19 Jan 2018


January 18, 2018 - Filed under: Antique Desks — Richard

Yue Gao, a Harry Potter fanatic, has designed a Hogwarts-inspired apartment in Edinburgh.

Canongate Luxury Apartment has a (more…)

January 11, 2018 - Filed under: Antiques News — David

The government revealed that it has received 60,000 responses to its public consultation on banning the trade of objects that containing ivory.

Currently, objects made (more…)

January 4, 2018 - Filed under: Antiques on TV — Harriet

A rat that appeared in Fawlty Towers has been valued at between £2,000 and £3,000 on the BBC TV program Antiques Roadshow.

In an (more…)

December 27, 2017 - Filed under: Antiques News — David

The Metropolitan Police Arts and Antiques Unit disbanded in June 2017 but has been reformed to tackle an increase in antique theft and fraud (more…)

December 19, 2017 - Filed under: Auctions — Richard

Eight years ago, an Oxfordshire couple discovered that the piano in their local church used for choir practice and recitals was once owned by Queen Victoria. It is now being sold at Sherwood Phoenix, a Nottingham piano shop, where (more…)

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…)

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