Fine Furniture

Fine Furniture Auctions


Selling fine antique furniture has always been at the core of our business, ever since Lyon & Turnbull’s establishment in 1826. Today, our specialist Fine Furniture Auctions department conducts four auctions throughout the year both through our beautiful period saleroom in Edinburgh and via our live online auctions. Our specialists’ knowledge of furniture and the current market are essential to the overall success of sales of antique pieces spanning five centuries of design; from 17th century oak through the finest walnut, mahogany, and satinwood examples of the Georgian, Regency and Victorian periods.


Auctions Featuring Five Centuries of Fine Cabinetmaking

Our furniture auctions focus on fine cabinetmaking and frequently include pieces by renowned names such as Gillows of Lancaster, Thomas Chippendale, John Cobb and John Trotter. Recent highlights include a George II alabaster and mahogany side table in the manner of William Kent which sold for £103,250; a fine Irish George II mahogany side table which sold for £223,250; a George III mahogany commode attributed to John Cobb which sold for £48,050, a George III gilt armchair attributed to Thomas Chippendale which sold for £31,875, and a fine Regency rosewood, satinwood and walnut parcel gilt serving table which sold for £125,100.

To find out more about our upcoming furniture auctions or to talk further about potential consignments please do not hesitate to contact one of our specialist team.

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Forthcoming Funiture Auctions

Five Centuries: Furniture, Paintings & Works of Art

Five Centuries: Furniture, Paintings & Works of Art

Wed, 17th Nov 2021 10:00



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Head of Sale | Edinburgh






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