Annually Alison curates an Important Selling Exhibition held at Court Barn Museum in Chipping Campden. The exhibition is the culmination of 12 months’ work and showcases for the first time carefully selected pieces from factories or designers that she believes to be amongst the finest in their field. Many of these items are sourced from private collections or sold on behalf of clients on a commission basis.
A fully illustrated colour catalogue is produced for each show and the exhibits go live online a number of weeks before the event. Nothing is sold prior to the opening of the Exhibition and Clients come from all parts of the UK and even overseas to attend. The last exhibition saw some determined clients arrive over 6 hours prior to the opening to secure the items that had particularly caught their eye! As many of AD antiques customers are overseas there is also the facility to telephone on the day to participate in the sale.
The exhibitions are typically held in March each year. To date, AD antiques has held 6 Exhibitions that have attracted World-wide press coverage, and items from exhibitions are now housed in International Museums and Important Private Collections.
Something to Sell?
From Single items to Complete Collections
Alison welcomes enquiries from parties wishing to sell quality items or collections; Alison is glad to discuss the options open with any potential vendors and offers assurances of a fair and competitive price. Bought privately, Alison is almost invariably able to offer higher prices than she would be prepared to pay at auction and without the commissions and other charges, is often able to far outstrip the prices that a private consignor would achieve in a public auction. In addition she regularly sells on a commission basis. Please contact me if you would like to discuss any potentially suitable item.