Private Sales

Available in both New York and London, our Private Sales department provides a year-round personalized service for clients looking to buy or sell outside the auction arena.

This boutique service offers the finest quality instruments and bows. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will help to establish your requirements, propose instruments and bows for you to try and will guide you through the whole purchase process.

Instruments and bows offered for private sale are generally available for trial periods; we also make available set up and adjustment services of the highest standards.

To discuss selling an item privately or inquire about available inventory, please contact Carlos Tome on +1 212 307 7224 (New York) or Matthew Huber on +44 (0)20 7354 5763 (London) or email

Recently sold items include:


Giuseppe Guarneri ‘del Gesù’, Cremona, c. 1729, 1735 & 1737
Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1727
Nicolò Amati, Cremona, c. 1648 &  c.1683, the ‘Spagnoletti’
Antonio & Hieronymus Amati, Cremona, 1614, the ‘Carbonelli’
Pietro Guarneri, Mantua, c.1700–1710, the ‘Kreisler’
Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, 1749, 1771 & 1778
Giovanni Battista Rogeri, Cremona, 1699, ex-Ivry Gitlis
Lorenzo Storioni, Cremona, c. 1783 & 1792
Nicolò Gagliano, Naples, 1757
Giovanni Francesco Pressenda, Turin, 1827, 1829, 1840 & 1845
Daniel Parker, London,  c. 1715, ex-Kreisler, the ‘Parker Strad’
Ferdinando Gagliano, Naples, 1775
Sanctus Seraphin, Venice, 1743, the ‘Baron Knoop’
Jean Baptiste Vuillaume, Paris, 1850, ex-Isaac Stern, 1855, 1868 & 1874


Domenico Busan, Venice, c. 1750, ex-Michael Tree
Giovanni Battista Ceruti, Cremona, 1811
Pietro Giovanni Mantegazza, Milan, c. 1790
Lorenzo Storioni, Cremona, c. 1783


Andrea Guarneri, Cremona, c. 1669, ex-David Soyer
Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Turin, 1752
Giofreddo Cappa, Saluzzo, c. 1690
Giuglio Cesare Gigli, Rome, c. 1789

Violin bows  

François Xavier Tourte, the ‘Zeitlin’

Viola bows 

Dominique Peccatte

Cello bows

François Xavier Tourte