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Wallpaper well covered by an American auction

03 October 2022

Bonhams conducts a sale in New York on October 6 titled Wonders in Wallpaper.

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Knox clock combines Celtic tradition and Victorian innovation

03 October 2022

Archibald Knox’s work for Liberty & Co often drew on the rich cultural heritage of his native Isle of Man.

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Hans Coper Spade vase unearthed from lord and lady's collection

03 October 2022

The sale at Lawrences of Crewkerne on October 12 includes a collection of studio ceramics formed by Lord and Lady Peyton of Yeovil.

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Peter Collingwood wall hanging consigned to auction by Prue Leith

03 October 2022

This ‘microgauze’ woven linen and steel wall hanging by pioneering British weaver Peter Collingwood (1922- 2008) comes for sale courtesy of Prue Leith.

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PAD prepares for a joyful London return

03 October 2022

PAD London returns for its 14th staging at Berkeley Square, London, coinciding as usual with Frieze Week.

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Salon set for sizeable 2022 staging in New York

03 October 2022

Salon Art + Design puts the emphasis on the eclectic nature of its offering, bringing together vintage, modern and contemporary design and setting it against 20th century art.

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Design post-1860: Crane made Maw vase designs

03 October 2022

The Shropshire pottery, Maw & Co of Jackfield, is best known for the mass production of earthenware tiles and architectural ceramics.

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In the frame: Collectors and film prop buyers are among those boosting the market for antique picture frames

26 September 2022

Usually overshadowed by the art that lies within, it is often forgotten that frames themselves can be a fundamental part of the overall value.

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Frame game: Parker Fine Art Auctions

26 September 2022

“Parker has created the first regular frames auction with a dedicated catalogue in more than 10 years. It is great to see.”

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Restoring antique picture frames

26 September 2022

From falling off a wall to being damaged in transit, antique frames often need to be repaired.

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Measurements: antique frames come in a range of sizes

26 September 2022

From half-lengths to the kit-cat size: antique frames come in a variety of sizes.

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A timely investment in horology?

19 September 2022

‘Subject to changes in taste, a pandemic and the loss of key collectors, the market keeps ticking over’

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Cameo appearance in Kansas

19 September 2022

Woody Auctions in Kansas is selling the collection of Van and Karen Turner from Oklahoma on September 24.

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Lincolnshire collection

19 September 2022

Proving that not all clocks need to sell for thousands to attract interest, this 19th century circular mantel clock sold at Stamford Auction Rooms (20% buyer’s premium) in Lincolnshire for £500 with an estimate of £50-£80.

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Selective chiming for French clocks

19 September 2022

Not quite in step with contemporary interiors, French decorative clocks have had a lower profile at auction in recent times.

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Rare English masters come up for sale

19 September 2022

The autumn season will bring a number of English Golden Age clocks by top makers to auction.

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Fair sailing for novelties at auction

19 September 2022

Two late 19th century novelty clocks at Dreweatts achieved good results on September 6.

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Keeping precision time at Exbury House sale

19 September 2022

An area of specific current interest is high-quality English 19th century clocks with precision movements housed in carriage or mantel cases.

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Sorrows of slavery lamented

12 September 2022

On offer at the Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps & Photographs sale held by Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh on September 28 is an anti-slavery broadside: 'The Sorrows of Yamba, or, the Negro Woman’s Lamentation. To the Tune of Hosier’s Ghost'.

Beyond the wizard: Baum’s Oz makes a record

12 September 2022

Sold online for a record $20,000 (£16,340) at the former Butterfields, now Bonhams Los Angeles (27.5/26/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) salerooms as part of the David Lloyd collection of modern literature was a 1909 first edition of Frank L Baum’s 'The Road to Oz'.

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