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Bracelet by Christian Ludwig Qwist

The Australian gold rush of 2016 – bracelet takes £57,000 in Chorley’s auction

30 September 2016

A remarkable Australian gold rush era bracelet was sold by Chorley’s of Prinknash Abbey Park earlier this month for £57,000. The buyer was an Australian private collector.

Astra Antiques

Vaulting ambition: bomb shelter provides Lincoln antiques centre with new possibilities

29 September 2016

A Lincoln antiques centre plans to boost its high-end sales with the opening of a new section of the shop – in a bomb shelter.

Robert Kime

Interior designer Robert Kime to furnish new Pimlico Road home

29 September 2016

Robert Kime, interior designer to royalty and celebrities, is to close his famous Bloomsbury shop and move to Pimlico Road in London.

Robert Salmon marine painting

Robert Salmon painting leaps to a house record in Cumbria

29 September 2016

Robert Salmon’s 1814 oil painting ‘The Frigate William Fell off Greenock’ set a house record at Mitchells of Cockermouth earlier this month when it was knocked down at £79,000.

Daniel Crouch

New gallery for Daniel Crouch Rare Books opens in New York

29 September 2016

Daniel Crouch Rare Books have confirmed plans to open a branch of their London-based dealership in January 2017.

Matriarch by Frederick Edward McWilliam

Irish art dealer’s collection chalks up over €600,000 at Dublin auction

29 September 2016

Works from the estate of the late Irish art dealer George McClelland helped Dublin saleroom Whyte’s post their best result for an art auction since April 2008.

Orangerie at Versailles by Hubert Robert

Versailles takes its pick and buys picture of the château orangerie

28 September 2016

The Château of Versailles exercised its right of pre-emption to acquire an 18th century painting of its orangerie that was offered at auction.