Toovey’s was established with the express aim to create a regional centre of excellence for the valuation and sale by auction of antiques, collectors’ items and fine art in the south-east of England, combining an international standard of expertise and marketing with the efficiency and flexibility that only a provincial auction house can offer.
As a family-owned and family-run firm, our independence enables us to provide a personal service, tailor-made for both private and professional clients’ needs, with a view to building successful, long-term business relationships.
We look forward to meeting you to discuss your needs at your property or at our Sussex auction house and are confident that you will find Toovey’s a professional and highly approachable practice.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you feel we can be of further assistance.
Toovey’s is Celebrating 25 Years Rupert Toovey started Toovey’s Auctioneers twenty-five years ago with a dedicated team of people, who remain passionate about the company and the work we do. We opened on a stormy Valentine’s Night in 1995 and were delighted when hundreds of guests braved wind and rain to support us and celebrate this new venture.
Rupert set out to create a family firm where people are valued, a regional auction house providing a centre of expertise for the valuation and sale of art and antiques, with leading specialists and international marketing.
We remain a family firm and retain the same core values with which he founded the company in 1995. Twenty-five years on, Rupert is proud that Toovey’s has fulfilled his hopes and aspirations.
None of this would have been possible, though, without the generous support and encouragement of the collectors, our clients, friends and supporters.