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Storr salts bear similarities to the Pembroke Service

15 July 2024

A striking pair of William IV silver open salts by Paul Storr (London 1835) came for sale at Chorley’s (28.2% buyer’s premium inc VAT) latest biannual sale of Fine Jewellery, Silver, Gold and Watches.

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Vincennes candleholders spark hot contest in Gloucestershire saleroom

10 June 2024

Pair of rare and early French examples offered separately create a bidding frenzy despite condition issues

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Cirencester Park event returns with 90 dealers standing

10 June 2024

Show held for the first time last year returns at same location and is fully booked

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Horticultural author based ‘at the flower pot’

03 June 2024

Stephen Switzer (1682-1745), gardener, author, landscape designer and seedsman, was apprenticed in 1699 to George London, the senior partner of Brompton Park Nurseries.

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Family portraits star as art amassed by an earl goes under the hammer

27 May 2024

“It was no surprise that a single-owner sale of noble provenance and with royal connections was such a success”, said Thomas Jenner-Fust.

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Seat coverings come with Scottish family connection

29 April 2024

Pictured here are two lots of seat furniture that impressed bidders in recent auctions in Gloucestershire and Cheshire.

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Fine copy of Hilliard’s miniature Raleigh portrait comes to light

29 April 2024

The well-known miniature portrait of Sir Walter Raleigh by Nicholas Hilliard (c.1547-1619) in the National Portrait Gallery was painted c.1585, the year after Raleigh was knighted.

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B for Byron: letter of apology

29 April 2024

Found in a country house in Gloucestershire, this letter written by Lord Byron (1788-1824) to Major John Cartwright (1740-1824) sold for £6000 at Chorley’s (28.2% buyer’s premium inc VAT) on March 20.

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French royal snuffbox found in vendor’s bathroom cabinet stars in single-owner sale

26 April 2024

A French gold and diamond Royal presentation portrait snuffbox was among the lots drawing strong interest at a large single-owner sale at Gloucestershire saleroom Chorley’s.

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Bowls both with links to influential designer Dresser

22 April 2024

These two pieces share a common Aesthetic-movement style and a link to the influential and avant-garde designer Christopher Dresser

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Rich pickings in the Cotswolds

22 April 2024

It was a piece of modern design that led Kinghams’ (25/18/15% buyer’s premium) latest dedicated sale of silver and objects of vertu.

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Cheltenham Racecourse was natural choice say fair organisers

08 April 2024

The antiques and collectors’ fair being launched at the famed Cheltenham Racecourse on Sunday, May 19, features indoor room for 100-plus exhibitors.

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Range of highlights spotted in the Cotswolds

01 April 2024

A pair of Second World War Japanese binoculars are among the highlights at the Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair where the dealer offering them, Jeroen Markies Art Deco, is part of a group of newcomers.

Novelty silhouette hand screens

Pick of the week: Buyer is a big fan of Giroux’s work

25 March 2024

A pair of 19th century Parisian novelty silhouette hand screens, made by François Simon Alphonse Giroux, doubled their estimate at auction.

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Get the Friday feeling in Cirencester

18 March 2024

Every Friday since the early 1970s, the Corn Hall in Cirencester, a building at the heart of the town’s life since the 19th century, hosts an antiques and collectables market.

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‘Quintessential English’ collection of family portraits comes to auction in Gloucestershire

13 March 2024

A group of portraits from the collection of the 3rd Earl of Liverpool, Charles Cecil Cope Jenkinson (1784-1851), will be offered at Gloucestershire saleroom Chorley’s auctioneers in April.

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Huge button collection heads to Gloucestershire auction

27 February 2024

Sufferers of koumpounophobia, look away now. Thousands of buttons will be offered at Dominic Winter Auctioneers next month.

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False teeth that allowed Churchill to make his famous speeches sell for £18,000 at auction

08 February 2024

Sir Winston’s Churchill’s false teeth have been snapped up for a hammer price of £18,000 (plus 24% buyer’s premium) after a nail-biting bidding battle attracted would-be buyers from the UK and US.

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Fair winds and god speed for Captain Vancouver

05 February 2024

Explorer and naval captain George Vancouver set sail from King’s Lynn in April 1791 aboard HMS Discovery to survey the Pacific Northwest coastline of North America.

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William Shakespeare, Samuel Pepys and Charles Dickens feature in part two of the famed Foyle family library sale

30 January 2024

The second part of the auction of The Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey is returning to Dominic Winter Auctioneers.