Latest News Articles by Anne Crane
Chair that was a £15,000 single star04 March 2024
The high-flyer in Dreweatts’ (26/25/20/15% buyer’s premium) sale of the contents of Collections from Cairness House and a Wimpole Street townhouse was the set of six Chippendale chairs made for Brocket Hall that sold for £95,000 (see News, ATG No 2629).
Well heeled in the 18th century – ladies’ shoes sell for four figures in North Yorkshire auction04 March 2024
When it comes to period costume antique footwear can often command some of the strongest prices.
Maltese marvel – silver coffee pot stars as auction best seller26 February 2024
Eighteenth century coffee pot made on the Mediterranean island stands out as best-seller in an extensive and varied auction array.
Stand-out silver to look out for in upcoming auctions26 February 2024
A selection of previews from three British sales and another in Germany
Three silver items to savour from Devon sale26 February 2024
Pictured here are three highlight lots from recent sales held by Whittons (20% buyer’s premium) in Honiton, Devon.
A tale of two cities: spotlight on Paris and London workshops26 February 2024
A French three-colour gold snuff box was a highlight of the silver and vertu section of Lawrences (25% buyer’s premium) of Crewkerne’s recent winter sale.
Beaker was made by the only female silversmith in Norwich26 February 2024
Another auction where silver and objects of vertu were prominent was the fine art and antiques sale staged by Elstob (25% buyer’s premium).
Monumental trophy races to £19,00026 February 2024
Silverware was a major component of Bonhams’ (28/27/21/14.5% buyer’s premium) Knightsbridge auction titled The Connoisseur’s Library on February 13-14.
Paris sale celebrates tribal art from the Barbier-Mueller collecting dynasty19 February 2024
The Barbier-Mueller family is well known as a collecting dynasty, especially for its ethnographic art.
Dinner service belonged to famous French novelist George Sand19 February 2024
A faience dinner service that belonged to the famous French novelist George Sand sold for €7000 (£5980) at the Rouillac (24% buyer’s premium inc tax) auction on February 10.
Charles X portrait at nearly 10 times the estimate19 February 2024
Portrait of monarch impresses as château of the Comtes de Marcellus delivers treasures to auction
Chareau furniture includes chair style selected by famous clients19 February 2024
An ensemble of modernist rosewood furniture by the designer and architect Pierre Chareau (1883-1950) is to be offered by Valoir Pousse-Cornet auction house.
Wemyss collected over decades comes to auction in Edinburgh12 February 2024
Extensive array offered by Lyon & Turnbull concentrates on the first Scottish period of production
Italian tazzae take top prices as part of Belgravia selection12 February 2024
The first part of a sale offering the contents of a house on Belgrave Square went under the hammer at Bellmans (25% buyer’s premium).
Classic Ashbee piano comes with fine provenance12 February 2024
Heading Sworders’ (25% buyer’s premium) January 16 Design sale in Stansted Mountfitchet was a recently rediscovered version of one of the best-known Guild of Handicraft designs.
It’s a shore thing: Namikawa Yasuyuki Japanese cloisonné vase delights05 February 2024
Namikawa Yasuyuki (1845-1927) is one of the most famous and highly regarded masters of the art of Japanese cloisonné.
Getting ahead as the year begins05 February 2024
Mallams (25% buyer’s premium) got off to an early New Year start with a Country House auction.
Butterflies signal a long life and a good price05 February 2024
Modestly guided at just £200-300, this tiny Qianlong period ruby-glazed teabowl and 4in (10.5cm) diameter saucer generated plenty of interest when it came up for sale at Elstob (25% buyer’s premium).
Auction house hails ‘incredibly busy and buoyant’ start to the new year05 February 2024
North Yorkshire saleroom starts 2024 with 2600 lots offered over two weeks in four auctions
French auction sales totals: A year of ‘expected stabilisation’ after bumper period29 January 2024
Auction firms in France followed a more traditional course in 2023 according to the latest figures.