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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.

Derby

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.

Aynhoe Park

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.

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Penman goes back to school

17 July 2017

Penman Fairs holds its second annual fair at Burford School in Oxfordshire from July 29-30.

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Fame & promise at Bohun Gallery

19 June 2017

In its ongoing exhibition, the Bohun Gallery includes emerging artists alongside leaders in the British art market such as Elisabeth Frink, John Piper and Mary Fedden.

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Dealers join forces on Cotswolds campaign

12 June 2017

Manfred Schotten and Christopher Clarke Antiques join forces this summer for their regular Cotswolds exhibition which takes place every second year.

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Three country house car boot sales coming up

05 June 2017

The country house car boot season, mostly held to raise funds for charities, is dominated by the mammoth annual fixture held in the grounds of Wilton House, near Salisbury, the seat of the Earls of Pembroke.

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Latest annual Salvo fair in Oxfordshire exhibits a homing instinct

05 June 2017

It’s a full-on ‘green’ home theme for this year’s annual architectural salvage fest at the Fawley Hill Estate near Henley-on-Thames.

Stonor House boosts the car booters

22 May 2017

Built from the 13th century onwards and the ancestral home and seat of the Stonor family for more than eight centuries, Stonor House near Henley-on-Thames is the backdrop for the biannual country house boot held in the parklands of the estate.

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5 Questions: Gary Wallis

24 April 2017

Gary Wallis is based in Henley-on-Thames, trades in anything from childhood collectables to potential heirlooms and is a regular at The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea.

Blenheim

Record crowds attend CADA Fair at Blenheim Palace

12 April 2017

The sixth annual CADA Fair, organised by the Cotswold Antique Dealers Association (CADA), concluded its four-day run on April 2 after an edition marked by an increase in sales and visitor numbers.

Bullingdon Club painting

Bullingdon Club painting of Cameron and Johnson goes to auction

17 November 2016

An oil painting of the infamous Bullingdon Club ‘class of ’87’ photo will go to auction next month.

Sir Nicholas Winton

Kindertransport hero Sir Nicholas Winton's treasures sold at auction

07 November 2016

The inscribed personal bible of Sir Nicholas Winton drew fervent bidding at auction last week in Oxfordshire.

Rudd Desk

WR Harvey’s book and autumn exhibition celebrate 65 years in the business – and one notorious woman

04 November 2016

This mahogany and inlaid dressing table, which is on offer at WR Harvey Antiques 65th anniversary exhibition opening tomorrow, is remarkable in part because of its infamous original owner, an 18th century society woman whose crimes eventually sent two men to the gallows.

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Kindertransport hero Sir Nicholas Winton’s estate goes to auction

01 November 2016

A 105th birthday message from the Queen to Kindertransport hero Sir Nicholas Winton is among the latter’s possessions that will be auctioned this week.

Man jailed for fatal stabbing of dealer

07 June 2016

A man has been jailed for life over of the fatal stabbing of print dealer Justin Skrebowski.