earlier this year Sworders opened its London Gallery in Cecil Court, a charming Victorian thoroughfare, just a moment’s walk from Leicester Square tube station and five minutes from Trafalgar Square. The street, with its array of independent shops, was already a favourite amongst collectors of antiquarian books, maps and silver. With over 700 square feet of exhibition space and a private valuation room, the gallery is now open for auction previews, events, valuations, insurance and probate work.
Tennants Auctioneers is the UK’s largest family-owned fine art auctioneers, and with over eighty sales a year it is the perfect place to find something special for your home.
Based in North Yorkshire, Tennants offers a wide variety of art, antiques and collectables with something to suit every taste and budget. Fortnightly Antiques & Interiors Sales offer affordable antiques and furniture for the home, and its popular Country House Sales bring together period furnishings and quirky antiques curated to emulate the style of the English Country House. For those looking for a star piece, the Fine Art Sales held three times a year bring together the finest art and antiques, where you are sure to find something special. For something more contemporary, Modern Living and Modern Art Sales combine the best names in 20th Century Design and contemporary art.
To bring a unique and personal touch to your home, keep an eye on Tennants’ specialist sales; find a beautiful antique quilt in the Costume & Textiles Sale, a sculptural giant clam shell in the Natural History Sale, or colourful vintage advertising signs in the Toys & Collectables Sale. Mix and match the old and the new to create your own unique style – pair an 18th century oak table with a colourful contemporary abstract painting, or a piece of Tribal Art with a slick glass and chrome table.
Find inspiration for your home at www.tennants.co.uk, where you can browse catalogues, read articles and bid easily online to join in with the excitement of a sale.