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“Among the most voluptuous and exciting pieces of furniture ever made.”

Chairman of Christie’s UK Orlando Rock describing the ‘Dundas sofas’ made by Thomas Chippendale which will be offered in a sale dedicated to the great furniture maker this summer. For the full story - and to watch a video about the sale - click here.

“Generally speaking, fairs held on Sundays are becoming increasingly quiet.”

Morgan Denyer of Rose Antique, which is changing the scheduling of its York fair accordingly. For the full story see ATG 2344.

“The role of fair manager will allow someone to develop into the role of director and give them room to grow into it.”

Freya Simms on the creation of the new role of Fair Manager at LAPADA. For the full story, click here.

“One of the toughest bans on ivory sales in the world."

Environment secretary Michael Gove describes the Ivory Bill which launched last week. For the full story, plus a link to ATG’s guide to the UK Ivory Ban, click here

“It was totally unexpected – as the best finds always are.”

“I appreciate their concerns and have acted accordingly to do what is proper and right for all concerned.”

It was a busy week for Charles Hanson of Derbyshire auction house Hansons. His discovery of a pair of Faberge botanical studies (click here for more) was followed by controversy over a brass telescope (more on that here). 

“As growth has continued we have seen more and more enquiries coming from Edinburgh and the east. We felt that it would be beneficial to have a dedicated resource in the capital.”

Brian Clements of McTear’s on its recently opened valuation office in Edinburgh. For the full story, click here