The desk and chair at which Charles Dickens produced some of his classic novels has been purchased by a museum.
The antique furniture was purchased by the London-based Charles Dickens Museum for a little over (more…)
A rare antique desk that had been stored in a bedroom for many years was recently valued at around $250,000 (£159,000), surprising its owners, who were from Carencro, Louisiana.
The appraiser, David J. Goldberg from New Orleans, shocked the family even further when (more…)
An auctioneer from Shropshire has been selected to work behind the scenes as a valuer for the popular TV show Flog It!.
Aaron Dean will work with (more…)
The Opera House in Howell, Michigan, received a large donation recently, thanks to the appraisal organised by Spring’s Red Bird Questers No. 744. One of the experts, Robert DuMouchelle, is a popular appraiser as he (more…)
Collections of antique American furniture, along with folk art and decorative arts are to be auctioned by Skinner Inc. on (more…)
Joseph Gregory, who was once the Lehman Brothers president, is going to be auctioning some pieces of (more…)
An 80 year old man from Duncansville, in the US state of Pennsylvania, is believed to own the most comprehensive collection of golf tees in (more…)
Even in the relatively crime-free Ribble Valley, an antique cabinet should be well insured; not only against damage, but against theft as well.
This fact has been brought home by a case in Vermont, USA, in which aptly named American career criminal Charles Pickett went on a burglary spree in the Vermont area, concentrating on antiques belonging to the recently deceased. Unlike the typical house burglar, however, Pickett did not just concentrate on portable items like jewellery and silver; he was prepared to take (more…)
The 21st March is World Poetry Day, and the National Trust at Wordsworth House will be celebrating the event with readings of the poet’s best known works while visitors peruse the antique bookcases of the rooms where the great Romantic poet spent his early childhood.
The Chippendale dining chairs and antique mahogany pedestal desk of the Cumbrian mansion where William Wordsworth and his sister were born are not the same as (more…)
The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, is arguably home to one of the greatest art collections in the world, but the collections don’t stop at (more…)