About Us

The Company

JS Fine Art is a long established family owned and run business. We have had the pleasure of serving many thousands of buyers and sellers across a wide range of antique property.

We often hit the headlines for discovering rare and valuable pieces, and we provide a first class service and professional advice to all clients.

Please browse the website for more information and of course we are always very happy to discuss your requirements in person or over the phone. You can rely on a warm welcome at all times.

Scroll down or CLICK HERE to find out more about our wonderful team and if you want to get in touch, all our contact details can be found just by clicking the button below. We all look forward to knowing you better.

v

Quotes of the month:

“It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art.”

~ Oscar Wilde

“My father used to run auctions. He’s now a singer in the Canary Islands.”

~ Jason Statham

“God help us if we ever take the theater out of the auction business or anything else. It would be an awfully boring world.”

~ A. Alfred Taubman

“Everything I commission – whether it is for me or for a client’s home or for a hotel or office – is absolutely unique to that job. I have everything made, or I find vintage and antique pieces at markets and auctions.”

~ Kelly Wearstler

Our Team

Joe Smith founded J.S. Auctions in 1993. He is an auctioneer and valuer whose specialist interests are early period and vernacular furnishings, sporting goods and scientific instruments, as well as campaign furniture and related items.

Veronica Smith co-founded J.S. Auctions in 1993 and helps deal with the day to day running of the business, accounts and enquiries.

Simon Davies is a highly experienced auctioneer and valuer having previously worked at Bonhams for fourteen years, and before that, Holloways in Banbury for fifteen years and Fellows in Birmingham for seven years. Simon is keen to help the business continue to expand at the site and will welcome requests for house visits with a view to valuations.

George Archdale JS Fine Art are very pleased to announce a new member of our Valuations team. After training with Sotheby’s, George worked in a variety of different auction houses around the UK before becoming a valuer on BBCs Antiques Roadshow, where he was a regular on their show for over 30 years. George has now joined our senior valuations team. Specialising in oriental ceramics and glassware, George will be at our salerooms to provide valuations every Monday and Tuesday.

Jodie Houghton Junior jewellery valuer and cataloguer. Jodie brings a wealth of of time served experience and qualifications to our jewellery and general valuations department.

Emma Whitehouse helps with the day-to day running of the auction. Emma has been part of our regular sale day team for almost 10 years and has now joined our office team full time where she is able to answer any and all queries from customers.

Kyle Golby – general sale manager

Tegan Davis – sale day office staff

Our portering staff are:

Clint Jarvis, Paul King, Steve Rolfe, Ben Perrett

We also have a wide range of consultants, who we use when necessary for more specialized items and collections.

Have a Question?

We're here to help. Just send us a quick message using the form below and we will be in touch.

8 + 10 =

JS Fine Art Ltd

Cotefield Auction Rooms
Oxford Road
Bodicote
Banbury
Oxfordshire
OX15 4AQ

Banbury Advice Centre
7 Church Lane
Banbury
Oxfordshire
OX16 5LR

Registered in
England & Wales
No: 07835626
VAT No: 123973507

Mailing List

Social Media

We run active social media accounts on the following platforms: