International

About 80% of the global art market by value takes place outside the UK. The largest art market in the world is the US with China in third place (after the UK) followed by France, Germany and Switzerland.

Many more nations have a rich art and antiques heritage with active auction, dealer, fair, gallery and museum sectors even if their market size by value is smaller.

Read the top stories and latest art and antiques news from all these countries.

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Cellarette made in London, on offer in Maine

21 June 2021

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries in Maine kicks off its summer season with a three-day sale from July 9-11 and the return of live in-house bidding.

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Photographer with good eye for antiques

21 June 2021

On July 15, Stair in Hudson, New York, will offer the collection of photographer Luigi Pellettieri.

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Broders brings elegance at varied sale

21 June 2021

Poster Auctions International holds a 500-lot auction that includes Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Modern, and Contemporary designs by a mix of designers.

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Nakashima frame design comes to Dallas auction

21 June 2021

Included in the design sale to be held by Heritage in Dallas on July 15 is this walnut frame from c.1970 by George Nakashima (1905-90).

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Barber’s chair for a mini customer

21 June 2021

Doll specialist Theriault’s Summer Marquis auction will be conducted on July 10-11 in Annapolis, Maryland.

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Victorian silver tray at Brunk

21 June 2021

The Premier & Emporium Auctions at Brunk on July 9-10 include this large late Victorian silver tray with a shell and scroll border.

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Upcoming summer highlights in Europe

21 June 2021

Our selection of potential stand-out lots in sales across Europe, plus a French tribal art fair

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English park on view in Los Angeles

21 June 2021

'Hunters and Dogs in the Park at Silkwood House, 1886', is an oil on canvas by British equestrian painter Edward Benjamin Herberte (1857-93).

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Japanese cabinet for the export market emerges at Christie’s New York

21 June 2021

Christie’s New York rooms is holding an online sale titled Treasures of a Storied Manhattan Collection open for bidding from June 15-July 1.

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Sale brought hours of delight

21 June 2021

Richly illuminated manuscripts from a ‘truly exceptional collection’ shine in New York

Thibault Duval

New faces in Dublin, London and Munich are among the latest hires

16 June 2021

A round up of the latest appointments plus a new publication from a book dealer.

Henry VIII gold medal

Henry VIII gold medal takes six-figure sum in Swiss auction

15 June 2021

A gold medal proclaiming Henry VIII as the Supreme Head of the Church of England – the only known example in private hands – has sold in Switzerland.

British Guiana Magenta stamp

Buy a share in the world’s most expensive stamp

14 June 2021

Stanley Gibbons, the buyer of the world’s most expensive stamp at Sotheby’s New York last week, said it plans to “democratise” its ownership by inviting the public to buy shares in it.

Altarpiece

Fledgling Brussels auction house sells €800,000 altarpiece

14 June 2021

A large 15th century altarpiece from a church in southern Belgium has been sold in Brussels for a six figure sum.

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London charity is beneficiary of restituted art

14 June 2021

A sight loss charity in London has benefited from a surprise windfall after pictures restituted to the estate of a benefactor were sold at auction in Vienna.

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Star turns of a gigantic sale

14 June 2021

Auction marking German firm Reiss & Sohn’s 50th anniversary included earthly and heavenly delights

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Salon du Dessin all set for its 2021 return

14 June 2021

Drawings fair will be staged in the usual venue but dealers can also take part online

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EH Shepard art sold in Dallas

14 June 2021

An Illustration Art sale held in Dallas by Heritage (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) included a classic EH Shepard Winnie-the-Pooh work.

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Into US battle – the English version

14 June 2021

An Americana sale held by Swann (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) was led at $55,000 (£39,855) by an 1830, Palmyra first of 'The Book of Mormon'.

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One careful owner for a Bond Submariner

14 June 2021

After a decade riding a market wave, ‘original owner’ Rolex tool watches are increasingly scarce at auction.

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