South-east England


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Tunic displays all the signs of a brave soldier in battle

15 August 2022

Although the wearer of a First World War tunic sold by Kent auction house C&T (22% buyer’s premium) on July 26-28 was not listed, it gave plenty of clues to his service.

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Petworth event sold to 2Covet

08 August 2022

The team behind dealer marketplace 2Covet has bought The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair.

It’s a Shaw thing in Berkshire

08 August 2022

Jackie Edwards launched her antiques and vintage street markets nearly 10 years ago as ACVR Events.

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Silversmiths who left Britain in search of fortune

08 August 2022

Sale tells a tale of the English and Scottish makers who headed out to India for work

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Frame and fortunate: a test case in Surrey sale

08 August 2022

Can an original frame make all the difference to price? A recent Surrey auction provided an interesting test.

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Chinese items stand out in dealer selection

08 August 2022

Items collected and meticulously recorded from the 1970s onwards by a trade couple had the attractions of ‘dealer’s choice’ provenances when offered at Hanson Holloway’s Ross (25% buyer’s premium).

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Civil war helps Wallingford centre to thrive

08 August 2022

Business is doing so well at the newly acquired and renovated antiques centre in Wallingford, formerly the Lamb Arcade, that turnover has increased by 25%.

Chilton Antiques closes after 32 years of trading

08 August 2022

A few antiques businesses operate in garden centres but sadly one of these is closing.

Royal Doulton figure of Sir Winston Churchill

Single-owner collection of Winston Churchill memorabilia offered in Newbury

30 July 2022

Special Auction Services is holding an auction in Newbury on August 9-10 that will feature the first part of a single-owner collection of Winston Churchill memorabilia.

Constable's Colliers unloading on Hove Beach

John Constable painting from Danny Katz's collection goes on show at Brighton's Royal Pavilion

25 July 2022

London art dealer Danny Katz is loaning a John Constable (1776-1837) painting which he bought at Sotheby’s last year to Brighton’s Royal Pavilion.

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Oxford sale shows demand for prized regional variations

25 July 2022

Sealed wine bottles possess a powerful sense of time and place. For some collectors it is the regional connections that appeal most.

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Art market: Nicholson - look on the bright side

25 July 2022

Colourful work with provenance back to artist’s sister catches the attention in Kent saleroom

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Three-day fair launch in Ascot

25 July 2022

Famous Berkshire racecourse hosts new event featuring 60 high-end dealers

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Inscribed and dated delft in demand in Glasgow and Lewes sales

18 July 2022

An English delft drug jar offered by Great Western Auctions (24% buyer’s premium) in Glasgow was both a polychrome and a documentary piece.

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Sandby takes third place but four figures at auction

11 July 2022

Thomas Sandby’s (1721-98) architectural drawings are significant part of the artist’s oeuvre.

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Victorian pair took a passage from India

04 July 2022

A Victorian sapphire, diamond and pearl brooch-pendant was one of two pieces with Indian roots offered for sale at Duke’s (25% buyer’s premium).

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Silversmith Gerald Benney's collection on offer at Dreweatts

04 July 2022

Dreweatts offers a private collection of work by Gerald Benney, perhaps the key figure in the revival of British silversmithing in post-war Britain.

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Help make Thames festival a buoyant event

04 July 2022

Calling all antiques and vintage dealers, more of whom are needed to swell the numbers in the antiques street at the annual Thames Traditional Boat Festival held this year from Friday to Sunday, July 15-17.

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Victorian diamond necklace sets house record at Catherine Southon

04 July 2022

Catherine Southon’s (24% buyer’s premium) 10th anniversary auction included a new house record of £47,000 for an early Victorian diamond rivière.

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Decision to use Oxfordshire house for viewing pays off with some strong results

27 June 2022

The tills are ringing once more at Dreweatts (25% buyer’s premium). Under the ownership of the Gurr Johns group, the Newbury firm sold by Stanley Gibbons for £1.25m in 2017 has received a welcome shot in the arm.

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