West Sussex

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Goodwood the latest victim in spate of trophy thefts

02 April 2013

Sports clubs are being warned to be on their guard after the latest raid targeting trophies took place at the Goodwood Collection in West Sussex.


Summers Place Auctions unveil new 5000 sq ft gallery

29 October 2012

Summers Place Auctions, in association with Sotheby’s, have formally unveiled their new, purpose-built 5000 sq ft gallery.


Bronze sculptures from Olympic Park at auction

17 September 2012

Sculptures displayed in the athletes’ village of London’s Olympic Park are to be offered at auction.


Tea caddies take £17,000 in West Sussex

20 August 2012

The highlight of Bellmans’ latest three-day sale at Wisborough Green, West Sussex was an impressive set of three George II tortoiseshell and silver tea caddies in a fitted silver-mounted tortoiseshell case.


The 17th century court in miniature

04 July 2012

Only the day after a specialist sale at Bonhams, the June 29 auction at Strides of Chichester included two 3 x 2in (7 x 5.5cm) watercolour-on-vellum portraits by greats of the Commonwealth/Carolean age that trumped anything seen on Bond Street.


Salvaged urns at Summers Place

16 May 2012

This impressive run of lidded urns once adorned the grounds of Witley Court, the palatial mansion in Worcestershire built by Thomas Foley in 1655.


Students get creative to help West Dean

30 April 2012

STUDENTS from West Dean College near Chichester will offer their work at auction to raise funds to supplement the college’s bursary and scholarship schemes.

Ensure card terminal is up to date, says victim

30 April 2012

WHILE auction houses are becoming more aware of the threat from credit card fraud, dealers should also take care over payments, a victim from Crawley, West Sussex has warned.


£6.4m for Cowdray Sale

20 September 2011

BILLED as the largest and most important country house auction of the year, Christie's three-day sale at Cowdray Park in West Sussex, netted £6.4m hammer against a £5m top estimate.


Silver casters make £66,000 in West Sussex

25 July 2011

THIS fine set of three George II rococo casters by Eliza Godfrey, London 1752 sold for £66,000 at Henry Adams of Chichester on July 14.


From 40p to £16,000 – the Beilby boot-fair odyssey

04 July 2011

Bought at a car boot sale in the Portsmouth area earlier this year for just 40p each, these three opaque twist wine glasses decorated by the Beilby workshop of Newcastle upon Tyne c.1765 sold for £16,000 at the latest sale held by Stride and Son of Chichester.

Clock on at West Dean

22 October 2010

WEST Dean College are to launch a ‘Conservation for horologists’ course next May.

Jail for gang after Petworth raid

04 October 2010

THREE masked raiders who stole £30,000 of antiques from a Petworth gallery before leading police on a chase across the home counties, have been jailed.

Parish silver stolen near Midhurst

06 September 2010

THIEVES have stolen a safe containing £25,000 worth of silver from a church in Woodmangreen, just north of Midhurst, Sussex.

Now it’s the Reverend Rupert

05 July 2010

WEST Sussex auctioneer Rupert Toovey was ordained deacon at Chichester cathedral on June 26.


Lear’s nonsense drawings sold in Chichester

26 October 2009

THE original drawings that Edward Lear made for his 1846 A Book of Nonsense are now rare, and those that exist are for the most part held in institutional collections.


A true icon in Sussex at £23,000

24 August 2009

THIS Russian icon depicting St George slaying the dragon generated a lively competition when offered on the third day of Bellmans' sale in Wisborough Green, West Sussex.


Collector’s family seeks home for Barnsley designs

13 July 2009

IN his long career, Leslie Weller of Weller King in West Sussex has handled many varied and interesting commissions, but he now finds himself in a unique position, having been asked by a client in the north of England to find a new home for a complete collection of Arts and Crafts furniture.


Tompion tribute from West Dean to Greenwich Royal Observatory

13 July 2009

JOHAN Ten Hoeve, a professional development diploma student on West Dean College’s clocks programme in West Sussex, has made a replica of a Thomas Tompion clock for the Royal Observatory Greenwich.


French specialist wins international battle for African headrest

01 December 2008

TRIBAL Art seems to one area bucking the credit crunch at present. Witness this superbly-patinated Shona hardwood headrest that was unearthed by South Down Auctioneers of Midhurst, West Sussex in a local home.