Sumptuous tapestries help country house auction to total a hefty £1.75m for Sworders

19 April 2018

The primary contents of North Mymms Park in Hertfordshire – including a collection of European tapestries that have been at the property for over a century - have sold at auction for close to £2m.


Shop talk – Antiques and Chic

26 March 2018

In our continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops and centres, ATG talks to Nicola Crooks who runs Antiques and Chic with her husband Nick.

North Mymms Park, Hertfordshire

“A sanctuary of fine art and antiques”: Sworders sweeps back the curtains ahead of historic Hertfordshire estate contents sale – video

07 March 2018

Sworders has said that its upcoming auction of the primary contents of the historic Hertfordshire estate North Mymms Park will be “among the finest house sales we have conducted in 30 years”.


Knebworth is next glass opportunity

19 February 2018

The Specialist Glass Fair, founded in 1991 by Patricia Hier and run for 16 years by Paul Bishop, will be held on Sunday, February 25.


North Mymms’ contents to be sold at Sworders auction

22 January 2018

Sworders is to sell the primary contents of North Mymms Park, Hertfordshire – including a collection of European tapestries that have been at the property for over a century.

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Former CSK specialist Simon Green now a consultant to The Pedestal auction house

25 October 2017

Another specialist who used to be at the former Christie’s South Kensington saleroom has found a new role in the auctions world.


Stones poster buyer gets satisfaction

18 September 2017

It’s only rock ‘n’ roll, but nevertheless rare concert posters are selling for large sums at auction.

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Buyer does get satisfaction at Bushey Auctions after ‘The Rolling Stones’ concert poster sells for £13,000

12 September 2017

A rare concert poster from a 1965 tour by ‘The Rolling Stones’ has been snapped up by a collector after a bidding battle at Bushey Auctions in Hertfordshire.

'Tangerine' range of Whitefriars glass

Specialist fair showcases 300 years of glass in one day

28 February 2017

From 17th century fine English and European glass through to Contemporary studio designs, The Glass Fair @ Knebworth had something for all interests and pockets at its latest event.

Sally Stratton and Guy Savill of The Pedestal

Ex-Bonhams duo launch independent auction firm to champion furniture sales

18 August 2016

Two well-known former London auction specialists are launching a new enterprise selling English and European antique furniture.

Police appeal after Hertfordshire break-in

21 January 2013

Police are appealing to antique collectors and dealers to contact them if they have come into contact with some valuable pieces which were stolen during a burglary in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.


Two jailed as dealer returns £500,000 Moore sold for £46

10 December 2012

Two men have been sentenced to a year in jail after admitting the theft of a sundial sculpture and bronze plinth from the Henry Moore Foundation.


Theft charges over Henry Moore sculpture

30 July 2012

Two men have been charged with theft after Henry Moore’s ‘Working Model for Sundial 1965’ sculpture and a bronze plinth were stolen from his former home.


Great Bed of Ware goes home for a year’s visit

26 March 2012

THE Great Bed of Ware is to be loaned by the V&A, for the first time since its acquisition in 1931, to the Ware Museum.


Organiser of Salvo turns to designer chic

05 July 2010

SALVO, the leading architectural salvage and garden antiques fair, is being repositioned to capitalise on the increasing popularity of reclaimed artefacts among upmarket architects, designers and decorators.

New venue for Cooper

19 June 2007

COOPER Antique Fairs have a new venue for their latest antiques fair: The Royal Masonic School for Girls, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire.


A restaurant By George!

13 March 2007

SPECIAL FOCUS: ST ALBANS ANTIQUES CENTREST ALBANS’ last remaining shop selling antiques may be forced out of business if a planning application for its change of use to a restaurant is approved.

From Hatfield to Knebworth

12 December 2006

MISSING Book Fairs, named after the fairs’ eponymous organiser, Chris Missing, are moving one of their six events from one stately home to another.


Zsolnay flexes its Pecs at £4500

20 October 2004

RIGHT: the most desirable of the varied wares produced by the small ceramics factory established by Vilmos Zsolnay (1828-1900) in the southwest Hungarian town of Pecs are those created after the 1890s. It was then that Zsolnay perfected his iridescent Eosine glaze and employed his principal designer, Tade Sikorski.

Salvo special

22 June 2004

THAT most singular of publications, Salvo, holds its annual fair on July 3 and 4 at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire.