Fine Art Sale, May 5th 

Stanhope Forbes & Ernest Procter


We are delighted to announce that in June we will be selling

The Gibsons of Scilly Penwith & Cornish Photographic Archive

Over 1200 original photographic prints plus glass negative plates

further information

Lot 695, March 10th, Antiques Sale 

Sold for £60,000

From our March Antiques Sale

Fabergé & Fine diamonds

Oriental Sale March 10th

 Yongzheng  porcelain lotus bowl, sold for £22,000


Next General & Household Sale

Tuesday, May 10th.

Currently accepting entries.

Ancient Egyptian Cat

Sold for £52,000

We specialise in Fine Jewellery

All our Antiques sales have a large, expertly catalogued

and promoted Jewellery & Silver section

Tibetan Stupa

Sold for £25,000

Ram Kumar – the City

Sold for £170,000


Rene Boivin Panther Ring

Sold for £4,000

Sale of Super Yacht Contents

Totalled over £55,000

Medals of Private T. Byrne VC, 21st Lancers

Sold for £40,000

Welcome to the Penzance Auction House

David Lay FRICS is one of the foremost auctioneers in the country and the Penzance Auction House is the largest and most prestigious auction house in Cornwall. Our sales are well attended by local bidders, but also reach international audiences via out global bidding platform.

Since 1979 our auctions have become an established and successful way of selling all types of antiques, paintings, fine art and collectors’ items, and of maximising the potential return on your property.


for our March 29th Books & Collectors Sale


for our April 12th General Sale

House Clearances

We’ll take care of everything

Next General Sale

May 10th


March Antiques Auction

March 10th & 11th

Massim Culture carving by Mutuaga sold for £6,800

Massim Culture carving by Mutuaga

Sold for £6,800

October 1st & 2nd Antiques Sale




News and Views

What’s coming soon


Something Quite Spectacular


from the August 25th Collectors Sale

Mawnan Smith, Falmouth & Truro

Monday Valuations