Thursday - 31 July 2014

Auction Reports

/ImageGen.ashx?image=/media/2054843/14-07-25-2151LS01A clock auction_Large.jpg&height=123&width=172&constrain=true

Treasures made for China see explosion in value

25 July 2014

For some years now, Far Eastern buyers have been demonstrating their fascination with so-called ‘sing-songs’ – the elaborate 18th century automaton table clocks made for the Chinese market by paying ever-increasing sums to secure them.

/ImageGen.ashx?image=/media/2054827/14-07-23-2151NE01A  Chippendale furniture_Large.jpg&height=123&width=172&constrain=true

Golden age pieces make their mark

23 July 2014

A recent sale at Bamfords of Derby included two outstanding pieces of Chippendale period rococo furniture, both consigned by a local lady who had inherited them from her father.

/ImageGen.ashx?image=/media/2054204/14-07-18-2151NE04A Robert Bakewell chair_Large.jpg&height=123&width=172&constrain=true

Unique seat of learning belonging to agricultural pioneer

18 July 2014

Born near Loughborough into a family of tenant farmers, Robert Bakewell (1725-95) is recognised as an important figure in the Agricultural Revolution – a pioneer of the grassland irrigation he saw while travelling in Europe and an innovator in the selective breeding of livestock.

 

Next