A Chinese vase with the mark of the Qianlong emperor (1736 – 1785) was found in the attic of a French home and sold at auction for millions.
On June 12, 2018, the vase was sold at (more…)
Several events are being held across the country to celebrate the tricentenary of furniture maker Thomas Chippendale, who was born on June 5th, 300 years ago in Yorkshire.
Edwin Lascelles was a significant Chippendale patron who lived in (more…)
The managers of the Government Medical College in Patiala, India sold what they considered “wooden waste” to scrap dealers. Many chairs and tables were included in the sale, but some senior doctors objected because they believed that (more…)
In a recent episode of the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, a man brought an antique Colt 37 revolver for valuation and was stunned by how much expert Bill Harriman valued it at.
The man purchased the firearm for (more…)
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced that a ban on the sale in ivory objects will be introduced as soon as legislation can be passed.
The ban is a designed to restrict (more…)
In a recent episode of the Antiques Roadshow, a woman brought along a ‘royal throne’ to be examined.
The lady, who brought the item to Castle Howard in North Yorkshire, said that (more…)
A figurine sat on an antique shop shelf for 30 years has finally sold at an auction recently, bringing in a large amount of money.
The antique shop owner mistakenly thought that the (more…)
Leeds City Museum is opening an exhibition to showcase the craftsmanship and design skills of Yorkshire furniture maker, Thomas Chippendale in the year of his tricentenary.
The exhibition is already open to the public and will run until (more…)
On an episode of Antiques Roadshow broadcast on April 15th 2018, a Fabergé Flower was valued at over £1 million. The piece consisted of a gold twig resting in a rock crystal vase carved to make it look like water.
The Fabergé Flower belongs to (more…)
Minimalism could be on its way out to be replaced by interiors featuring antiques.
Many people have embraced minimalism with rooms that feature (more…)