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ATG LETTER: Can readers name the designer of this table?

19 September 2022

I wondered whether any of your readers would be able to identify a designer or maker of this table?

George IV dining table

Pick of the week: George IV period dining table in demand at Bath sale

15 August 2022

A recent sale at Aldridges of Bath (20% buyer’s premium) included a fine George IV period mahogany extending dining table.

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The web shop window: Italian polychrome table

08 August 2022

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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Table at Curated Auctions displays Rothschild and Mentmore connection

18 July 2022

Mentmore (Towers) in Buckinghamshire was built in 1852-4 by Sir Joseph Paxton – creator of the Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition – and Paxton’s son-in-law GH Stokes for Baron Mayer Amschel de Rothschild.

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The web shop window: Danish drop-leaf table

04 July 2022

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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Pick of the week: Top tables with a touch of Chippendale emerge in Edinburgh

23 May 2022

This pair of satinwood demilune console tables with their fine marquetry and carved details are of exceptional quality and workmanship. The Thomas Chippendale workshop is a good candidate for their manufacture.

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Treasures escape the Red Army

09 May 2022

German castle’s works of art hidden away in the war come to light in Munich saleroom

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Record for ‘MoMa’s’ Aalto smoking table

02 May 2022

This table by Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) sold for €92,000 (£77,700) at Stockholms Auktionsverk in Helsinki – a record for the Finnish designer.

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The web shop window: George III mahogany writing table

25 April 2022

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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A trio of Arts & Crafts designers in focus

11 April 2022

While the market for post-war wares by Thompson’s of Kilburn – particularly the animal and figure carvings – has grown substantially in recent years, the ‘prime period’ for Mouseman collecting remains the 1920s-30s.

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Miró from Hubert de Givenchy's bedroom to be offered at Christie's

28 March 2022

Highlights from Christie’s sales of works from the collection of Hubert de Givenchy, which are to be sold in Paris in June, are currently on a world tour that takes in the US: Palm Beach March 5-26; New York April 8-13 and Los Angeles April 27-29; then Hong Kong May 23-27 before returning to Paris.

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Breakfast table serves up a £32,000 result

21 March 2022

This early 19th century walnut and ebonised circular breakfast table sold at Hawleys (20% buyer’s premium) is very much in the Grecian revival style.

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Church lots: Holy appropriate consignments come to saleroom

14 February 2022

Ecclesiastic buildings can be the source of good secular antiques: typically items bequeathed in the distant past by parishioners for church use.

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If we’re not burning coal any more, what about furniture use?

07 February 2022

Among the more unusual recent lots at Woolley & Wallis (25% buyer’s premium) was an early Victorian table carved from parrot coal.

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The web shop window: 1930s dining table set

07 February 2022

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

George III mahogany serving table

Mahogany table sold by Winchester Cathedral stars in our pick of six auction highlights

28 January 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a George III mahogany serving table that made over 40-times estimate at Bellmans in West Sussex.

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Castle keeps auctions interest going

10 January 2022

Further lots from ancient country seat star alongside a stellar specialist collection.

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The web shop window: 1960s rosewood worktable by Danish architect Finn Juhl

27 October 2021

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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Maori pendant boosted by fine notable provenance

18 October 2021

A Maori hei-tiki pendant offered in Cheltenham on September 16 had an old paper label verso stating that it originally belonged to Makoare Te Taonui.

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Table and chest impress on Tyneside

04 October 2021

Although not catalogued as such, this occasional table offered at auction is made to a well-known Aesthetic movement design by EW Godwin.