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Flying in for the Henley Decor after last-minute site change

05 July 2021

Despite a last minute move to a new site, the Henley Décor Fair at the end of May was a big success, said organiser Gary Wallis.

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Textile trading continues despite fair postponement

05 July 2021

The planned 30-stand Designer and Makers’ Fair on July 17-18 at Charleston Manor, near Lewes in East Sussex was cancelled at the beginning of July.

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Rare Commonwealth goblet makes 19-times estimate at Mallams

05 July 2021

Mallams’ (25% buyer’s premium) Jewellery, Watches and Silver sale included this Commonwealth silver wine goblet.

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Selling with intent at Petworth fair

05 July 2021

The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair returned last month with 60 exhibitors and plenty of sales.

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Romanian artist in rare UK visit

05 July 2021

Works by Grigorescu are seldom seen in British auctions but one emerged in West Sussex

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Make a date for Lewes

05 July 2021

Lewes is well known to antiques and vintage-hunters.

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The life of Prof Riley – British tattoo pioneer

05 July 2021

Thomas Riley was one of the few professional tattooists of the Victorian and Edwardian era and – with patrons among international royalty and the aristocracy – a key figure in the changing perception of tattoos from ‘sailors’ marks’ to ‘body art’.

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Petworth delivers on high hopes

05 July 2021

There was strong footfall – despite the football – as dealers relished the return of Petworth fair

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Eric Knowles and Charles Hanson team up for Kent valuation day

03 July 2021

Specialist Eric Knowles and auctioneer Charles Hanson will be taking part in a valuation day in Tunbridge Wells to raise money for charity.

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Rare Steiff ‘hot-water’ bottle bear makes special appearance

28 June 2021

Some of the zest has gone out of the teddy bear market since the crazy days of two decades ago.

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Wardle waxes lyrical with classical theme

28 June 2021

Works by the prolific Arthur Wardle (1864- 1949) appear regularly on the market, most often his paintings of dogs and other hunting animals.

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Talking about Dorking brocante

28 June 2021

After much trepidation around the launch of her monthly outdoor brocante in Dorking, Jane Alexander of Dovehouse Fine Antiques Fairs finally saw it happen on Sunday, June 20.

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Art Market: John William Godward oil is latest in a run of strong prices

28 June 2021

An unusual number of high prices for pictures has been recorded outside London this season.

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Sassoon's show brings Contemporary art to Parham House

21 June 2021

London gallery Adrian Sassoon has chosen the grand country estate of Parham House in West Sussex for a summer-long exhibition of Contemporary art.

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Wine bottles' journey through history to auction

21 June 2021

Two bottles of 1889 Tokaji Essencia, Zimmerman Lipot will be offered in Dreweatts’ Fine and Rare Wine and Spirits sale on July 8.

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Room full of affordable options at Mallams

21 June 2021

The Home and Garden sale at Mallams in Abingdon on July 5 includes a range of affordable furnishings from a range of properties in the Thames Valley region.

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Opium pipe blows away estimate in auction of Finch collection

21 June 2021

A tobacco pipe which opened the series and an opium one which ended it – interspersed by a cigar stub – met keen demand at Bellmans (22% buyer’s premium).

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Marble and so much Moore

21 June 2021

Polymath Gerald Moore’s collection and his own artwork both attract bidders as Summers Place saleroom returns to action

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Art market: Supply of works flows as lockdown eases

14 June 2021

Consignments held back during the restrictions are now impressing in salerooms, as recent auction results show

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Cracking English treen pieces emerge at auction

14 June 2021

Two very good pieces of English treen were offered by Hannam’s (23% buyer’s premium) at a recent auction in Selborne.

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