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Flea @ Flat Iron

South London flea market teams up with Royal Horticultural Society for Christmas celebration

15 November 2017

Southwark’s Flea at Flat Iron Square is teaming up with The Royal Horticultural Society for a special Christmas market.

Needle in a haystack

Searching not required: ‘Needle in a haystack’ is offered at Birmingham NEC’s ‘Antiques for Everyone’ fair

15 November 2017

Among the artworks, furniture and collectables on offer at the upcoming Antiques for Everyone Fair is an object which could be considered the needle found in the proverbial haystack.

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Seen through a poet’s eyes: iconic spectacles worn by WB Yeats sell for 20 times estimate at Fonsie Mealy’s in Ireland

15 November 2017

Spectacles belonging to poet WB Yeats (1865-1939) sold in his native Ireland for €10,000 yesterday (November 14), 20 times their lower estimate, in the second and final auction of the artistic Yeats family’s effects.

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Asian buyers and star Chagall artworks boost subdued Sotheby’s New York auction

15 November 2017

Asian buyers at Sotheby’s evening sale of Impressionist and Modern art in New York last night boosted sale totals as works by Marc Chagall (1887-1985) stole the show.

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Mirror, mirror (and 14 more mirrors) on the wall - which is the best-seller of them all?

15 November 2017

If you are into interior design and are looking for a theatrical flourish then a sale coming up at a Glasgow auction house this Friday (November 17) could be worth a moment of reflection.

Deloitte

Art market’s lack of transparency major concern for investors, says Deloitte report

14 November 2017

The perceived lack of regulation and transparency in the art market is a source of concern for investment advisers, according to the latest Art & Finance Report 2017.

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Designer lamps light up vintage images of Marilyn Monroe

14 November 2017

Designer brand ICON62 has released a new line of lamps featuring vintage images of Marilyn Monroe.

Van Gogh

Van Gogh leads $479m Christie’s New York Impressionist and Modern art evening auction

14 November 2017

Artworks by Van Gogh and Leger led Christie’s Impressionist and Modern art evening auction in New York last night with prices exceeding estimates, helping to achieve a 95% increase on the same sale a year ago.

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Acreman St Antiques centre attracts vendors with second auction

14 November 2017

A collection of powder horns provided the starring lots at Acreman St Antiques’ second auction.

Pimlico Rd

Dealer Humphrey-Carrasco reviews future on Pimlico Road after court case disappointment

14 November 2017

A Pimlico Road antiques dealer is considering leaving the road after two decades following a court case over the redevelopment of a timber yard in the area.

Nelson

The case of the missing eyebrow – rediscovery of 'lost' painting reveals Nelson's battle scars

13 November 2017

Dealer Philip Mould has discovered a painting of Lord Nelson (1758-1805) that reveals the hero’s true war wounds that were hidden under over-paint for 100 years.

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Chinese handscroll sells for 10 times estimate at £225,000 setting house record for Chiswick Auctions

13 November 2017

A handscroll measuring over thirty metres in length by Qing artist Xu Naigu (1785 – 1835) made £225,000 hammer against an estimate of £15,000-20,000 this morning (November 13) – a house record for the auctioneer.

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Image gallery: Six works from Old Master dealer Otto Naumann’s collection offered at Sotheby’s auction in New York

13 November 2017

Old Master dealer Otto Naumann is retire from his New York gallery and has consigned a selection of paintings and sculpture to auction. The group will be offered in a dedicated sale at Sotheby’s New York on January 31 with an overall estimate of $4m-6m.

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Contents of Australian School artist Tony Underhill’s studio revealed for first time in 40 years at auction in Essex

13 November 2017

Works from the studio of the late artist Tony Underhill, unseen for decades, are to be sold at auction in Essex today.

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They said what?! The week (6-10 November) in quotes from the art and antiques world

12 November 2017

In our ongoing weekend series, Antiques Trade Gazette brings you a selection of quotes from dealers, auctioneers, collectors and others. This week it's top Tweets, theatre going with Pepys and barn-find condition art.

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They think it's all over: football 1966 World Cup commentator's RAF medals up at auction

11 November 2017

“They think it’s all over… it is now!” were the perfectly timed words uttered by TV commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme as England won the 1966 World Cup. Much less well known is that Wolstenholme (1920-2002) had a highly distinguished RAF service record in the Second World War.

Asian Art in London party

Asian Art in London 2017 – 10 shots from the gala party

10 November 2017

‘Asian Art in London’ celebrated its 20th birthday with a gala party in the British Museum’s newly refurbished Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery last night.

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And the winner is… find out who won the awards at ‘Asian Art in London’

10 November 2017

Two works of art, both fashioned from lacquer but very different in execution, scooped the 2017 ‘Asian Art in London’ awards for dealers and auctioneers.

West Dean

West Dean College as announces 10-year plan including buildings project and rebranding

10 November 2017

West Dean College has been rebranded West Dean College of Arts and Conservation as it embarks on a £25m growth plan to increase intake and support students in developing their portfolios.

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Fine art sales and international buyers mark recent Winter Olympia fair

10 November 2017

Fine art was one of the best-performing areas at The Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia, which closed its 27th edition last week after a seven-day run (October 31-November 5).