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Fauvist oil tops Leicestershire sale

05 April 2017

A painting from the early career of French artist Auguste Herbin (1882-1960) appeared on the market for the first time in nearly a century at Gildings’ Market Harborough salerooms on March 28.

Japanese Meiji period shodhana

Ornate Japanese cabinet from Leicestershire house takes £34,000 at Gildings’ auction

06 October 2016

“It’s a super quality piece, the sort you can stand in front of for hours appreciating the quality and intricacy,” said Will Gilding in the wake of the sale of this Meiji period shodhana for £34,000.

Galeon Hone stained glass from Withcote Chapel

‘Irreplaceable’ Tudor stained glass stolen from Leicestershire chapel

12 August 2016

A Tudor stained glass panel attributed to Galeon Hone, glazier to King Henry VIII, has been stolen from the 16th-century Withcote Chapel, near Market Harborough in Leicestershire.

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Tools of trade as works of art

02 November 2012

A year after offering the first spectacular array of woodworking tools from the collection of David R. Russell, David Stanley Auctions of Osgathorpe included the third instalment from this prolific source at their most recent sale.

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Burgeoning Burges – another work emerges at £34,000

11 October 2012

Works of art by architect-designer William Burges (1827-1881) are extremely rare – but serendipity has seen half a dozen pieces emerge recently in the regions.

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Second Burges brooch makes appearance

14 June 2012

Antiques Roadshow and Midlands auction house Gildings have conspired again to find a second William Burges brooch.

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Fresh Norris woodworking tool interest is plane to see

22 May 2012

David Stanley Auctions offered the second part of the collection of woodworking tools formed by David R. Russell, renowned for the rarest and finest Norris planes.

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Lewis Carroll's typewriter takes £6500

05 March 2012

A WELL-PRESERVED James Hammond typewriter from the 1880s is itself a rare item, but the example offered for sale by Gildings in Market Harborough in Leicestershire on February 21 attracted greater interest on account of its first owner, Lewis Carroll (1832-98).

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Fastening the States together… and a coat

17 October 2011

A GOLD button which links the two most significant military figures in the foundation of the United States of America – George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette – will be sold in Leicestershire on November 1.

Head turners for sale at Loughborough

20 July 2009

THIS intricate piece of turning and carving is by Binh Pho, widely regarded as the finest woodturner working in the world today. It will be just one of a number of lots created by the cream of the woodturning world being offered at a charity auction on August 7.

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Is Leicestershire sleeper lost Titian?

23 July 2007

THIS summer has seen a spate of sleepers awoken in provincial salerooms, but inevitably the one that grabbed the headlines in the national press was the tale of the rediscovered ‘Titian’.

Stuffed animals on the loose

08 November 2005

POLICE are appealing for information following the theft of four stuffed heads of wild animals that were stolen from a Leicestershire house.

Your chance to join in the Great Chair Hunt...

12 May 2005

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin. You may be sitting on the very chair that could solve a mystery.

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Top names and the Nelson touch raise the standard of quarterly sale

24 March 2005

Gilding’s, Market Harborough, March 8, Buyer’s premium: 12.5 per centTHE decision by Leicestershire auctioneers Gilding’s to cut back their fine sales from six a year to quarterly events is perhaps a sign of the times, but the 510 lots offered in March appeared to signal that the shires are weathering the depression.

Jaguar aim to plug gap between Newark and Swinderby fairs

03 November 2004

JAGUAR Fairs say they will launch an event to fill the gap now created between the Swinderby and Newark fairs.

Clock and ceramics stand out on day of routine furniture

15 April 2004

WITH sales of standard furniture chugging along – but at least finding buyers – Gildings (12.5% buyer's premium) of Market Harborough, in common with many in the provinces, looked to ceramics and clocks to provide the day’s highlights at their March 16 sale.

Bronze beats the rest

13 May 2003

WHILST the rest of the antiques trade has taken a marked downturn, niche collecting areas remain largely unaffected. This was proved when the March 29 sale held by David Stanley Auctions (10% buyer's premium), specialist Leicestershire tool auctioneers, went on to be one of their best ever.

Rarity outpaces condition as the horses by Beswick ride again

12 February 2003

BESWICK is one of the strongest areas of the 20th century collectable ceramics market so it was not surprising to see trade and private collectors packing these Leicestershire rooms at Gildings to bid on a large single-owner collection from a local deceased estate. What was surprising were the lengths to which bidders would go.

Orchestrion goes to the expected tune of £95,000

19 June 2002

MUSIC makers, from Jaques Frères musical boxes to Würlitzer juke boxes, make their sometimes surprising mark at auction but although this German orchestrion, right was one of the most unusual pieces to come up at any English rooms, Market Harborough auctioneers Gildings (12.5% buyer’s premium) recognised it as a major money maker in their May 28 sale.

Noseley Hall art recalled

07 June 1999

UK: AN appeal is likely this week against a council’s decision to enforce the return of nine paintings sold in the major dispersal at Noseley Hall in Leicestershire at the end of last September.