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Fascinating backstory of Mouseman furniture owned by same family since new comes to light

19 February 2024

Mouseman furniture is a hugely popular if not exactly uncommon sight at auction but it is not so often you see a group with a backstory as comprehensive as that coming up at a Buckinghamshire saleroom.

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The Polish eagle has landed in badge form

30 October 2023

Among recent paratrooper items that impressed at auction, this Polish badge with combat wreath doubled the top estimate at Bosleys to take £4000 from a UK online private buyer.

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The oarsman who outraged Henley and a rower later mountaineer

10 July 2023

A group of Victorian rowing memorabilia generated plenty of bidding at Claydon Auctioneers (19.5% buyer’s premium) in Buckinghamshire on June 25-26.

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Interview: ‘It’s not so much a business but a way of life’

19 June 2023

Ahead of David Messum’s major show of British paintings in London and Marlow, the veteran dealer tells ATG about his long career – and how he relaxes on a terrace in Corfu with a paintbrush and a G&T

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Abstract paintings offer clear indication of Feiler interest

03 April 2023

Interest from both the UK and abroad emerged in Buckinghamshire when two abstract paintings by Paul Feiler (1918-2013) came up at a recent Claydon Auctioneers (19.5% buyer’s premium) sale.

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Designer celebrated in the Soviet era

20 March 2023

This 9in (22cm) vase by the Lomonosov Porcelain Factory is signed and dated 1929 for Aleksey Vorobyevsky (1906-92)

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5 Questions: vintage and retro dealer Rachel Toy

20 February 2023

Rachel Toy’s love of vintage started with trips to car boots sales with her mum in the 1980s and ignited a particular interest in 1960s and 1970s homeware. Today she runs Rachel’s Vintage Retro based in Pitstone in east Buckinghamshire.

Charles II mug

Flea market find depicting Charles II takes five-figure sum at auction

09 January 2023

Found at a flea market, this tin-glazed earthenware mug sold for £12,000 (plus 19.5% buyer’s premium) at Claydon Auctioneers.

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Piper and Bawden murals to the manor borne: Rothschild Foundation buys artworks for National Trust's Waddesdon

19 December 2022

Two large-scale murals by leading Modern British artists have been purchased by The Rothschild Foundation from dealer Liss Llewellyn.

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Torn jacket but a tidy sum

17 October 2022

Though the dust jacket featuring one of Pauline Baynes’ illustrations for the book is torn with loss and exhibits a number of patched repairs, a 1950 first edition of 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' did sell for £1100 against a guide of £500-700 on October 6 at Buckinghamshire saleroom Bourne End Auctions (17.5% buyer’s premium).

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Golf tees off in Shanghai

30 May 2022

Estimated at £120-150, this modest 7in (17cm) high Chinese export silver golfing trophy sold for £5500 at Bourne End Auction Rooms (17.5% buyer’s premium).

It’s been Brill, but time to move on

28 February 2022

Five years ago Lewis Walduck was a 13-year-old horology-mad schoolboy when he took over the small monthly antiques fair held in the village of Brill in Buckinghamshire.

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Distinctive William Wood miniatures emerge in Buckinghamshire sale

24 January 2022

Estimated at just £60-100, a pair of Georgian portrait miniatures sold online for £2900 at Amersham Auctions (17.5% buyer’s premium) on January 6.

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Tagore shows artistic skills

17 January 2022

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), the Nobel prize-winning poet, writer, composer, philosopher and social reformer, began to practise as an artist aged 60.

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Early English pottery tankards bring strong interest two regional sales

15 November 2021

Pictured here are two early English pottery tankards – both of them documentary pieces.

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Pick of the week: Putting China on course for golf

13 September 2021

Estimated at £400-600, this 7in (17cm) high Chinese export silver dragon handled tankard sold for a much higher sum.

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Bidders recognise maiolica dish as three centuries older than catalogued

13 September 2021

Although catalogued as 19th century, this 10½in (27cm) maiolica dish is more probably 16th century.

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Bids tabled for £60,000 Prague pietra dura casket

16 August 2021

Eight phone bidders competed for this splendid ebony and pietra dura table casket offered at a recent auction at Claydon Auctioneers in Middle Claydon, Buckinghamshire.

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Polish artists lead the price list in Buckinghamshire

05 July 2021

Among works by eastern European artists in demand recently, two pictures by modern Polish artists led the sale at a Buckinghamshire auction.

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Rare Bentley memorabilia focuses on successes at Le Mans

31 May 2021

Bentley owners and fanciers had the opportunity to acquire some scarce memorabilia in a spring sale at Bourne End Auctions (17.5% buyer’s premium).