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Get set for the Getty collection

19 September 2022

Ann and Gordon Getty sale turns focus to the best of British and Continental furnishing.

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The web shop window: gothic pitch pine bookcase

18 July 2022

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Museums make 300 new purchases thanks to Art Fund

27 June 2022

Close to 300 objects and works of art found permanent homes in UK museums and galleries thanks to contributions from the Art Fund charity, a new report reveals.

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Decision to use Oxfordshire house for viewing pays off with some strong results

27 June 2022

The tills are ringing once more at Dreweatts (25% buyer’s premium). Under the ownership of the Gurr Johns group, the Newbury firm sold by Stanley Gibbons for £1.25m in 2017 has received a welcome shot in the arm.

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Château furnishings assembled over generations emerge at auction

21 March 2022

The contents of the Château de Jouac in Haute-Vienne, which was the family home of Clovis Trouille (1889-1975), an artist associated with the French Surrealists, are to be offered by Mirabaud Mercier.

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Tale of two table cabinets in one sale

21 February 2022

Chorley’s (22.5% buyer’s premium) Fine Art & Antiques auction was topped at £28,000 by a 17th century Mughal ivory inlaid rosewood table cabinet.

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Pick of the week: Trading places in Japan with Edo period cabinet

29 November 2021

Estimated at £40,000-60,000, a lacquer cabinet from Edo period Japan sold for £105,000 at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury on November 23.

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Farming family reaps reward years later as Flemish cabinet tops Wilson55 sale

19 July 2021

A sale at Wilson55 (22% buyer’s premium) in Nantwich this month was topped at £22,000 by an 18th century Flemish ebony and tortoiseshell veneered cabinet.

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Furniture treasure trove amassed over 30 years

19 July 2021

Prize examples of French 18th century furniture were on offer at Drouot when Hughes Taquet of the auction house Hôtel des Ventes de Mantes-La-Jolie (26.4% buyer’s premium inc VAT) offered the collection of René Siméoni.

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Japanese cabinet for the export market emerges at Christie’s New York

21 June 2021

Christie’s New York rooms is holding an online sale titled Treasures of a Storied Manhattan Collection open for bidding from June 15-July 1.

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Bureau cabinet rated highly as Mainz ‘masterpiece’ example

31 May 2021

Distinctive bureau cabinet form could have been intended for presentation to the guild.

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Four sales prove better by design at Lyon & Turnbull

31 May 2021

Extensive cross-section of design-themed objects offered in Edinburgh and London by same auction house

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Design writer Fiona MacCarthy’s own collection sold in Essex auction

24 May 2021

Sworders' latest Design sale included a group of Arts & Crafts items from the estate of the design writer and biographer Fiona MacCarthy (1940-2020).

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From portraits to kitchen china: Dewlish House auction

24 May 2021

Dewlish House yields ‘good old-fashioned house sale with everything on offer’

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A glimpse of the old Singapore

24 May 2021

Contents of a Straits Chinese shophouse sold at auction provide window to the past

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Anglo-Japanese wall cabinet stars in our weekly pick of five auction highlights

30 April 2021

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a wall cabinet designed by EW Godwin that made over double estimate in Edinburgh.

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Five lots to watch at auction this week including a Soviet propaganda plate

22 February 2021

With estimates from £400-2000 here are five previews of upcoming items this week.

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Major Deco names make big prices in Paris

15 February 2021

The Gros & Delettrez (30% buyer’s premium) auction of Art Deco held in Paris on January 22 offered works from the collection of a gallery owner.

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ATG letter: Rennie Mackintosh furniture was made by internees

23 November 2020

MADAM – I was pleased to see that a piece of furniture designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for 78 Derngate, Northampton, had sold so well at auction early in November (front page, ATG No 2467).

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Pick of the week: Fab pair from ‘Glasgow Four’ duo

09 November 2020

Two pieces by ‘Glasgow Four’ artists Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) and Frances Macdonald McNair (1873-1921) topped Lyon & Turnbull’s Decorative Arts: Design since 1860 auction on November 2-3.