13 Dec 2017

 
  

December 12, 2017 - Filed under: Antique Chairs — Richard

Antique dealer David Gray sold a chair that may have been made from wood from William Shakespeare’s mulberry tree.

The famous playwright probably planted a (more…)

December 5, 2017 - Filed under: Antiques News — Mark

Four antique dealers have recorded a song that they hope will become the new Christmas number one, competing against such stars as Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and the X Factor winner.

Charles Henson was (more…)

November 28, 2017 - Filed under: Antiques News — Mark

The latest retail figures show that UK sales increased by 0.3% in September and October 2017. Part of this increase is from increased purchases of art and antiques.

The annual sales (more…)

November 22, 2017 - Filed under: Auctions — Harriet

This month, Christie’s in New York sold the Salvator Mundi painting of Christ by Leonardo da Vinci for $400m. After the (more…)

November 15, 2017 - Filed under: Antiques on TV — Richard

Many props used in films that look like antiques are modern reproductions built by the film property team, but this is not the case for (more…)

November 7, 2017 - Filed under: Antiques News — David

Valuable old coins in a shabby cardboard box were found stuffed in a drawer at Scotney Castle in Kent.

The National Trust acquired the (more…)

October 30, 2017 - Filed under: Selling Antiques — Richard

If an old item has been owned by a historical figure or part of a historical event, it will likely have a high value. (more…)

October 24, 2017 - Filed under: Selling Antiques — Mark

The government is looking at extending the ban on the sale of ivory to include items made before 1947.

Previously only more (more…)

October 18, 2017 - Filed under: History of Antiques — David

A man who bought a mahogany antique wardrobe at an antiques fair was stunned to find that it came from Buckingham Palace and was once used by royalty.

On the back of (more…)

October 12, 2017 - Filed under: Auctions — Richard

An antiques expert on the BBC programme Antiques Road Trip bought a camera for £60 and sold it at auction for a record £20,000.

In the programme, antiques (more…)

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