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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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British falconry trophy flies into US sale

07 November 2022

The November 15 Silver & Vertu ‘signature’ sale at Heritage in Texas includes what specialist Karen Rigdon calls “probably the strongest collection of English silver that we’ve had in the last 10 years”.

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Rothschild taste sensations as bidders turn out in force at Exbury House sale

07 November 2022

The unashamed opulence of interior decoration that became known as Le Goût Rothschild as it spread from 19th century France to Austria, Germany and Britain is a style that has always been admired.

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Top stories this week – including news of a rediscovered Rubens emerging at Sotheby’s

06 November 2022

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of Sir Peter Paul Rubens’ ‘Salome presented with the severed head of Saint John the Baptist’ being offered at Sotheby's New York.

Ottoman çintamani tile

Top-selling 16th century Ottoman tile stars in our pick of six auction highlights

04 November 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes features a selection of highlights from the UK's week of Indian and Islamic art sales. It includes a rare 16th century tile from Ottoman Syria that made over 22-times estimate.

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Cap owned by a real SAS 'rogue hero' takes £16,000 at Kent auction

03 November 2022

The SAS has never been short of eager collectors wanting to splash out for militaria connected with the British special forces unit.

Hyde Park Antiques lots

Top US antique furniture dealer to sell stock at Sotheby’s auction as it downsizes New York premises

02 November 2022

New York dealership Hyde Park Antiques, founded in 1965, will sell nearly 500 lots at Sotheby’s next year.

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