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Police seek information on multiple thefts

21 August 2009

INFORMATION on some of the valuable pieces of Sèvres porcelain stolen from Lord Gage’s Sussex stately home last month have now been released. The items taken from Firle Place are thought to be worth in the region as £1m and include a rare Sèvres Pompadour marbled ground vase from c.1761.

Louis XVI console desserte makes £2.4m

08 January 2003

Continental Furniture: Christie’s offered a concentration of furnishings from Continental Europe on December 12, kicking off with a select 114-lot, separately catalogued morning session devoted entirely to French furniture, with a larger 240-odd lots drawn from across the European spectrum in the afternoon.

Christie’s take their Parisian turn

12 December 2001

Less than a week after Sotheby’s became the first foreign auctioneers to sell in France, Christie’s brought down the hammer on their inaugural French sale – the first session of the Charles-Otto Zieseniss collection.

Shipping firms face US cancellations

01 October 2001

Transit papers lost in terror attacks. UK shipping firms have reported cancellations from American dealers and a back-log of freight waiting to clear US customs in the aftermath of terrorist attacks on September 11.

Wernher art finds a new home – in south east London

03 August 2001

The Wernher Collection of Renaissance and medieval works of art has provided some spectacular auctions in recent years – now English Heritage has announced a deal that will keep a significant remaining part of the family’s holdings in Britain.

 

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