The world's leading auctioneer of Garden Statuary and Natural History.
Our first sale was held nearly 30 years ago as part of Sotheby's Country House saleroom at Summers Place in Sussex, since which time the sales have flourished, establishing a global reputation. Following restructuring, the department is staffed by a team who, between them, have nearly 200 years of Sotheby’s experience.
Perhaps the only silver lining to the Covid cloud is that we have all rediscovered our gardens.
Summers Place Auctions are offering a wide selection of garden ornament, sculpture and natural history with pieces to complement any garden space including sundials, sculpture, pots, troughs, seating and Interior pieces which include beautiful mineral bowls, freeforms and spheres as well as fossils and taxidermy.
In 1993 as part of Sotheby’s, we put on a house sale at Heathfield Park in Sussex for the renowned doctor and artist Gerry Moore which was filmed by the BBC as a documentary. Gerry was the undoubted star with many of us playing bit parts to his extraordinary enthusiasm and artistic drive which made for gripping prime time TV viewing. Gerry sadly passed away in 2018 at the ripe age of 91 and merited a half page obituary in The Times which observed
”Gerry Moore was an oral surgeon with the soul of an artist, a doctor with a Harley street practice whose paintings were good enough to be exhibited alongside David Hockney”.
Bids must be with us by 4pm (BST) on Wednesday 30th June
The safety of our staff and visitors is our primary concern and we are therefore closely monitoring and adhering to the advice provided by the UK government and Public Health England. All carriers/members of the public are asked to comply with current social distancing rules and wear appropriate PPE.
Please continue to email any enquires or images of items you may wish to consign to our Autumn Auction, which closes for entries in mid July, to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to collect unsolds/purchased lots or make deliveries please contact us as these are being managed under a strict pre arranged appointment system, and these must be made at least 48 hours in advance. Payment of any purchased lots must be made prior to collection.
Carriers/buyers must conform to Covid protocol and wear masks. Whilst we will do our best to have lots ready for collection, carriers/buyers must also supply sufficient labour to load purchased/collected pieces without any additional help from our staff, other than loading pieces on pallets with our forklift truck.
30th June, 2021