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The diamond and emerald brooch

A mouldy caravan, an old bureau, a hidden drawer and the diamond brooch hiding within

27 April 2016

A rotting old caravan propped up on a farm might not sound like the kind of place you’d expect to discover a valuable family heirloom. But for a Devon-based furniture restorer, it proved just that when they found an Art Deco brooch believed to be a rare piece hiding within the contents of the van.

 Saunders Fine Art painting at Midcentury Modern fair

New fair launched at The Oval cricket ground

26 April 2016

The Oval, the international cricket ground at Kennington, south London, which is home to Surrey County Cricket Club, is the location of a new annual fair run by the founders of the Midcentury Modern shows.

Richard Green in his Bond Street premises

Climbing the ladder is harder than ever, says Richard Green

25 April 2016

Dealers starting out today will struggle to replicate the success of established Old Master dealers, according to Richard Green.

View of Cork Street showing the two developments

Galleries fear higher rents in Cork Street redevelopment

25 April 2016

Fears are growing that independent London art dealers will be priced out of new premises being built in Cork Street as property developers have started targeting high-end international galleries.

Indian miniature from Roseberys sale

Taxi driver’s £40 car boot find turns out to be £75,000 Indian miniature

22 April 2016

A large Indian gouache on paper miniature was the unexpected highlight of a specialist Islamic & Indian Arts sale at Roseberys in London last week.

David Tindle painting at Grand Auctions

Tindle paintings trundle into Folkestone saleroom

21 April 2016

A selection of works by David Tindle (b.1932) will be offered at Grand Auctions in Folkestone on May 9.

Eugène Delacroix portrait of George Sand

Musée Delacroix buys portrait of George Sand at Fontainebleau auction

21 April 2016

A portrait by Eugène Delacroix redolent with associations to Nineteenth century French Romanticism has been secured by the Paris museum dedicated to his work.