Enjoy a virtual tour through our Edinburgh saleroom of our auction of The Contents of Lowood House. This fascinating country house collection features paintings, furniture, works of art, silver, a library of books and a selection of rare European ceramics. The collection is led by an unrecorded Italian Istoriata Maiolica Dish dating to circa 1520-23, Archibald Thorburn's 'Ptarmigan in the Snow' and the de-luxe edition of David Roberts's 'Egypt and Nubia', with other highlights including an interesting group of paintings by Frederic Leighton and his circle, rare 18th century Worcester teawares, fine British & European silver, and King Louis Philipe’s 19th century marquetry centre table.
Private Art Collections are what we are most passionate about. From the research and scholarly essays to tell the stories behind the objects and the collectors themselves, to the tailored marketing and presentation to let the world see them at their best, we throw ourselves into each project wholeheartedly.
People matter to us as much as their possessions. We offer a very personal service and work closely with our clients to ensure that all elements of the sale reflect their taste and values. Our bespoke approach to every collection has placed us amongst the market leaders in this field and our dedicated international team has considerable experience of orchestrating these sales.
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. consultants are able to value and advise on the current market.
Our Works of Art department sells a wide variety of antique items covering nearly 400 years of European and British design. Sold as part of our Five Centuries: Furniture, Paintings & Works of Art sale series, items offered at auction range from the esoteric to those of popular appeal and include sculpture, mechanical items, textiles, decorative objects and artworks. Primarily focused on works produced during the 18th and 19th centuries, our team of specialists and