Howard chairs
A pair of Howard & Sons Ivor armchairs estimated at £12,000-18,000 in the Lorfords and Bonhams timed online sale ending on June 18.

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Bonhams stages Lorfords auction

Antiques centre Lorfords in Tetbury has teamed up with Bonhams to hold an online auction of dealers’ stock. The sale runs online until June 18 and the items will be on view at Lorfords’ showroom.

The collection includes over 180 pieces selected by owner and founder Toby Lorford.

He said: “It has been such a pleasure to have the opportunity to source some of my favourite pieces from the collection for the Lorfords X Bonhams sale.”

Bonhams has worked with a number of dealers to offer their stock at auction during the pandemic when shops and fairs have been closed.

In February, items from dealers of The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair held a 350-lot online auction with Bonhams.

Snijders starts new art consultancy

Muys Snijders

Muys Snijders.

Muys Snijders, former Christie’s senior vice president, managing director for the Americas, has set up a new venture.

Art Business Consulting (ABC) is a management consultancy focusing on art businesses and artists. The firm plans to operate across New York, Philadelphia, London and Geneva.

Hindman appoints museum expert

Caroline Mujica-Parodi

Caroline Mujica-Parodi of Hindman.

Hindman has appointed Caroline Mujica-Parodi as director of museum services in Chicago.

She joins after working as managing director of private client services for the Haven Art Group, a collection advisory subsidiary of Pure Insurance.

Prior to Haven, she was a registrar at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

Houston joins the Dawsons team

Nicky Houston

Nicky Houston of Dawsons.

Nicky Houston has joined Dawsons as an auctioneer and valuer. She specialises in paintings and jewellery and was previously an adviser to private clients.

Ribeiro paintings find new homes

The Business Luncheon

The Business Luncheon by Lancelot Ribeiro has been bought by The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art.

London dealership Grosvenor Gallery has sold works by Indian modern artist Lancelot Ribeiro (1933-2010) to two museums. The Tate has acquired six works by Ribeiro and The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) in New Delhi, India, has acquired two large oil paintings.

The Tate acquisition includes the oil Cityscape (Night), 1963, the oil and PVA The Warlord (Psychedelic Man Series), 1966, as well as four works on paper from 1964.

The two large oil paintings bought by KNMA are The Offering, 1966, and The Business Luncheon, 1966, (pictured).

The prices paid were in the region of £20,000 for the large oils and under £5000 for the works on paper.

Grosvenor Gallery represents the estate of the artist and is holding a dedicated show running until June 27.

Kahle now Kansas City regional rep

Tracey Kahle

Tracey Kahle of Freeman’s.

Freeman’s has appointed Tracey Kahle to the newly created role of regional representative in Kansas City. Kahle previously worked for luxury jewellery retailers as a senior gemologist and appraiser.

Suffolk lots set the exhibition standard

A 15ct gold medal

A 15ct gold medal awarded to Mrs Nelson-Scott, maker at Elkington & Co, London, at The Scottish Exhibition of Natural History, Art and Industry, Glasgow 1911. It is estimated at £100-150 at Lacy Scott & Knight.

Ninety lots in the Lacy Scott & Knight auction in Bury St Edmunds on June 11 comprise the Damon Murrin Collection of medals, souvenirs and ephemera relating to great exhibitions, international expositions and world fairs.

Murrin joined the British World Exhibitions Study Group in 1987, nine years after it was formed by a small group of collectors of exhibition memorabilia.

Murrin’s medals range from the 1801 French Napoleonic Exposition Progress of the Arts to the most recent,the 1992 Universal Exposition of Seville.

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