East Midlands


Six Sèvres plates

Sèvres ‘Etruscan’ plates receive just desserts in Lincolnshire

11 April 2022

Plates from a documented mid-19th century Sèvres dessert set sold for £36,000 at Golding Young & Mawer in Grantham on April 6.

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5 Questions: Callum Jackson

11 April 2022

Callum Jackson founded Jacksons Antique in 2019. He is based in Lincolnshire and recently stood at the Chelsea Antiques Fair.

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Fair's new organiser tells tales of tiles

11 April 2022

Dealer promises to promote Nottingham specialist fair

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At a showground fair: Getting it all out in the open

11 April 2022

The largest showground fairs are so extensive that it would be impossible to browse items on all the stands in one day. IACF’s Newark Antiques Fair, for example, is held on an 84-acre site with up to 2500 stands.

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Potter: battered and pristine

04 April 2022

Harry Potter just keeps on doing well at auction, and Hansons (25% buyer’s premium), which has enjoyed a particularly close and profitable relationship with JK Rowling’s creation over the years, had more to offer in a March 9 sale.

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Satisfying a craze for ‘the antique’

21 March 2022

Nottingham sale showcases wares of ‘the most complete manufacturer in England in metal’

Brass and enamel garter stall plaques

Pick of the week: Heraldic plaques found in a wardrobe take £10,000 bid

07 March 2022

Found in a wardrobe during the clearance of a deceased estate in Spalding, ‘a group of four early 19th century French heraldic plaques’ sold way over hopes at Stamford Auction Rooms in Lincolnshire on February 26.

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Study heads up a Harold Knight selection

28 February 2022

Early works by Harold Knight (1874-1961) are not seen very often at auction but a group of six appeared at Mellors & Kirk of Nottingham at the end of last year.

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Touch of luxury from Palais Royale

14 February 2022

The Palais Royale built for Cardinal Richelieu in 1629 had a variety of uses over the years but in the 18th and early 19th century was rebuilt as a place for public recreation and social gathering.

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If we’re not burning coal any more, what about furniture use?

07 February 2022

Among the more unusual recent lots at Woolley & Wallis (25% buyer’s premium) was an early Victorian table carved from parrot coal.

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Toys & collectables: Mini drivers power into saleroom

31 January 2022

Pedal cars are regular visitors to salerooms but rarer powered versions were also produced for children to use, partly for road safety training

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Silver tankard from Canadian admirers of British pluck

31 January 2022

Marked for Savage & Lyman, Montreal, c.1855-60, this silver tankard was awarded to British bare-knuckle boxer Tom Sayers.

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Royal Crown Derby teapot serves up Surrealism thanks to Dalí

31 January 2022

A rare Royal Crown Derby teapot made to a design created by Salvador Dalí surfaced recently at Batemans (20% buyer’s premium) in Stamford.

Lion statue

Arundel Lion ready to roar again in a new home

24 January 2022

The so-called Arundel Lions were once a well-known landmark in Sheffield.

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Mary Queen of Scots link to bed curtain fragment

17 January 2022

Still a figure of glamour 450 years after her execution, Mary Queen of Scots was reputed to have embroidered the c.16th century fragment of bed curtain sold at Hansons (25% buyer’s premium) at Etwall on December 7.

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Rich pickings from Richmond remains

10 January 2022

Left out of the Christie’s sale 20 years ago, but far from remnant-bag pieces, the 11 early needlework items from the Sir Frederick Richmond collection offered at Gildings (20% buyer’s premium) attracted keen interest from UK collectors and specialist dealers.

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Duo find antiques to be a very noble calling

20 December 2021

New shop was inspired by lessons passed on from grandparents

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Tantalising sketch gives glimpse ‘of a young Francis Bacon’

20 December 2021

Shepeard collection includes a drawing thought to be an unrecorded portrait of the artist

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French style in the Midlands

20 December 2021

Frenchman Thibaut Bizeul, who sells online as Kingsbridge Antiques and Interiors near Matlock and with a predominantly trade warehouse in nearby Haddon Hall at Rowsley, is now back travelling to Europe for stock, despite the added paperwork and associated customs costs.

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Derbyshire: antiques centres in mills and so much more

20 December 2021

Antiques lovers are spoilt for choice in Derbyshire.

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