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Godwin connection makes big difference to auction vlalue

10 July 2017

Originally entered for a general sale at Charterhouse Auctions (20% buyer’s premium), a distinctive little walnut table with brass leg attachments caught the eye of auctioneer Richard Bromell who diverted it to the fine sale in the Sherborne rooms on June 22.

Chinese scroll painting White Birches

Chinese scroll painting gives Duke’s of Dorchester top regional auction price for Asian art

22 May 2017

The top regional Asian art price at auction this season was reached by Duke’s of Dorchester on May 18 when Wu Guanzhong’s (1919-2010) scroll painting White Birches on Mount Chang Bai (Zhangbai) sold at £500,000 (plus buyer's premium).

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Scroll down for £500,000 bid

22 May 2017

Duke’s of Dorchester posted the top regional Asian art price of the season on May 18 when Wu Guanzhong’s (1919-2010) scroll painting White Birches on Mount Chang Bai (Zhangbai) sold at £500,000 (plus buyer’s premium).

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Henry James inscription lifts HG Wells book at Charterhouse auction

15 May 2017

Books from the library of neurologist Dr MacDonald Critchley sold as part of an April 20-21 auction held by Charterhouse (19.5% buyer’s premium) naturally included books related to his professional interests, among them copies of his own works. But the lot that attracted most bidding interest was a novel by HG Wells.

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The joy of six brings Duke’s Goode auction times

02 May 2017

One of the more intriguing clocks to come in the market this spring was this early 18th century bracket clock signed to the backplate Cha [rles] Goode, London offered at Duke’s (22% buyer’s premium) on April 12.

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Deals made in an instant

02 May 2017

Last week, Sherborne dealer Patrick Macintosh sold a pair of beds off Instagram in a matter of minutes.

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Interview: Tom Lintern-Mole, part of the new generation

28 April 2017

Tom Lintern-Mole has just finished filming a video in his shop to advertise the latest book fair on YouTube.

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Dealers desired for new Dorset antiques centre

11 April 2017

A new antiques centre is to open in Dorset and is on the hunt for dealers to join the premises.

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Private collections from doctors are the order of the day at Charterhouse saleroom in Sherborne

10 April 2017

The Charterhouse saleroom must be under doctors’ orders. Two private collections included in the Dorset April 20-21 auction come from consignors with ‘Dr’ in front of their names.

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Parrots cabinet flies to £66,000

25 March 2017

Furniture takes a rare top spot despite numerous and varied delights at Dorchester auction

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Young dealer’s open-door policy

25 March 2017

Sixteen-year-old following family tradition launches his latest entrepreneurial initiative

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Lotus car made famous by The Prisoner gears up for Dorset auction

03 January 2017

“I am not a number, I am a free man,” was the cry of Patrick McGoohan in TV series The Prisoner. The important number at the Charterhouse auction house on February 12 is £20,000-25,000 - the estimate for a 1963 Lotus Super Seven S2, the model made famous by appearing in that 1960s cult favourite show.

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Auctioneers brought in to value Chinese art collection after family spat

06 October 2016

A family row over a large collection of 17th century Chinese porcelain escalated this week after Art Fund trustee Caroline Butler hired Christie’s to value the collection.

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‘Unseen’ works by Bloomsbury group artists to be sold at Dorset auction

05 October 2016

Bridport saleroom Busby’s will offer ‘unseen’ works by members of the Bloomsbury group on October 20.

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Antiques Roadshow's Asian art specialist joins Duke's

04 October 2016

Adam Schoon has joined Duke's in Dorchester to head its Asian art department.

Daughter continues fight to keep family Chinese art collection together

28 September 2016

A large collection of 17th century Chinese porcelain could be broken up and sold after a family feud among the heirs of Sir Michael Butler, a former aide to Margaret Thatcher.

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Cannibal fork from Fiji gobbled up at auction

19 September 2016

A Fijian cannibal fork was sold at Duke’s in Dorchester for £7500 on September 16.

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Thor hammered down at a mighty £36,000

07 July 2016

The original artwork for the cover of The Mighty Thor, published by Marvel Comics in 1968, sold for £36,000 at a recent auction at Charterhouse in Sherborne, Dorset.

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Qing bamboo brushpot bought for £700 makes £58,000 in Dorchester auction

19 November 2015

The primary draw to the regions – rather than London – during last week’s glut of Asian works of art sales was the auction titled ‘In Pursuit of the Scholar’s Spirit’ conducted by Duke’s of Dorchester.

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Honiton saleroom evacuated as disposal squad called to deal with wartime bombs

25 August 2015

A bomb disposal team were called to Whittons Auctioneers in Honiton last week to remove several potentially dangerous wartime bombs.