Lyon & Turnbull

Established in Edinburgh in 1826, Lyon & Turnbull are Scotland's oldest firm of auctioneers. Lyon & Turnbull are now becoming identified on an international stage, setting world record prices for British and continental paintings along with outstanding results in other areas, such as jewellery, silver, furniture, ceramics, books and decorative arts. This has been aided by our marketing alliance with Freeman's, America's oldest auction house, since 2000. Both companies strive to employ the latest marketing techniques and share our expertise to extend our reach. This is demonstrated most notably through our cooperation in selling works of art in the most advantageous venue, leading to some exceptional prices. Responding to the growth of business from Southern England, 2006 saw the opening of the London Gallery in Pall Mall, which holds regular exhibitions and events as well as advance previews of selected items from forthcoming sales. Building on this presence, January 2008 saw our inaugural London sale, when The Deloitte Art Collection was auctioned in the Royal Academy of Arts to widespread interest. Due to the increasing volume of business from the West of Scotland, 2008 also saw the Glasgow office move to a larger and more prominent gallery site on Bath Street, the city's traditional art and antiques centre.

Lyon & Turnbull are members of Association of Accredited Auctioneers - AAA combines 20 UK auction houses, with a combined annual turnover of over £200m. Each member auction house has built a reputation for quality and integrity, many over a period of hundreds of years. AAA members are committed to the highest standards of creditability and services to buyers and sellers.

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An Austrian in Scotland and his artwork at Lyon & Turnbull
Behind a portrait coming up for sale at Lyon & Turnbull, is a tale of war, friendship and how an Austrian-born artist ended up on the shores of Britain.

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English navy press ganging - Sandwich, John Montagu, 4th Earl, Document signed ("Sandwich") as First Lord of the Admiralty, and also...
English navy press ganging - Sandwich, John Montagu, 4th Earl\nDocument signed ("Sandwich") as First Lord of the Admiralty, and also by the Lord Privy Seal Lord Dartmouth & others, addressed to the Duke of Northumberland, "Custos Rotulorum" [Keeper of the Rolls], informing him that as "His Majestys [George III's] Service doth at this time require a speedy supply of Seamen and Seafaring Men, to Man His Majestys Fleet which is now Fitting out, We do... require Your Grace to call upon the Justices of the Peace of the County of Middlesex... to cause all stragling seamen who are fit to serve on board his Majesty's Ships, to be taken up", and sent to one of the naval ports for a bounty of twenty shillings per man. Manuscript, 2 pages, folio, with integral address leaf and paper seal, "from the Council Chamber at St. James's, 8 November 1776", silked, with some browning, but perfectly legible Lyon & Turnbull
Half Length Portrait Of Lady Jane Keith
JOHN ALEXANDER (SCOTTISH C.1690-1757)\nHALF LENGTH PORTRAIT OF LADY JANE KEITH\nInscribed with numeral '7'. Feigned oval, oil on canvas\n76cm x 63cm (30in x 25in) Lyon & Turnbull
Allen, William & T.R.H. Thomson, A narrative of the expedition sent by by Her Majesty's government to the River Niger in 1841. 2 volumes,...
Allen, William & T.R.H. Thomson\nA narrative of the expedition sent by by Her Majesty's government to the River Niger in 1841. 2 volumes, 8vo, 19 plates and 3 maps (2 folding), original cloth, library stamps, spotting, dampstaining to some plates, rubbed, one board detached Lyon & Turnbull
TWO TURKOMAN RUGS\nEARLY 20TH CENTURY\ncomprising: a Tekke, the red field with two columns of nine guls, within multiple borders, 218cm x 135cm; and another, the red field with two columns of seven guls, within multiple borders, 202cm x 138cm (2) Lyon & Turnbull
A broad diamond set band, set with three rows of small round cut diamonds, to a plain yellow metal shank
A broad diamond set band\n\nset with three rows of small round cut diamonds, to a plain yellow metal shank\nRing size: L Lyon & Turnbull
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Edinburgh Saleroom
33 Broughton Place
T: +44 (0)131 557 8844
F: +44 (0)131 557 8668
Glasgow Office and Gallery
182 Bath Street
G2 4HG
T: +44 (0)141 333 1992
F: +44 (0)141 332 8240
London Office and Gallery
78 Pall Mall
T: +44 (0)0207 930 9115
F: +44 (0)0207 930 7274