A tale of two halves

25/09/2015     Chiswick Curates

Next week is a two sale week, with Antiquities and Tribal Art on Tuesday 29th September starting at 11am


and Printed Books and Manuscripts on Wednesday 30th September starting at 1pm.


The Antiquities and Tribal Art sale will feature a selection of rare and interesting items of African, Pre-Columbian and Oceanian art.

The sale will include the collection of the late sculptor Michael Michaeledes (1923-2015). Mainly formed between the 1950s - 1970s it includes pieces of ancient art from his motherland Cyprus. An example is an outstanding Cypriot Limestone Figure of a Male Worshipper, 33cm high, from the 6th Century B.C., estimate £1,000 - £1,500 (lot 96) and a large Cypriot Base Ring Ware Jug, estimate £1,500 - £2,000 (lot 91).

View a pdf of the catalogue here, you can also view the sale on our website and bid online through the saleroom.

Antiquities press release 1


The Printed Books and Manuscripts auction (Wednesday 30th September) is set to be the most eclectic and unusual sale of this kind, in terms of the variety and rarity of contents, ever held at Chiswick Auctions.

Of particular interest is a second edition Wuthering Heights, 1851 (lot 255), estimate £800 - £1,000.

255_4 Wuthering


Along with a selection of items by Andy Warhol including pop-up plates and illustrated boards, one of which is signed by Warhol (lot 229). Estimate: £2,500 - £3,000

229 Warhol 1

View the catalogue on our website (further illustrations will be continuously uploaded) and you can also bid online.

Please note: There will also be a substantial selection of books and ephemera included in the General Sale on Tuesday 29th September starting at lot 141.


This week, we held a successful 20th Century and Contemporary Art sale. Paintings performed well with this piece, Shafic (Chafic) Abboud Alaba 1926-2004, ‘Le Parc Montsouris’,  achieving £25,200 incl Buyer's Premium.

99 for web


From the furniture offering, this Alvar Alto 1930's birch desk sold for £1,920 incl Buyer's Premium.

104 for web



Coming up, Fine Art on the 6th October, Ceramics on the 13th October and Violins and Musical Instruments on the 14th October. View the sale calendar for a full list.

If you have any items you would like to sell, please do get in touch – valuations@chiswickauctions.co.uk or call 020 8992 4442.


REMEMBER: The sale time has changed to 11am, this is a permanent change. 


 You can also check the sale results of past auctions.