Sunday - 20 April 2014

General News


Scandinavian style, exclusive design

14 April 2014

The uncompromising Danish furniture designer/carpenter Peder Moos (1906-91) carefully hand-crafted virtually all his distinctive furniture.

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Babylonian cylinder sealed at $500,000

14 April 2014

The star entry in the latest sale of rare books, autographs and manuscripts at Doyle in New York proved to be an example of one of the most ancient forms of writing.

NAVA hope for big rise in membership

14 April 2014

NAVA (National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers) are hoping to boost membership after a shake-up of their application system which takes practical experience into consideration rather than having to take exams.

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Chicken cup sets new record at £21.5m

14 April 2014

A new auction high for Chinese porcelain was set last week when Sotheby’s sold a tiny Chenghua period ‘chicken cup’ for a hammer price of HK$250m (£21.5m) as part of their latest Hong Kong sale series.

Ivey-Selkirk ordered to suspend business

14 April 2014

ST Louis Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says he has ordered auction house Ivey-Selkirk to suspend business pending an investigation into their activities following a number of complaints.

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RAF hangar becomes home of new antiques centre

11 April 2014

Many of the best decisions in life are taken over a glass or two of wine and so it was with Toby Lorford and Lesley Ferguson of Lorfords Antiques in Tetbury who have opened an antiques hub in a vast old RAF hangar nearby.