Latest News Articles by Anne Crane

facade of the Ritz hotel

From Coco Chanel’s bedroom furniture to a Louis XVI style dog basket – 5 highlights from Artcurial’s auction of items from The Ritz hotel

19 February 2018

It’s a name synonymous with luxury. The Ritz in Paris has been accommodating the rich and famous for 120 years since César Ritz opened the doors of his hotel on the Place Vendôme to the public on June 1, 1898.

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Collecting couple with traditional tastes

19 February 2018

English furniture, works of art and decorations of the most traditional kind were the object of a 365-lot, single-owner sale held by Doyle (25/20/12.5%) buyer’s premium in New York.

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Chiparus figures in Maryland

19 February 2018

Among the most popular of the collectable bronze and ivory figures created by the Paris-based sculptor/designer Demêtre Chiparus are his models of dancers.

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Bordeaux town house contents auctions includes 18th century cased diorama

19 February 2018

The entire contents of a Bordeaux town house are to be offered for sale in the city by Briscadieu on March 3.

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Murillo painting emerges at Madrid sale

19 February 2018

An oil on canvas by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (Seville, 1617-82) which has recently been examined and published by Dr Benito Navarrate Prieto, and incorporated into the body of Murillo’s work, is a highlight of the next paintings auction at Ansorena, Madrid, on March 6-8.

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Pioneers of Martinware market in focus at Canadian auction

12 February 2018

When Bill Kime, senior decorative arts specialist at the Waddington’s (20% buyer’s premium) saleroom, was contacted early last year by a couple from British Columbia about selling their collection of Martinware, he jumped at the chance.

Lalique glass Oran vase

Auction exhibits colour range of Lalique glass as Mueller collection heads to Sotheby’s Australia

09 February 2018

More than 130 pieces of Art Deco glass by the famous French manufacturer René Lalique are coming up for auction at Sotheby’s Australia in Sydney next month.

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René Boivin Starfish brooch leads jewellery highlights at Paris auction

08 February 2018

An ensemble of six pieces by the famous French jewellery house René Boivin is to be offered at auction in Paris by Chayette & Cheval.

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Auction previews from New York and Paris

05 February 2018

A selection of stand-out lots in upcoming sales.

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Rembrandt Bugatti model of a puma among early sales at Brussels art fair BRAFA

02 February 2018

The BRAFA art fair is holding its latest staging at the Tour & Taxis exhibition centre in Brussels with a number of the exhibitors making good sales at the private view.

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Madrid auction offers sumptuous walnut, the Bargueño desk

29 January 2018

Bargueño desks, designed to hold documents and money, originated in Renaissance Spain and remained popular through the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries.

Drawings in New York – Big Apple show is larger slice

22 January 2018

Drawings fair now also includes paintings and sculpture to complement the core focus...

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David Tunick at Master Drawings New York 2018

22 January 2018

Among the works that David Tunick, a longstanding MDNY exhibitor, will be showing this year at his gallery on East 69th Street is this large 18 x 14in (45.5 x 35.5 cm) watercolour over pencil by John Robert Cozens.

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Jill Newhouse Gallery at Master Drawings New York 2018

22 January 2018

Jill Newhouse, a New York dealer with a gallery on East 81st Street, is a veteran of Master Drawings New York, having taken part for many years.

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Twenty-eight works to wow the drawings world

22 January 2018

An auction series devoted to Old Master paintings, drawings and works of art has long been a feature of the first month of the year in New York for Sotheby’s and Christie’s.

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Tomasso Brothers Fine Art at Master Drawings New York 2018

22 January 2018

One outcome of Master Drawings New York’s expansion to take in paintings and sculpture as well as works on paper is the inclusion this year of Tomasso Brothers Fine Art, specialist in sculpture and works of art.

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Martyn Gregory at Master Drawings New York 2018

22 January 2018

For Master Drawings New York this year, London dealer Martyn Gregory is focusing on one female artist and her output during her extensive (and, for the time, very intrepid) travels around the world.

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BRAFA fronts up with 130 exhibitors and a high-profile guest

15 January 2018

Brussels gears up for its major art and antiques fair this month with the latest edition of BRAFA.

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Antiquities at BRAFA 2018

15 January 2018

Antiquities is one of BRAFA’s strong suits in terms of exhibitor volume. Around 10 specialists in this field are standing, plus a number of others that mix antiquities with, for example, Asian art.

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Impressionist, modern and contemporary art at BRAFA 2018

15 January 2018

The picture dealer element of BRAFA is substantial, but increasingly these days the emphasis is on works from the 19th century onwards, be they Impressionist and modern or post-war and contemporary art.