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A Roman lamp

Appeal for stolen Roman marble lamp

22 December 2021

A dealership on London’s Pimlico Road is appealing for help to recover a stolen lamp.

Portrait of Prince William

UK buyer sought for rare portrait of the future King William IV

22 December 2021

An export block has been placed on a portrait of the future King William IV painted during the American Revolutionary war, in the hope a UK buyer can be found.

Art Market Mentors

Ex-Christie’s duo appeal for mentees

21 December 2021

Former Christie’s executives Cat Manson and Caroline Sayan’s initiative, Art Market Mentors, is open for mentee applications for 2022.


Christie’s sales hit a five-year high but slip behind Sotheby’s for 2021

20 December 2021

Auction house Christie’s reported preliminary total sales of $7.1bn (£5.2bn) including fees for 2021.

Butterfly screen

An Art Nouveau butterfly-shaped screen and a three-piece Georgian silver tea set are among four lots to watch

20 December 2021

With estimates from £300-5000 here are four previews of upcoming items.

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Top stories this week – including a new owner for a London saleroom

19 December 2021

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of Gurr Johns acquiring London works on paper specialist Forum Auctions.

First Commonplace Book

Historic library connected to Brontë family saved for the nation in £15.3m purchase with help from Britain’s richest man

18 December 2021

The Honresfield Library of British Literature, containing more than 500 manuscripts, first editions and letters including works by the Brontë family, Robert Burns and Walter Scott, has been purchased by the Friends of the National Libraries for £15.3m.