Latest News Articles by Terence Ryle
Furniture sits comfortably in the Dales30 May 2022
Pitched at a modest £300-500, a harlequin set of eight Charles II joined oak back stools was one of a number of successes among the furniture offered at Tennants’ (22% buyer’s premium) Leyburn sale.
Hunting pistol has plenty of stopping power30 May 2022
For 19th century sahibs in tiger country and bwanas dealing with charging lions, howdah pistols like the one offered at West Sussex gun specialist Gavin Gardiner (25% buyer’s premium) were the preferred sidearm.
Howard armchairs a hit with buyers30 May 2022
Chairs and sofas by Howard & Sons are a pricey niche market these days, largely immune to the varying fortunes of the wider market for Victorian and Edwardian furniture.
Street art: The inter-war version in ceramics23 May 2022
Popular figures were created in Chelsea by husband and wife duo Charles and Nell Vyse
Chaise longue value lies in the maker11 April 2022
Knowledgeable bidders spot a design by Owen Jones on offer in North Yorkshire
Rothschild name tempts bidders04 April 2022
Provenance adds cachet to a varied selection offered in regional sale after London first dibs
Catherine Southon tees off to a fine start in 202221 February 2022
Egyptian antiquities and Rolex are a hit in first sale of the year held at Surrey golf club
Oak sales revived in Suffolk14 February 2022
Specialist auctions staged in Stowmarket with expert input show encouraging signs
Solicitor’s sale reflects lifetime interest in West Country silver07 February 2022
A Plymouth solicitor’s lifetime appreciation of West Country silver was shared by enthusiastic bidders at Chilcotts’ (21% buyer’s premium) Honiton rooms.
‘Bulgari’ rescued from dressing-up box fate07 February 2022
Bidders backing their judgment sent two lots to 20-times estimates at Mallams’ (25% buyer’s premium) jewellery and silver sale
Egyptian king re-emerges for sale in Gloucestershire31 January 2022
Greywacke sculpture headlines a series of high-flying results including £66,000 double bass
From Bond to a snuff box: the Gilbert collections17 January 2022
Collections relating to leading British film director Lewis Gilbert (1920-2018) and his wife of 53 years Hylda (d.2005) provided very different lots for Billingshurst auction house Bellmans (22% buyer’s premium).
Boxers fight their way to the top price level10 January 2022
Rarely do 19th century Staffordshire figures feature among the top-selling lots at auction these days but two bare-fist boxing champions did just that.
Rich pickings from Richmond remains10 January 2022
Left out of the Christie’s sale 20 years ago, but far from remnant-bag pieces, the 11 early needlework items from the Sir Frederick Richmond collection offered at Gildings (20% buyer’s premium) attracted keen interest from UK collectors and specialist dealers.
Castle keeps auctions interest going10 January 2022
Further lots from ancient country seat star alongside a stellar specialist collection.
Sitwell seat sells very well20 December 2021
Appeal of Weston Hall contents particularly enhanced by 20th century occupants
Newlyweds buying Victorian table create a positive feeling for the future22 November 2021
Most angles on the collecting spectrum were covered in Bamfords’ (24.75% buyer’s premium) three-day autumnal catalogue.
Portrait miniature buyers make Smart choices22 November 2021
In demand at home and abroad during his lifetime, the eminent miniaturist John Smart was an international draw at a trio of sales.
Playtime in the saleroom at Hartleys22 November 2021
Top names in their different fields, ages and markets, Wurlitzer and Armand Marseilles were the star makers at Hartleys (17.5% buyer’s premium).
Valuation brings home comfort15 November 2021
Anglo-Chinese huanghuali bureau cabinet was spotted just down the road from saleroom