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The web shop window: Edwardian leather suitcases

09 May 2022

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Hockney drawings and prints bring demand in the North and South

25 April 2022

The expansion in prices for David Hockney (b.1937) has affected not just his large and famous works which now sell for multi-millions but also his smaller drawings and printed works that fall further down the price scale.

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Typical Bradley work recalls Blackpool childhood scene

28 March 2022

A work by the prolific Helen Bradley (1900-79) drew interest at the latest Northern Art sale held by Wilson55 (22% buyer’s premium) in Nantwich, Cheshire.

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If you can’t afford a full-size VC try a miniature version

14 March 2022

If a full-size Victoria Cross medal group is beyond your price range, a lot sold at Adam Partridge (20% buyer’s premium inc VAT) is perhaps the next best thing.

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The vase that helped Doulton shine in Paris

21 February 2022

Like other manufacturers, Doulton took great trouble with the wares submitted to international exhibitions.

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Tatton Park fair now to take place in February

24 January 2022

Furniture dealer Malcolm Eglin Antiques from Northumberland brings a c.1760 mahogany tip-up table to the first Galloway Fairs event of the year.

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Here comes Johnny…

17 January 2022

Back in 2019 we ran a story on Nicola and Kris Brown who had opened an antiques business called Nics Nacs next to their off-the- beaten-track farmhouse at Rixton outside Warrington.

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Taken up a Peggy or two in Warrington

17 January 2022

New Cheshire shop allows couple to expand their offerings, especially vintage fashion

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5 Questions: Cheshire art dealer Martin Heaps

08 November 2021

Martin Heaps is the founder and owner of Collect Art in Lymm near Warrington.

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Dealers head to Cheshire for Tatton Park fair

04 October 2021

This mahogany inlaid bijouterie oval table by Victorian maker Edwards & Roberts is part of a large selection of antiques making their way to Cheshire this month.

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Decorative focus at revamped Chester

06 September 2021

Designed by Italian sculptor Egidio Boninsegna (1869-1958) for Stefano Johnson Foundry in Milan, this Art Nouveau bronze relief was shown at the city’s International Exposition in 1906.

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Valuable watches stolen in ‘brazen theft’ at Cheshire antiques centre

19 August 2021

Cheshire Police has issued CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to in connection with a theft at an antiques centre in Northwich.

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Plea for help to recover late artist’s medals stolen from Macclesfield museum

05 August 2021

Two medals awarded to the late artist Charles Tunnicliffe (1901-79) were stolen when The Silk Museum in Macclesfield was burgled earlier this week.

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Farming family reaps reward years later as Flemish cabinet tops Wilson55 sale

19 July 2021

A sale at Wilson55 (22% buyer’s premium) in Nantwich this month was topped at £22,000 by an 18th century Flemish ebony and tortoiseshell veneered cabinet.

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Liver bird brooch made as a wartime order

28 June 2021

This liver bird brooch, hallmarked for 1943, appears to have been commissioned as a bespoke order for Margaret Hall, the daughter of a lord mayor of Liverpool who, from 1935-6, was herself the lady mayoress of the city.

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Cabinet bought from country house offered at Wilson55

21 June 2021

The July 8 Fine & Classic auction at Wilson55 in Nantwich includes this 18th century Flemish ebony and tortoiseshell veneered cabinet.

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Collection Focus: Living and laughing out loud

22 March 2021

Collector’s daughter describes what it was like to grow up amid huge musical machines

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Pelham professor makes his mark at British Toy Auctions

25 January 2021

The British Toy Auctions (18% buyer’s premium) sale on January 8 in Runcorn included several Pelham Puppets rarities.

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Automobilia: Dominions sign gets into gear

04 January 2021

Petrol-themed enamel signs do not get much better than that made to promote British Dominions Empire Motor Insurance in c.1912.

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Textbook longcase created by one of London’s finest makers

19 October 2020

This textbook William and Mary longcase clock is from the workshop of Joseph Windmills, one of the finest clockmakers in late 17th century London.