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No hiding the attractions of Buxton’s 56th edition

09 May 2022

First-time exhibitor William Cook Antiques brings a pair of early 19th century gilded Japanese screens to the 56th Annual Buxton Antiques Fair.

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'The Glastonbury of the antiques calendar': Henley suits the mood music

09 May 2022

Tunes play an important part at this four-day riverside fair with a festival feel

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Sharpshooter targeted at Banbury sale

02 May 2022

As famous last words go, those of Major General John Sedgwick in the American Civil War take some beating.

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5 Questions: Rebecca Scott of Witney Antiques

04 April 2022

Rebecca Scott runs Witney Antiques, which is one of the businesses taking part in this week’s 'Cotswolds Curated' event.

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Cotswolds Curated makes debut

28 March 2022

Exhibitions event features nine dealers from Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Oxfordshire

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Cotswold retreat of Arts & Crafts pioneer William Morris to reopen after a 30-month major refurbishment

10 March 2022

The former country home of William Morris and his family has undergone an extensive £6m refurbishment.

Benson back as hall reopens

07 March 2022

“It is with sincere uplifted spirits that I can confirm without any doubt that the Benson Antiques Fair will take place on Sunday, March 20.”

Chastleton House in Oxfordshire

National Trust seeks missing portrait of Catholic saint from Oxfordshire home

05 March 2022

The National Trust is hoping to find a missing picture that was on display at Chastleton House in Oxfordshire.

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Rare Wright of Derby portrait reflects a tragic loss

14 February 2022

Among a flurry of historical portraits coming to the regional market at the start of this year, arguably the most notable appeared at Oxfordshire saleroom JS Fine Art (20% buyer’s premium).

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Poster fast forwards London to 2026

14 February 2022

A 1926 London Transport poster with artwork by Montague Birrell Black (1889-1964) imagining what the capital may look 100 years into the future was offered at Ewbank’s (25% buyer’s premium) in Woking on January 21.

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‘Bulgari’ rescued from dressing-up box fate

07 February 2022

Bidders backing their judgment sent two lots to 20-times estimates at Mallams’ (25% buyer’s premium) jewellery and silver sale

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Hungerford centre owner takes over Oxfordshire's Lamb Arcade with pledge to upgrade premises

07 February 2022

Adrian Gilmour, owner of the Hungerford Antiques Arcade, has acquired the Lamb Arcade in Wallingford.

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How to accessorise in the arms and armour market

24 January 2022

Arms and armour sales often throw out interesting talking points in the way of accessories.

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Take to the floor and do some sums in Abingdon

22 November 2021

The Spanish woollen rug illustrated here was pitched at £100-200 in Mallams’ (25% buyer’s premium) Abingdon rooms on October 18.

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Holt fills gaps as waiting-list hopefuls join for fair near Oxford

22 November 2021

Dealer Marcus Potts, a regular exhibitor at the larger fairs including IACF Shepton Mallet, has filled all 40 capacity spaces at his Antiques@The Holt fair at the Holt Hotel, Steeple Aston, near Oxford on Saturday and Sunday, November 27-28.

Oxfordshire fair postponed

18 October 2021

Joy O’Meara of Jay Fairs has announced that the antiques and collectors’ fair scheduled for Sunday, November 21, at the parish hall in the Oxfordshire village of Benson has been cancelled.

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Oxfordshire fair: Move away from the mass market and reclaim your home

27 September 2021

Taken at the last Reclaimed Home Fair in Chipping Norton’s town hall in October 2019, this image below shows some of the delights that are likely to await buyers to this Cotswolds fair, co-organised by dealers Dorothy Stiven and Heather Lawson.

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The hat fits for Lutyens

13 September 2021

Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944) designed a number of daring light fittings for his architectural projects – all of them rare and desirable objects.

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Meet the Henley upcycling specialist with an eight-week waiting list

06 September 2021

Henley-on-Thames interior designer Sharon Ingoldby, aka The Restoration Queen, is working flat out on upcycling projects.

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Dealer offers Rich pickings

30 August 2021

A new dealer at the Henley Décor Fair later this month will be Alexander ‘Sandy’ Rich of Tregeagle Fine Art.