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'Armada Table' makes €360,000, nearly twice top estimate, at Adam's in Ireland

16 October 2018

A table created from wood and sculptural elements from a Spanish Armada galleon shipwrecked off Ireland’s west coast 430 years ago, has sold for €360,000 plus 20% + VAT at auction house Adam’s today (Tuesday, October 15).

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Dealers at the Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair offer advice on discovering your top table

08 October 2018

Fairs can be an ideal place to hunt out that perfect piece of furniture thanks to the high volume and wide variety these events provide. At 'The Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair' there is a particularly strong selection of tables (and much else) this year.

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Table made of Spanish Armada ship parts up for auction at Adam's in Ireland

27 September 2018

A table made of wood and sculptural elements from a Spanish Armada galleon that was shipwrecked off Ireland’s west coast 430 years ago, and described as “one of the most important and earliest pieces of Irish furniture”, is to be offered by auction house Adam’s in October.

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Five Grand Tour collectables coming up at regional auctions next month

31 August 2018

Specimen marble tops, micro-mosaics, plaster intaglios and marble neoclassical sculptures – objects such as these were typical purchases for the Grand Tourists who visited the sights of classical civilization in the 18th and 19th centuries. All regularly appear at auction.

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Government issues export bar for Charles Dickens’ table in hope of finding UK buyer

28 July 2018

A table used by novelist Charles Dickens is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £67,600.

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Result for antique tables shows granny's wisdom

16 July 2018

“My granny used to say, if you get stuck sell the French table,” the vendor told Harrogate auctioneer Elizabeth Pepper-Darling.

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Post-War Design: spectacular result for Jean Royère’s biomorphic 'Flaque' table

18 June 2018

In the immediate post-war era the work of the French designer-decorator Jean Royère (1902-81) took a turn to embrace a more organic or ‘biomorphic’ style.

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Bang the drum for furniture

28 May 2018

Once-fashionable drum tables took a big hit during the furniture slump and while the best can do well, others can be picked up cheaply.

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Table is very pretty in pink

14 May 2018

This c.1680 pink painted century Swedish table was among the sales at the recent Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair.

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Oriental lots across the UK give bidders plenty to chew on

30 April 2018

The feast from the east that that has put bread (and some Michelin-starred meals) on the table of dealers and auctioneers for more than a decade continues to do so at sales from Scotland to Surrey.

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Eastern furniture stars at Brightwells

30 April 2018

Huanghuali furniture in the form of a late Ming/ early Qing ping tou-an (recessed legs table) starred in the Oriental section of Brightwells’ (17.5% buyer’s premium) sale in Leominster.

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Table set for second Cowdray

12 February 2018

Galloway Antiques Fairs returns for its second edition at the Midhurst stately home Cowdray House this year.

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Pick of the Week: Devil is in the detail for Tasmanian table

18 September 2017

Shortly after the catalogue for Bellmans’ recent sale in Wisborough Green, Sussex had gone to press, a printed paper label was noticed to the underside of this burr-veneered occasional table. It read 'L Pearson, Cabinet Maker & Upholsterer, 3 Elizabeth Street, Hobart Town'.

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Godwin connection makes big difference to auction vlalue

10 July 2017

Originally entered for a general sale at Charterhouse Auctions (20% buyer’s premium), a distinctive little walnut table with brass leg attachments caught the eye of auctioneer Richard Bromell who diverted it to the fine sale in the Sherborne rooms on June 22.

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Writing table helps to look for a Muriel Spark of inspiration

10 May 2017

Suffering from writer’s block? Maybe the solution is to feel inspired by those who have gone on to success. Working on your next best-seller using Muriel Spark’s table might help.

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Mid-century makes its journey to Hong Kong

18 March 2017

Coinciding with Hong Kong sales in March, Sotheby’s is holding a selling exhibition of mid-century European furniture in its Hong Kong gallery from March 20-26.

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Chelsea dealer sells George II table to Leeds’ Temple Newsam House

16 February 2017

The London dealer Godson and Coles of Fulham Road has concluded the sale of this George II period brass-inlaid mahogany metamorphic table to Temple Newsam House.

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George II tripod table comes to auction

22 November 2016

Did John Channon or Frederick Hintz make this table? This is the question that potential buyers of a George II pewter and brass inlaid tripod table will be asking themselves.

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WR Harvey’s book and autumn exhibition celebrate 65 years in the business – and one notorious woman

04 November 2016

This mahogany and inlaid dressing table, which is on offer at WR Harvey Antiques 65th anniversary exhibition opening tomorrow, is remarkable in part because of its infamous original owner, an 18th century society woman whose crimes eventually sent two men to the gallows.

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Church’s table turns out to be a blessing in disguise

01 September 2014

This George III neoclassical style mahogany serving table was entered for sale at Nesbits in Southsea from a church in Portsea to raise funds for repairs. It is thought the table was given to them to replace the altar table destroyed by bomb damage.