Decorative Arts

The Decorative Arts and Collectibles department at Dawsons covers a wide range of specialist areas and disciplines. With an emphasis on craftsmanship, timeless design and appeal this hugely varied department has something for every collector.

Encompassing everything from bronze and alabaster sculptures to religious carvings, ephemera and erotica, along with a wealth of other items that populate each of Dawsons regular auctions. In addition to decorative objects, our sales also feature a large selection of collectibles for the more curious collector.

If you’re looking to sell at auction or buy to collect, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a complimentary valuation or to discuss auction items in further detail with one of our specialists.

Contact Us

Online Valuation Form


Get in touch with one of our team of trusted decorative arts specialists who will inspect your items, tell you a little about them and give you an auction valuation. We offer remote valuations by email, Whatsapp and video call. We can also book private appointments at one of our offices in London and Berkshire. Alternatively if you'd rather we came to you, we are happy to book Covid-safe private appointments to value your decorative arts in the comfort of your own home.

Sale at Auction

Once you have received your auction estimates and agreed reserves, the next step is to enter your items ready for sale. At the same time, one of our specialists will offer available sale dates and guide you through your Seller’s Agreement which includes details about your items reserves, our charges and terms and conditions. They will also be pleased to answer any other questions you may have. You can bring your decorative arts along to us, or we are happy to arrange collection. Leave the rest to us. Then sit back and relax, our team will take care everything else, ensuring that your items are carefully catalogued, photographed and marketed to a huge audience of prospective buyers across the globe.

Haven’t answered all of your questions?

Our team are only too pleased to guide you through the complete process and answer any questions you have. For professional and confidential advice please contact Harrison Goldman on 0207 431 9445 or by email

Stepan Dmitrievich Nefyodov (Stephen) Erzia (1876-1959) Russian 'Head of a Woman'. Sold for £31,500

Stepan Dmitrievich Nefyodov (Stephen) Erzia (1876-1959) Russian 'Head of a Woman'.

Sold for £31,500

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