News in Brief


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News In Brief – including the announcement of dealers who will be taking space in London's new arts hub

06 April 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Cromwell Place, the new arts hub in South Kensington, London, announcing its membership list.

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News In Brief – including a George Romney portrait bought by a National Trust property

30 March 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a portrait by 18th century painter George Romney being acquired by Sizergh Castle and Garden in Cumbria.

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News In Brief – including a rise in the number of Treasure declarations

23 March 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including new figures from the British Museum about the number of items deemed to be Treasure found by the UK public.

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News In Brief – including a prototype of the Nintendo PlayStation selling at auction

16 March 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a prototype of the Nintendo PlayStation selling for $300,000 at Heritage in Texas.

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News In Brief – including Bonhams' new managing director

09 March 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Bonhams appointing Patrick Masson as its new managing director.

News In Brief – including the death of French auctioneer François Tajan

02 March 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the death of François Tajan, the deputy chairman of the Paris-based auction house Artcurial, who died aged 57 after suffering from food poisoning.

News In Brief – including the coronavirus causing the rescheduling of the Hong Kong Coin Show

24 February 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of the Hong Kong Coin Show being postponed due to the coronavirus alert.

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Tee time for the fine art trade

24 February 2020

The Fine Art Golfing Society has published its list of matches for 2020, with the first event scheduled for Thursday, April 2, at Worplesdon Golf Club in Surrey where members will play for the Baldwin salver (pictured ) as they have since 1937.

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News In Brief – including Bonhams offering an original copy of the Andrew Johnson impeachment resolution vote

17 February 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including an original document relating to the first impeachment resolution vote against a US president being offered at Bonhams New York.

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No sex please – we’re British (clockmakers)

17 February 2020

Fancy committing to abstaining from “gaming, drinking, fornication” for a whole seven years?

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News In Brief – including a rare bracket clock stolen from a leading London dealer

10 February 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the theft of an early-19th century mahogany bracket clock from Kensington Church Street dealer Patrick Sandberg.

News In Brief – including Freeman’s offering a van Gogh sketch

03 February 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Freeman’s of Philadelphia offering a pen and ink sketch by Vincent van Gogh.

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News In Brief – including TEFAF president stepping down

27 January 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Patrick van Maris van Dijk stepping down as president and CEO of TEFAF.

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News In Brief – including a copy of Shakespeare’s ‘First Folio’ emerging at auction

20 January 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a copy of William Shakespeare’s 'Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies', often referred to as the ‘First Folio’, being offered at Christie’s New York.

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News In Brief – including two purchases by the British Museum

13 January 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including British Museum's purchase of an 18th century Indian watercolour miniature and a Saxon seal matrix.

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News In Brief – including an 18th century teenager's journal bought by the University of York

06 January 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a teenage journal by Yorkshire-born William Peckitt (1731-95) who went on to become a celebrated stained-glass craftsman being bought by the University of York.

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News in brief

23 December 2019

Sotheby’s has undergone a restructure following the purchase of the auction house by telecoms businessman Patrick Drahi earlier this year.

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Looks familiar…

09 December 2019

Dealer Jackie Harris of Puckhaber Decorative Antiques was on one of her regular buying trips to the South of France when she spotted a familiar face.

News In Brief – including Napoleon’s boots selling at auction

09 December 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the sale of leather riding boots owned by Napoleon at a Paris auction.

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News In Brief – including the latest comic book record in the US

02 December 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a record for Marvel Comics No 1 at Heritage Auctions.

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