Gardiner Houlgate is one of the premier firms of auctioneers in the Country, handling thousands of lots a year in 46 specialist auctions.
We are market leaders in the auction world in the marketing and sale of Antiques, Paintings, Clocks & Watches, Musical Instruments & Guitars, Pawnbroking Pledges, Vintage & General Furnishings; Modern & Decorative Arts.
We pride ourselves that we offer a personal, efficient, friendly and professional service. Auctioneering is reputed to be one of the oldest professions in the world and has been used by countless generations to establish and achieve the true market value of goods. It is a traditional profession based on trust and responsibility for other people’s possessions, a tradition which Gardiner Houlgate is proud to uphold in the world of Antiques and Fine Art.
Unlike the archetypal provincial auctioneer, we have developed a range of specialist auctions, aimed at specific markets. With the use of modern information technology, dedicated mailing lists, live internet bidding and targeted advertising and marketing, we ensure our clients have access to the International markets where we have established a strong presence over recent years. years.
We hold regular specialist auctions of Antique Furniture and Works of Art; Paintings; Watches and Clocks; Musical Instruments; Jewellery; Modern & Decorative Arts; as well as frequent Vintage & General sales.
Our professional approach to these innovative auctions, together with our competitive charges means we are able to offer an unrivalled specialist auction service outside London.
We are located in Corsham, close to Georgian Bath and the M4. Our 15,000sq ft purpose design building has four specialist salerooms, high security storage and ample free parking. The location was specifically chosen to allow easy access for our vendors and buyers, and our sales are regularly attended by national and International buyers as well as local collectors and enthusiasts.
Under the direction of Jamie South and David Hare, more than £5,000,000 of Antiques, Fine Art and Specialist items are offered for sale by auction every year in some 46 sales.