UK

The United Kingdom accounts for more than one fifth of the global art market sales and is the second biggest art market after the US.

Through auctioneers, dealers, fairs and markets - and a burgeoning online sector - buyers, collectors and sellers of art and antiques can easily access a vibrant network of intermediaries and events around the country. The UK's museums also house a wealth of impressive collections

Paul Reeves

Hints on Household Taste: Interior designer and antiques dealer to sell collection at auction

22 June 2022

Collector, interior designer and antiques dealer Paul Reeves is selling more than 300 items from his stock and collection at auction this month.

Monaco gallery

Sotheby’s expands in Monaco and Hansons hires new faces – the latest job moves across the art market

21 June 2022

Sotheby’s has opened a permanent Monaco gallery and appointed a new director to lead it.

Bust of Robert Browning

Browning family archive entices worldwide interest

20 June 2022

The contents of a small London museum devoted to Victorian poets Robert Browning (1812-89) and Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-61) sold for just under £100,000 at auction in Essex.

Event programme

Pick of the week: Collection of pop culture ephemera wows at auction

20 June 2022

A collection of pop culture ephemera and football memorabilia found in a Cotswold bungalow was offered across 390 lots at auction.

Chaworth Roll

Medieval map lays out the routes to royalty

20 June 2022

The Chaworth Roll, a 14th century genealogy of the kings of England that includes the second-earliest recorded road map of the country, is on offer at TEFAF Maastricht this week.

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A 19th century sculpture and Fidel Castro's cigar box are among six lots to watch

20 June 2022

With estimates from £800-100,000 here are six previews of upcoming items.

British and Irish book auctions: June 21-July 2, 2022

20 June 2022

Our regular listing of UK and Irish book auctions.

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Dealers prepare for next PBFA online book fair

20 June 2022

The next PBFA online book fair goes live on June 29 with a wide range of dealers exhibiting.

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Grodnertal earrings add shine

20 June 2022

An early 19th century German Grodnertal doll sold for £2500 (estimate £600-800) in Tennants’ (22% buyers premium) Costume, Accessories and Textiles Sale on May 28.

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Chests from four centuries apart

20 June 2022

These two oak boarded chests, made to similar techniques four centuries apart, were offered for sale recently.

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Festival fun will include the arcade in Tunbridge Wells

20 June 2022

Among the places to see in and around Tunbridge Wells is the The Pantiles Arcade.

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Early Quare clock among highlights of dealer's online exhibition

20 June 2022

Dealer Ben Wright is holding an online exhibition of clocks.

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Glasgow style mirror flies over estimate in Ayr auction

20 June 2022

This Scottish Arts & Crafts brass framed mirror, above, is the epitome of the so-called Glasgow Style.

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Huntington and hubby star in a joint Edinburgh showcase

20 June 2022

A portrait of a lady in Japanese dress, a late work by Beatrice Huntington (1889-1988), is offered as part of Harvey and Woodd’s latest exhibition.

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Shackleton maps out his routes

20 June 2022

Dramatic rescue of 1916 was recorded visually by the polar explorer two years later

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Gravesend: three miles beyond Jamaica

20 June 2022

Bid to £4000 – 10 times low estimate – in a May 18 sale held by Tennants (22% buyer’s premium) of Leyburn were two albums of what were defined as grotesque-style caricature portraits.

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The web shop window: Michel Dahl portrait of Mrs Theodora Cowper

20 June 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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5 Questions: art dealer Cordelia Bourne at Patrick Bourne & Co

20 June 2022

Cordelia Bourne is one half of Patrick Bourne & Co which takes part in London Art Week and Masterpiece this summer.

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Royal visitor takes the rostrum

20 June 2022

A regular two-day auction of silver, art and antiques? Not at Whittons in Honiton, Devon, where the firm called its sale on June 8-9 a ‘Jubilee auction’ and auctioneer Ed Whitton donned a suitably patriotic jacket and tie to sell a good range of lots such as Georgian silver and Victorian jewellery.

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Rare broadside bid to £2800

20 June 2022

Bid to £2800 via thesaleroom.com in a Forum Auctions (25/20/12.5% buyer’ premium) sale of May 5 was this seemingly very rare broadside published in London by James Catnach.

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