Small & Whitfield

About Us

The Small & Whitfield Brand.

Established in 1982, Small and Whitfield Auctions & Valuations have been offering our clientele professional auctions and valuations in South Australia for over 38 years with uncompromising service.

Small and Whitfield quickly became a recognised and successful weekly auction house in South Australia with a strong emphasis on quality.

Demographically situated in the heartland of the Unley area on the outskirts of the city of Adelaide, the auction house attracted many prominent local residents looking for high quality objets d’art for their collections and fine antique furniture for the grand Victorian homes that line the streets in this region.

“Adelaide is a unique city with an interesting history’’ says David Kabbani, managing director of Small and Whitfield. “In its early beginnings, many prominent, historical and influential families settled in Adelaide. Historic towns were later built and with it came a constant source of exotic and rare art, antiques and collectables, many of international quality.

“Adelaide has long been a must-go-to destination for lovers of Antiques & Fine Art, and still is.”

Small and Whitfield Auctions specialises in traditional and contemporary auctions of fine art, collectables, fine jewellery and antique furniture with regular weekly auctions and specialty single vendor collections.

Our company now boasts one of the most experienced and knowledgeable team of specialists across all fields of art. Directors, David Kabbani and Peter Almond collectively have over 50 years of experience in the vast world of antiques and collectables.

Why Choose Us

The following testimonials do all the talking for us:

“Small & Whitfield is an institution legend in Adelaide. For many years moving a huge range of items from sellers to buyers in a very professionally uncastrated way.
Their professionalism and calm, friendly manner makes dealing with them a delight.” 

- Chester Osborn  

“I think the new website is great! The pictures seem clearer than before, and the design for the heading looks more up to date.”

- Anne Blanchard

“I have known and attended auctions at Small and Whitfield for the majority of my life time. Their auctions are a wonderful part of our city. I love all the items I have purchased from this auction house, and will continue frequenting their auctions and recommending them to all my friends and family.”

- Jeremy Cordeaux - The Voice of Radio in Adelaide

“I have been dealing with Small & Whitfield for close to 10 years now and have always had a wonderful experience with them. Between the abundance of knowledge held by the owners and the very professional and friendly staff I always look forward to popping in, having a look around, and saying hello. They really are a cut above the rest"

- Mat (Burnside, SA)

"We have been indulging in the auctions for years. We love it. Always hundreds of interesting lots and many beautiful and unique gems. The staff are knowledgeable, patient and happy to help and advise."  

- Karen Fahey

Our Team


Managing Director

Auctioneer / Valuer for:

  • Australian Paintings
  • Australian Works of Art
  • Antique Furniture
  • Fine Jewellery
  • Silver




Auctioneer / Valuer for:

  • Ceramics, Glass
  • Ephemera
  • Objets d'Art
  • Mid Century Modern
  • Collectables



Business Manager
  • Financial Controller
  • All Payments
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Interstate & International Enquiries
  • Collectables




Valuer for:

  • European Ceramics
  • Glass & Pottery
  • Continental Silver
  • ObjetsD'art
  • Collectables



Auctioneer & Valuer

Auctioneer & Valuer for:

  • Antique and General Furniture
  • Collectables
  • Collections & Deliveries



Auctioneer's Assistant

Auctioneer's Assistant:

  • Antique and General
  • Antiquarian Books
  • Antiques & Collectables
  • Collections & Deliveries



Interested in joining our team in 2020?

Small and Whitfield Auctions are seeking enthusiastic and motivated Store People to join our boutique auction room family.
Must perform well in a fast-paced environment and be highly focused on customer service!
Experience preferred however the successful applicant will have the opportunity to learn all facets of this exciting industry.
Please send your CV to Mr David Kabbani

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