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Four sales prove better by design at Lyon & Turnbull

31 May 2021

Extensive cross-section of design-themed objects offered in Edinburgh and London by same auction house

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Paulin chairs among furnishings at auction found in Toulouse apartment

24 May 2021

A collection of 20th century designer furniture has been discovered in a local apartment by Jérôme de Colonges, auctioneer for Primardeco/Ivoire Toulouse.

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Shutler discovers Dresser and Godwin rarities

17 May 2021

This prototype side chair by pioneering Victorian designer Christopher Dresser (1834-1904) was discovered during the pandemic.

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Porter’s oak chair for guarding in comfort brings strong bidding at Batemans

17 May 2021

Intended to keep servants warm in the draughty watches of day and night at the entrances to grand houses, this porter’s chair was bought at Christie’s in 1989 and used in the vendor’s living room ever since.

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Dining set is an open and shut case

10 May 2021

Set of table and six chairs by the Danish designer Verner Panton designed in 1971 for Fritz Hansen is on offer at the Drouot in Paris.

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Designer Bertoia the diamond pleaser

12 April 2021

When designing his wellknown chairs, the Italian-American designer Harry Bertoia drew on his early experience as a jeweller and sculptor.

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Furniture from across the centuries offers contrasting styles to bidders

08 March 2021

Traditional 18th century styles rub shoulders with stand-out Modern design in regional sales

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Gainsborough chair stars in our weekly pick of five auction highlights

05 February 2021

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a Gainsborough chair from c.1750 that went over five times over estimate.

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Suffolk House stages Christmas show of 70 pieces of furniture

30 November 2020

Suffolk House Antiques is staging its annual Christmas exhibition after giving its usual summer show a miss this year.

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The web shop window: Aesthetic movement slipper chair

09 November 2020

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Lord Snowdon sale at Christie’s led by Prince of Wales investiture chairs

28 September 2020

Christie’s sale of items formerly owned by Lord Snowdon (1930-2017) was led by a pair of chairs he designed himself for the investiture of the Prince of Wales in July 1969.

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Glamour and high society mix in a Scottish country house sale

28 July 2020

Ingredients for a tantalising sale don’t come much better than high society, glamour, famous names and an illustrious family combined with a varied, single-owner country house collection.

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Purchases fit for royalty at Kensington Church Street's summer showcase

08 June 2020

After months of lockdown, one’s home may no longer be feeling like one’s castle. However, that situation is easily remedied thanks to the Kensington Church Street Art & Antiques Dealers Association’s Virtual Summer Showcase, which takes ‘fit for royalty’ as its theme.

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The Welsh stick chair: Turning the pages on a vernacular classic

01 June 2020

Welsh furniture and folk art dealers Tim and Betsan Bowen have released 'The Welsh Stick Chair – A Visual Record' as a resource for collectors and designers.

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Prince Charles investiture chairs emerge at Cardiff auction

04 May 2020

The investiture of the Prince of Wales in July 1969 was a pageant for the television age: held at Caernarfon Castle on a circular dais beneath a transparent Perspex canopy.

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Classic English furniture among works from interior and garden designer’s collection at Sotheby’s ‘Style’ auction

21 April 2020

Items from the estate of interior decorator and garden designer Andrew Hartnagle and a collection of 20 lots of early English silver are two of the notable single-owner properties in Sotheby’s Style auction in New York running online until April 22.

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Chairs ‘from the Black Isle’

16 March 2020

A pair of Chinese carved officials’ chairs offered at Ramsay Cornish (20% buyer’s premium) in Edinburgh were typical of the furniture made at the end of the Qing period, some of it for local use, much of it for export.

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Pick of the week: House clearance chairs are £16,500 Voysey Arts & Crafts originals

09 March 2020

Arts & Crafts enthusiasts who hoped to buy a pair of Voysey chairs at something close to their £20-40 estimate at an auction in the Cotswolds were to be disappointed.

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Juhl serves up a £6000 salad surprise

09 March 2020

The near dominance of Scandinavians among mid-20th century designers of wood furniture and artefacts was underlined at two sales at Chiswick Auctions (25% buyer’s premium) in February.

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ATG letter: Two letters about Bonhams' Oak Interior auction

09 March 2020

MADAM – Re: Hornby Castle Chair in the Bonhams Oak Interior sale (ATG No 2431). I have just returned from holiday to see ‘my’ old armchair staring out at me from the ATG front page. I thought you might be interested in a bit of its missing history.