As a new and independent firm of auctioneers located in London, the world’s art market centre, we are committed to providing an unparalleled personal service to all our clients. We are delighted to be in a position to hold specialised sales; targeted auctions which appeal to the general buyer, but also attract the specialist collectors and dealers in the field.
Our sales are held in November and May, with all lots exhibited in our rooms in Blythe Road prior to auction. As well as being able to view all lots on the website, we publish well illustrated catalogues, distributed internationally.
Offering free and confidential expert advice on the antiques market, we also provide written valuations for possible auction sale, insurance, probate, family division and tax purposes.
Matthew Barton has over twenty year’s experience in the business, starting as a specialist at Sotheby’s Bond Street silver department. Beginning with the cataloguing of a large collection of vinaigrettes, he went on to deal with some of the largest and best works by the Royal goldsmiths Rundell, Bridge & Rundell. He left London to run the antique sales of a Nairobi based auction business and then spent two years as a freelance valuation specialist in silver and works of art on the West Coast of America. Returning to Sotheby’s in 1996 to become a Deputy Director, heading their Olympia valuations department, and subsequently as a Director of Lyon & Turnbull South, he continued to focus especially on the fields of silver, vertu and works of art. He is delighted to be using his wealth of experience and fascination for the field in this enterprise, Matthew Barton Ltd.
The day to day running of the office is organised by Kate Goad.