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Pick of the week: Ingenious Jupe’s expanding dining table takes £80,000 in New Year opener

13 January 2020

The New Year sale at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury included one of the most desirable and celebrated of all Victorian furniture types: a mahogany ‘Jupe’s patent’ radially expanding dining table.

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Halls to auction 400 works from Lloyds Bank collection

13 January 2020

Halls of Shrewsbury is to sell more than 400 paintings on behalf of Lloyds Bank in an online sale later this month. The consignment will make up part of a Modern and Contemporary Art online auction, which starts on January 17 and ends on January 31.

Money laundering: art market must begin compliance

13 January 2020

The art market must now comply with the latest anti-money laundering law – despite a lack of clarity around some elements of the regulation which came into force last week.

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McAlpine signs stolen

13 January 2020

Around 24 enamel advertising signs that were part of a private Victorian steam railway on the McAlpine estate at Fawley Hill in Buckinghamshire have been stolen.

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Luba staff brings New Year cheer at Gildings’ auction

13 January 2020

Catalogued simply as an ‘African ceremonial tribal spear’ and estimated at £200-300, a Luba staff of office sold for an unexpected £18,500 (plus 15% buyer’s premium) at Gildings’ first sale of the new year in Market Harborough.

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Sauce tureens serve up early highlight at The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair

13 January 2020

A pair of George III sauce tureens by Daniel Smith and Robert Sharp was among the early sales on the opening day of The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair.

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Bonhams opens its handbag department

13 January 2020

Bonhams has bolstered its luxury division by launching a dedicated handbag and fashion department.

Chinese tariffs ‘a disincentive for anyone selling or buying in the US’ says Sotheby’s

13 January 2020

Sotheby’s has added its weight to the art market’s response against President Donald Trump’s imposition of import tariffs on Chinese works of art in the US.

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Elstob moves to permanent space in Ripon

13 January 2020

Auction house Elstob & Elstob has relocated to larger premises after just a year of trading.

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Discover a Battersea wonderland as Decorative fair goes for a theme in homage to the illustrator of Lewis Carroll’s work

13 January 2020

An original Queen Anne walnut wingback armchair is among the items featured in the showcase foyer at the next Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair.

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Anti-money laundering regulation - the art market must begin compliance

10 January 2020

The art market must now comply with the latest anti-money laundering law – despite a lack of clarity around some elements of the regulation.

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Two dozen vintage enamel advertising signs stolen from railway on the McAlpine estate

08 January 2020

Around 24 enamel advertising signs that were part of a private Victorian steam railway on the McAlpine estate at Fawley Hill in Buckinghamshire have been stolen.

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US tariffs on Chinese art “diverts market elsewhere”, says Sotheby’s

08 January 2020

Sotheby’s has added its weight to the art market’s response against President Donald Trump’s imposition of import tariffs on Chinese works of art in the US.

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Regent’s treat: Rediscovered Prince of Wales portrait sold for €325,000

06 January 2020

This rediscovered drawing of the future George IV (1762-1830) is believed to have been owned by his true love Maria Fitzherbert (1756-1837).

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Fleamarket find joins the national ceramics collection

06 January 2020

A white porcelain sculpture made in the experimental years of the Chelsea factory has been acquired for the national ceramics collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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Antiques trade welcomes plan to slash some business rates from April

06 January 2020

Trade bodies and dealers with shops have given a collective thumbs-up to the new Conservative government’s pledge to slash small business rates by half.

Specialist firm adopts ‘live but online’ auction selling model

06 January 2020

Scientific instruments and photographica specialist Flints Auctions has opened new premises and is launching a fresh type of sale.

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Rusting BP enamel sign is The Winner in Welsh sale

06 January 2020

Rescued from a skip, a rusting British enamel advertising sign sold for £10,400 (plus 24% buyer’s premium) at auction in Carmarthen.

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Falangcai enamel bowl heads Paris Asian series at €3.25m

06 January 2020

A Yongzheng (1723-35) mark and period falangcai enamel bowl sold for €3.25m (£2.8m) to lead the recent round of Asian art sales in Paris.

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Medals earned by a Hardy band of brothers

06 January 2020

Peninsular War medals featuring 13 or 14 clasps – showing how many actions the recipient fought in – are impressive enough in themselves. But three of them awarded to brothers who served in the same regiment, offered as a single lot at auction, takes demand to a different level.

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