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Going to the Match by LS Lowry

LS Lowry match view nets a record result

24 October 2022

Despite wider economic uncertainty, prices for LS Lowry (1887-1976) seem to keep on rising.

Cabinet

Getty cabinet one of most expensive pieces of English furniture ever sold

24 October 2022

A George III mahogany china cabinet became one of the most expensive pieces of English furniture ever sold when it took $2.2m (£2m) during the opening salvos of Christie’s New York sale of the Ann and Gordon Getty collection.

Chinese jardiniere

Walpole’s cat-killing fish bowl returns to Strawberry Hill

24 October 2022

A Chinese jardiniere once used as a fish bowl by Horace Walpole (1717-97) is to return to his Strawberry Hill home.

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Asian Art In London Awards – 2022

24 October 2022

Asian Art in London announced the winners of the first group of its awards last week.

Arent DePeyster

Pick of the week: American who fought against independence

17 October 2022

While many US museums display portraits of famous Patriots from the War of Independence, especially the likes of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Nathanael Greene, pictures of Loyalists are less common in their collections.

Troika moulds

Controversial sale of original Troika moulds to finally go ahead

17 October 2022

The original moulds from the Troika Pottery, kept in storage since the 1980s, come to auction at the end of this month.

Chelsea Antiques and Fine Art Fair

November Chelsea fair now postponed due to lack of exhibitors

17 October 2022

The owners of the Chelsea Antiques and Fine Art Fair have postponed its planned November 1-6 event due to insufficient exhibitor numbers.

Armchair

Qing vase and Ming armchair make eight figure sums as bidders compete in Hong Kong

17 October 2022

One boasted an illustrious ‘Fonthill heirloom’ provenance, the other a Hotung collection background

Armchairs

Classic English furniture from Al Thani collection returns to the saleroom

17 October 2022

Icons of English furniture returned to the market when Sotheby’s Paris sold the contents from the Hôtel Lambert, a 17th century Parisian hôtel particulier on the Ile de La Cité.

Charles Darwin photographs

Collection of Charles Darwin visiting cards coming to Essex auction

17 October 2022

An album of 19 carte de visite portrait photographs of Charles Darwin is offered in Reeman Dansie’s Fine Art auction on November 8-9.

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‘Animal VC’ sets a world record £140,000

17 October 2022

A ‘Victoria Cross’ for animals awarded to Rob, a parachuting dog who served with the SAS, has sold for a world record £140,000 at auction.

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Boost for dealers’ campaign to save gas lamps

17 October 2022

A campaign to save the Victorian gas lamps in Westminster started by two antiques dealers has gained backing from The Victorian Society, its president actor Griff Rhys Jones and the GMB Union.

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War dog Rob's 'animal VC' Dickin Medal sells for record £140,000 in London auction

13 October 2022

A ‘Victoria Cross’ for animals awarded to Rob, a black-and-white collie-retriever who served with paratroops and the SAS, has sold for a world record £140,000 at auction.

Gas lamp

Antique dealers’ campaign to save Westminster’s gas lamps attracts wider support ahead of council’s consultation

12 October 2022

A campaign to save the Victorian gas lamps in Westminster has gained support from The Victorian Society, its president actor Griff Rhys Jones and the GMB Union.

William Reese Company

Book dealer William Reese bought in UK/US deal

10 October 2022

Two leading book dealers have come together to jointly buy the eponymous William Reese Company and its 40,000 stock of books.

Zoffany picture

Zoffany stages an unexpected return to auction

10 October 2022

A little-known theatrical portrait painted by Johan Zoffany (1733-1810) towards the end of his career sold for £330,000 at auction in Dorset.

Edo period samurai suit

"It’s been my best week ever": Dealer’s Japanese armour takeaway earns a slap-up celebration ahead of Asian Art in London

10 October 2022

David Thatcher’s display of Japanese armour at Asian Art in London will be much depleted – but for positive reasons.

Hans Coper vase

Hefty price for Hans Coper vase sets fresh auction record

10 October 2022

Premium-inclusive price in London just pips previous high for ceramicist Hans Coper.

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Chinese vase with Qianlong mark judged at £6.2m quality by bidder

10 October 2022

A Chinese blue and white vase with a Qianlong mark shot past its four-figure estimate to sell for €7.7m (£6.2m) in France on October 1.

La Peinture

Brush up on French sculpture

10 October 2022

This bronze sculpture depicting a woman painting with a palette and brush was among the many sales at The Northern Antiques Fair.

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