Works of Art Auctions

Bellmans includes Works of Art in their monthly Interiors Auction and Valuation in our Sussex salesroom. It's the largest department and covers a huge variety of specialist areas including Portrait Miniatures; Sculptures; Metalware and Works of Art; Tribal Art & Ethnographica; Boxes & Tea Caddies; 20th Century Art & Design and Lighting; but also Motoring & Automobilia; Railwayana; Maritime; Arms, Armour & Militaria; Fishing & Sporting Memorabilia; Natural History & Taxidermy; Scientific & Medical Instruments & Music Memorabilia; Handbags, Fashion & Luxury Accessories; Toys and Collectables.

Recent highlights include a signed bronze bust by Jacob Epstein (1881-1959) from around 1921 - the first portrait of Kathleen, his muse and mother of his children, which sold for £6,600. A rare portrait on vellum by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677) of Henry Fitzalan, 12th Earl of Arundel (1512-1580) £5,000, while an early 19th century Indian gold inlaid Tulwar sword, with curved Damascened blade made £10,000.

A single-owner collection of cars and motorcycles, which included classic motorbikes dating from 1920 to 1980, saw a 1926 Douglas EW 350 motorcycle selling for £6,500 and a Hardy Bros 9" big game fishing reel, stamped 'Hardy Bros Ltd No 1536', also made £6,500. A 19th century West Indies shellwork sailor's valentine reading 'A present from Barbados' sold recently for £1,700. A Gebruder Marklin & Co tinplate toy castle, dating from circa 1905, achieved a valuation of £8,800. A collection of six Goyard and Louis Vuitton travelling trunks and cases were recently sold in our Sussex and London auction rooms for more than £16,500.

Valuations take place both in our Sussex Saleroom and our London office in Cromwell Place, South Kensington as well as 'pop-up' valuation days across the country. Preliminary estimates can also be provided via our website and we are delighted to arrange home visits.

For more details, our team of experts from our Sussex and London office will reach out to you after you send your contact details.


  • Works of Art

Department Specialists

Victoria Drummond

Works of Art Specialist & Auctioneer

Pippa Green

Works of Art Specialist