The Auction Galleries, 40 Station Road, Heaton Mersey, Cheshire, SK4 3QT
Tel: +44 (0)161 432 1911 E-mail: capesdunn@gmail.com

 
  



News



2016 sees the 190th anniversary of the establishment of Capes Dunn. In 1826 Mr William Capes founded the business, during the reign of George IV - the face of our logo. By 1830 the offices were on Kings Street and Mr Capes hired the Great Room in the Exchange as the saleroom. Following that and throughout the 19th and 20th Centuries the company was based in various places in Manchester including Princess Street, Market Street, Brazenose Street, Charles Street. The premises on King Street West were bombed during World War II. 2015 saw the company move from central Manchester to new premises in Heaton Mersey.

In the same year as Capes Dunn was founded the Menai Suspension bridge was opened, University College London was founded, Beethoven completed his String Quartet in C Sharp Minor and the first Cowes Regatta was held.

During the 190 years the company has been serving the people of Manchester and surrounding areas 6 Kings and 2 Queens have reigned, the country has been let by 39 Prime Ministers and survived through 2 World Wars. We have seen various art and design movements and fashions come and go.

Michael Perry joined the firm in 1960 and in 1979 became the Principal. Together with Michael, the current 16 members of staff have provided over 300 years service to the people of Manchester.

While proud of the company's history and longevity we continue to innovate. 2016 has seen the rebranding of our fortnightly general chattel auctions to become Interiors, Vintage and Modern and we have introduced live bidding.

Forthcoming Sales & Valuation Days

All specialist sales start at 11.00am and 6.30pm for Northern Art

3rd May - Interiors, Vintage & Modern Effects Auction
Sale on line now
Catalogue/Live Bidding

4th May - Jewellery, Silver, Watches & Gold Coins
Sale on line now
Catalogue/Live Bidding

6th May - Free Open Valuation Day 10.30am - 4.00pm

16th May - Interiors, Vintage & Modern Effects Auction
Sale on line now
Catalogue/Live Bidding

17th May - Antique Furniture, Clocks & Traditional Paintings
Sale on line now
Catalogue/Live Bidding

20th May - Free Open Valuation Day 10.30am - 4.00pm

31st May - Interiors, Vintage & Modern Effects Auction
Sale under preparation

1st June - Collectors Auction
Sale under preparation

3rd June - Free Open Valuation Day 10.30am - 4.00pm

13th June - Interiors, Vintage & Modern Effects Auction
Sale under preparation

14th June - Railwayana & Toys
Sale under preparation

17th June - Free Open Valuation Day 10.30am - 4.00pm

27th June - Interiors, Vintage & Modern Effects Auction
Sale under preparation

28th June - European & Oriental Ceramics, Glass & Ivories
Sale under preparation




Site updated 12th May 2016