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1818 Fine Art & Collectable Auctioneers & Valuers in Kendal

The market town of Kendal, regarded by many as the "Gateway to the Lakes" is a town steeped in history and tradition. The Lake District itself has provided much inspiration to artists, poets and writers through the centuries.

Our roots can be traced back to 1818 and auctions of chattels were originally held in the town centre market hall (now Westmorland shopping centre) before moving to the auction mart on Appleby Road in the 1980's.

All auctions are now held in the purpose designed state of the art saleroom just round the corner on Sandylands Road, complete with all the comforts of a retail environment, including a large screen displaying lots up for auction, fitted carpets and central heating

  • Professional, knowledgeable and helpful staff
  • Large FREE car park
  • FREE pre sale advice
  • Easy loading and unloading
  • Secure pre sale storage
  • House clearance service
  • Off site sales
  • Members of the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers

Saleroom  Manager & Auctioneer- Kevin Kendal

Saleroom Manager & Auctioneer- Kevin Kendal, FIA (Scot)
Kevin has been with the company since 1989. Following a group restructure in 2003 Kevin was promoted to saleroom manager and given the task of expanding the furniture and fine arts side of the business


Fine Arts  Valuer & Auctioneer - David BrookesFine Arts Valuer & Auctioneer - David Brookes, ASFAV
David is an associate member of The Society of Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers and has been involved with antiques and auctions for 25 years. He started his career at an auction room in Cheshire, worked for Phillips (The London auction house now part of Bonhams) and later as principal of a Derbyshire based auction room
David has been employed by 1818 Auctioneers as Fine Arts Valuer since 2005, travelling around the Lake District and other parts of the North of England advising clients on their furniture and collectables


Auctioneer  & Valuer - David Hunter Auctioneer & Valuer - David Hunter
David joined the team as saleroom assistant in 2003, progressing through the ranks to become an auctioneer and valuer.
He now catalogues the specialist auctions of Beswick, Doulton and Border Fine Arts and Toys, Models and Railwayana


We are only too pleased to call and advise you on your antiques or collectables; you may be interested in selling by auction, and also carries out professional valuations, for probate, insurance and division, etc.

Working with reputable local carriers, we can also coordinate house clearances if neccessary with all proceeds going to the estate.

Auctioneer David Brookes is a member of the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers, with literally decades of experience, visits clients in the area on a regular basis and would be only too pleased to call and offer FREE advice

Call our local rate number 0845 812 1818 to make an appointment and benefit from unbiased expert opinion now.

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