Rediscovered George II period table takes 100-times estimate at Berkshire auction

04 March 2024

A timed online auction at Thimbleby & Shorland of Reading included this fine quality Kentian console table that had come from a probate sale in London.

Regency table

A Regency table from the collection of TV star Drew Pritchard is among five lots to watch

04 March 2024

With estimates from £100, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.


Chareau furniture includes chair style selected by famous clients

19 February 2024

An ensemble of modernist rosewood furniture by the designer and architect Pierre Chareau (1883-1950) is to be offered by Valoir Pousse-Cornet auction house.


Louis XV table returns home for public display after auction

15 January 2024

A piece of furniture produced for the French king heads back to former repository now open to the public


Gobelins pietra dura panel picked out at six figures at Paris auction

15 January 2024

It was in the hope of saving on the huge sums spent procuring works of art from abroad that Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Louis XIV’s minister of finance, began inviting craftsmen to work at the Gobelins royal manufactory on the outskirts of Paris.


Table cover for a French king’s naughtiness

04 December 2023

On December 12 in Paris the auction firm Pescheteau-Badin will be offering this writing table that belonged to Louis XV.


Table suitable for Grand Tour big buyer

06 November 2023

No 19th-century Grand Tourist would have considered his or her visit to Rome complete without a day spent shopping for micromosaics. Most would return home with a small box, a paperweight or a plaque.


Table that’s worth Moore thanks to probable Georgian maker

16 October 2023

This George I giltwood side table offered by Lots Road Auctions (25% buyer’s premium) is one of a group typically attributed to James Moore.


Bullish price for Capron creation

16 October 2023

The Roger Capron Navettes table from Tajan’s (26/21/14% buyer’s premium) September 19 sale of modern and contemporary ceramics, which was previewed in ATG No 2609, sold for €1000 (£870) including premium.


Victorian centre table is among five lots to watch

04 September 2023

With estimates from £1000, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.


Buyer takes slice of the pie crust table top

21 August 2023

An 18th century acanthus carved mahogany tripod table with pie-crust tilt top was one of the sought-after pieces of furniture at Tennants (24/20% buyer’s premium).


Tastes turned towards the elaborate French style

21 August 2023

Two examples of 17th century English furniture, reflecting the era’s vogue for French forms and top-quality marquetry and parquetry, stand out among dealers’ offerings this month.


Not plain to see: highly decorative furniture in focus

21 August 2023

Spotlight on a selection of auction lots made using unusual or exotic materials


The web shop window: 'mystery' centre table at Lorfords

14 August 2023

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


Braziliant Brecheret: a Modernist pioneer at auction

07 August 2023

Italian-born sculptor was a founding figure in the first wave of Modernism via São Paolo


Chermayeff console table was created for Waring & Gillows

17 July 2023

Jeroen Markies is a specialist in all things Art Deco, offering a range of furniture, sculpture, glass and lighting.


You shouldn’t lose your marbles – they could be worth thousands

03 July 2023

Vendor finds glass marbles are worth more than expected as they make surprise four-figure sums in Bury St Edmunds

Owen Jones table

Table captures Carlton House Terrace look

19 June 2023

English architect and designer Owen Jones (1809-74) was no stranger to large decorative projects when he was hired to design the furniture and interiors for No 16 Carlton House Terrace in St James’s.


Classic Georgian tables that stood in Melbourne suburbs

05 June 2023

Two examples of classic early Georgian mahogany proved to be in demand at Artvisory (26% buyer’s premium) of South Yarra, Victoria.


The might of the round table at Fellows

13 March 2023

Topping Fellows’ sale of Antiques, Fine Art & Collectables, a timed online event closing on March 3, was this impressive 19th century Italian giltwood and micromosaic centre table.