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The seat of history: Hornby Castle Chair sells for £35,000 at Bonhams Oxford

24 February 2020

The so-called Hornby Castle Chair, a 4ft 7in (1.38m) high oak open armchair c.1580-1600, sold for £35,000 plus premium at the latest Oak Interior sale at Bonhams in Oxford.


Dealers ready for biggest-ever TEFAF as van Maris bows out

24 February 2020

Dealers from around the world are preparing for TEFAF Maastricht, the world’s showpiece event for traditional art and antiques. The fair returns this year for the 33rd time, bigger than ever.


Pick of the week: 'Oldest accurate map of coastal Scotland' becomes auction trailblazer

24 February 2020

'La Navigation du Roy d’Ecosse' by the French cartographer Nicolas de Nicolay (1517-83) is said to be the oldest accurate map of coastal Scotland.


The Box catches the Martinware crab

24 February 2020

The Box, a museum, gallery and archive set to open in Plymouth in May, has acquired a ‘colossal and extraordinary grotesque grinning crab’ by the Martin Brothers.


Artist record for James Dixon, naive champion from Tory Island

24 February 2020

Two pictures purchased from one of the first commercial exhibitions of the artist dubbed ‘the Irish Alfred Wallis’ soared above their estimates at auction this month.


London dealer offers trio of top Victorian paintings

24 February 2020

Three oils by Victorian greats Frederic Lord Leighton, William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais are coming to market in London.


The day the ‘Tipton Slasher’ met his match

24 February 2020

This mid-19th century oil of a bare-knuckle prize fight is thought to depict a famous bout between Victorian boxers William Perry (1819-88) and Tom Sayers (1826-65).

British and Irish book auctions: February 25-March 12, 2020

24 February 2020

Our regular listing of British and Irish book auctions.


Newly discovered 16th century French bronze emerges at Paris sale

24 February 2020

A rare example of newly discovered bronze by a French Renaissance sculptor will be making an appearance at the rostrum on April 1 in Paris.


Dealer delights: 16 highlights from around the stands at TEFAF Maastricht 2020

24 February 2020

Our selection of highlights from this year’s TEFAF Maastricht

News In Brief – including the coronavirus causing the rescheduling of the Hong Kong Coin Show

24 February 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of the Hong Kong Coin Show being postponed due to the coronavirus alert.


Bid Barometer: issue 2431

24 February 2020

ATG’s selection of auction lots bought by internet bidders on from the period February 13-19, 2020. This includes both the highest prices over estimate and the top prices paid online.


Stone ornaments fit Bath decorative fair organiser’s theme for this year’s edition

24 February 2020

In the vibrant world of British decorative fairs, 'The Bath Decorative & Antiques Fair' is a market leader. Now in its 31st staging, it opens its doors to the trade on March 5 and welcomes the public from March 6-8.


Miniature chair and huge ox add up to big prices

24 February 2020

The Gentleman’s Library Sale at Bonhams on February 12-13 included a miniature William and Mary or Queen Anne walnut armchair standing 21in (53cm) high).


Event’s oarsome new venue

24 February 2020

Fawley Hill fair relocates down the road to the Meadows where the royal regatta is held


Tee time for the fine art trade

24 February 2020

The Fine Art Golfing Society has published its list of matches for 2020, with the first event scheduled for Thursday, April 2, at Worplesdon Golf Club in Surrey where members will play for the Baldwin salver (pictured ) as they have since 1937.


Latest on the anti-money laundering rules

24 February 2020

In the latest in a series of updates on the new regulation to stop money laundering, Antiques Trade Gazette provides another round-up of guidance and tips for the art market.


Bigger and better: TEFAF Maastricht hosts more dealers and introduces a suite of updates

24 February 2020

The 33rd edition of TEFAF Maastricht is the largest yet, building on the formidable foundations already laid but with a suite of updates aimed at maintaining the fair’s impressive reputation

A lawyer writes: Beware of ‘moral rights’ even if it is street art

24 February 2020

Vandalism of Banksy work brings up intriguing issue of the artist’s reputation


Previews: Up to £500

24 February 2020

Our weekly selection from salerooms.