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1) Trade unaware as new furniture fire safety rules are mooted

UK government proposals to alter regulations for post-1950 upholstered furniture have caught the art and antiques trade unaware.

Upholstered furniture

Examples of post-1950s upholstered furniture reupholstered by Delyth Upholstery.

2) New joiners and relocations – a round up of Movers and Shakers

The latest jobs news including Titanic-specialist Henry Aldridge and Son hiring Flog It! presenter Paul Martin as head of valuations.

Paul Martin

TV presenter and dealer Paul Martin has joined Henry Aldridge and Son.

3) Louvre buys medieval panel discovered in a French kitchen

A medieval panel discovered above a stove in a kitchen in France has been bought by The Louvre Museum.

Cimabue picture

La Dérision du Christ by by Italian artist Cenni di Pepo (known as Cimabue) (c.1240-1302). © Musée du Louvre, Hervé Lewandowski.

4) ‘Circle of JMW Turner’ watercolour stars in our pick of five auction highlights

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a watercolour of steamboats on the Rhine that made over 60 times estimate in Derby.

Sunrise On The Rhine watercolour

Catalogued as ‘circle of JMW Turner’, this watercolour titled Sunrise on the Rhine sold for £19,000 at Bamfords.

5) Pewter pleases for a second time

A Suffolk sale included a further group of lots from the collection of Tony Chapman (1943-2022), a former president of The Pewter Society.


Charles II pewter candlestick, £9800 at Bishop & Miller.

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