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Candlesticks by Coker and Cafe light up sales in Cambridge and Lewes

23 July 2018

Pairs of Georgian candlesticks by the best-known London specialist makers such as William Cafe and Ebenezer Coker continue to sell well enough, as long as condition is acceptable.

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Damaged Chinese vases still pack a punch at auction

02 July 2018

Down but not out, a smashed Qing porcelain famille vase sold for an unexpected £94,000 (plus 18% buyer’s premium) at Adam Partridge in Macclesfield on June 28.

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Early club from a cellar in Fife becomes £26,000 seller in Lewes

02 July 2018

This hitherto unknown iron – part of select group of perhaps a dozen very early golf clubs from the late 17th or early 18th century – emerged at Gorringe’s in Lewes on June 26.

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Battle for ‘celebrity’ artist in Sussex

18 June 2018

A quartet of oils by the contemporary British painter Sherree Valentine-Daines (b.1959) produced multi-estimate prices when they went under the hammer in Sussex.

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Zsolnay Pecs leaves Battle bidders hungry for more

19 February 2018

The great Hungarian love affair with Zsolnay Pec ceramics goes on, most recently witnessed in the East Sussex rooms of Burstow & Hewett (15% buyer’s premium) when 27 lots were offered.

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Antwerp view tops last of the West Horsley Place lots at auction

29 January 2018

An 1894 pencil drawing of a street in Antwerp by Walter Frederick Osborne (1859-1903) was among the last contents offered at auction from West Horsley Place, the Grade I-listed mansion in Surrey owned by historian and broadcaster Bamber Gascoigne.

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Mask fits among items for sale in Deco masterpiece

15 January 2018

A restored wall mask made by and indeed featuring the famed Art Deco ceramics designer Susie Cooper is one of the intriguing pieces for sale at Style 1900’s '20th Century Decorative Arts Fair'.

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Second slice of West Horsley Place contents sale is in East Sussex

02 January 2018

Following the multi-million-pound sale at Sotheby’s in 2015, more items from West Horsley Place, the remarkable Grade I listed mansion in Surrey, are to be sold at auction to raise money for urgent repairs.

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Chinese archaic bronzes collection takes flight in Lewes

04 December 2017

The Jean-Claude Lepileur (1926-2016) collection of Chinese archaic bronzes offered as a stand-alone collection at Gorringe’s in Lewes on November 28 totalled £582,000.

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Shop talk – Emporium Antiques Centre in Lewes

27 November 2017

In our continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops in 2017, ATG talks to Michele Doyle from the East Sussex antiques centre.

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Reclusive artist displays surreal way to fill your Spare time

16 October 2017

During his nights spent ‘fire-spotting’ for flying bombs during the Blitz, it is said the artist and occultist Austin Osman Spare (1888-1956) would while away the hours filling sketchbooks.

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Bloomsbury Group haven hosts its first textiles fair

09 October 2017

“If you lived here you could make it absolutely divine,” wrote author Virginia Woolf to her sister Vanessa Bell in 1916.

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Modern British wood engraver Guy Malet in sharp focus at Ditchling

31 August 2017

British printmaking between the wars has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years with a auctioneers, dealers and museums and galleries all adding to a growing interest.

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Royal children’s clothes and dolls go under the hammer in East Sussex

17 August 2017

Fascination with the royal family has been fuelled even further recently by the release of Netflix series The Crown which takes an intimate look at the public and private life of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Grade I-listed Elizabethan manor wins Sotheby’s-sponsored restoration award

15 August 2017

Glynde Place in East Sussex has won the 2017 Historic Houses Association Restoration Award, sponsored by auction firm Sotheby’s.

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Shop talk – Phoenix Antiques

07 August 2017

In our continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops, ATG talks to Sara Hughes, who opened Phoenix Antiques in Petworth in December 2008.

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Organisers B2B and Bentleys at the double for joint south coast fair

24 July 2017

Bookings are going well for the collaborative venture between B2B Events and Bentleys Fairs at the beginning of August.

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Business ticking right Berkshire boxes – and striking it Rich in Lewes

17 July 2017

What is selling well in the clocks and watches world? Dealer Warren Wilkinson, who has been collecting and repairing clocks and watches for 40 years and who is a regular standholder at Love Fairs events, is a good man to answer that very question.

Newton was master of the universe but not money

17 July 2017

Sold by RR Auction (25/22.5% buyer’s premium) on June 14 was a financial document of November 1721 bearing the signature of Isaac Newton – an order to pay to a Dr Francis Fauquier the dividend due on his substantial investment in the South Sea Company.

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Nevinson aerial print impresses in East Sussex sale

10 July 2017

Another work by CRW Nevinson (1889-1946) in the form of an aerial wartime print was offered in Gorringe’s (23% buyer’s premium) June 27 sale.