About W.H. Lane
W. H. Lane Son was established in 1934 as general valuers and auctioneers based in Penzance Cornwall.
The company was for many years the only saleroom in Penzance, the firm became famous for its wreck sales, sourcing many lots from the Isles of Scilly. The West Penwith region of Cornwall was the location of the most famous schools of art in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, namely the Newlyn & St Ives Schools. The artistic tradition continues today with some of the best artists of the 21st Century in residence in and around Cornwall. For many years we have specialised in the sale of Pictures, Sculpture and Art Pottery and more recently expanded to sell both Silver and Jewellery
Our saleroom is located on the ground floor of a Grade II listed Art Deco building, Jubilee House, just 50 metres from the sea front and promenade. The double bay fronted large shop window, perfect for displaying major works of art, belies the size of the saleroom which extends beyond our office/gallery
The company now holds eight major art auctions per annum with a focus on Westcountry painters and paintings, both from the 19th century School through to the Modern British Schools. In addition to the main sales there are occasional Studio Auction Sales based on single artists’ estates. Our auctions are usually comprised of between 500 to 600 lots.
To accompany our auctions we produce in-house an illustrated catalogue, our clients are welcome to subscribe to this at a cost of £7 including postage per auction. In addition, our sales are published online via www.the-saleroom.com where all available lots are accompanied by an image. This site also allows pre-registered subscribers to bid on-line during the auction. Following a successful bidding we can offer our buyers from further afield a packing a postage service. On occasions where it is not possible to post a successful purchase we are pleased to recommend local Fine Art carriers.
In addition to our auction services we are able to offer our clients a variety of associated services including formal Insurance and Probate valuations.