Mixed results at Barnard Marcus’s latest auction

Sellers at Barnard Marcus's July auction last week experienced a mixed bag as the success rate fell to 65%.

Barnard Marcus reported that it sold 156 of the 242 lots offered in the catalogue at its auction on 30 July in Covent Garden, WC2, raising a total of £23.6m.

The auctioneer said that the catalogue was its largest-volume auction sale since March 2018 and the largest number of lots sold since May 2018. However, the amount raised remained lower than the previous month.

Last year, at its July sale, Barnard Marcus Auctions raised £19.8m from selling