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Lyon & Turnbull

33 Broughton Place

Edinburgh , Edinburgh

United Kingdom   EH1 3RR

Telephone : +44 (0)131 557 8844

Fax : +44 (0)131 557 8668

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  • History & Reputation

    Founded in 1862 by Jonathan Lyon, Lyon & Turnbull is the oldest auction house in Scotland, and the largest independent U.K. auction house not based in London. The auction house has grown significantly in recent years, and has been named the fastest growing U.K. auction house, boasting salerooms in Edinburgh, London, and Glasgow. Lyon & Turnbull specializes in fine art, antiques, and jewelry. The auction house is a platinum member of, and hosted 30 live auctions on the site in 2014. Lyon & Turnbull typically hosts at least 30 auctions each year.

    In its storied history, Lyon & Turnbull famously sold a pair of silk bloomers that belonged to Queen Victoria for $14,940. The auction house also uncovered a valuable previously unrecorded plate from artist Francesco Xanto Avelli in 2011, selling for £391,250. Additionally, Lyon & Turnbull broke records with the more than £4 million sale of the Drambuie art collection.

    The auction house's specialties are in fine art, antiques, and jewelry. Departments within Lyon & Turnbull include fine antiques, decorative arts, Asian art, fine paintings and sculpture, Scottish art, silver, and works on paper.

    Services & Staff

    Lyon & Turnbull offers auction estimate valuations as a complimentary service by email, phone, mail, in person, or at regularly scheduled valuation days. Professional valuation services are also available, offering inheritance tax, capital gains tax, and other tax valuations. Sellers may offer items on auction consignment, or in private sales for single items or collections.

    When buying at auction with Lyon & Turnbull, bidders are encouraged to view items online or in person. Condition reports are available, as well as additional images. Upcoming auction schedules are available on the Lyon & Turnbull website. In person, absentee, telephone, and live online bidding with are available.

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Edinburgh, UK

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May, 2015

Wednesday, 5/6/2015
Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps & Photographs
Scotland : Edinburgh

Wednesday, 5/13/2015
Jacobite, Stuart, and Scottish Applied Arts
Scotland : Edinburgh

Thursday, 5/14/2015
British & European Paintings
Scotland : Edinburgh

June, 2015

Monday, 6/15/2015
The Classical Connoisseur: Chinese & Japanese Works of Art
Scotland : Edinburgh

Tuesday, 6/16/2015
Fine Asian Works of Art
Scotland : Edinburgh