The world’s oldest auction house: Happy 350th birthday celebrations

08 April 2024

On February 27 the world’s oldest auction house celebrated 350 years in business.

Tom Österman of Auctionet with Lawrences' Helen Carless.

Swedish firm Auctionet buys Lawrences of Crewkerne

30 March 2022

Auctionet, the online auction platform, has bought Lawrences Auctioneers in Somerset but the team at the Crewkerne firm will remain in place.


London exhibition shines spotlight on Finnish designer Paavo Tynell through detailed room sets

07 February 2022

The earliest work in Modernity’s exhibition on Paavo Tynell (1890-1973) is a 1930s ceiling lamp (model 1926).

Bukowskis Stockholm headquarters

Bonhams aims for a European and online boost with Bukowskis purchase

13 January 2022

Auction house Bonhams has bought Scandinavian firm Bukowskis.


Record price for an IKEA item... made before its flat-pack fame

22 November 2021

A world away from the flat-pack furniture so familiar today, a Mid-century armchair has sold for what is believed to be a record price for IKEA.


Records of doomed North Pole balloon expedition sold at Swedish sale

23 August 2021

Two unpublished diaries sold in Sweden related to Salomon August Andrée’s ill-fated attempt to reach the North Pole by balloon.


Sowerby minerals surface in Sweden

19 August 2019

An exceptional 11-lot group of the works of James Sowerby featured in a Swedish summer sale.


Holy Roman Emperor honoured as a star attraction

14 January 2019

A 1627, Ulm first of Johannes Kepler’s 'Tabulae Rudolphinae…', an important astronomical work named in honour of the then Holy Roman Emperor, Rudolf II, sold for SKr350,000 (£30,535) on December 7.


Rare 16th century astronomical dial offered at Swedish auction

04 June 2018

A rare late 16th century astronomical horizontal dial, dated MDXCI (1591) and engraved with the arms and name of Pope Clement VIII, is one of the highlights of the sale series to be held by Uppsala AuktionsKammare from June 13-15.

Fillette au beret by Pablo Picasso

Picasso on tour – Swedish auction house bring Neuman collection to London

03 October 2016

Swedish auction house Uppsala Auctionskammare are exhibiting a single-owner collection in London that includes half-a-dozen works by Picasso.

Joakim Hansson of 1700 Antiques in Loddekopinge

Malmo decorative fair – ‘a trade secret amongst Swedish dealers’

19 August 2016

The annual Malmo Decorative Antiques Fair (Malmo Dekorativa) takes place at the end of this month at Katrinetorp, a pretty manor house and garden oasis around 10 minutes from the city centre and within easy distance of the airport.


Has Silverman found another Leonardo?

15 March 2010

Five months after ATG revealed the reattribution of La Bella Principessa to Leonardo da Vinci, the man who spotted it is ready to unveil another major find.

Bukowski sold to oil magnates

26 March 2007

Scandinavian auction house Bukowskis have a new owner.


The £1.3m sleeper

05 February 2007

A spectacular sleeper was awoken in Sweden on December 5 when an oil sketch catalogued as in the manner of Peter Paul Rubens sold to a British buyer at SEK16.6m (£1,298,000) amidst speculation it was by the artist himself.

Taking in Stockholm

18 January 2005

STAYING with the international mood of the Diary this week, Sweden’s top antiques event, the 28th annual Stockholm International Antiques Fair runs at the Stockholm Messan from January 27 to 30 with a preview on the evening of January 26.

The best of Sweden

07 July 2004

SWEDEN’s top summer fair Antik 2004 has its 42nd annual staging from July 27 to August 1 at the Olympia Hall in the town of Helsingborg.

£70,000 reward offered after theft of paintings at fair

14 March 2002

A £70,000 REWARD is being offered after five paintings worth more than £1.7m were stolen from an antiques fair in Sweden.

An American in Paris of the Belle Epoque...

15 June 2001

SWEDEN: AN unrestored canvas by the American painter Julius Leblanc Stewart (1855-1919) of two fashionably dressed ladies meeting on the deck of a yacht on the Côte d’Azur inspired predictably intense levels of demand when it came under the hammer at the Stockholm rooms of Stockholms Auctionsverk (17.5 per cent buyer’s premium) on May 22.

A fortune at your fingertips

25 October 1999

SWEDEN at the end of the 19th century was the birthplace of notable inventors of mechanical music who later made their fortunes in America.