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1) Five highlights from Golding Young & Mawer’s sale of Stamford dealers' St George’s Collection

The sale of the stock and personal collection of two Stamford dealers features a who’s who of English furniture and object makers. ATG picked five items from more than 800 lots for closer inspection.

Regency rosewood card table

This Regency rosewood card table is thought to be by London cabinet maker George Oakley (1773-1840) .

2) James I silver box, Lucie Rie bowl and a mahogany side table – six auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes in the last week

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week included a James I silver shell box, a stoneware footed bowl by Lucie Rie and a George II mahogany side table.

Lucie Rie bowl

This c.1980 Lucie Rie emerald green glaze and a bronzed manganese rim bowl sold for a top estimate £20,000 at Chorley’s of Prinknash Abbey.

3) Auction house Christie’s launches tie-up with online art and antiques marketplace 1stdibs

Christie’s will sell a collection of art and design objects through marketplace 1stdibs.

Christie's

Christie’s launches tie-up with 1stdibs at its gallery in New York. Photography credit: Pernille Loof.

4) New York Old Master dealer helps UK museums buy Zucchi portrait of Scottish architect and designer James Adam

The National Galleries of Scotland and the Victoria & Albert Museum have bought Italian artist Antonio Zucchi’s (1726-95) portrait of architect James Adam (1732-94).

Zucchi's portrait of architect James Adam.

Antonio Zucchi (1726-95) portrait of architect James Adam (1732-94). The painting is a new joint acquisition between National Galleries of Scotland and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). Photo credit: National Galleries of Scotland/Victoria and Albert Museum. Photos by Roberto Ricciuti.

5) Search for UK buyer to pay £11.5m for Old Master drawing blocked from export

A sketch by Dutch artist Lucas van Leyden (1494-1533) has been temporarily blocked from export in the hope of finding a UK buyer.

Lucas van Leyden

'A Young Man Standing' 11 x 5in (28 x 13cm) black chalk sketch by Lucas van Leyden (1494-1533) has been temporarily blocked from export from the UK.

This list is based on unique users for individual news stories over the period April 18-24, 2019.

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