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1) Antiques dealer Howe kicks off Battersea warehouse sale with discounts of up to 80%

Longstanding furniture dealer Christopher Howe will open his warehouse to buyers with a big sale this autumn.

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Howe London’s warehouse at unit 15B, Parkfield Industrial Estate (1st Bay), Culvert Place, Battersea, London SW11 5BA.

2) Cimabue panel found hanging in kitchen to be auctioned in France estimated at €4m-6m

A work spotted by a French auctioneer in a kitchen hanging above a hotplate has been ascribed to the Italian artist Cimabue (c.1240-1302). Valued at €4m-6m, it will be the first work attributed to the Florentine early Renaissance master to be offered at auction.

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‘The mocking of Christ’, a tempera painting with gold background on poplar panel attributed to Cenni di Pepo (known as Cimabue). It is estimated at €4m-€6m at auction house Actéon in Senlis, France on October 27. Image courtesy of Actéon.

3) A watercolour of Iran, a fashionable chair and a patriotic longcase clock – five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week includes a rare watercolour depicting of Isfahan in Iran and an early 20th century tub chair by Howard & Sons. Both were bid to 10-times estimate.

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An early 20th century upholstered tub chair by Howard & Sons – £2000 at Clarke’s Auctions.

4) Collection from Islamic art's 'most influential' dealer Oliver Hoare to be auctioned at Christie’s

The late Oliver Hoare (1945-2018) was a leading Islamic and Asian art dealer and organised the first Islamic art auction at Christie’s in 1975.


Oliver Hoare (1945-2018).

5) Church Street festival Antiques Anonymous returns to Marylebone for third time

A one-day antiques festival is to return to Church Street, Lisson Grove, for its third year.

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A previous Antiques Anonymous event on Church Street.

This list is based on unique users for individual news stories over the period September 19-25, 2019.