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Previews: issue 2567

07 November 2022

A selection of eight upcoming lots from auctions taking place around the UK and Ireland.

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Sparrows flew their Essex nest

07 November 2022

Trio of paintings depict life at a long-disappeared family home

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Regency furniture in demand at New York sale

07 November 2022

Regency period furniture provided some of the highest prices in the sale of English and Continental furniture and decorative arts held by Doyle (26/21/15% buyer’s premium) on October 19 in New York.

British and Irish book auctions: November 8-20, 2022

07 November 2022

Our regular listing of UK and Irish book auctions.

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Rare James Fitton work from the 1930s attracts artist record bid

07 November 2022

Works from the 1930s are arguably the most desirable pictures when it comes to Oldham-born artist James Fitton (1899-1982). They just do not appear very often.

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Businessman’s canapés taken by UK buyer

07 November 2022

Hindman’s (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) furniture and decorative arts sale in Chicago on October 18 was headlined by furnishings from the estate of Michael L Wilkie, a prominent Chicago businessman.

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Bid Barometer: issue 2567

07 November 2022

ATG’s pick of auction lots bought by internet bidders on thesaleroom.com, featuring both the highest prices over-estimate and the top prices paid online.

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Regency day bed emerges in Los Angeles

07 November 2022

Andrew Jones (25/18/12% buyer’s premium) held one of its periodic wide-ranging, mixed-discipline sales titled Design for the Home and Garden in Los Angeles on October 9.

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Wilson copy ‘at an early date’

07 November 2022

Among the works attracting interest at a recent Bellmans (22% buyer’s premium) sale were two pictures formerly in the collection at Shakenhurst Hall.

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Flaxley Abbey and Chilham Castle: Two sales disperse contents put together by renowned designers

07 November 2022

Two ancient country manors refurbished by two of the 20th century’s leading UK interior designers brought what the auctioneers described as ‘pre-Covid atmospheres’ at Dreweatts’ (25% buyer’s premium) Donnington Priory rooms.

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Portrait miniatures collecting can start small

07 November 2022

How can an enthusiast create a museum-quality collection without vast sums of money?

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Get the look: mirror highlights at Dreweatts

07 November 2022

Carved giltwood mirrors were in strong demand at Dreweatts, four of them among the five-figure prices.

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Many surprises lurk in multiples

07 November 2022

Cambridge auction attracts high bids to secure several delights discovered in job lots

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The web shop window: A Bow figure of Juno with an eagle

07 November 2022

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Portland Gallery stages Fedden exhibition for new and old collectors

07 November 2022

The works of Modern British artist Mary Fedden (1915-2012) are accessible and have a wide appeal. Despite a spike in her prices following her death, these days they are relatively affordable too.

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Goya’s most celebrated printed work offered in US auction

07 November 2022

A newly discovered first edition copy of Francisco Goya’s most celebrated printed work, 'Los Caprichos' (The Caprices), is up for auction at Butterscotch in Bedford, New York, on December 4 with an estimate on request.

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Modern versions show classic qualities

07 November 2022

Modern, limited edition issues of well known books figured prominently among the best-selling lots in an October 4 sale held by Lacy Scott & Knight (22.5% buyer’s premium) of Bury St Edmunds.

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Tapestries covered in detail attract interest at auction

07 November 2022

Tapestries featured at both Dreweatts’ Chilham Castle auction and Flaxley Abbey sale.

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Portrait miniatures: The ‘indomitable spirit’ of Sarah Biffin

07 November 2022

The market presence of Sarah Biffin (1784-1850), a portrait miniaturist born without hands, arms and legs, has been rising over the past few years.

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‘The most beautiful herbal’

07 November 2022

A copy of the 1543, first German language edition of a work that centuries later, in 'Printing and the Mind of Man', was declared to be “perhaps the most celebrated and most beautiful herbal ever published” was offered by Gloucestershire saleroom Dominic Winter (20% buyer’s premium) on October 12.

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