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Edouard Joseph Dantan painting

Classical French salon painting rediscovered in Suffolk house offered at auction

07 June 2017

A major work by French Academy painter Edouard Joseph Dantan (1846-97) apparently unseen in public for over a century has emerged at an auction in Colchester.

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Polar explorer art discovery made in Chelsea

30 May 2017

Watercolours by the polar explorer Apsley Cherry-Garrard (1886-1959) were discovered among thousands of works from Stanley Studios in Chelsea.

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Pick of the Week: Artist studio yields a special chess set

15 May 2017

“When I first visited, the hairs on the back of my neck shot up. I knew immediately this was a unique capsule – a bohemian delight where a generation of artists had been inspired, had lived, loved and socialised.”

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Shop talk – Origin Antiques of Colchester, Essex

24 April 2017

Ken Garrard runs Origin Antiques with his father Steve. Their business is based in The Barn on Turkey Cock Lane near Colchester and sells antique, vintage and contemporary furniture.

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The £40,000 London Bridge corkscrew

28 November 2014

The £40,000 corkscrew with an old London Bridge connection sold by auctioneers Reeman Dansie on November 26 is an extremely rare Victorian patent.

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‘Moggy Ming’ bowl sets £90,000 house record

15 August 2014

The opening lots of a recent sale at Reeman Dansie of Colchester comprised a collection of Chinese porcelain which included a rare bowl that was apparently a favourite resting place for the family cat.

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Arts and Crafts silver emerges from bank vault and brings £125,000

07 March 2013

It was at Frinton-on-Sea Golf Club that James Grinter, managing director at Reeman Dansie of Colchester, first learned of the Douglas Shepherd collection of Arts and Crafts silver.

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Archibald Knox silver biscuit box takes £26,000

25 February 2013

A remarkable collection of Arts & Crafts silver which recently came to light after 40 years in a bank vault sold at Reeman Dansie of Colchester last month.

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Chinese porcelain fish bowls found in a barn

25 July 2012

A pair of 19th or early 20th century Chinese porcelain fish bowls found in a barn on the grounds of a local country house are on sale at Reeman Dansie’s two-day auction on July 31-August 1 in Colchester.

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Rare survival of Carolean silver takes £74,000

18 April 2011

THEY may look plain and simple, but this pair of silver wall-hanging candle scones had private and trade bidders clamouring to buy when they came up for sale last week at Colchester auction rooms Reeman Dansie.