North-west England


Kendal woo new buyers with 21st century revamp

21 August 2009

KENDAL Auction Rooms, who have operated in Cumbria since 1818, are to rebrand as Eighteen Eighteen Auctioneers.

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Fairytale ending for Wedgwood vase as it sells for £14,400 in Cheshire

23 March 2009

When an impressive Wedgwood Fairyland lustre vase featured on the latest edition of The Antiques Roadshow, valuer Stephen Moore (of Anderson & Garland, Newcastle) wanted to suggest it could bring £10,000-15,000.

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Netsuke collection goes to Liverpool

17 November 2008

Liverpool World Museum’s Japanese holdings have been given a significant boost by the donation of 128 netsuke. The gift represents around half the collection of the late Jonas G Gadelius donated by his widow Gabita.

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Cheshire sale sets new auction record for golf medal

21 July 2008

SETTING an auction record for a golf medal, Willie Fernie's 1883 Open Championship winner's medal sold for £48,500 at the sale held by Maxwells of Wilmslow, Cheshire on July 15. In good condition and in its original box, the silver-gilt medal was won by Scotland’s four-times runner-up in his only Open victory at Musselburgh.

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Experiment underway for virtual bidder technology

29 April 2008

Cheshire auctioneers Robert Stones and Nick Allsopp of Peter Wilson, in Nantwich, have taken part in an experiment at King’s College, London, test-driving the so-called ‘intelligent gavel’.

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Harris Museum to unveil new ceramics and glass gallery

29 April 2008

The Harris Museum & Art Gallery in Preston, Lancashire will unveil a new Ceramics and Glass Gallery on May 14.

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Knox’s £37,000 treasure chest

25 March 2008

This oak architect’s or engineer’s chest is quite possibly a one-off piece made for renowned Liberty & Co. designer Archibald Knox by the Barnstable firm Shapland and Petter.

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Thieves use ‘fishing rods’ to steal from auctioneers

10 March 2008

Six works hooked off wall and reeled in through barred window

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Bookcase returns home to Lancaster

05 February 2008

A particularly impressive and well-provenanced example of cabinetmaking by the celebrated firm Gillows of Lancaster has returned home.

Outhwaite close Liverpool saleroom

14 January 2008

Outhwaite & Litherland have sold their Liverpool saleroom but retain their house clearance team.

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Watercolour discoveries at the double in the provinces

03 September 2007

Cheshire auctioneer Sir Patrick Cheyne will sell a remarkable cache of work by the Sheffield School watercolourist George Hamilton Constantine (1878-1967) on September 7.

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Star outing for textiles

20 February 2007

SILKS from China, carpets from Persia, cottons, shawls and kilims from India, Euopean embroidery and lace, antique buttons and bows – some of these fine textiles, fabrics and accessories are now an essential part of any vintage fashion fair.

Each month at Kings Mill

22 September 2006

THROUGHOUT the 19th century, Burnley was one of the world’s largest producers of cotton, with many mills built alongside the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. Just north of the town, Harle Syke became the most important weaving village in Lancashire.

Judge tells police to make extra efforts

11 September 2006

POLICE have confirmed they are committed to tracing over 40 rare books stolen from Manchester’s Central Library after a senior judge demanded that greater efforts be made to recover them.

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Auctioneers work hard to generate demand in golf market

05 August 2006

More than two decades since the first sale of golfing memorabilia, this once-booming niche market stands at an important crossroads.

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Dealer turns detective to reveal Ruskin

03 April 2006

In last week’s ATG we revealed how a sketchily catalogued box of over 130 19th century photographs estimated at £80-120 in a Cumbrian auction house proved to be a cache of images made by the early daguerreotype process and ended up selling to Ken Jacobson for £75,000.

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Early photo images captured at £75,000

27 March 2006

"Lot 132. A 19th century mahogany box containing a quantity of 19th century photographs: 15 small images of stonework on metal, 50 images of buildings on metal, 70 small images of buildings on metal and 14 of buildings on card. Box poor condition, many images poor condition."

End of an era as Byrne’s leave Booth Mansion for new Chester premises

06 March 2006

Byrne's of Chester are moving to premises outside the city centre, bringing to a close a long tradition of auctioneering at Booth Mansion. Partners Adrian Byrne and Jo Boucher expect their move to Pullman House, a new purpose-designed saleroom at The Sidings, Saltney, will be completed by the end of March.

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Pewter – the precious metal

17 January 2006

Two fine lots of 17th century English pewter greeted New Year bidders in the country.

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Peter Wilson remodelled

12 July 2005

Nantwich, Cheshire auctioneers Peter Wilson have completed work to a new entrance hall, right.

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