That finishing touch.

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' auctions.


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Please get in touch with one of our trusted decorative arts specialists who will inspect your items, tell you a little about them and provide an auction valuation. We offer remote valuations by email, whilst you can also book a private appointment at our London or Berkshire office. Alternatively, if you'd prefer, we would be delighted to book an appointment to value your decorative art(s) 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 friendly team would be delighted to guide you through the complete process and answer any questions you have. For professional and confidential advice please contact James Lees 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 'Head of a women'

Sold for £31,500

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