South-east England


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Chippendale chairs spotted in Sussex

27 October 2021

Given that most antique furniture at auction tends to be good value only for the buyer these days, one can perhaps understand why it occasionally does not always receive the attention it once merited from auctioneers and valuers. As a result, occasionally a special item slips through.

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London calling at Catherine Southon's Surrey saleroom

27 October 2021

Underground or overground, London travel memorabilia amounted to a £95,000 hammer total at Catherine Southon (24% buyer’s premium).

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‘Poohsticks’ bridge will return to Hundred Acre Wood after auction

18 October 2021

The original ‘Poohsticks’ bridge from AA Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh books is to return to the ‘Hundred Acre Wood’ after it was bought by Buckhurst Park estate owner Lord De La Warr.

Henry Moore sculpture

Henry Moore heads strong Mod Brit showing

18 October 2021

Small bronzes form part of a group of sculptures underlining the market demand at regional salerooms.

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Northern Song bought in Hong Kong

18 October 2021

This pair of small qingbai foliate dishes from the Northern Song (960-1127) period comes with a receipt showing they were purchased by the Oxfordshire vendor for HK$16,000 from KY Fine Art in Hong Kong on June 7, 2003.

Oxfordshire fair postponed

18 October 2021

Joy O’Meara of Jay Fairs has announced that the antiques and collectors’ fair scheduled for Sunday, November 21, at the parish hall in the Oxfordshire village of Benson has been cancelled.

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Cockatoo perches on a Meiji vase

18 October 2021

This unusual Meiji period Satsuma vase decorated in overglaze enamels and gilding, with a cockatoo perched on the branch of a flowering magnolia tree, has a gilt seal to the base for the Yabu Meizan workshop.

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How a studio sale can transform the market

18 October 2021

It is certainly not unheard of for a studio sale to transform the market for a Modern British artist.

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Uncle Brook created real flights of fantasy for kids

18 October 2021

Oddly titled by its creator as such, an extraordinary watercolour featured on August 10 at John Nicholson’s (25% buyer’s premium) of Fernhurst.

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‘Exceptionally rare’ Tippett works at auction

18 October 2021

Another studio sale bringing attention to an artist whose work rarely appears was held at Dreweatts (25% buyer’s premium) via a timed online auction of pictures by Bruce Tippett (1933-2017) that closed on September 16.

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Why collector Bohman became Bowman

18 October 2021

Dawsons of Maidenhead holds an Asian sale on November 4 where this damaged 18in (46cm) famille verte yen-yen vase is guided at £200-300.

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Organiser back in the running

18 October 2021

Back in the saddle in Brighton is Donny Mann of Love Fairs, returning with his well supported antiques and vintage fair after a 19-month absence.

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Asian art auction previews: Fan of sculpture

11 October 2021

This 3ft 5in (1.03m) buff sandstone figure of a male chauri (fan) bearer from 9th-11th century central India, possibly Rajasthan, forms part of Dreweatts’ Asian Art Part 2 sale in Donnington Priory on November 11.

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Antiques at garden centres encourage growth

11 October 2021

At many garden centres the array of what’s for sale other than plants and pots includes furniture, firepits, and fleeces – and in an imaginative retail move, some offer antiques and antique fairs.

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Complete copy of the first folio atlas ever printed in the Islamic world

11 October 2021

This complete copy of the first folio atlas ever printed in the Islamic world was discovered in one of the nine attics at Weston Hall in Northamptonshire, home of the Sitwell family for more than 300 years.

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And there’s Moore...

11 October 2021

Bellmans is selling the script and production archive of film director, producer and screenwriter Lewis Gilbert (1920-2018) on November 17-18.

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5 Questions: Furniture dealer Rowland Leach

11 October 2021

Rowland Leach runs interior design and antique business French Loft with his wife Mary, specialising in 17th and 18th century French and English country furniture.

Antiques on Sea

Trade rallies to help fundraise for fellow antiques dealer ahead of weekend stock sell-off

09 October 2021

An 'everything-must-go' stock sale is taking place at Antiques on Sea in St Leonards-on-sea this weekend.

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Pick of the week: Small Old Master packs a Canaletto price punch

04 October 2021

A Venetian painting attributed to the great Canaletto (1697-1798) was offered at Gorringe’s (23% buyer’s premium) latest auction, selling for £300,000.

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Bernard Kay group tests state of the market

04 October 2021

The English painter and engraver Bernard Kay (1927-2021) became an established name in the 1950s-60s British art scene but he has never had much of an auction presence.

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