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Jeremy Vine, Clare Balding and Chiswick Auctions among supporters of charity auction to help Chiswick House

29 August 2020

Chiswick House & Gardens in west London is an 18th century villa and gardens planned by Lord Burlington.

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Carved ‘Black Forest’ hound stars in our pick of five auction highlights sold this week

28 August 2020

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a carved hound stick stand that sold for more than four-times estimate in Hampshire.

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Vintage fair So Last Century returns with Bank Holiday weekend event

27 August 2020

So Last Century, the vintage event focused on homeware, furniture, lighting and posters, is to hold its first fair after lockdown on August 31 in Beckenham.

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Coronavirus: Two more autumn fairs cancelled

27 August 2020

The British Art Fair and a Galloway Antiques Fairs event have both been struck from this autumn's calendar.

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New office for Catherine Southon and appointments at Bonhams and Heritage – the latest Movers and Shakers across the art and antiques world

27 August 2020

A new consignment office for auction house Catherine Southon is among the latest updates from across the sector.

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The Magic Circle reunited with lost copy of the earliest known English book on performing magic

26 August 2020

The 16th century book 'The Discoverie of Witchcraft' by Reginald Scot is the earliest known book in English explaining how to perform magic.

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ABA Firsts fair gets new autumn staging online

26 August 2020

Firsts, London’s Rare Book Fair has announced a second staging for this year to take place next month.

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Government loans and grants available for commercial arts organisations

25 August 2020

The UK government has made up to £1.57bn available for commercial arts businesses which includes art and antiques galleries and fairs.

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Gustav Klimt sketch for the Beethoven Frieze emerges at Chiswick Auctions

25 August 2020

A drawing by Gustav Klimt is being offered at Chiswick Auctions this week.

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Rare Rolex Submariner watch sets house record for auction house Fellows

24 August 2020

After a five minute bidding battle a rare Rolex Military Submariner watch was hammered down at £140,000 (£165,200 including premium) at Fellows Auctioneers in Birmingham.

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New dates for Asian Art in London's Indian and Islamic art event

24 August 2020

Asian Art in London (AAL) has rescheduled dates for its new-format Indian and Islamic art this autumn.

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A military watch collection, a Bernard Leach jar and a Shakespeare halfpenny are among the five lots to watch at auction this week

24 August 2020

With estimates from £100-35,000 here are five previews of upcoming items this week.

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Top stories this week – including news of opulent works from a Rothschild collection bringing demand at auction

23 August 2020

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a group of works of art from a country home once owned by members of the Rothschild family boosting a sale in Salisbury.

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'Gandhi' spectacles take £260,000 at Bristol auction

21 August 2020

A pair of spectacles, believed to have once belonged to Gandhi, were hammered down at £260,000 in Bristol (plus 21.6% buyer's premium inc VAT).

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Minton majolica bear that once appeared on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow stars in our pick of five auction highlights sold this week

21 August 2020

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a Minton majolica dancing bear that sold for four-times estimate in Surrey.

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Texas museum boosts Spanish art collection with five acquisitions from Madrid gallery

20 August 2020

De la Mano Gallery in Madrid has sold five works to The Meadows Museum in Dallas, Texas.

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Love letters from Welsh artist and poet David Jones go under the hammer

19 August 2020

Letters written by the painter David Jones (1895-1974) are coming to auction today at Bonhams.

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Antiques degree course reopens after it is saved from cancellation

18 August 2020

An antiques degree course run by the University of Central Lancashire in Preston has been reinstated.

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18th century French gift box and Edward the Confessor silver penny are among the five lots to watch at auction this week

17 August 2020

With estimates from £180-9000 here are five previews of upcoming items this week.

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Top stories this week – including news of Sotheby’s new 1% fee for all lots

16 August 2020

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a 1% 'overhead premium' being applied at Sotheby’s in addition to the existing rate of buyer’s premium.