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Things we learned at IACF Ardingly

14 September 2020

Top tips from IACF’s Ardingly International Antiques & Collectors Fair.

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Selling now: Exhibitors report “exciting” opening day at Petworth as dealers and buyers reunite after coronavirus lockdown

12 September 2020

Dealers at Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair, the first higher-end vetted fair to take place since lockdown ended, recorded sales within minutes of opening yesterday.

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North London studio sale of Italian artist comes to Dawsons Auctions

07 September 2020

Items from the Maida Vale studio of artist Franco Matania are coming to auction at Dawsons in Maidenhead.

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Kiwi taxidermy quartet draw major interest at Windsor Auctions

07 September 2020

A Victorian taxidermy case of four New Zealand birds by Rowland Ward of Piccadilly sold for an unexpected £7000 (estimate £100-200) at Windsor Auctions (18% buyer’s premium) in Berkshire.

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Archangel plaque at Swan Fine Art could be much older than catalogued

07 September 2020

It was catalogued as 18th or 19th century but this 2½ x 3½in (6 x 8.5cm) ivory plaque was more probably a product of medieval Christendom.

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Walking stick stand sold at Hampshire auction is a Black Forest beauty

07 September 2020

So-called ‘Black Forest’ carvings don’t get much better than this walking stick stand modelled as a seated hound next to a tree stump offered by Hannam’s (23% buyer’s premium) in Selborne, Hampshire.

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‘You can never have too much folk art’

07 September 2020

Barney and Sam James own a huge warehouse showroom called The Home Bothy near Crawley in Sussex, currently only open by appointment.

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I know that face… I think

07 September 2020

The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair (September 11-13), is a big step towards getting back to business as usual for many dealers and collectors.

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Hanson takes over assets of insolvent Charles Ross Auctioneers and Holloway’s

31 August 2020

Derbyshire auctioneer Charles Hanson has purchased the assets of two struggling UK salerooms: Charles Ross Auctioneers in Woburn and Holloway’s in Banbury.

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First auction appearance for work by missionary who opened up Chinese language

31 August 2020

Robert Morrison, a protestant missionary, pioneer sinologist and author of several works on the Chinese language as well as a translator, has been called the ‘Father of Anglo-Chinese Literature’.

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Oceanic objects surface in trio of British salerooms

31 August 2020

Pictured below are three lots of Oceanic art that proved to be in much demand during UK sales held in August.

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All eyes now on Petworth as the first higher-end physical fair to take place after lockdown gets ready

31 August 2020

Nearly six months after doors closed on the last major British antiques fair, another is ready to open.

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Plaque pun pulls the udder one

31 August 2020

This 12in (39cm) Portobello pottery plaque piece, c.1820, is a rare piece but one known in a number of different colour variations.

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The web shop window: Antique blackboard with a revolving lesson

31 August 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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17th century cabinet blending East and West style attracts interest in Henley auction

31 August 2020

This 17th century teak, ebony and ivory standing cabinet or contador is a type associated with the Indo-Portuguese settlement in Goa.

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Minton majolica bear drums up interest at Farnham sale

31 August 2020

This Minton majolica figure of a 12in (30cm) dancing bear playing a drum kit carries a patent lozenge for May 1876.

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Chinese export cabinets at Bellmans come market-fresh from family

31 August 2020

A pair of Chinese export black lacquer chinoiserie decorated cabinets on stands came for sale at Bellmans (22% buyer’s premium) in Wisborough Green, West Sussex on August 11 with a blue-chip provenance.

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New office for Catherine Southon and appointments at Bonhams and Heritage – the latest Movers and Shakers across the art and antiques world

27 August 2020

A new consignment office for auction house Catherine Southon is among the latest updates from across the sector.

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£17,000 Martinware tortoise emerges from hibernation

24 August 2020

This Martin Brothers stoneware model of a tortoise with a mirthful face was a very welcome discovery for auctioneer Rupert Toovey on a post-lockdown valuation in the Surrey Hills.

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Statues surface from sunken garden site after decades in the undergrowth

24 August 2020

An extraordinary cache of garden statuary, unseen for decades, comes for sale at Summers Place Auctions next month.

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