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Collection from Portobello Road market trader comes to Berkshire auction

03 June 2020

The house contents of Portobello Road market stalwart Joan Dunk (1930-2019) is to be sold in Newbury next week.

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Mary Queen of Scots' prayer book comes to auction in London

02 June 2020

A prayer book that once belonged to Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-87) will be offered at auction during Christie’s Classic Week of sales.

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David Hockney print stars among early sales at first online IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair

02 June 2020

Results from an online prints fair prove that sales continue at online events.

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An Arts and Crafts lamp, an Ercol bench and a Roman bronze foot are among the five lots to watch at auction this week

01 June 2020

With estimates from £200-20,000 here are five previews of upcoming items this week.

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Roman bronze arm leads Daniel Katz sale at Sotheby’s

01 June 2020

A Roman bronze from the 1st century AD drew fervent competition and led Sotheby’s sale of works from the collection of London dealer Daniel Katz.

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Top stories this week – including news of gold reaching a record high in the UK

31 May 2020

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of an all-time high for gold being recorded in the UK.

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London Art Week prepares for record participation this summer

30 May 2020

London Art Week is set to have record participation this summer as it launches an altered, online-focused format.

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Runway Monday could restart IACF’s fair schedule

29 May 2020

IACF, organiser of the UK’s largest outdoor antiques fairs and markets, is making tentative steps back into the live events arena.

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Delft tulip vase and Victorian carriage clock are among five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes

29 May 2020

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights this week includes a late 17th century Delft blue and white tulip vase that made over 25-times estimate and a 19th century carriage clock which may have been a gift from Florence Nightingale.

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LAPADA Fair postponed over continuing coronavirus concerns

29 May 2020

LAPADA has postponed its annual September fair in the wake of continued uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic.

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Furniture, silver and ceramics headline ‘The Collector’ sale at Christie’s

28 May 2020

Christie’s series of sales titled ‘The Collector’, which take place in Paris, London and New York, are events which focus on traditional fields such as furniture, silver and ceramics. The latest London sale in this category is currently taking place as an online event running until June 1.

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Orientalist and Islamic art sales at Sotheby’s rescheduled for June

28 May 2020

Sotheby’s has announced that the second tranche of works from the Najd collection of Orientalist paintings will now be offered in an online sale next month.

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West Dean buys new picture revealing its grand 19th century entrance hall

27 May 2020

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation has bought a watercolour depicting the grand entrance hall of college's residence.

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Auction houses and the art and antiques trade get go-ahead to re-open to public in June

26 May 2020

Auction houses, art and antiques shops, galleries and markets can reopen to the public in June in England – as long as strict new measures are adhered to.

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Novelty items shine at Sotheby’s prohibition-themed sale

26 May 2020

An American silver-plated cocktail shaker fashioned as a lighthouse from c.1927-29 was among the lots commanding interest at Sotheby’s sale of prohibition-era items.

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Paul Nash drawing and a model train among four lots to watch at auction this week

25 May 2020

With estimates from £3000-60,000 here are four previews of upcoming items this week.

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Top stories this week – including news of auction houses and dealers set to re-open their premises in June

24 May 2020

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of how the government’s easing of lockdown restrictions applies to the art and antiques trade.

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Cotswold dealers hold online ‘flower show’

23 May 2020

The Cotswold Antique Dealers Association (CADA) have been hosting an online initiative to coincide with the Chelsea Flower Show.

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German imperial snuff box and Banksy screenprint are among five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes

22 May 2020

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights this week includes a German rococo revival snuff box which was a gift from Kaiser Wilhelm II to a loyal courtier that made five-times estimate.

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National Gallery acquires trio of 18th century pictures from late art patron via tax scheme

22 May 2020

The National Gallery has taken ownership of three pictures by 18th century greats Jean-Etienne Liotard, Thomas Gainsborough and Sir Thomas Lawrence.