Forthcoming Auctions

British Empire & Foreign Countries
Tuesday 28 November 2023

This auction will feature the fine collection of South Africa formed by the late Squadron Leader John Shaw MBE, FRPSL, the Williams Family collection of India & States and a section of specialised Falkland Islands and Antarctica including scarce Operation Tabarin items from the Gerry Pearce collection.

The sale remains open for consignments until 23 September.




Great Britain
Thursday 30 November 2023


Grosvenor is home to the only regular major auctions of Great Britain offering traditional favourites as well as exploring fascinating developed areas of specialist interest. This sale will include the British section of the John Ineson collection of Scouting.

This auction remains open for consignments until 30 September.





Ma volonté est que mes dessins, mes estampes, mes bibelots, mes livres, enfin les choses d’art qui ont fait le bonheur de ma vie, n’aient pas la froide tombe d’un musée, et le regard bête du passant indifférent, et je demande qu’elles soient toutes éparpillées sous les coups de marteau d’un commissaire-priseur et que la jouissance que m’a procurée l’acquisition de chacune d’elles, soit redonnée, pour chacune d’elles, à un héritier de mes goûts.

My wish is that my drawings, my prints, my trinkets, my books, those artistic things that gave me happiness in life, should not fall into the cold tomb of a museum, and suffer the ignorant stares of indifferent passers-by, and I ask that they be dispersed under the hammer of an auctioneer and that the enjoyment that each acquisition gave to me, be passed on to a new owner of the same tastes as mine.

The Will of Edmond de Goncourt (1822–1896)


News item published on: 8 August, 2023