Furniture Auctions

Modern & Antique Furniture Auctions & Valuations

Bellmans' Furniture Department sells over 250 lots of antique and modern furniture each month in our Sussex salesroom as part of the Interiors Auctions and Valuations.

Highlights include a late 19th century South German gilt metal-mounted ivory, tortoiseshell, rosewood and ebonised cabinet realising a hammer price of £12,000, while an Augsburg marquetry inlaid table cabinet from the early 17th century, which was part of the collection of HRH The Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, sold for £4,600.

Among the sale of the property of the late Sir David Tang were a Steinway & Sons ebonised model D Concert grand piano from circa 1999, which made £23,000, a David Linley for Alfred Dunhill marquetry inlaid humidor formed as a house, reaching £1,300 and a mid-20th century Continental steel and aluminum angular bow front desk, which sold for £6,200.

Our furniture team in London and Sussex covers everything from antique furniture to modern classics, with prices ranging from £150 into five figures.

Valuations take place in our Sussex Saleroom and London office in Cromwell Place, South Kensington, and 'pop-up' valuation days across the country. Preliminary estimates can be provided via email, and we are delighted to arrange home visits. Valuations are complimentary and are conveniently available online.

Please get in touch with your contact details and our team from London and Sussex will provide more information.


  • Furniture
  • Garden Ornament

Department Specialists

William Pasfield

Director, Operations, Furniture Specialist & Auctioneer

Ben Eykyn

Logistics & Cataloguer

Harrison Goldman, ASFAV

Auctioneer & Valuer

Collecting & Selling Modern & Antique Design Furniture

Antique furniture remains a popular area for both collectors and homeowners, as it is practical, stylish, and often very affordable.

Recent trends in upcycling and ethical buying have also increased the interest that antique furniture has received. More people invest in a long-lasting, high-quality piece that has stories to tell. More buyers are coming to auction houses searching for the perfect piece of art to complete the look of their interiors.

This amplified interest has also encouraged more antique furniture collectors. Collectors may focus on a specific element, country, era or style of antiques, such as vintage pieces or particular makers. This could be based on personal interests or for investment purposes. With so much nuance, the scope for collectors of furniture is endless.

The Antique Furniture Market

Fine furniture has been at the heart of academic and commercial activity in the UK antique trade for more than a century.

Antique furniture was once a better investment than shares and property during the 1970s and 1980s, and today, the landscape has changed significantly.

Our specialist team from Sussex and London has an impeccable knowledge of the current market and is best placed to give you reliable and informative valuations on your piece. Whatever you want to sell, Bellmans is happy to help.

To provide an estimate, our specialists in London and Sussex will look at your piece's quality, age, rarity, and condition. Although classic works by famous makers command high prices, modern vintage furniture is also becoming increasingly popular.

For more information, please reach out to our London or Sussex Auction house.