Latest News Articles by Anne Crane

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Candlesticks brighten sale day in Suffolk

01 April 2024

The latest edition of The Oak Interior auction held by Bishop & Miller (25% buyer’s premium) in Stowmarket on February 28-29 majored heavily on metalwork.

Salon du Dessin

International museums boost sales at latest Salon du Dessin

27 March 2024

Institutions visiting from the US, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK boosted demand at the 32nd edition of Salon du Dessin in Paris.

Géricault study

Three rediscovered early 19th century French drawings soar above estimates at Paris auction

26 March 2024

Three unpublished drawings by the French artist Jean-Louis André Théodore Géricault (1791-1824) have sold at auction in Paris.

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Mouseman wedding gift shows the attraction of early pieces

25 March 2024

Two sales of the classic furniture include items featuring direct family history

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High society couple made elegant choices in their life as collectors

25 March 2024

Raymond and Suzanne Fischoff-La Foux were a Parisian society couple.

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Chareau furniture sells well at auction

11 March 2024

A fresh-to-the-market ensemble of rosewood furniture by French designer and architect Pierre Chareau (1883- 1950) met with great enthusiasm when it went under the hammer.

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Paris costumes and textiles sale that turned out nicely

11 March 2024

Auction staged at Drouot offered a varied selection topped by Louis XVI-era suit

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Paris drawings week: a taste of the action in salerooms

11 March 2024

The Paris auction houses will also be hosting plenty of sales devoted entirely or in part to works on paper.

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Rich mix in Paris as spotlight shines on drawings

11 March 2024

Drawing Week, the Paris annual spring celebration staged around the Salon du Dessin fair and a raft of works on paper auctions, takes place in the latter part of this month when the French capital traditionally turns the spotlight on drawings

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Chair that was a £15,000 single star

04 March 2024

The high-flyer in Dreweatts’ (26/25/20/15% buyer’s premium) sale of the contents of Collections from Cairness House and a Wimpole Street townhouse was the set of six Chippendale chairs made for Brocket Hall that sold for £95,000 (see News, ATG No 2629).

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Well heeled in the 18th century – ladies’ shoes sell for four figures in North Yorkshire auction

04 March 2024

When it comes to period costume antique footwear can often command some of the strongest prices.

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Maltese marvel – silver coffee pot stars as auction best seller

26 February 2024

Eighteenth century coffee pot made on the Mediterranean island stands out as best-seller in an extensive and varied auction array.

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Stand-out silver to look out for in upcoming auctions

26 February 2024

A selection of previews from three British sales and another in Germany

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Three silver items to savour from Devon sale

26 February 2024

Pictured here are three highlight lots from recent sales held by Whittons (20% buyer’s premium) in Honiton, Devon.

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A tale of two cities: spotlight on Paris and London workshops

26 February 2024

A French three-colour gold snuff box was a highlight of the silver and vertu section of Lawrences (25% buyer’s premium) of Crewkerne’s recent winter sale.

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Beaker was made by the only female silversmith in Norwich

26 February 2024

Another auction where silver and objects of vertu were prominent was the fine art and antiques sale staged by Elstob (25% buyer’s premium).

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Monumental trophy races to £19,000

26 February 2024

Silverware was a major component of Bonhams’ (28/27/21/14.5% buyer’s premium) Knightsbridge auction titled The Connoisseur’s Library on February 13-14.

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Paris sale celebrates tribal art from the Barbier-Mueller collecting dynasty

19 February 2024

The Barbier-Mueller family is well known as a collecting dynasty, especially for its ethnographic art.

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Dinner service belonged to famous French novelist George Sand

19 February 2024

A faience dinner service that belonged to the famous French novelist George Sand sold for €7000 (£5980) at the Rouillac (24% buyer’s premium inc tax) auction on February 10.

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Charles X portrait at nearly 10 times the estimate

19 February 2024

Portrait of monarch impresses as château of the Comtes de Marcellus delivers treasures to auction