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Scapin and Columbine sell for £30,000

14 June 1999

UK: THE SECOND half of last week saw a selection of top quality antiques fairs in London that is not matched anywhere.

Fixtures ruling may free tied heirlooms

14 June 1999

UK: A RULING which could lift the ban on the sale of some listed artefacts and set a precedent for other cases is expected from the Department of the Environment within weeks.

Big changes for Phillips in US

14 June 1999

PHILLIPS have announced the appointment of Mark O. Howald as managing director of Phillips-Selkirk in St Louis as of May 1, 1999.

Lost Old Master found in a box at Newark

14 June 1999

UK: A DEALER’S £25 purchase at an antiques fair is likely to bring him a substantial windfall after being identified as a rare copper etching plate by Lucas van Leyden, the 16th century Old Master.

The gates to the past

14 June 1999

UK: TWO rather remarkable pieces of British heritage met rather different reactions at the Billingshurst statuary and architectural items although both went to the same bidder – a private Middle Eastern buyer.

Dresser table sells for £16,000

07 June 1999

UK: THE WEEK before Harry Lyons of New Century opened his exhibition of Dresser at Kensington Church Street, the Leicester rooms of Warner Auctions sold this gilt-lined ebonised side table attributed to Christopher Dresser.

Noseley Hall art recalled

07 June 1999

UK: AN appeal is likely this week against a council’s decision to enforce the return of nine paintings sold in the major dispersal at Noseley Hall in Leicestershire at the end of last September.