Skip to main content

Private & Iconic Collections and House Sales

Bonhams has a proven track record in holding successful House sales and Private Collection sales, both in our international salerooms and on-site, regularly achieving 100% sell through rates. Our House sale and Private Collection team work in conjunction with our extensive network of 60 specialist departments to deliver the most rewarding experience, whilst achieving maximum results with estimates regularly been exceeded for our clients.

The House sale and Private Collection department comprises of senior Bonhams directors, who all have a wealth of experience and have worked on many notable sales. We oversee the entire auction process from initial sale proposal through to cataloguing and marketing the auction, and act as the primary point of contact for the client. The team has handled sales across a wide spectrum of collections from Scottish castles and English stately homes to French chateaux and Italian and Caribbean Villas, as well collections belonging to Iconic collectors, including Richard Attenborough, Lauren Bacall, Michael Caine and Jackie Collins.

If you have a significant collection including pictures, furniture, silver and works of art that you are considering selling, we would be pleased to discuss how Bonhams may be able to help. To arrange a confidential meeting please contact our team, who would be delighted to hear from you.

Request a valuation

Thinking of selling? Get a free auction estimate by submitting your item online or contacting your local Bonhams. With specialists based in towns and cities worldwide, we are your local auction house.

Submit an item

News and stories

Find a specialist

Photo of Harvey Cammell

Harvey Cammell

Global Director, Valuations & Private Collections

Harvey Cammell is Deputy Chairman of Bonhams UK and Global Director of Valuations and Private Collections. He works with clients and their fiduciary advisors on the appraisal and long-term management …

View profile of Harvey Cammell
Photo of Charlie Thomas

Charlie Thomas

Group Head, Private Collections, Furniture & Works of Art, U.K

Charlie Thomas is the UK Group Director for House Sales and Private & Iconic Collections, Furniture, Works of Art and Carpets at Bonhams, based in London. His areas of expertise include 18th and 19th …

View profile of Charlie Thomas
Photo of Robin Hereford

Robin Hereford

Director of Private Clients UK

Robin Hereford is Bonhams Director of Private Clients, and also Departmental Director of Valuations, Trusts & Estates in London. He coordinates Bonhams UK private client development and manages valuat…

View profile of Robin Hereford
Photo of Natalie Voorheis

Natalie Voorheis


Natalie Voorheis is General Valuer for Bonhams Valuations and Private Collections & House Sales departments in London. She provides valuations for sale, insurance and probate, and also works on collec…

View profile of Natalie Voorheis
Photo of Madeleine Cater

Madeleine Cater


Madeleine Cater is Cataloguer for Bonhams Private Collections & House Sales and Valuations departments in London. Since joining Bonhams in 2021, Madeleine's notable sales have included the white-glove…

View profile of Madeleine Cater
Photo of Kafayat Zaria-Suleiman

Kafayat Zaria-Suleiman

Sale Coordinator

Kafayat Zaria-Suleiman is Administrator for Bonhams Private Collections & House Sales and Valuations departments in London. She assists the teams with auctions and general enquiries. Before joining Va…

View profile of Kafayat Zaria-Suleiman

Upcoming auctions

Sell with us

Submit your item online for a free and confidential valuation. If it’s suitable for sale, a specialist will provide an auction estimate and advise on the next steps for selling.

Submit an item