The Auction House
About the Show
Behind the scenes with the eagle-eyed collectors, opportunistic dealers, super-rich customers, eccentric staff and magnificent artefacts of Lots Road Auction House
Series 1 Summary
Behind the scenes at Lots Road Auction House in Chelsea, an Aladdin's cave bursting with magnificent artefacts showcasing the ever-changing taste of London's super-rich
Irritable Lots Road boss Roger has decided the auction house needs a facelift. Some of his employees are in open revolt, while they try to keep up with the fickle tastes of their eccentric customers.
The behind-the-scenes series visits Lots Road Auction House on its busiest day of the week, as new items arrive from Chelsea's super-rich, and the customers return to make more purchases
This episode is all about taking risks. When long-serving valuer Bob takes a gamble on a shipping tycoon's rococo-style bedroom suite, descriptions range from 'dictator chic' to 'a monstrosity'.