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Decorators show a sense of style with auction buys

26 March 2018

“It’s not the age or pedigree – it’s the look of the piece.” The phrase became less a heresy and more a cliché during the latter years of the furniture boom of blessed memory, when the increasingly influential decorator trade was spending substantial sums on 19th and early 20th century reproductions.

Fire

Perth auctioneer forced to move after ‘suspicious’ fire at saleroom

16 March 2018

A devastating fire at an auction house in Scotland has forced it to temporarily relocate.

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Scottish sale travels far and wide in scope

05 March 2018

An album of Indian photographs sold for £32,000 in Edinburgh provided ATG’s Pick of the Week in the previous issue (No 2331), but there was much more on offer in that 550-lot Scottish sale.

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Furniture boosts bonnie start to Scottish sales

26 February 2018

The generally encouraging start to the year enjoyed by English auctioneers extends to Scotland where Lyon & Turnbull (25% buyer’s premium) enjoyed a buoyant season-opener.

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Early tee time: golf rules from 1839

26 February 2018

Sold at £6000 in a recent Scottish sale was an early golfing item. The 1839 edition of Rules of the Game of Golf adopted by the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers shown below was still in the original wrappers and bore an 1852 ownership inscription of one Henry Wells.

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Galloway Antiques Fair stages next event at Scone Palace

26 February 2018

Galloway Antiques Fair’s next event takes place at Scone Palace, the Georgian Gothic historic house near Perth in Scotland.

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Pick of the Week: Scottish library find reveals Indian photos

19 February 2018

A country house library in south-west Scotland was the source of an album of 19th century photographs of India that provided a Valentine’s Day surprise at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh.

Key

Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed key heads to auction at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh

12 February 2018

The key to The Glasgow School of Art, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, is to be offered at auction.

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Obituary: Dorothy McEwan, the founder of The McEwan Gallery in Scotland

05 February 2018

Dorothy McEwan (1925-2017), who died in December, was the founder of The McEwan Gallery in Scotland. She was not your typical art dealer – if such a one exists.

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Prints make Edinburgh impression at Fine Art Society's exhibition

22 January 2018

For the Fine Art Society in Edinburgh, the year kicks off with an exhibition of 20th century printmaking.

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Shop talk: Brian Cheyne of Collecting the World

22 January 2018

In our continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ antiques shops and centres, ATG talks to Brian Cheyne of Collecting the World.

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Salerooms feel the tribe is right

15 January 2018

The rising popularity of the tribal art collecting scene is tempting auction houses to take steps in that direction.

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Colourists take top honours in Scottish sales north and south

15 January 2018

More than £730,000 worth of pictures changed hands at Edinburgh saleroom Lyon & Turnbull’s (25/20% buyer’s premium) recent sale of Scottish art.

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Ski posters head north to Edinburgh sale

15 January 2018

It was around this time of year when wealthy skiers with chalets to decorate would dial in from the slopes of the world’s most prestigious resorts to take part in Christie’s South Kensington’s annual Ski Sale.

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A sauce boat fit for island life

08 January 2018

More Channel Islands silver to add to over 250 pieces dispersed as part of the Paint collection at Martel Maides earlier this year came to auction recently.

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The science of selling whisky

08 January 2018

The season, the spirit in question and the location of the sale put this bottle of Lagavulin whisky, below, into the spotlight.

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Shop talk: The Merchant of Inverness

08 January 2018

In our continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops in 2018, ATG talks to Moira Meldrum of family business The Merchant.

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Obituary: Dorothy McEwan

08 January 2018

We regret to announce the death of dealer and picture specialist Dorothy McEwan.

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Previews: £30,000 plus

08 January 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

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CSK poster girls make return to auction rooms in Edinburgh

02 January 2018

Former Christie’s vintage poster specialists Nicolette Tomkinson and Sophie Churcher have teamed up with Lyon & Turnbull to launch dedicated auctions this year.

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