News


Categories

East Sussex


img_63-4.jpg

On the hunt at Bexhill fair

30 May 2017

A stand-out 1930s Art Deco onyx table lamp from Belgium is one of the highlights of Style 1900’s 20th Century Decorative Arts Fair. It will be held at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on- Sea in East Sussex on Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18.

img_59-3.jpg

Brighton news in brief

02 May 2017

News about fairs and markets in the Brighton area...

img_59-4.jpg

Weak pound is good flea news

02 May 2017

Alan Wilkinson is in a good position to assess the current state of the Brighton and Lewes flea markets, having owned them for 25 years. Both markets are fully let with a total of 80 stallholders and 40 cabinets overall.

img_22-1.jpg

Furniture rarities raise market morale

18 April 2017

Three high-quality sales from the north to the south gave a cheerful air to spring. The catalogue at Tennants in North Yorkshire pretty much covered the range but in Sussex and Buckinghamshire the emphasis was on furniture.

img_23-3.jpg

Going Gothic, super Staffs and terrific tankard

18 April 2017

Dominated as they were by furniture, the March sales at Lewes and Donnington Priory included other highlights.

George IV piano

George IV grand piano goes home to Brighton Pavilion

13 April 2017

A grand piano commissioned by George IV for the Brighton Pavilion in 1821 is to make its way home after a local museum won the bidding at auction.

Julian Dawson

Gorringe’s long-serving partner to retire after 57 years as an auctioneer

20 December 2016

Julian Dawson is retiring from Gorringe's and held his last auction yesterday at the Lewes auction firm.

Gorringe’s now under one roof

22 November 2016

Lewes saleroom Gorringe’s will hold all its auctions under one roof from January.

Johnson and Fontaine interior

Dealers enjoy early success at new joint warehouse in East Sussex

21 July 2016

Martin D Johnson and dealers from Fontaine Decorative are enjoying a successful start in their new joint warehouse in East Sussex.

Tough sentences issued after south of England thefts

31 December 2015

Three men have been sentenced to jail for their parts in a spree of antiques thefts perpetrated in January 2014 across the south of England.

15-11-06-2217NE09X Paula Yates.jpg

Portrait of Paula Yates stolen in Hastings

06 November 2015

Police are investigating the theft of a distinctive painting from a house in the Old Town, Hastings.

15-09-17-2208NE01A Gorringes auction.jpg

Panels push Lewes casket to £27,000

17 September 2015

Estimated at £2000-3000 in the printed catalogue, this Italian casket drew such pre-sale interest that it was quickly upgraded in the online catalogue to £5000-7000.

15-07-07-2199NE05A Frederik Hendrik Kaemmerer.jpg

Auctioneer aids recovery of stolen Dutch museum art

07 July 2015

Six paintings consigned to Gorringes of Lewes, East Sussex, have been returned to the Amsterdam Museum after being identified as those stolen from the Dutch institution over 40 years ago.

Rye rooms close

06 January 2014

Rye Auction Galleries, the East Sussex saleroom based in Rock Channel, Rye, have closed down.

13-03-26-2084AR04 Byron jewellery.jpg

Collector bids Byron memorial ring to £6200

26 March 2013

One hestitates to contradict the great metaphysical poetic and theologian John Donne who believed that ‘death comes equally to us all, and makes us all equal when it comes’.

2072NE03B-13-01-02.jpg

Coins turn out to be pure auction gold as record falls

02 January 2013

Gorringes have set what is thought to be a record price for a coin in the UK provinces, taking £240,000 for a gold Queen Anne Vigo Five Guineas of 1703 at their sale in Lewes last month.

2071PV01C-12-12-21.jpg

Russian collection in Rye

21 December 2012

A large 200-lot Russian consignment of items from the InterContinental Hotel in Prague is estimated to fetch around £350,000 at Rye Auction Galleries in East Sussex on January 4.

2062AR02A-12-11-07.jpg

Tipp & Co – the real toy story

07 November 2012

The long history of Tipp & Co. of Nuremberg (1912-1971) ranks among the most illuminating of all 20th century toy stories.

2055NE04A-12-08-28.jpg

Hero’s medals still missing after theft

28 August 2012

Medals awarded to one of Britain’s greatest military heroes are still missing after being stolen from the Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum in Eastbourne.

2053Arms01.jpg

Big game rifles – a short history

18 August 2012

An interesting sporting gun found its way into Wallis & Wallis’s (17.5% buyer's premium) predominantly militaria sale in Lewes on June 12.