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‘Unviable’ portal and fair organiser 2Covet folds

06 February 2023

The company behind dealer marketplace 2Covet and the Chelsea Antiques Fair has been placed into voluntary liquidation. Premier Art and Antiques Ltd, trading as 2Covet and Chelsea Antiques Fair, appointed a voluntary liquidator on January 10.

Console table

Auction bidding battle for rare Kentian console ends at six-figure sum

06 February 2023

An important George II console table emerged for sale at The Auction Room London on January 31.

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‘Greatest rugby try’ jersey up for sale

06 February 2023

Welsh auction house Rogers Jones has been instructed to sell the rugby jersey collection of Sir Gareth Edwards.

15th century book

Fifteenth century friar's manual inspired by the game of chess

06 February 2023

A 15th century first edition of a pioneering work by Johannes Gallensis surfaced at auction late last month.

Plywood ‘Pretzel’ armchairs

Criterion Auctioneers opens Gloucester saleroom with plans for new west London rooms by April

06 February 2023

Criterion Auctioneers has opened a new saleroom in Gloucester while planning a move into west London in the spring.

Two Gillray prints

Print dealer Andrew Edmunds remembered with Gillray exhibition at London fair

06 February 2023

An exhibition paying tribute to the late print dealer and restaurateur Andrew Edmunds (1943-2022) will be held at this year’s London Original Print Fair (LOPF).

Bronze figure

‘Medici’ brings bronze awards for museums at auction

06 February 2023

Two important Mannerist bronzes were bought by museums when a New York private collection was sold in Manhattan last month.

BADA council members

Isaac and Marchant provide new input to BADA council

06 February 2023

David Isaac of Isaac and Ede and Samuel Marchant of Asian art dealer Marchant have joined The British Antique Dealers’ Association’s council.

2Covet

Online marketplace 2Covet placed in liquidation

02 February 2023

The company behind dealer marketplace 2Covet and the Chelsea Antiques Fair has been placed into voluntary liquidation.

Gareth Edwards Barbarians shirt vs New Zealand in 1973

‘What a score’: Gareth Edwards ‘greatest ever try’ Barbarians jersey to be offered at auction

31 January 2023

Welsh auction house Rogers Jones has been instructed to sell the rugby jersey collection of Sir Gareth Edwards.

Rubens painting

Rubens heads New York’s Old Master series

30 January 2023

A painting by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) from the collection of the divorcing couple Mark Fisch and Rachel Davidson led the latest series of Old Master sales in New York.

Maltese coffee pot

Maltese coffee pot at Salisbury auction shows appeal of island life

30 January 2023

Italianate coffee pots and covered sugar basins are the most recognisable domestic forms in Maltese silver. And they are much coveted.

Louis XV commode

Battersea Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair’s busy opening day heralds strong sales

30 January 2023

A Louis XV commode decorated c.1975 with shells by the designer Anthony Redmile was among the standout sales at the Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair’s opening day.

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Some that will stay and some that got away

30 January 2023

Six artworks including two Gould albums ‘saved for the nation’ according to latest DCMS report

Giulio Asistide Sartorio pictures

Frieze master: dealer sells Sartorios to the D’Orsay

30 January 2023

The Musée d’Orsay in Paris has acquired two large paintings by Giulio Aristide Sartorio (1860-1932) from Rome dealership Antonacci Lapiccirella.

Regimental officers’ dirk

‘We want to put militaria first’ in the US say UK auction house

30 January 2023

Kent auction house C&T has set up a US operation for militaria consignments.

Silver teapot

Dedicated Indian Raj silver auctions launched

30 January 2023

Chiswick Auctions will conduct what it believes is the first ever auction devoted to Indian and Burmese silver of the Raj period on February 14.

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Chorley’s to sell Henry Sandon study collection

30 January 2023

Ceramics specialist Henry Sandon (b.1928) will offer his private collection at auction at Chorley’s in April.

Gould drawing

English School double portrait and Gould watercolours are among the latest artworks to be saved by the nation

26 January 2023

Six artworks are set to be saved for the nation according to the latest Exports of Objects of Cultural Interest report.

Henry Sandon

Antiques Roadshow expert Henry Sandon to sell private collection at auction

24 January 2023

Ceramics specialist Henry Sandon (b.1928) will offer his private collection at auction at Chorley’s in April.

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