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Piper and his pleasing decay

14 May 2018

A 1940 painting of Valle Crucis Abbey is one of the key pictures in Bohun Gallery’s exhibition 'John Piper: A Very English Artist'.

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Tribute paid to Sir William McAlpine at revamped Fawley Hill fair

30 April 2018

Lady McAlpine says she is now more determined than ever to make the Décor- Architectural architectural salvage event a success after the death of her husband, Sir William, on March 4.

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Shop talk – Antiques at Heritage

23 April 2018

In our continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops and centres, ATG talks to John Howard of Antiques at Heritage in Oxfordshire.

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Traditional sales at the double in Oxfordshire

12 March 2018

Two stand-out collections containing Old Master and traditional British works on paper were offered within 24 hours of each other in Oxfordshire.

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Marine collector offers items at Holt event

12 March 2018

Stephen Walters is a maritime expert who has acted as a consultant to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich – the largest task being to design and part-curate the William Bligh bicentenary exhibition in 1989.

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Roger Fry’s view of pacifist paradise

12 March 2018

A picture by Bloomsbury Group painter Roger Fry (1886-1934) drew strong bidding at Holloway’s in Banbury.

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Old Master sleeper wakes in Oxfordshire bidding battle

05 March 2018

An Old Master painting hung in the spare bedroom of a family home in Oxfordshire sold for a surprise £440,000 (plus 20% buyer’s premium) at Holloway’s of Banbury.

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Barns-Graham at Bohun

12 February 2018

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham described making her late work, a colourful and energetic collection, as ‘letting rip’.

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Lord Lucan’s hat, champagne bucket and cane come to auction in Oxfordshire

16 January 2018

The belongings of Lady Lucan, who died last year, and Lord Lucan, who vanished over 40 years ago, are coming up for auction in Banbury next month.

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Queen Victoria’s piano rediscovered in Oxfordshire church and is linked to Schumann love affair

11 December 2017

A piano owned by Queen Victoria is on offer at dealership Sherwood Phoenix after being rediscovered in an Oxfordshire church.

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The Animal VC awarded to plucky messenger pigeon Princess comes up at auction in Banbury

06 December 2017

The Victoria Cross is the highest British military honour, but in the animal kingdom the equivalent is the Dickin Medal. The award earned by a pigeon called Princess is coming up at auction at Holloway’s of Banbury on December 12.

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Go bumper to bumper at the Bohun Gallery

20 November 2017

Among the many prints by Julian Trevelyan (1910-88) included in Bohun Gallery’s ‘Travels’: An exhibition of etchings is Avenue of the Americas (pictured above).

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Holt event brings touch of glass to Oxfordshire

13 November 2017

As the annual Christmas-gift jamboree gets under way and exhibitors at fairs and markets across the UK bring out their best stock, all kinds of antique delights will be for sale this weekend in Oxfordshire from 40 mostly local dealers.

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Exhibition reveals why Oxfordshire dealers love the ‘shady’ side of classic English furniture

30 October 2017

'50 Shades of Brown – By George We’ve Got It!', the exhibition at WR Harvey Antiques from November 4-12, might be less titillating than its near-namesake novel – but no matter.

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Salvo reloads with change of organiser

16 October 2017

It's all change for Salvo 2018. Organiser Thornton Kay is taking a sabbatical from running the annual architectural salvage fair next year.

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Rediscovered landscape by Joseph Wright of Derby goes under the hammer in Bourton-on-the-Water

13 October 2017

An 18th century oil has previously attributed to Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-97) has been declared an autograph work one week before going under the hammer in Bourton-on-the-Water.

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New auction house holds inaugural sale of sculpture in Oxfordshire

11 September 2017

A new auction company holds its first sale next month with a focus on contemporary sculpture.

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The longarm of the war – a rare £5700 Baker

07 August 2017

The pick of a good selection of military muskets and rifles in Anthony Cribb’s (20% buyer’s premium) sale in Abingdon on June 27 was a relatively rare example of the Baker rifle issued to British rifle regiments from the beginning of the 19th century until the 1830s.

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War artist’s peaceful rural views

24 July 2017

Possibly the largest quantity of watercolours by the Second World War artist Thomas Hennell (1903-45) to come to auction in one sitting was on offer at Mallams (20% buyer’s premium) on July 5

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Cartoonist auction price shows Max effect

24 July 2017

This work above by the popular cartoonist Max Beerbohm (1872-1956) was a highlight of Mallams’ library sale on June 21.