Monday - 01 September 2014

General News

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Church’s table turns out to be a blessing in disguise

01 September 2014

This George III neoclassical style mahogany serving table was entered for sale at Nesbits in Southsea from a church in Portsea to raise funds for repairs. It is thought the table was given to them to replace the altar table destroyed by bomb damage.

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Liss Fine Art unveil major WWI tribute

29 August 2014

The First World War centenary has prompted numerous related exhibitions which have rather dominated the calendar this year as you might expect.

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V&A secures Egyptian revival cabinet

27 August 2014

This Egyptian revival medal cabinet, considered one of the finest pieces of French Empire furniture in Britain, has been ‘saved for the nation’ after a campaign by the Victoria & Albert Museum was successful in raising £534,000.

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Heads up for two tribal gatherings

26 August 2014

As the summer break ends, next month sees a rush of activity in the art world with a flurry of events not least in the Tribal Art category.

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Noah’s Ark draws in the bidders

22 August 2014

German-made painted wood Noah’s arks, appealing to folk art and toy collectors alike, don’t get much better than this mid-19th century example sold recently at Brightwells in Leominster.

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How a distinctive British style developed in the post-War era

22 August 2014

Britain may not have the same high-profile post-War design tradition as countries like Italy or Denmark (and its products do not command such high prices in the marketplace) but the period was a fertile and creative one which saw a number of talented designers and manufacturers produce a distinctive look.