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Benjamin Franklin portrait

Rediscovered Benjamin Franklin portrait emerges in Italy and comes to US auction

15 April 2024

A previously unrecorded portrait of Benjamin Franklin comes for sale at Freeman’s Hindman with a guide of $50,000-80,000 this month.

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A breakfront cabinet by George Bullock is among seven lots to watch

15 April 2024

With estimates from £200, here are seven previews of items coming up at auction this week.

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Top stories this week including a pair of chairs flying 70 times over estimate

14 April 2024

The most viewed stories on this website over the last week included news of a pair of chairs bringing phenomenal interest despite suffering from woodworm, damages and repairs.

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Bonhams expects as best of Nelson-themed ceramics come to auction

12 April 2024

A single-owner collection of Nelson-themed ceramics and glass will be offered at Bonhams later this month.

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Classic Antique Fairs buys Art and Antiques for Everyone web domains

12 April 2024

Growing fair brand seeks to preserve reputation of NEC fair

Sophie Frémiet portrait

Dealer sells portrait by female artist to Getty Museum

11 April 2024

With international institutions keen to rebalance their collections to include more works by female artists, the J Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles announced this week that it has bought an early portrait by Sophie Frémiet (1797-1867).

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Copy of Action Comics No 1 featuring Superman debut soars to a world record price

11 April 2024

Priced 10 cents when it appeared in 1938, a copy of Action Comics No 1 which introduced Superman has become the world’s most valuable comic book.

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Dealer news in brief including dates for the Northern Antiques Fair

11 April 2024

Our roundup of dealer news includes a new home for Ceramic Art London

Giorgio De Chirico, Manichini (Landau, TEFAF New York 2024)

De Chirico picture included in TEFAF New York highlights on the 100th anniversary of Surrealism

11 April 2024

Despite a strained relationship with Surrealism, the artist had a profound effect on the movement.

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Geoffrey Cope collection of British and Roman coins to be sold in Zurich

10 April 2024

An outstanding collection of British and Roman coins comes to auction in Zurich this year.

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Large collection of John Ruskin drawings and watercolours offered at London dealership

10 April 2024

The 45-piece collection includes several with an intriguing provenance

Arthur Devis portrait

Arthur Devis portrait soars over estimate in Devon auction

10 April 2024

Following the major sum for a rare picture painted in India by Arthur William Devis (1762-1822) at Gorringe’s, another work by the artist flew over estimate a fortnight later in Devon.

Louis Vuitton luggage

Louis Vuitton luggage collection – including a trunk made for a large rubber duck - comes to auction

09 April 2024

An extraordinary single-owner collection of 37 pieces of Louis Vuitton luggage – including a bespoke trunk made for a large rubber duck - comes to auction this month.

Geo Ham Monaco GP Poster 1934

Geo Ham's Monaco Grand Prix designs lead Travel & Vintage posters auction

09 April 2024

Original printings of two of the most reproduced of all automotive posters come for sale at Lyon & Turnbull this month.

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Egg-shaped artwork could set new auction record for Italian artist Lucio Fontana

09 April 2024

An artwork by Lucio Fontana, the Argentine-Italian artist known for his 'slashed canvas' creations, is coming to auction in May.

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A Francis Picabia artwork is among five lots to watch

08 April 2024

With estimates from £500, here are five previews of lots coming up at auction this week.

Celadon-glazed dragon box

Florida museum reveals purchase of early Chinese artefact alongside donation of 700 prints

08 April 2024

The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida has purchased an early Northern Song Dynasty stoneware box from a private US collector for a six-figure sum.

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Top stories this week including a Dutch Golden Age relic making 175-times estimate

07 April 2024

The most viewed stories on this website over the last week included news of another major highlight from the remarkable collection of the late George Withers.

Frank Lloyd, Gilbert Lloyd, and Francis Bacon

Marlborough Gallery to close after nearly 80 years in business

05 April 2024

Marlborough Gallery is to close after nearly 80 years in business following a decision by its board of trustees to wind down its operations.

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Christie’s reveals designer tie-up for latest decorative arts sales series

05 April 2024

A year ago Christie's relaunched its decorative arts auction series to run concurrently online in three cities: London, New York and Paris.