Leslie & Baggott is an Art and Antiques shop based in a historic house, just north of Dumfries, in South West Scotland. Isle Tower is where Robert Burns lived while Ellisland farm was being built. It has a rather big, rather elegant difference: it is set out as it would be in a house. All the furnishings and objects are for sale, and every item has a tag giving the price, provenance, history and any other important or intriguing details.
It can be difficult to know exactly how a picture, sculpture or antique is going to look outside of a showroom or gallery which is why we think that beautiful objects deserve an equally beautiful setting.
We believe that it’s a new, simple and altogether more civilised way to buy and sell art, sculpture, jewellery, antiques and furniture.
We’re here to show you around, to answer questions, or to leave you alone to decide whether anything in our home might be more at home in yours.
We sell antiques, including furniture, glass, ceramics and pictures as well as a range of new items such as lamps, bronzes and silver.
We also advise on all aspects of buying and selling antiques and art, from complete house clearances to finding specific jewellery for a special event.
We have recently opened a tea room, where you can enjoy a range of coffees, teas and soft drinks, a selection of cakes and scones, while relaxing in a beautiful setting.
We are open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00 – 5.00 pm (click here for directions).
Call us on 01387 721 377
Miranda Leslie ran Christies jewellery department in Scotland and in Amsterdam and then Bonhams Jewellery in Scotland before becoming Managing Director there for 10 years. As well as having a career in jewellery and being a Fellow of the Gemmological Association, Miranda has numerous other areas of interest in the art world as well as in interior decoration.
Henry Baggott, the son of an antique dealer owned an antiquarian bookshop in Stow on the Wold for 10 years, he then joined Bonhams in Edinburgh as a specialist for 6 years where he managed their Sporting Sales and the Book Department. He has a keen eye for design, both traditional and modern.
Alex Leslie has been a journalist for over 10 years, writing for a range of publications and focusing for the last few years on disruptive technology. At Leslie and Baggott Alex will be responsible for communications and the web site, and frankly he cannot wait to write about less disruptive issues than the rise of robots and artificial intelligence.
At Isle Tower we normally sell on commission for our customers, or online. However, we do understand that very often an auction or private sale might be more appropriate.
Buying and selling at auction
We have excellent relationships with specialist auction houses all over the world, and we are more than happy to manage the process for you. If you’d simply like some advice about the auction world, that can be a bit daunting and opaque we can help with that, too.
We also have a large number of private collectors with whom we deal regularly. This means that we should be able to help whether an item is attractive, of relatively small value (but of no less importance) or of international significance – and we don’t charge auction houses’ vendor’s fees.
We love a challenge. If you’re looking for something specific such as an engagement ring, a rare book or unique antique, we would be very happy to find one for you.
Of course, if you’ve got something special you’d like to sell, we can help find a buyer for that, too.
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