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

Decorative Arts Guides & News Articles


Contents from the estate of the late Della Howard

Della Howard was well known on the London social scene, particularly in the art world for over half a century.

The October Fine Art & Antiques auction

Dawsons are incredibly excited to be taking to auction an original Rolling Stones promotional poster 

Dawsons' August Fine Art & Antiques auction

Another successful Fine Art & Antiques auction has come and gone...

29th July saw great results at Dawsons Fine Art, Antiques & Asian Art sale

The July Fine Art, Antiques & Asian Art Auction delivered some splendid results for our Clients. 

The rise and rise of studio pottery

How has studio come to take over from the land of mass-produced pieces?

Dawsons take a closer look at Meissen porcelain

Sometimes referred to as Dresden porcelain or German hard-paste, it was produced at the Meissen factory in modern-day Germany from 1710 to the present day.

The July Fine Art, Antiques & Asian Art Auction

July 29th will see a beautiful selection of wonderous, interesting, and historical items under the hammer within our Fine Art, Antiques & Asian Art auction.

Terry Mathews' sculpture being sold to raise funds for Vision Foundation

Terry Mathews' sculpture is a wonderful depiction of a camel herder, and will feature within our Fine Art & Antiques Auction on 24th June 2021.

The Nancy Fouts Studio Sale at Dawsons - 10th June 2021

The team at Dawsons are honoured to be selling works of art by the late Nancy Fouts (1945-2019), along with her collection of antiques, taxidermy and collectables on Thursday 10th June.

Dawsons to sell collection of Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss

Within our Fine Art & Antiques sale on the 29th April, Dawsons will be auctioneering a selection of paintings and antiques from the personal collection of Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss.