Fine Art & Antiques

Wilbys are proud to be one of the few firms within the South Yorkshire Area offering a well respected and professional valuation and sales service in respect of items of fine art, antiques and household furniture and effects.

Wilbys Fine Art Department is headed by Pierre Maciag, who has a long-standing background in the antiques trade having been based at Phillips in Leeds prior to moving to Barnsley in the early 1990's.

Our experienced valuer is able to advise on the value of most fine art items, including furniture, ceramics, silverware, coins, paintings etc. Where clients are considering possible disposals of either single items or house clearances, we can provide an initial verbal indication of value, free of charge.

Valuations can also be carried out for probate, taxation and insurance purposes, with written reports being provided on a pre-agreed fee basis.

Wilbys hold regular auction sales of items of fine art and antiques and are pleased to offer clients general advice on items and procedures prior to the sale.

Wilbys' Furniture Sales are held at Milton Hall, Fitzwilliam Street, Elsecar, Barnsley S74 8EZ.

Sales commence at 10:00am with viewing from 8.30am on sale day and 3.30pm - 7.30pm on Wednesday prior.

Parking is available in the Elsecar Heritage Centre Car Park.


Regretfully, our sale planned for 10th December has now been cancelled. Our next sale of Antiques & Collectors items, hopefully will be held on 28th January 2021.

Venue Use Following Covid-19 rules & regulations

Hands                  Must be sanitised upon entry to the activity

Face Coverings   Must be worn where 2 meters social distancing cannot be followed.

Space                   Strict Social distancing measures of 2 meters will be in operation.

Visitors                Will be required to enter at the main entrance on and leave by the fire doors at the rear of the building.

Registration        NHS Track & Trace App QR scan or contact Forms must be completed by all visitors to the venue, including dropping off and collecting.

Venue Capacity 30 People   Will be allowed in the venue at any one time. A ‘one out – one in’ system will be in operation

Sanitisation         Hand sanitisers will be placed all around the room and must be used before and after handling any items.

Toilets                  Will be in use with a ‘one out – one in’ system (engaged and vacant swing sign will be placed on entry).

Waste                  All waste generated from activities must be removed from site by each group to avoid risk of cross contamination.

No refreshments will be available.

It is a difficult time for all and if we can stick to the Covid-19 regulations, all being well we can make it a successful event.

We thank you for your co-operation in following these at this time.