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.
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.
All collections and deliveries are strictly by prior appointment only. Please book in at least 48 hours in advance.
Due to the current Government COVID-19 lockdown, Summers Place Auctions will be closed to the public, however we will facilitate the collection of purchased/unsold lots on Wednesdays and Thursdays but only by prior appointment. These collections must be booked in at least 48 hours before hand.
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 pieces without any additional help from our staff, other than loading pieces on pallets with our forklift truck.