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Art Deco and Art Nouveau hold steady at Antiques for Everyone despite ivory trade ban

23 April 2018

Art Deco and Art Nouveau sculptures may be one of the categories most at risk under the impending ivory sales ban, but at the recent Antiques for Everyone Fair (April 5-8) a dealer in that field reported no change as a result.

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Laugh longest: 18th century satirical print offered at upcoming Chester Antiques Show

28 September 2017

An Oxfordshire antiques dealer will offer a rare and unusual piece of political satire at the upcoming Chester Antiques Show (October 12-15).

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Art Deco sideboard at specialist design sale

23 January 2014

This Art Deco walnut sideboard accompanied by a dining table is one of around 400 lots of Art Deco, Arts & Crafts and Danish design furniture on sale at Sworders of Stansted Mountfitchet later this month.

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Dragon sideboard in Bristol

21 May 2012

This Chinese export sideboard dating from the late 19th century is estimated to fetch £800-1200 at East Bristol Auctions on May 26.

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Australia’s finest sideboard takes over £300,000

22 November 2010

IT measures over 11ft (3.4m) wide and stands 11ft 6in (3.5m) high, was built in Melbourne and is carved over the entire surface with figure and details emblematic of the foundation and history of the state of Victoria.

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Hybrid sideboard makes £17,600 on the Isle of Man

14 July 2008

Given that Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott (1865-1945) completed his education and first major commissions on the Isle of Man it is no surprise Manx country is the repository of much work by the Arts and Crafts pioneer. However, few pieces tell a story like the inlaid 'Baillie Scott' sideboard offered for sale by Douglas auctioneers Murrays (incorporating Chrystals) on June 27.

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Lamond turns sleuth and solves 150-year-old puzzle

10 August 2004

IN 1851 it wowed the world when it won the Council Medal at the Great Exhibition, but for decades its whereabouts have been a mystery. Now, after years of research, Jeremy Lamond, a director of Halls Fine Art, of Shrewsbury, has solved the puzzle of what happened to the first ever exhibition sideboard.

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Untouched in every way

13 July 2004

WITH its prevalence of antiques shops and auctioneers, one might imagine a degree of difficulty in locating a member of Cotswolds society untouched by the world of antiques.

A steady start for furniture standards

28 April 2004

THE March 5 sale at Dee Atkinson & Harrison's (10% buyer's premium) West Yorkshire saleroom was the first antiques offering of the year and, after an 83 per cent selling rate on nearly 700 lots, the auctioneers took encouragement from the way the market seemed to be picking up, with furniture, at last, edging out of the doldrums.

Troika revival complements oak sale

23 March 2004

HELPED by both the input of new collectors and the appearance on the market of some good pieces, Troika pottery certainly experienced renewed interest in 2003.

Perriand piece is the 20th century furniture star at stunning €141,000

13 February 2004

Furniture designed by Charlotte Perriand (1903–99) and produced by Steph Simon éditeur, raised some stiff start-of-year prices in the Piasa (17.94/11.96% buyer’s premium) saleroom on January 28.

Pugin revival

26 August 2003

Halls Fine Art of Shrewsbury discovered this ornate carved oak sideboard, valued at up to £35,000, at a home in the Welshpool area and will offer it at auction on September 24. The sideboard was commissioned by John Naylor for the dining room at Leighton Hall, near Welshpool and made by famous furniture makers J. D. Crace after a design by Pugin. 

Five-figure lone stars prove the case for the provinces

22 October 2001

Fresh quality stock may be thin on the ground at present, but the early 19th century mahogany sideboard and the mid-18th century oak dresser, pictured, which provided the single highlights of their respective sales, were proof that hope should not yet be abandoned.

£9600 sideboard bid tips balance in North/South divide

14 August 2001

FURNITURE brought the biggest money at the Northern and Southern branches of (at this point) Phillips’ provincial empire with Leeds taking the honours netting £146,000 from 250 lots against a Sevenoaks total of £100,545 from 886 lots.