The Sworders’ story began in a Bishop’s Stortford coffee shop in 1782 with local businessman Mr Peter Ramsey. The company he founded grew into a broad-based practice providing advice in fields as diverse as agriculture, residential property and commercial buildings.

More than 200 years later, the company now focuses exclusively on fine art and antiques, and is East Anglia’s market leader, serving as a gateway to the world.
 In 2008, we opened a new and exciting chapter in our history by moving to purpose-built, environmentally-friendly, auction rooms with 21st century facilities, essential in today’s fast moving and technologically driven marketplace.

We can now reach every corner of the globe, with clients from over 50 countries regularly taking part in our online auctions. However, in this increasingly connected world we pride ourselves on personal relationships and old-fashioned values built over many years.

The diverse expertise we offer and the family based ethos of the firm enable us to provide an unrivalled level of service to buyers and vendors ali