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Tribal art gathering pace in regions

18 April 2017

Auctioneers and vendors are quickly discovering that Europe’s country houses, furnished with the routine period objects that no longer generate great excitement, can occasionally yield valuable souvenirs of a colonial past.


Pick of the Week: The Regent’s piano returns home

18 April 2017

A grand piano commissioned by George IV in 1821 is to return to Brighton Pavilion after it sold for £62,000 at Piano Auctions (20% buyer’s premium) in London on April 6.


Mark Wilkinson joins Stansted firm

18 April 2017

Former Bonhams and Christie’s specialist Mark Wilkinson is to join Sworders to launch new specialist sales at the Essex auction house. Wilkinson spent over 30 years at Christie’s and led its ‘interiors’ auctions at South Kensington.


New LA home for Christie’s

18 April 2017

Christie’s is to open a new Los Angeles premises this month in Beverly Hills to bolster its presence on the west coast of the US.


Previews: Up to £500

18 April 2017

ATG’s weekly selection of items on sale at auctions and dealerships.

First scientific fair cancelled

18 April 2017

The first of the biannual Antique Scientific Instrument Fairs due to be held on Sunday, April 30, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Bloomsbury, London, has been cancelled owing to unexpected refurbishment work at the hotel, advises Don Edwards, the organiser.


Shop talk – St Martin’s Antiques Centre

18 April 2017

In the continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops in 2017, ATG talks to Lucinda Silcock who runs St Martin’s Antiques Centre in Stamford.


A challenge right on cue as Brentford dealer offers special 'snooker' event

18 April 2017

The apparent decline in passing trade is a subject occupying the minds of many shop-owning dealers. But some, such as Brentford’s Hill House, have taken matters into their own hands by staging promotional events to encourage attendance.


Paris auction previews: Quentin de la Tour pastel and 18th century Belgian teapot

18 April 2017

This pastel portrait by Maurice Quentin de la Tour is the potential star of the auction taking place at Drouot held by Kalck & Associés.


Lawrences backs Camden Town Group display

18 April 2017

Lawrences of Crewkerne is co-sponsoring a major new exhibition of works by the Camden Town Group which runs at the Museum of Somerset in Taunton until July 8.


Previews: £30,000 plus

18 April 2017

ATG’s weekly selection of items on sale at auctions and dealerships.


Muck and brass: Yorkshire delight at Bowman Fairs' first Skipton fleamarket

18 April 2017

Helen Bowman and Ben Wray of Bowman Fairs launched their first fleamarket earlier this month in the unusual setting of the Skipton Auction Mart in North Yorkshire. In its daily life, the venue is a cattle market.


Sworders ready for Christie’s veteran to make his mark

18 April 2017

Pinball machines, Francis Bacon paintbrushes and bear skeletons: is Essex ready for an Out of the Ordinary sale? Sworders managing director Guy Schooling believes so. He has just hired former Bonhams and Christie’s specialist Mark Wilkinson to launch a series of specialist sales at the Stansted Mountfitchet auction house.

ATG Letter: Constant committee task to keep market clean

18 April 2017

MADAM – Having read your story about the reappearance on the market of boatswain whistles that had been pulled from sale in 2008 by the Antique Plate Committee (ATG No 2282), I would like to draw the attention of your readers to the work of this committee and the Hallmarking Act 1973.


Swallow director Richard Burgoin loves the buzz of salvage

18 April 2017

“Seeing the vans arrive and all the wonderful things being unloaded and then built into something beautiful on their stands is a real buzz: we can’t wait.” These are the words of Richard Burgoin, director of Arthur Swallow Fairs, when talking about his ‘summer of salvage’.


News In Brief

18 April 2017

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days.


London gallery highlights the influential modern painter David Bomberg and the wider circle he inspired

18 April 2017

Waterhouse & Dodd’s upcoming exhibition focuses on the influence of David Bomberg’s (1890-1957) paintings on a wide circle of artists.


Vintage event at coalmining museum aims to “to provide value for money for stallholders"

18 April 2017

As Fox & Moon Fairs, Tony Crellin has been running regular vintage events at the National Coalmining Museum in Yorkshire, near Wakefield, for the past four years.


Bid Barometer

18 April 2017

ATG’s selection of auction lots bought by internet bidders on from the period March 30-april 5, 2017. This includes both the highest prices over estimate and the top prices paid online.


Massachusetts auction preview: American banker’s Asian art collection

18 April 2017

A 600-lot sale devoted to Asian art held by Tremont auctions in Newton, Massachusetts, on April 23 will include a 4ft (1.2m) high vase made in the late 19th century.