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Private & Iconic Collections and House Sales

Bonhams has a proven track record in holding successful House sales and Private Collection sales, both in our international salerooms and on-site, regularly achieving 100% sell through rates. Our House sale and Private Collection team work in conjunction with our extensive network of over 50 specialist departments to deliver the most rewarding experience, whilst achieving maximum results with estimates regularly been exceeded for our clients.

The House sale and Private Collection department comprises of senior Bonhams directors, who all have a wealth of experience and have worked on many notable sales. We oversee the entire auction process from initial sale proposal through to cataloguing and marketing the auction, and act as the primary point of contact for the client. The team has handled sales across a wide spectrum of collections from Scottish castles and English stately homes to French chateaux and Italian and Caribbean Villas, as well collections belonging to Iconic collectors, including Lauren Bacall, Richard Attenborough and Jackie Collins.

If you have a significant collection including pictures, furniture, silver and works of art that you are considering selling, we would be pleased to discuss how Bonhams may be able to help. To arrange a confidential meeting please contact our team, who would be delighted to hear from you.

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Harvey Cammell

Global Director, Valuations & Private Collections

Harvey Cammell is Deputy Chairman of Bonhams UK and Global Director of Valuations, Private Collections & House Sales. He works with clients and their fiduciary advisors on the appraisal and long-term …

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Charlie Thomas

Group Head, Private Collections, Furniture & Works of Art, U.K

Charlie Thomas is Director of Private Collections & House Sales at Bonhams in London. His areas of expertise include 18th and 19th century English and Continental furniture, with a special interest in…

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Robin Hereford

Director of Private Clients UK

Robin Hereford is Bonhams Director of Private Clients, and also Departmental Director of Valuations, Trusts & Estates in London. He coordinates Bonhams UK private client development and manages valuat…

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Natalie Voorheis


Natalie Voorheis is General Valuer for Bonhams Valuations and Private Collections & House Sales departments in London. She provides valuations for sale, insurance and probate, and also works on collec…

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Madeleine Cater


Madeleine Cater is Administrator for Bonhams Private Collections & House Sales and Valuations departments in London. She assists the teams with auctions and general enquiries. Before joining Bonhams i…

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Grant Macdougall


Grant MacDougall is a Senior Specialist in the Valuations Department based in Edinburgh. His responsibilities include providing valuations for Inheritance Tax (IHT), Insurance, Market and general sale…

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