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Furniture (and a very big flag) feature strongly in Harrogate

03 June 2024

Furniture features as a strong showing at the second Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair of the year.

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Modern design: Why Pesce preferred the far from perfect

27 May 2024

Designer Gaetano Pesce liked ‘beauty full of mistakes’, an approach reflected in his playful creations

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Chair obsessed dealer makes first appearance at Paxton House fair

27 May 2024

Inaugural fair at Scottish borders venue also marks a debut appearance for a man obsessed by chairs

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Light Ponti armchairs carry weighty auction value

29 April 2024

Among the starring lots at the Wright (26% buyer’s premium) Design sale on March 28 was a pair of Gio Ponti lacquered wood, upholstery and brass Triennale armchairs, dating to 1951.

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Seat coverings come with Scottish family connection

29 April 2024

Pictured here are two lots of seat furniture that impressed bidders in recent auctions in Gloucestershire and Cheshire.

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Chair made for the Vanderbilts brings bidding battle at Bonhams Skinner

08 April 2024

This Herter Bros inlaid rosewood and upholstered slipper chair was part of a suite made for the Vanderbilt family c.1881-82.

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Bidders detect Grendey quality in pair of chairs

08 April 2024

Giles Grendey (1696-1780) was a well known English cabinetmaker with a workshop in Clerkenwell, a member of the Joiners company rising to Master.

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Chareau furniture sells well at auction

11 March 2024

A fresh-to-the-market ensemble of rosewood furniture by French designer and architect Pierre Chareau (1883- 1950) met with great enthusiasm when it went under the hammer.

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Chair that was a £15,000 single star

04 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).

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Italian design takes centre stage in German auction

26 February 2024

Italian design is in the spotlight at Quittenbaum in Munich on March 19.

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Chareau furniture includes chair style selected by famous clients

19 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.

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Pick of the week: Chippendale’s Brocket Hall suite

05 February 2024

A set of six George III giltwood side chairs made by Thomas Chippendale for Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire sold at Dreweatts on January 31.

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Exceptional George II chairs lead Manolovici collection at Doyle

19 January 2024

Three exceptional George II period chairs lead the line in the upcoming Old Masters, English & Continental Furniture auction at Doyle New York.

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Marie-Antoinette’s chair sets an auction record

02 January 2024

Among the star attractions at the 60-lot evening sale of works from the collection of Hubert Guerrand-Hermès (1940-2016) at Sotheby’s Paris was a carved and regilded Louis XVI chair.

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Exceptional English chairs emerge in US

27 November 2023

A fine pair of 18th century English chairs sold for $120,000 (£100,000) in Asheville, North Carolina, on November 16-18.

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Early chair by Eames team shows that detail counts when it comes to value

27 November 2023

In the Mid-century market, the devil is in the detail.

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Egg breaks out of hotel confines

13 November 2023

Famous chair created as just an edition of 50 went on to become signature product of Danish design house

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Interiors: Put on a road show

13 November 2023

The dealer ‘hub’ of Lillie Road is renowned among interior designers but now is the time to spread the word

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Kime flies when you’re bidding

30 October 2023

Focus on three days of dispersing the collection of renowned interior designer and antiques dealer

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Top stories this week including a new high for a pair of chairs

29 October 2023

The most viewed stories on this website over the last week included news of the record for a pair of chairs broken twice as part of Christie’s Rothschild family auction series.