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The web shop window: Maison Jansen floor lamp

15 November 2021

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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Thompson’s opens third gallery

11 October 2021

Thompson’s Galleries, specialist in Modern and Contemporary British art, is opening a third exhibition space this October.

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Dealer John Bly starts a new chapter

27 September 2021

To mark its 130th year in business, long-running antiques and decorative arts specialist John Bly has launched a new venture.

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Clocks keep good time... and value

06 September 2021

Stations, signal boxes and offices all depended on accurate timekeepers and just about every Victorian railway company commissioned clocks.

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Family’s lions roar once more

24 May 2021

A pair of 3ft 7in high (1.12m) Victorian iron pier finials cast as rampant lions have returned home after two decades missing from a family home.

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The web shop window: Aesthetic movement slipper chair

09 November 2020

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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Rare first pressing of The Who’s ‘My Generation’ album signed by band members sells at seven-times estimate at auction

20 October 2020

A rare first pressing of The Who’s My Generation album has sold at seven-times its top estimate at auction in Hertfordshire.

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Bottoms up in Hatfield

05 August 2019

Art in Clay Hatfield has been running for 25 years and is regarded as one of the most important ceramic and pottery festivals in Europe.

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Beautiful backdrop to Hertfordshire fair

20 May 2019

Sharon Blagrove of Bentleys Fairs will be heading to Hertfordshire this weekend to set up her fifth salvage and vintage fair in the leafy surroundings of Knebworth Park.

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Jerwood Collection buys Michael Ayrton picture from Hertfordshire council auction at Cheffins

10 May 2019

The Jerwood Collection of Modern British art has emerged as the buyer of ‘Encounter No 1’, an oil painting by Michael Ayrton (1921-75). After selling at the recent auction it will now go on public view.

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Cattle view is classic Cooper

19 April 2019

This Thomas Sidney Cooper (1803- 1902) cattle landscape resurfaced at an auction in Leominster after a century in the same collection.

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Sale of art owned by Hertfordshire County Council to go ahead despite protest

20 March 2019

Hertfordshire County Council is going ahead with the auction of artworks from its collection this week despite the launch of a petition to ‘save’ it from being dispersed.

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Anne Redpath still life among leading lots at auction of works from Hertfordshire County Council

11 March 2019

An impressive collection of 20th century British pictures will be offered at Cheffins in Cambridge on March 21 after Hertfordshire County Council took the decision to offload them.

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Knebworth fair offers wide range to suit glass collectors

11 February 2019

This one-off retirement day piece (below) is by glass-maker Richard Golding, founder of Okra Glass, who has been involved with the art for more than 30 years.

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Mod Brit art from Hertfordshire County Council’s collection to be auctioned at Cheffins

30 January 2019

Pictures by Mod Brit artists including Barbara Hepworth and Julian Trevelyan will go under the hammer at Cambridge auction house Cheffins following a council’s decision to offload artworks from storage.

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Collecting field to relight the fire

08 October 2018

Despite the fact that smoking cigarettes has been ostracised, the rise in interest for vintage smoking paraphernalia has increased.

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Vases head to Hong Kong after Hertfordshire auction success

17 September 2018

This pair of Qing vases caught the eye of Hertfordshire auctioneer Richard Kluk when valuing jewellery at a London home.

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Specimen banknotes set house record at auction in Tring

17 September 2018

A book of specimen banknotes printed for locations across the world has set a house record for Tring Market Auctions (17.5% buyer’s premium) by selling for £205,000.

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Rare specimen banknotes book sets auction record at Hertfordshire saleroom

10 September 2018

A book of specimen banknotes printed for locations across the world has set a house record for Tring Market Auctions (17.5% buyer’s premium) by selling for £205,000.

Smaller items creating trends at salvage events

16 July 2018

Salvage dealers are increasingly bringing smaller decorative items to the Knebworth Park fair.