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A highlight is this vintage red dress by English fashion designer Zandra Rhodes, estimated at £200-300.


A large collection of 19th century military prints from a deceased estate in Woking has been consigned to Ewbank’s militaria sale on February 16.

The 47-lot group, comprising nearly 90 works, includes this 19 x 2ft 1in (49 x 61cm) coloured print of the Battle of Moodkee in 1845, after a drawing by Henry Martens (1790-1868).

This was the first battle won by the British in the Sikh Wars and forms part of a series of 10 depicting the British Army during those conflicts which was published by the Anglo-German book seller Rudolf Ackermann.

Estimate £300-400.


Although better known for his wood engravings and sculptures than painting, this still-life by Robert Gibbings (1889-1958) stars in Bristol Auction Rooms’ February 2 sale in Ashton.

Depicting fruit on a cane chair, the 14½ x 17in (37 x 44cm) oil on canvas is estimated at £300-400 and is accompanied by Gibbings’ book Trumpets From Mont-Parnasse which mentions the painting.

Along with Noel Rooke, Gibbings was a founder member of the Society of Wood Engravers in 1920, and was a major influence in the revival of wood engraving in the 20th century. He also wrote books on travel and natural history.


From February 8-10, Keys of Aylsham near Norwich will hold a three-day auction of books, maps, pictures and prints.

A highlight is this first edition of William Robinson’s 1903-05 work Flora & Sylva.

The title page describes the work as a Monthly Review for Lovers of Garden, Woodland, Tree or Flower; New and Rare Plants, Trees, Shrubs, and Fruits; the Garden Beautiful, Home Woods, and Home Landscape.

The three volume work is complete with 66 coloured plates and is uniformly bound in half vellum gilt.

Estimate £200-300.