Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers



2015-06-26 10:51:03

Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers is an auction house based in Stansted Mountfitchet near Bishops Stortford, UK.



Formed in 1782, Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers is a leading regional auction house based in Stansted, Essex. With an international clientele, particularly across Australia, China, Europe and the United States, Sworders are highly regarded for their expertise in a wide range of fields.


The company has the following specialist departments:

  • Asian Art
  • Classic Cars
  • Country House
  • Decorative Art and Design from 1880 to Present
  • Fine Wine
  • Paintings
  • Silver & Jewellery

Stansted Saleroom

In 2008, Sworders moved into a purpose built and environmentally friendly auction house in Stansted Mountfitchet. Surrounded by North Essex countryside, the saleroom is ideally located just off the M11, 10 minutes from Stansted Airport and 45 minutes from the City of London. Capable of holding two sales a week, the Stansted rooms are open for valuations on Thursdays and Fridays from 9am - 4:30pm. (Apart from the week before Country House sales)

Hertford office

The company’s Hertford office offers collectors the opportunity to meet with Sworders experts. The office provides a full range of auction services, including:

• Free valuations and estimates for sale
• Written valuations of inheritance tax, insurance or sale
• Home visits to view and appraise collections or larger items

The office specialises in art works, modern collectables, militaria and miscellanea.

Every Thursday between 10:00 and 13:00 the company’s experts are on hand to provide advice on the value and care of works of art and antiques.


The auction house has a lively programme, with auctions taking place at Stansted most Wednesdays. There are also regular specialist sales.

Notable sales

A Rhinoceros Horn Libation Cup - sold for £215,000 in November 2011

A Regency brass inlaid rosewood break front side cabinet attributed to Gillows, sold for £84,000 in November 2011.

1870 Japanese 20 Yen coin - Sold for £29,000 in March 2012

A pair of gilt brass candlesticks, designed and used by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin - Sold for £68,000, April 2012

News and events

Forthcoming sales

Tuesday 26 June
Silver & Jewellery (Final entries by Friday 4 May)

Monday 9 July
Fine Wine & Port (Final entries by Friday 25 May)

Tuesday 10 July
Summer Country House Sale: Paintings, Furniture, Works of Art & Ceramics (Final entries by Friday 1 June)

Wednesday 11 July
Antique Sale: Pictures, Furniture, Collectables & Ceramics (Final entries by Friday 29 June)

Tuesday 4 September
Decorative Art & Design: 1880 to the Present Day (Final entries by Friday 27 July)

Monday 22 October
Coins And Medallions (Final entries by Friday 31 August)

Tuesday 23 October
Autumn Country House Sale: Pictures, Furniture, Works of Art & Ceramics (Final entries by Friday 14 September)

Wednesday 24 October
Antique Sale: Pictures, Furniture, Collectables & Ceramics, Silver & Jewellery (Final entries by Friday 5 October)

Monday 12 November
Fine Wine & Port (Final entries by Friday 28 September)

Tuesday 13 November
Asian Art: Chinese & Japanese Ceramics, Works of Art, Jade & Furniture (Final entries by Monday 1 October)

Tuesday 4 December
Silver & Jewellery (Final entries by Friday 12 October)

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