Covington Fine Art Limited

From a single object to an entire collection

COVINGTON can help you raise funds from your Art Collection, Collectibles or Antiques. Perhaps you want to buy a new painting and need the cash, or perhaps sell items after a death in the family. Whatever the situation we will give you an honest opinion and effective solution.
Raising Cash from Antiques
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COVINGTON will advise you on the best way to make any sales. We can arrange valuations, any transport and make any arrangements with a wide variety of auction houses. We negotiate on your behalf with both large International firms like Sotheby's, Christies and Bonhams and also the regional and local firms that might give you a better return in some circumstances. Best of all, we make NO CHARGE to you for this service. Any funds raised will be settled directly to your account by the auction rooms concerned. We do not handle your money ourselves, giving you peace of mind and better security.

Collections can be divided so selected objects are sent to the most appropriate venue. For example we might send Chinese Art to an auction in Hong Kong and a Scottish Colourist painting to a different venue in Scotland. We firmly believe in providing the best advice and service. A single contact to resolve any questions can make life rather easier for our clients.

Our lead valuer Angus has a track record of finding valuable and rare collectibles in places you might not first consider or look. Recently he located several hundred thousand pounds in rare Old Master drawings amongst old family scrapbooks and ephemera hiding in a basement.


Auction houses can seem a little terrifying to some and the charges perhaps unclear and confusing. We will always explain such potential costs in advance and do our utmost to ensure the process is as efficient and enjoyable as possible.

Yes it is true that we make no charge directly for sales we arrange for you. Clearly our services require some renumeration and this is arranged directly with any auction house or dealer we use. They pay us a commission for any sales and this is taken from any charges they make. In the majority of cases this has no impact on the sellers settlement figure. We always seek to achieve the lowest commission available for any sales you make at auction.

We believe a personal, un-pressured and relaxed approach is the best way forward for both our clients and our staff.
  • Victorian Phrenology Head
  • Tabriz Pictorial rug
  • Unusual tabletop treen sundial
  • Classic Ferrari GTO
  • Fonseca Taylor's Vintage Port
  • George III minature silver counter box
  • Nobel Prize Gold Medal
  • William Trotter Regency coromandel sofa tables
  • DY Cameron Scottish Art etching Gargoyle
  • Scottish Curling Stones
  • 1st edition Lord of the Rings
  • Maori Jade carving
  • Georgian mahogany Irish console table
  • Silver nutmeg grater with engraved Stag Hippogriff
  • Medal for Merit enamel and gilt
  • Chinese blue and white Kangxi vases
  • Queen Victoria miniature diamond brooch
  • Chinese flambĂ© vase of 'Fanghu' Qianlong six character seal mark
  • Louis XIV walnut commode
  • Regency Scrapbook
  • George II Silver tankard
  • Legends type Victorian Rocking chair
  • Micromosaic gold earrings
  • Alfred Nobel bronze bust
  • Grand Tour Souvenir pressed box
  • 18th century Scottish hardstone vinaigrette
  • A hobnail cut glass compote and cover Circa 1800
  • Rare Edinburgh gilded mirrors
  • Royal Crown Derby matchholder
  • Japanese Ivory Netsuke
  • Roman banded alabaster trapezophoros terminal Circa 3rd Century A.D
  • Cardinal Duke of York, Henry Benedict Stuart
  • Meissen porcelain monkey
  • Gold family seal