South-east England


Ballet-style slippers

Queen Victoria's ballet-style slippers to be auctioned

08 May 2021

Slippers once owned by Queen Victoria will be offered at an auction in West Sussex later this month.

img_6-1.jpg

Benin plaque withdrawn from auction after curator raises provenance questions

03 May 2021

The increasingly contentious issue of selling Benin works of art at auction raised its head again last week after an ancestral plaque catalogued as 16th or 17th century was withdrawn from an East Sussex sale.

img_32-4.jpg

Fire-breathing monster to own

03 May 2021

This late Ming (17th century) jade water pot in the form of a chimera will be offered by Dreweatts on May 19.

img_16-1.jpg

Edward Seago: the artist favoured by the royal family

03 May 2021

Edward Seago was a favourite of the establishment, royals in particular, but has a wider appeal such as his views of Hong Kong

img_17-2.jpg

Old Masters impress in Berkshire

03 May 2021

The best competition at a recent mixed-category sale came for two Old Masters.

img_12-1.jpg

Furniture prices looking good in Berkshire auction

03 May 2021

Fifteen furniture lots make five-figure sums as Dreweatts bidders show encouraging confidence

img_13-3.jpg

Chelsea teapot takes £14,000 bid

03 May 2021

This unmarked teapot and cover, offered by Dreweatts, dates from the first decade of porcelain production at the Chelsea factory.

img_13-5.jpg

Bureau sets second-highest Mouseman result at auction

03 May 2021

Morphets (20% buyer’s premium) of Harrogate sold a Mouseman bureau for a tub-thumping £36,000 on April 15.

2492NEDI edit barn Bellmans 2.jpg

The 'barn find' coming in at 26ft long and made of timber - and now up at auction

01 May 2021

Classic car enthusiasts talk reverentially about ‘barn finds’ laying undiscovered for many years and ready for restoration.

img_44-3.jpg

Kempton back in the running

26 April 2021

Traders and buyers express relief – and gratitude – at return of twice-monthly fixture.

img_45-6.jpg

Continental dealers make tentative return to Kempton

26 April 2021

It’s nearly four months since the UK left the EU’s customs union and single market – a hard new reality for those Continental antiques dealers who regularly make the day trip from Belgium, Holland or France to stall out at fairs in southern England.

img_18-1.jpg

Collection fit to take centre stage

26 April 2021

Portrait of Sarah Bernhardt was one of the stand-out lots in a 300-lot white-glove auction.

img_19-2.jpg

Another white glove in the frame

26 April 2021

Another white-glove group of items featured at Parker Fine Art earlier this year when all 300 picture frame lots sold in its first sale of 2021, raising a hammer total of £38,400.

img_4-5.jpg

Kempton back with a bang – and entrance fees

19 April 2021

Sunbury Antiques Market, better known simply as Kempton due to its Surrey racecourse location, last week became the first open-air fair to return after the most recent lockdown.

img_1-1.jpg

Pick of the week: Milking the sale of ‘Breadboard Annie’ collection

19 April 2021

The mouthwatering kitchenalia collection of Annie Marchant (1951-2020) certainly served up a treat when it came to auction on April 12-13.

img_10-1.jpg

Two single-owner collections of Orientalists works highlight Sussex sale with worldwide appeal

19 April 2021

Two English Orientalists made the biggest impression at a recent sale at Gorringe’s (23% buyer’s premium) in Lewes.

img_11-1.jpg

Galway silver shines in Lewes auction

19 April 2021

The West as well as the East made a major contribution to the success of Gorringe’s £1m sale on March 30 where, overall, 86% of the 593 lots sold.

img_53-5.jpg

Ready to take up arms again at Kempton Park

19 April 2021

Organiser Peter Binfield is hoping for fine weather and a good turnout of 100-plus dealers at the first of this year’s Vintage & Classic Arms Fairs at Kempton Park on Sunday, May 2.

img_11-7.jpg

Bailey design brings big price for Aynsley service

19 April 2021

The best known of the decorators who worked at Aynsley in the 20th century is the flower painter Joseph A Bailey.

Wick Antiques

Storeroom becomes shipshape

19 April 2021

Wick Antiques has opened a new showroom in Lymington dedicated to maritime objects.

News

Categories