Gorringes - The leading fine art & antiques auction house in the South East. The business commenced in the early 1920s when Rowland Gorringe opened offices in Lewes, the county town of East Sussex, as an estate agent and auctioneer.

He held many sales in properties in Lewes and it's environs, most famously being instructed to sell the contents of Lewes House, a collection built by the American art connoisseur and collector Edward Percy Warren. This sale created international interest as, in addition to a remarkable collection of early furniture and works of art, it included the major works - Auguste Rodin's 'The Kiss' ('Le Baiser') and 'The Portrayal of Adam and Eve' by Lucas Cranach The Elder. This sale was certainly the talk of the county and was followed by a series of instructions to sell country house contents.

Rowland Gorringe was in 1945, instructed to sell a country house and  its contents, north of Lewes, known as Roeheath. After the successful sale and with the property unsold, he received the instructions to sell several property contents that were brought together for a collective sale again at Roeheath.

Up until this time, collective sales had been regularly held at Wallands House in Lewes, the last sale there taking place in September 1945. Just after the war in 1946 Gorringes moved to its current site at 15 North Street in Lewes.

October 2002. Gorringes are pronounced the winners of the prestigious B.A.C.A. Award for the Best Provincial Auction Rooms.

Gorringes 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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A late Victorian diamond set gold crescent brooch, 2in.; in Garrard & Co box
A late Victorian diamond set gold crescent brooch, set with three rows of cushion cut stones, 2in.; in Garrard & Co box Gorringe's
A George II mahogany display cabinet in the manner of Wm. Kent, of
A George II mahogany display cabinet in the manner of Wm. Kent, of architectural form with broken arched pediment over glazed arched door and sides with brass handles, enclosing three shelves, on plinth base, 3ft 4ins See Illustration Gorringe's
§ Clifford Hall (1904-1973) Ringmaster and clown, 29 x 19.5in.
§ Clifford Hall (1904-1973) charcoal and coloured chalk on paper, Ringmaster and clown, signed and dated 1961-2, 29 x 19.5in. Gorringe's
A nebuchadnezzar of Pol Roger 'White Foil' NV:
A nebuchadnezzar (equivalent to twenty bottles, 15 litres) of Pol Roger 'White Foil' NV: believed fairly recent, excellent condition. The ultimate test of the skill of the sommelier: try pouring an equal quantity into a set number of glasses without revisiting any glasses and with none left at the end. Gorringe's
A George III oak chest of drawers
A George III oak chest of drawers, W 3ft 1in Gorringe's
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15 North Street
East Sussex BN7 2PD
Tel: 44 (0) 1273 472503
Email: clientservices@gorringes.co.uk
Garden Street
East Sussex BN7 1XE
Tel: 44 (0) 1273 478221
85 Mount Pleasant Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent TN1 1PX
Tel: 44 (0) 1892 619670
Email: tunbridge.wells@gorringes.co.uk