Bungay takes to the street

09 July 2018

Antiques street markets and fairs are a boon to local businesses, a popular and lively addition to any small well-visited town, particularly in the summer when these are buzzing with tourists.

Tom Wright

Not one but two Lucian Freud paintings discovered underneath picture by Suffolk pub sign artist

02 July 2018

A picture by a pub sign painter and a friend of Lucian Freud (1922-2011) found in a cellar in Suffolk actually contains not one, but two early works by the renowned artist.


Pioneer pilot Peggy gives a saleroom lift

25 June 2018

Less well-known than other daring young women in their flying machines, Peggy Salaman, or rather a bronze bust of her, emerged from a Mayfair basement to take off in a Suffolk saleroom.


Sir Alf Ramsey Collection at auction on same day England kick off World Cup 2018 campaign

06 June 2018

It may amaze our many younger readers to learn that England once had a team capable of winning the World Cup. And did so.


Early-bird buyers boost Suffolk House

04 June 2018

The response to Suffolk House Antiques’ summer exhibition has been enthusiastic, with customers snapping up some key pieces even before the show’s official opening.


Shop talk – The Shed in Sproughton, Suffolk

28 May 2018

In our continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops and centres, ATG talks to Lesley Austin who runs The Shed with her partner Ken Dunn.


Oriental art is latest specialist sale for Suffolk saleroom

14 May 2018

Suffolk auction house Bishop & Miller is holding its first-ever specialist Oriental Art and Antiques Sale on May 24.


Beccles fair hosts 100 traders for first of two annual stagings

30 April 2018

The busy market town of Beccles on the River Waveney at the edge of the Broads National Park in Suffolk started an antiques street market in the closed-off town centre nine years ago, in early May.


Mix business and pleasure at Snape

19 March 2018

About 500,000 people a year visit Snape Maltings, on the banks of the River Alde, to take in the exhibitions, galleries, independent shops and riverside walks as well as the Aldeburgh Festival and the Snape Proms.


English Antiques offers taste of the Orient in Suffolk

05 March 2018

The first annual exhibition at English Antiques, in the small Suffolk market town of Eye, is titled 'A Taste of the Orient'.


Dealer shows driving ambition to launch fairs

05 March 2018

He’s 30 now but a love for antiques all started for decoratives and jewellery dealer William Driver when he was eight. His interest began with collecting Wade Whimsies, progressing to Clarice Cliff and other pieces as he trawled antiques fairs and markets.


Black Dog antiques duo press start button for new brocante

19 February 2018

Kate and Mike Button of Black Dog Antiques in the market town of Halesworth in Suffolk, also run the monthly Halesworth Brocante which they launched two years ago in the town’s Old Print Works.


Buffalo Road musician sets Miller on way to specialist sale

12 February 2018

Three years since he launched his Suffolk auction house Bishop & Miller, managing director Oliver Miller is fine-tuning his sales line-up.


How to cash in on top attic discoveries

02 January 2018

Beloved of TV antiques programmes and of bidders knowing the lots are absolutely fresh to market, there are few phrases to stir the blood at an auction as much as ‘from the attic’.


Presents with a purpose are clear direction in Woodbridge

04 December 2017

Before Natalie Smith opened the Woodbridge Antiques Centre 10 years ago in the pretty Suffolk town, she told ATG that she was given a great piece of advice: never compromise on quality and presentation.


Pious and sombre portrait excites bidders

04 December 2017

An Old Master portrait of an elderly Stuart woman took £13,200 at Mander Auctioneers (17.5% buyer’s premium) in Suffolk on November 18.


Angels fly ahead of the furniture pack in Suffolk

20 November 2017

The second of Suffolk House Antiques’ two annual exhibitions has yet to kick off officially – Christmas Selling Exhibition 2017 runs from December 2-23 and showcases an array of early furniture and works of art in the Yoxford gallery. Even so, with the catalogue up online, sales have already started.


English and Continental Antiques offer local works in Suffolk exhibition

13 November 2017

In the little market town of Eye in Suffolk, English and Continental Antiques is preparing for its final exhibition of the year (starting November 18).


Charity art auction raises more than £100,000 for a national centre for Thomas Gainsborough

26 October 2017

Works by artists Antony Gormley and Maggi Hambling were among 130 lots sold at auction to raise more than £100,000 to create a national centre for the artist Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88) in Sudbury.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner at Lockdales auction

Rolex watch attracts 100 bidders and sells for £230,000 at Suffolk auction

13 October 2017

The market for vintage ‘tool’ watches continues to burn hot. Lockdales in Martlesham Heath, near Ipswich set a new house record this week when a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner sold at £230,000 (plus premium).