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Please sir, it was the Eton boys

25 March 2019

A piece of recycled wood used to make an Arts & Crafts reading table on offer at WR Harvey has been revealed to contain the names of mischievous boys from Eton College.

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Drinking the profits – a brief history of wine antiques

25 March 2019

Pouring wine at the table from a standardised machine-made bottle is a relatively new custom. For centuries before the Victorian era, wine was typically bought and stored in the barrel and decanted into bottles or jugs only before use at the table.

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A further history of dealing

25 March 2019

Historic artefacts from leading antiques dealers feature in an exhibition at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery at the University of Leeds.

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Midcentury Modern is ageing well

25 March 2019

Launched in 2003, the one-day fairs remain a big draw for lovers of 20th century design.

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Bidders with lots of bottle tops

25 March 2019

Whatever it may be, someone, somewhere will be avidly collecting it.

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The web shop window

25 March 2019

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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Pedestal steps up to new level

25 March 2019

Dealer’s collection makes up first single-owner sale run by former Christie’s expert.

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Portrait of an art dealer

25 March 2019

This 1937 portrait of art dealer Ambroise Vollard is included in an exhibition of Picasso ceramics, linocuts, etchings, lithographs and books at Peter Harrington’s Fulham Road gallery.

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Ancient market a ‘thriving niche’

25 March 2019

It was during a period of intense industrialisation that the 19th century pastoral tradition in British print making flourished.

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Glass and ceramics greats star in saleroom

25 March 2019

Iconic names in the worlds of glass and ceramics starred in Kingham & Orme’s (20% buyer’s premium) wide-ranging March 1 sale at Evesham.

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Previews: Up to £500

25 March 2019

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

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PREVIEW: Freiburg – Peege

25 March 2019

Through his numerous inventions, the Parisian craftsman Julien Leroy (1686-1759) is credited with revitalising the art of clock and watch making in the French capital and throughout the country.

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’Noble’ blind stamp fires bids for Old Master drawing

25 March 2019

The Old Master section of Dominic Winter’s sale on March 7 yielded multi-estimate sums for two works that were linked to major names in Renaissance and marine art.

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Pub slot machine finds new home

25 March 2019

Having stood in the George IV pub in Workington since the 19th century, a mahogany penny slot machine made its last public appearance at Cumbrian auction house Mitchells (20% buyer’s premium).

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Previews: £501 - £2000

25 March 2019

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

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Trade and politicians out in force at BADA fair preview party

25 March 2019

At a swell party in the heart of Chelsea, with the Taittinger Brut Reserve free-flowing, BADA 2019 exhibitors could be forgiven for relaxing after days of stand set-up.

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WINE AND WHISKY: Raise a glass to a buoyant market

25 March 2019

In the wake of record auction prices – the first £1m bottle of whisky and a $500,000 bottle of wine – four auction specialists discuss the lively market for fine and rare wines and whisky. A potted history of wine-related antiques follows. First up: Richard Brierley of Forum Auctions and Sam Hellyer of Chiswick Auctions on the wine market.

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Buzzing with 2000 stallholders

25 March 2019

Biannual event in Peterborough is set for a busy Easter as dealers rush to sign up.

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PREVIEW: Cologne - Auction Team Breker

25 March 2019

Contrary to popular opinion, the name of the Rock-Ola company of Chicago, which became famous for the production of distinctive jukeboxes, has no connection to rock ’n’ roll. It is in fact a fortuitous coincidence that the firm’s founder was actually called David Cullen Rockola.

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Buttons from French fairs head to auction

25 March 2019

Since she moved to France two decades ago Rebecca Lloyd Marlow has visited the country’s countless markets looking for antique buttons.

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