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The Royal Institution

21 Albemarle Street

London , Greater London

United Kingdom   W1S 4BS

Telephone : +44 (0)20 7670 2932

Fax : +44 (0)20 7670 2963

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  • History & Reputation

    With a team boasting over 30 years of combined experience within the realm of auctions, Brompton’s Fine and Rare Instruments has catapulted into the international marketplace, becoming the premier auction house in Europe and the United Kingdom for fine musical instruments, despite having only been founded in 2005.

    Nestled in the grand library of The Royal Institution of Great Britain, Brompton’s caters to an audience of both professional and amateur musicians, selling nearly 1,000 instruments annually. Brompton’s has partnered with for 15 of its 32 total auctions, to date, and holds a plethora of world auction records for craftsmen such as David Tecchler, Nicolo Gagliano, and Giorgio Seraphin, among many others. Recently, a highly coveted violin crafted in 1723 by renowned artisan Domenico Montagnana was auctioned for over one hundred thousand pounds above its top estimate. As noted by Tim Homfray in Classical Music Magazine, “…put simply, [Brompton’s sells] more instruments, for more money, and break[s] more records than anybody else.”

    Brompton’s produces illustrious catalogues that are distributed to the foremost orchestras worldwide, and to which both professional and amateur musicians subscribe, further contributing to Brompton’s robust presence in the international market.

    Services & Staff

    Brompton’s offers the expertise of its team of specialists in free and confidential instrument appraisals. Submissions for valuation are accepted via email, or through their simple online assessment form.

    Onsite appraisals at Brompton’s London office may also be booked through their contact page. Additionally, it should be noted that Brompton’s conducts valuation days throughout the year at numerous locations internationally; for information concerning an opportunity near you, contact Brompton’s directly through this link. Brompton’s specialists will provide a high and low estimate for each instrument, based on the current international market; the high estimates are often surpassed at auction.

    Follow Them Online

    Brompton’s maintains a remarkably exhaustive website, in addition to an active Facebook page, which features valuation travel schedules, as well as high-profile instruments available for auction.

There are no current sales available for this auction house. Please check back soon.

June, 2015

Monday, 6/29/2015
Brompton's - June 29th Sale of Musical Instruments
England : Greater London

November, 2015

Monday, 11/2/2015
Brompton's - November 2nd Sale of Fine Musical Instruments
England : Greater London

December, 2015

Monday, 12/7/2015
Brompton's - December 7th Sale of Musical Instruments
England : Greater London