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Go for vintage not mass market

19 February 2024

Focus on two events at the start of next month that offer an array of options for distinctive decorations

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Regency sofas with a rich provenance

18 December 2023

The Fine & Decorative Interiors sale at The Pedestal (25% buyer’s premium) included a pair of Regency white painted and gilt sofas with a rich provenance.

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Colourful creations but the work of Quakers

16 October 2023

A small thread-covered purse or sweet bag in the shape of a pair of bellows is one among the highlights at Witney Antiques’ exhibition 'Choice and Precious Work: Treasures from the Schoolroom', which looks at historic needlework creations beyond the sampler.

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Painting returns to William Morris' ‘heaven on earth’

25 September 2023

A picture of Kelmscott Manor painted when it was the home of William and Jane Morris is returning to the house after it was acquired for The Society of Antiquaries of London.

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Organiser adds two Oxfordshire flagship events to busy schedule

11 September 2023

Neil Payne, founder of Hidden Treasures, has added two new antiques and vintage fairs to his packed calendar of events. Some of his fairs have been running since the 1970s at locations in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.

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Henley ticket sales look healthy

11 September 2023

Ticket sales are way ahead of the normal level at this stage, says Gary Wallis, organiser of the three-day spring/autumn Henley Décor Fair.

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5 Questions with Japanese prints specialist Jane Orde

19 August 2023

Jane Orde specialises in Japanese 19th and 20th century prints and most recently exhibited at Two C’s Burford Antiques Fair and is a regular at The International Birmingham Antique Arms & Militaria Fair (September 17).

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The world in your pocket: almanacs in focus

10 July 2023

Almanacs became hugely popular as printing made them widely accessible

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Big names of British abstract art feature in colourful exhibitions this summer

03 July 2023

Colour is at the core of Zuleika Gallery’s latest exhibition, one of several to focus on British abstract art this summer.

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Car boots coming up at stately home venues

05 June 2023

Three stately home car boots are on the way in the next few months.

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Career path leads to brocante buzz

22 May 2023

Event held in Oxfordshire village includes a talk by dealer who also stars in a TV antiques show

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Casts of garden urns designed for Versailles offered in Oxfordshire

22 May 2023

In a style admired in the gardens at Versailles and at a House & Garden sale in Abingdon, a pair of urns after those created for Louis XIV’s great project led the field at Mallams (25% buyer’s premium).

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Massive collection of Second World War pictures recall dealers' boyhood

03 April 2023

A personal collection of Second World War pictures compiled by dealer John Noott over more than 40 years is on display at the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum.

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Go down by the riverside for a packed event

20 March 2023

Described by organiser Gary Wallis as the “Glasto of the antiques calendar”, the Henley Décor Fair is back at the Henley Showground by the Thames with a four-day packed schedule.

Call out to vintage traders for Henley events

20 March 2023

Judy, Lady McAlpine is looking for more vintage traders to take space at two events in Henley this summer.

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Famous owner of Steiff bulldog boosts toy value

16 January 2023

A collectors’ timed online sale at Mallams (25% buyer’s premium) included a group lot of early 20th century juvenalia owned by a key figure in Second World War naval intelligence.

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Super sampler selection in Oxfordshire

21 November 2022

Oxfordshire dealership Witney Antiques’ latest exhibition features early example of band samplers.

2022 Sale Selection

Dealer roundup: 300 frames on offer in West London, attendance up at IFPDA Print Fair plus other recent news from the trade

12 November 2022

More than 300 antique and modern frames are on offer from Charles Daggett Gallery this month. This is an annual event and comes with the territory of Daggett’s job.

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Classic New Sculpture archer hits £20,000 spot

03 October 2022

A cast of Hamo Thornycroft’s Teucer, classic of the New Sculpture movement, sold for £20,000 (plus 21% buyer’s premium) at JS Auctions in Banbury on September 23.

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Minton fungi and foxes tureen hunted down

26 September 2022

The Minton ‘fungi and foxes’ tureen is among the rarest of all majolica game pie dishes.