Wokingham's Auction Room Since 1846

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Martin & Pole
The Auction House
Milton Road (opp. Bird Mews)
Berkshire RG40 1DB

Call Us 0118 979 0460

Email Us antiques@martinpole.co.uk

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Martin & Pole have been successfully conducting regular antique auctions in Wokingham for over 170 years, and our team today has a combined experience of over 100 years in the Fine Art and Antiques market.

Our dedicated antiques saleroom was formerly the British School, opened in 1841, and is located within walking distance of Wokingham town centre, with easy access to the railway station and shops.

Our monthly sales typically comprise 400/500 lots with sections devoted to antique and later furniture, pictures, ceramics, silver, collectables, jewellery and objet d'art.

We also undertake valuations for probate (Inheritance tax) and insurance purposes. Click here for further details on valuations.

COVID-19: We continue to request that masks are worn on the premises and that social distancing is practised. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Next Auction

Wednesday 25th May 2022

As attendance on sale day may be limited, please bid via our live online bidding service.

Catalogue & Online Bidding

Starting at 10am



Saturday 21st May 9-1pm

Monday 23rd May 9-5pm

Tuesday 24th May 9-5pm

Collection of Purchases:
To make an appointment please telephone 0118 979 0460

All items must be paid for and collected by the Friday after the auction.  

Any items not collected will incur a storage fee

All auctions with online bidding available at the-saleroom.com and easy live auction.

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Next Valuation Days

No appointment required


Saturday 14th May 2022- 10am to 2pm

Monday 30th May 2022 - 10am to 4pm

Tuesday 31st May 2022 - 10am to 4pm

Wednesday 1st June 2022 - 10am to 4pm

We can also assist you with valuations by e-mailling images of your items to antiques@martinpole.co.uk. 

Open Monday to Friday

(or by appointment - contact the Auction House above)

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Recent Highlights

Alfa Romeo

A CIJ clockwork painted tinplate model of an Alfa-Romeo P2 racing car

SOLD for £14,000 (plus buyer’s charges)

Chinese Flambe bottle vase

A Chinese Flambe Bottle Vase

SOLD for £1800 (plus buyer's charges)


An impressive French 19th century Kingwood Credenza.  Inlaid with Tulip wood.  Inset throughout with painted porcelain plaques in the manner of Sevres.

SOLD for £12,000 (plus buyer's charges)

A Late 19th Century Brass Koro

A Late 19th Century Brass Koro having two handles in the form of lions and a lion knob.

SOLD for £270 (plus buyer’s charges)

A Platinum Ring

A Platinum Set Single Stone Diamond Ring

SOLD for £800 (plus buyer’s charges)

Gilbert & Sullivan

A collection of Gilbert & Sullivan and other theatre memorabilia

SOLD for a total of £23,900 (plus buyer’s charges)

art deco tea set

An Art Deco Silver 4 Piece Tea Set by Olivant and Botsford

SOLD for £400 (plus buyer’s charges)

Alfred de Breanski Painting

Alfred de Breanski Snr (1852 – 1928) Highland view with cattle, oil on canvas

SOLD for £6,000 (plus buyer’s charges)

A Pair of Chinese Famille Verte Vases

A Pair of Chinese Famille Verte Vases.  20th Century.  Republic Period.  Decorated with figures in a landscape.  

SOLD for £550 (plus buyer’s charges)

Wedgwood Fairy Land Lustre Bowl by Daisy Makeid Jones

A Wedgwood Fairy Land Lustre Bowl by Daisy Makeig Jones.  Highly decorated to both inside and outside of the bowl.

SOLD for £1900 (plus buyer’s charges)

chinese portrait

Oil on canvas.  A Chinese Half-length Ancestral Portrait of a Prince of the First Rank.  Qing Dynasty.  Circa 1860

SOLD for £800 (plus buyer’s charges)

A Queen Anne Double Domed, Oyster Veneered Burr Walnut Mirrored Bureau Bookcase

A Queen Anne Double Domed, Oyster Veneered Burr Walnut Mirrored Bureau Bookcase

SOLD for £4,600 (plus buyer’s charges)


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