Auction

Episode Guide

Series 5 Episode Guide

Series 5 · Episode 1

Everything from Old Masters to twentieth-century furniture and classic cars are under the hammer. Today, a magnificent painting by 18th century artist Guardi is up for auction, but will it fetch the appraised £8-10 million?

Series 5 · Episode 2

Impressionist and Modern paintings are up for sale in this episode. Among them are Nympheas by Claude Monet for which Sotheby's are looking to fetch upwards of £20 million.

Series 5 · Episode 3

In London, an ornate French Second Empire mirror is the star of a sale called The Opulant Eye. Also photographs by the late Elsbeth Juda is up for auction which depicts the world of 1950's fashion.

Series 5 · Episode 4

George Stubbs was known as a painter of horses but it is his portrayal of 'Tygers at Play' that is dominating an Old Masters sale in London. Elsewhere in Paris, it is the design of the early twentieth century that is attracting bidders.

Series 5 · Episode 5

There is high drama in the saleroom at Christie's as a mystery buyer pays nearly £14 million for an abstract work from 1920.

Series 5 · Episode 6

In this episode the Duke of Northumberland does a little housekeeping and sends some of his best furniture to auction at Sotheby's in London.

Series 5 · Episode 7

In Paris, the work of Japanese artist Shiro Kuramata has come to auction at Christie's- including a chair that he set on fire. Back in London a vintage tractors and post-war photographs come under the hammer.

Series 5 · Episode 8

British and Irish art is attracting interest in London as are heirlooms of Lord Raglan, the Duke of Wellington's right hand man. They include mementoes of everything form the Peninsular War to the Charge of the Light Brigade.

Series 5 · Episode 9

The ancient world comes to London in a sale of rare antiques at Christie's and Coy's are selling an immaculate Aston Martin DB5, the type driven by James Bond.

Series 5 · Episode 10

Life's a beach in the last episode of the series as the work of twentieth-century artist Kees van Dongen is up for sale. And Chinese buyers arrive into Sussex to snap up some Oriental artwork.