The Burnt Common Auction Rooms
London Road, Send
Woking , Surrey
United Kingdom GU23 7LN
Telephone : +44 (0)1483 223101
Fax : +44 (0)1483 222171
Website : http://www.ewbankauctions.co.uk
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Chris Ewbank came to Guildford in 1982 and founded Ewbank Fine Art Auctioneers in 1990. In 1994 having initially held auctions at the Hog’s Back Hotel, we acquired our present auction rooms at Burnt Common. This is a very prominent out of town location just off the A3 with acres of parking. We are ten minutes away from junction 10 of the M25 and about 4 miles from Guildford; Woking main line station is 4 miles with frequent train services to Waterloo (25 minutes).
Ewbank Auctioneers has grown from humble beginnings holding six sales a year, to the position that we hold today, with our own salerooms and some twenty sales a year. Recent building refurbishment works including, a new mezzanine floor doubling our existing floor space, a new entrance, offices, a new heating system and external face-lift have given us both additional floor space and enhanced facilities.
Throughout our time in Guildford, we have had the privilege of advising thousands of clients on the valuation and sale of Antiques and Fine Art and have conducted well in excess of a hundred Antiques and Fine Arts auctions and over three hundred General Sales.
If they are to succeed, businesses like ours must give clients and buyers an efficient and friendly service and, over the years, we have always tried to maintain the highest standards, adhering to the principles of probity and ethics of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers, of which we are Members. Most of our new clients come to us on recommendation, from professional advisers or existing clients. As the costs of selling by Auction in Central London have rocketed we have benefited from the general trend in recent years for more important items to be sold outside the capital. This was illustrated in 2007 when we sold the Robertson Collection of items from the Studio of Francis Bacon. The sale created enormous worldwide interest and achieved a total of over £1M.
Catalogues are produced and circulated to prospective purchasers by post and E-mail and full details, including digital illustrations of almost all lots in our quarterly Antique and Fine Art auctions are posted on this site. Buyers are attracted from all over the world. Through artfact.com buyers can participation in our quarterly sales from a PC anywhere in the world at the time that the sale is actually in progress. This gives us an enhanced global marketing ability. We see this as being the way forward for the future and it will maximise our ability to achieve the best possible prices for our clients.
Chris Ewbank has taken a very active part in the leadership of the profession within the UK. He has been a member of the Fine Arts Advisory Panel of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and is currently Chairman of its Art and Antiques Faculty Board. He is also an elected Member to its International Governing Council ( the highest decision making body in the Institution). He joined the Committee of the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers in 1994, (he first became a member in 1982), and was Chairman from 2000 - 2006. He has also in recent years been on the Executive Committee of the British Art Market Federation and was one of the first to join the new City of London Guild of Arts Scholars, Dealers and Collectors.
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