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Hausburg cabinet wins object of the year

14 June 2010

WINNER of the Country Life-LAPADA Object of the Year, announced last week at the London International Fine Art Fair at Olympia, was the so-called Hausburg cabinet belonging to Kensington Church Street dealers Butchoff Antiques.


De Gaulle’s original call to arms revived

14 June 2010

WITH the retreat from Dunkirk so much in the news at the moment, Aguttes have a particularly topical offering in their June 18 sale of manuscripts, postcards and historical documents.


Earl Howe leaves Lapada after gaining government post

14 June 2010

LAPADA chairman, the Earl Howe, 59, pictured here, has been appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health in the Coalition Government, so under parliamentary rules has resigned his post with the antiques trade’s largest trade association.


Fabergé in demand at London auctions

14 June 2010

This jewelled and gold mounted hardstone model of a turkey by Fabergé was among the highlights of Christie's Russian art sale in London on June 8.


Unique Napoleon archive surfaces in New Zealand

07 June 2010

PRIMARY source material relating to the last days of Napoleon’s life has emerged at a charity valuation event in New Zealand and will be offered for sale on June 29. The consignment of more than 40 items includes a lock of Napoleon’s hair and a sketch of the former emperor on his deathbed drawn from life.


Desk proves a draw at £18,500

07 June 2010

THIS Regency mahogany Carlton House desk, embellished with barber's pole stringing and marquetry fleur-de-lys medallions, was consigned for sale at Moore Allen & Innocent of Cirencester and attracted seven phone lines and others in the room.

Golding Young acquire Thomas Mawer as proprietor retires

07 June 2010

LINCOLN saleroom Thomas Mawer and Son has been sold to Grantham auctioneer Colin Young.