One Welshman and his goat: rare broadside takes £1200 at auction

03 August 2017

Dating from the early to mid-18th century, the large, roughly 16 x 14in wood engraving called ‘Shone-Ap-Morgan, Shentleman of Wales’ seen below is an exceptionally rare broadside that was sold for £1200 in a Dominic Winter auction this summer.


Pick of the Week: Cabinet stands tall as Flemish highlight

24 July 2017

When this cabinet on stand appeared in the inventory of a Gloucestershire home in the 1920s it was described simply as ‘An old Italian Cabinet of ebony and Tortoiseshell’. In fact, it is Flemish rather than Italian and was probably made in Antwerp in the first half of the 17th century.


Meadows on organic auctions growth

10 July 2017

While many in the trade believe the future lies in specialisation, Gloucestershire auction house Dominic Winter (20% buyer’s premium) is making significant inroads into the general market beyond its renown as expert in books, maps and other works on paper.


Contemporary art complements range of Cotswolds furniture

10 July 2017

Original House, a Cotswolds dealership that specialises in industrial furniture, antique painted French furniture and unique interior objects, has branched out into contemporary art.


Dealers duel for lecterns in college consignment

10 July 2017

Entered by a leading UK college, two very similar pairs of mid-18th century mahogany lecterns, one illustrated above, became the focus of two major West Country dealers at Tayler & Fletcher’s (20% buyer’s premium) June 22 sale at Bourton-in-the-Water.


The influence of Burne-Jones on British artists

03 July 2017

A “jewel-like” painting of a young girl reading by Edward Frampton (1870-1932) starred in Dominic Winter’s (19.5% buyer’s premium) June 15 sale.


Safety first as miners’ lamp shines at Cirencester auction

26 June 2017

A miners‘ lamp lit up bidding at a Cotswold saleroom to set a record for a George Stephenson model.

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Stephenson miners’ lamp lights up auction

21 June 2017

A Georgian miners’ lamp lit up bidding at a Cotswold saleroom this month to a record for a Stephenson model.


Nothing like a dame for provenance - ballerina after Barre sells in Gloucestershire

12 June 2017

The appeal of this 16in (40.5cm) tall French silvered bronze of a ballerina offered at Wotton Auction Rooms (21% buyer’s premium) on May 23, undoubtedly owed much of its success to its provenance.


Bird’s-eye view and busy bees in Cirencester

30 May 2017

Over three busy days in May Dominic Winter (19.5% buyer’s premium) mounted a three-catalogue sale that presented close on 1600 lots in all.


Motoring lots roar in to South Cerney books auction

30 May 2017

The general sale at Dominic Winter was followed on May 11 by one of motoring literature, automobilia and historic bicycles and accessories – a 620-lot auction held in conjunction with Transport Collector Auctions.

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Family medal group at auction shows how torpedoes transformed naval warfare

05 May 2017

The First World War signals the start of ‘modern warfare’ for most military historians. It was when factors such as mass mobilisations, conscription, railways, machine guns, aeroplanes and gas attacks really came into force with devastating results.


Pick of the Week: armchair made from Godwin design sits comfortably in Cirencester auction

02 May 2017

A rare ebonised framed armchair after the original design by Edward William Godwin (1833-86) sold for £44,000 (plus 18% premium) at Moore Allen & Innocent in Cirencester on April 21.


Pioneering socialist work leads Gloucestershire sale

24 April 2017

No fewer than 840 lots were offered in the bumper April 5-6 sale held by Dominic Winter (19.5% buyer’s premium). The most successful of them, at a record £32,000, was a presentation copy of a pioneering work that has been described as “the first practical statement of socialist doctrine”, Robert Owen’s A New View of Society… of 1813-14.

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The early bicycles taking design beyond the Boneshaker and Penny Farthing

19 April 2017

Boneshakers and Penny Farthings were the forerunners of the bicycle we know now but were hardly practical as everyday transport for the masses. Step (or pedal) forward the ‘safety bike’.

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Classical scene takes £58,000 at Chorley’s

04 April 2017

A painting of the classical subject of Acis & Galatea drew a flurry of bids at Chorley’s latest fine art sale in Cheltenham.

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Postcards of Cirencester Market Place through the ages come to auction in the Gloucestershire town

25 March 2017

Cirencester has welcomed a new marketplace after a £1.3m redevelopment and months of roadworks. But for those feeling nostalgic for what the town centre used to look like, a collection of postcards offered at auction will help the sentimental come to terms with the changes.


Why the best things in life are three

25 March 2017

The Cotswolds Antiques, Decorative & Art Fair takes place from March 31-April 2, the first of three editions to run in 2017. Organiser Cooper Events added the third last year, and it was greeted with enough enthusiasm to keep the model going this year.

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Princess Diana letters on honeymoon and birth of son head to auction in Gloucestershire

15 March 2017

Letters from the late Princess Diana surfaced at auction earlier this year in Cambridge and now another set is being offered in Gloucestershire.