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Kirkton House provides 182 works in Edinburgh auction

05 November 2018

Pictures formed a prominent part of Lyon & Turnbull’s (25/20% buyer’s premium) Kirkton House sale earlier this month as the contents of the Regency manse near Montrose were dispersed from the auction house’s Edinburgh saleroom.

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Sphinx stands out in Edinburgh

29 October 2018

Formerly in the collections of a distinguished English bibliophile, Major John Roland Abbey, a copy of Luigi Mayer’s well-known set of Views in Egypt, Palestine and the Ottoman Empire was one of the highlights of a recent Scottish sale.

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Bonnie Prince Charlie doorstop strides into Galloway's fair at Scone Palace

29 October 2018

This large, rare Victorian doorstop depicting Charles Edward Stuart, or Bonnie Prince Charlie as it is inscribed, is offered by Malcolm Eglin Antiques for £395 at the next Galloway fair.

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Chairs sit pretty in salerooms among furniture auction selections

22 October 2018

At a time when catering for niche interests is a profitable path for auctioneers, recent sales in Scotland, Ireland and England have shown that the furniture market can still come to life – provided it meets three criteria.

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Five top picture lots from Lyon & Turnbull’s Kirkton House auction

18 October 2018

Lyon & Turnbull’s Kirkton House sale offered some notable lots across different categories, not least a prize collection of Pilkington's Lancastrian lustre and a series of valuable bronze sculptures. But the 182 pictures in the consignment also formed a key part of the auction.

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Pick of the week: Pilkington’s pride of place

15 October 2018

A private collection of more than 30 pieces of Pilkington’s Lancastrian lustre excelled when offered at Lyon & Turnbull (25% buyer’s premium) in Edinburgh on October 10.

Leica camera theft

Appeal to trade after collection of rare Leica cameras stolen in Scotland

03 October 2018

A collection of rare Leica cameras and equipment has been stolen from a company in the Scottish Highlands.

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Regional rooms to repackage traditional fare

01 October 2018

Two leading regional auction houses – Lyon & Turnbull and Dreweatts – are trying new format sales this autumn in the hope of increasing demand for traditional European art and antiques. Both are creating room sets for viewing works.

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God bless American bidders - Lyon & Turnbull hails return of transatlantic interest in furniture at auction

17 September 2018

Auction house Lyon & Turnbull hails the encouraging return of American interest at its September 5 sale.

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More puppets make their mark as latest lot more than trebles estimate at Edinburgh auction

12 September 2018

Following puppet-maker John Blundall’s entire collection being auctioned at Lyon & Turnbull through a series of sales, another rare puppet set more than trebled its estimate last week.

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Scotland breaks summer slumber with Edinburgh Mod Brit and contemporary art sales

03 September 2018

August is the month when Scotland takes it up a notch while the rest of the art world has a breather.

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Jockeys ride in at £2500

27 August 2018

This watercolour, below, by Frederic Whiting (1874-1962) took a multi-estimate £2500 at Thomson Roddick’s (15% buyer’s premium) Edinburgh saleroom on August 9.

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh's cabinet for ‘Miss Cranston’ goes under the hammer in Cambridge

08 August 2018

A cabinet made by Scottish designer and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh for Catherine Cranston, a Victorian tea room entrepreneur, goes under the hammer at Willingham Auctions this week.

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Previews: £30,000 plus

06 August 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

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Joseph Farquharson and Thomas Gainsborough works among highlights of McEwan Gallery's summer show

06 August 2018

August can be a quiet time for exhibition-goers as dealers head off home or on holiday following the busier days of June and July. But some galleries take the summer as an opportunity to display an assortment of stock.

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5 key details about this rare Scottish silver ‘argyll’

02 August 2018

A rare George III argyll (or gravy warmer) will be offered at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh this month. Despite the associations with the Dukes of Argyll, only two Scottish silver vessels are recorded.

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Tea and coffee service showing taverns and peasant life serves up £6800 result

23 July 2018

Not every Victorian silver tea and coffee service was sold for scrap in the great meltdown of 2011– when at one point the price reached almost £30 per oz.

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Ornithological work that caused a big flap in Edinburgh auction

16 July 2018

One of a collection of ornithological and other natural history works from a country house library offered in an Edinburgh sale was a scarce, complete copy of a work that created a bitter fall-out between author and illustrator.

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Hopes are high for Galloway's Edinburgh fair

16 July 2018

Galloway Fairs’ last event at Arley Hall featured the sale of a silver epergne from Highland Antiques for a five-figure sum. Hopes are high that a similar result will be achieved at this month’s fair at George Watson’s College in Edinburgh.

Inverness

Furniture retailer plans auction house in Inverness

04 July 2018

A Scottish furniture retailer plans to expand and open an auction house in Inverness.

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