Who are John Rolfe Auctions?

Hello, I’m John Rolfe and in January 2022 I realised my dream of creating John Rolfe Auctions, a new saleroom based in Tetbury, Gloucestershire.


Having spent a lifetime in the antique trade (son of a dealer), the last 20 years I have been working up from a porter to head valuer and auctioneer. Now with my experience from shop floor to top table I feel ready and rather excited about this independent venture.


I have worked in all areas of antiques, design and collectables. Being head valuer one has to be able to spot quality across the board. We will certainly be able to assist in any area whether it be:

Jewellery - Silver - Watches - Clocks - Modern Art & Design - Decorative Arts - Pictures & Paintings - Asian art - Ceramics - Glass…


To me it is important that an auction house is as accessible as possible. Be gone the days of the pompous auctioneer in his bow tie and monocle, antiques and collecting should be for all. I want to keep hold of the traditional values that I hold so dear but welcome the modern advances that continue to revolutionise the industry.


The things I pride myself on are honesty, service and quality. If we can provide you with those things and perhaps a smile then I will be completely content.


See you at the sale.


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