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Start your collection with Duke’s Evening Sale of Affordable Art: an auction of Contemporary and Modern British Works

Duke’s are delighted to be holding their inaugural evening sale on the 12th April as part of their 2017 series of Paintings sales. The auction will be held the evening before the Fine Art sale of the 13th, and is designed to offer new art buyers the chance to purchase a contemporary work at an affordable price point. There will be an evening viewing with pre-sale drinks and canapes served from 5.30pm, leading up to the sale at 6.30pm.

Auction can be the perfect place to purchase art – prices are often less than advertised Gallery prices, making it an affordable and exciting starting point for buyers just starting to build their collection. Many good collections have started with works under £100, and this sale includes many eye catching pieces, screened for quality and authenticity, starting from only £50. The most expensive lot stands at £6,000, but there are many pieces in-between offering every budget a chance to secure an original work of art.
The sale will include 150 lots of Modern British and Contemporary works of art in mediums ranging from linocuts, acrylics and oils to watercolours and marble sculpture. The majority of these lots have been consigned by The Art House Gallery in Bournemouth and are to be sold as part of their retirement dispersal sale. The gallery proprietor, Paul Watts, has invaluable experience in the art world; successfully running the gallery for the past seven years and amassing his own personal collection for the past 30 years. He has used this knowledge and understanding to carefully curate the selection of works he sold through The Art House. The pieces on offer includes a diverse range of styles and subjects, and some of the best contemporary artists currently on the market.

Many of the lots due to go under the hammer are by artists from the West Country, and include Lauren Bissell, artist in residence for the Dorset Wetlands Trust at Brownsea Island, Claire Wiltshire from Lyndhurst in the New Forest and Teresa Lawton who has a studio near Corfe Castle. Highlights of the sale include ‘Portrait of Karen’ by West Country artist Robert Lenkiewicz. This painting (estimate: £6,000-12,000) depicts a portrait of Karen, Lenkiewicz’s lover, pregnant with his child.
The sale will be on view from Saturday 8th, alongside the Fine Art sale which is set to take place at 10.30am on the 13th.  Entries for this ‘Affordable Arts’ auction are still being invited. Please contact Amy Brenan at amy.brenan@dukes-auctions.com for a free valuation, or call the saleroom on 01305 265080 for more information on buying and selling.


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Welcome to the Dorchester Fine Art Salerooms, which are centrally located in the county town, close to the main Dorchester South railway station. 

Trains run hourly to London Waterloo (approximately 2 hours 30 minutes) and there are airports at Bournemouth and Exeter. The Saleroom is surrounded by an ample car park. If you require further information please contact the saleroom

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Forthcoming Fine Art Sales

Affordable Art: An Evening Sale

12th April 2017

Duke’s are delighted to be holding their inaugural evening sale on the 12th April as part of their 2017 series of Paintings sales. The auction will be held the evening before the Fine Art sale of the 13th, and is designed to offer new art buyers the chance to purchase a contemporary work at an affordable price point. There will be an evening viewing with pre-sale drinks and canapes served from 5.30pm, leading up to the sale at 6.30pm.

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Paintings, Drawings and Books, Furniture and Works of Art

13th April 2017

 

 

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Forthcoming General Sales

Avenue Auction

4th April 2017

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25th April 2017

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Previous Fine Art Sales

Coins, Militaria and Ephemera

9th March 2017

Including the Martin Pye Collection of Encapsulated Coins, The Anthony Jaggard Collection of Coronation and Commemorative medals and the Keith Whittle Collection of Coronation and Commemorative medals

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Ceramics, Glass, Asian Art and Furniture

23rd February 2017

To include the Buxton collection of engraved glass and an important family collection of Charles Gouyn St. James’s Porcelain

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Avenue Auction - Toys and Collectables

21st March 2017

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Avenue Auction

14th March 2017

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Featured Lots

  • A FIJIAN 'CANNIBAL FORK' AND SIMILAR LADLE,

    A FIJIAN 'CANNIBAL FORK' AND SIMILAR LADLE,

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  • A PARCEL-GILT AND PARQUETRY BUREAU

    A PARCEL-GILT AND PARQUETRY BUREAU

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  • A FINE GANDHARAN GREY SCHIST BODHISATTVA MAITREYA

    A FINE GANDHARAN GREY SCHIST BODHISATTVA MAITREYA

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  • A FLEMISH WALNUT FIGURE OF THE VIRGIN, probably circa 1500,

    A FLEMISH WALNUT FIGURE OF THE VIRGIN, probably circa 1500,

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  • A GEORGE III MAHOGANY AND MARQUETRY DEMI-LUNE COMMODE

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY AND MARQUETRY DEMI-LUNE COMMODE

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  • AUGUSTUS JOHN OM RA (1878-1961) A portrait study of a gypsy girl, holding a large ewer, oil on canvas, 25' x 20'. Provenance: The Hon. Richard Smith, and thence by descent. Private collection, Channel Islands.

    AUGUSTUS JOHN OM RA (1878-1961) A portrait study of a gypsy girl, holding a large ewer, oil on canvas, 25' x 20'. Provenance: The Hon. Richard Smith, and thence by descent. Private collection, Channel Islands.

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Contact Us

Duke's,
Brewery Square,
Dorchester,
Dorset
DT1 1GA
UK

Call: +44 (0) 1305 265 080
Fax: +44 (0) 8707 260 101
E-mail: enquiries@dukes-auctions.com

 

Contact Us

Duke's,
Avenue Auctions,
Weymouth Avenue,
Dorchester
Dorset,
DT1 1QS, UK

Call: +44 (0) 1305 257 544
Fax: +44 (0) 1305 259 953
E-mail: avenue@dukes-auctions.com