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Galloway Antiques Fair stages next event at Scone Palace

26 February 2018

Galloway Antiques Fair’s next event takes place at Scone Palace, the Georgian Gothic historic house near Perth in Scotland.

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Furniture boosts bonnie start to Scottish sales

26 February 2018

The generally encouraging start to the year enjoyed by English auctioneers extends to Scotland where Lyon & Turnbull (25% buyer’s premium) enjoyed a buoyant season-opener.

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Pick of the Week: Scottish library find reveals Indian photos

19 February 2018

A country house library in south-west Scotland was the source of an album of 19th century photographs of India that provided a Valentine’s Day surprise at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh.

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed key heads to auction at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh

12 February 2018

The key to The Glasgow School of Art, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, is to be offered at auction.

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Obituary: Dorothy McEwan, the founder of The McEwan Gallery in Scotland

05 February 2018

Dorothy McEwan (1925-2017), who died in December, was the founder of The McEwan Gallery in Scotland. She was not your typical art dealer – if such a one exists.

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Shop talk: Brian Cheyne of Collecting the World

22 January 2018

In our continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ antiques shops and centres, ATG talks to Brian Cheyne of Collecting the World.

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Prints make Edinburgh impression at Fine Art Society's exhibition

22 January 2018

For the Fine Art Society in Edinburgh, the year kicks off with an exhibition of 20th century printmaking.

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Ski posters head north to Edinburgh sale

15 January 2018

It was around this time of year when wealthy skiers with chalets to decorate would dial in from the slopes of the world’s most prestigious resorts to take part in Christie’s South Kensington’s annual Ski Sale.

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Colourists take top honours in Scottish sales north and south

15 January 2018

More than £730,000 worth of pictures changed hands at Edinburgh saleroom Lyon & Turnbull’s (25/20% buyer’s premium) recent sale of Scottish art.

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Salerooms feel the tribe is right

15 January 2018

The rising popularity of the tribal art collecting scene is tempting auction houses to take steps in that direction.

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Previews: £30,000 plus

08 January 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

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Obituary: Dorothy McEwan

08 January 2018

We regret to announce the death of dealer and picture specialist Dorothy McEwan.

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A sauce boat fit for island life

08 January 2018

More Channel Islands silver to add to over 250 pieces dispersed as part of the Paint collection at Martel Maides earlier this year came to auction recently.

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The science of selling whisky

08 January 2018

The season, the spirit in question and the location of the sale put this bottle of Lagavulin whisky, below, into the spotlight.

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Shop talk: The Merchant of Inverness

08 January 2018

In our continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops in 2018, ATG talks to Moira Meldrum of family business The Merchant.

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CSK poster girls make return to auction rooms in Edinburgh

02 January 2018

Former Christie’s vintage poster specialists Nicolette Tomkinson and Sophie Churcher have teamed up with Lyon & Turnbull to launch dedicated auctions this year.

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Six snaps of ski scenes from vintage poster sale

28 December 2017

Scottish auction house Lyon & Turnbull has teamed up with former Christie’s vintage poster specialists Nicolette Tomkinson and Sophie Churcher.

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Pick of the Week: Eyewitness view of Dunkirk evacuation

18 December 2017

It may be strange and surreal, but John Spencer-Churchill’s (1909-92) landscape panorama of the evacuation of Dunkirk is the only depiction of the event known to have been painted by an eyewitness.

Shapes auction room in Edinburgh to close

04 December 2017

Shapes Auctioneers based in Edinburgh is to close.

The team

Former Bonhams employees team up to open new dealership in 16th century Scottish house

28 November 2017

Two former members of auction house Bonhams have teamed up to open a new dealership in Dumfriesshire.

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