Royal collectables: Seats of power – the market for 'coronation furniture'

01 May 2023

Our in-depth special feature on royal memorabilia kicks off with a look at the market for ‘Coronation Furniture’ produced for the big day since 1902.


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.


Bell to announce ships in Ceylon stands proud in Scotland

02 March 2020

This 14in (25cm) diameter bronze bell shown here bears the insignia of the Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie (the Dutch East India Company or VOC), the date 1747 and the name Jaffanapatnam. It is suspended in a wrought iron frame and mounted to a large stone mill wheel.


Stand corrected as ‘Louis XVI table’ brings £21,000

25 September 2017

A heavily carved and silvered wood ‘console table’, offered with an estimate of £1500-2500 at Lacy Scott & Knight’s (20% buyer’s premium) September 9 sale came with a somewhat exotic story.


Georgian stool and Napoleon’s side table take spoils at Christie’s

29 April 2008

Two strong results for very different pieces were produced in Christie’s double bill of English furniture on April 24.

Thieves take Mouseman stools from pub

03 December 2007

Ten Mouseman stools were stolen from The Forresters Arms Hotel in Kilburn, North Yorkshire in the early hours of Monday, November 26.

Stool at £3200 tops Kent day

19 April 2004

DEMAND for good-quality, period stools continues unabated and one led Mervyn Carey's (10% buyer's premium) February 25 506-lot Kent outing. A Queen Anne walnut example, with drop-in, upholstered seat and scrolled cabriole legs, it sold at £3200, while a slightly lesser quality George I walnut stool, also with cabriole legs, managed a winning £950.

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.