Marine collector offers items at Holt event

12 March 2018

Stephen Walters is a maritime expert who has acted as a consultant to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich – the largest task being to design and part-curate the William Bligh bicentenary exhibition in 1989.


Old Master sleeper wakes in Oxfordshire bidding battle

05 March 2018

An Old Master painting hung in the spare bedroom of a family home in Oxfordshire sold for a surprise £440,000 (plus 20% buyer’s premium) at Holloway’s of Banbury.


Barns-Graham at Bohun

12 February 2018

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham described making her late work, a colourful and energetic collection, as ‘letting rip’.


Lord Lucan’s hat, champagne bucket and cane come to auction in Oxfordshire

16 January 2018

The belongings of Lady Lucan, who died last year, and Lord Lucan, who vanished over 40 years ago, are coming up for auction in Banbury next month.

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Queen Victoria’s piano rediscovered in Oxfordshire church and is linked to Schumann love affair

11 December 2017

A piano owned by Queen Victoria is on offer at dealership Sherwood Phoenix after being rediscovered in an Oxfordshire church.

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The Animal VC awarded to plucky messenger pigeon Princess comes up at auction in Banbury

06 December 2017

The Victoria Cross is the highest British military honour, but in the animal kingdom the equivalent is the Dickin Medal. The award earned by a pigeon called Princess is coming up at auction at Holloway’s of Banbury on December 12.


Go bumper to bumper at the Bohun Gallery

20 November 2017

Among the many prints by Julian Trevelyan (1910-88) included in Bohun Gallery’s ‘Travels’: An exhibition of etchings is Avenue of the Americas (pictured above).


Holt event brings touch of glass to Oxfordshire

13 November 2017

As the annual Christmas-gift jamboree gets under way and exhibitors at fairs and markets across the UK bring out their best stock, all kinds of antique delights will be for sale this weekend in Oxfordshire from 40 mostly local dealers.


Exhibition reveals why Oxfordshire dealers love the ‘shady’ side of classic English furniture

30 October 2017

'50 Shades of Brown – By George We’ve Got It!', the exhibition at WR Harvey Antiques from November 4-12, might be less titillating than its near-namesake novel – but no matter.


Salvo reloads with change of organiser

16 October 2017

It's all change for Salvo 2018. Organiser Thornton Kay is taking a sabbatical from running the annual architectural salvage fair next year.


Rediscovered landscape by Joseph Wright of Derby goes under the hammer in Bourton-on-the-Water

13 October 2017

An 18th century oil has previously attributed to Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-97) has been declared an autograph work one week before going under the hammer in Bourton-on-the-Water.

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New auction house holds inaugural sale of sculpture in Oxfordshire

11 September 2017

A new auction company holds its first sale next month with a focus on contemporary sculpture.


The longarm of the war – a rare £5700 Baker

07 August 2017

The pick of a good selection of military muskets and rifles in Anthony Cribb’s (20% buyer’s premium) sale in Abingdon on June 27 was a relatively rare example of the Baker rifle issued to British rifle regiments from the beginning of the 19th century until the 1830s.


War artist’s peaceful rural views

24 July 2017

Possibly the largest quantity of watercolours by the Second World War artist Thomas Hennell (1903-45) to come to auction in one sitting was on offer at Mallams (20% buyer’s premium) on July 5


Cartoonist auction price shows Max effect

24 July 2017

This work above by the popular cartoonist Max Beerbohm (1872-1956) was a highlight of Mallams’ library sale on June 21.


Penman goes back to school

17 July 2017

Penman Fairs holds its second annual fair at Burford School in Oxfordshire from July 29-30.


Fame & promise at Bohun Gallery

19 June 2017

In its ongoing exhibition, the Bohun Gallery includes emerging artists alongside leaders in the British art market such as Elisabeth Frink, John Piper and Mary Fedden.


Dealers join forces on Cotswolds campaign

12 June 2017

Manfred Schotten and Christopher Clarke Antiques join forces this summer for their regular Cotswolds exhibition which takes place every second year.


Three country house car boot sales coming up

05 June 2017

The country house car boot season, mostly held to raise funds for charities, is dominated by the mammoth annual fixture held in the grounds of Wilton House, near Salisbury, the seat of the Earls of Pembroke.


Latest annual Salvo fair in Oxfordshire exhibits a homing instinct

05 June 2017

It’s a full-on ‘green’ home theme for this year’s annual architectural salvage fest at the Fawley Hill Estate near Henley-on-Thames.