An article on the BBC News website by Shelia Cook earlier this month revealed that many antique shops are struggling financially because of increased online competition and rising high street rents.
Dealers faced with higher costs, including (more…)
The Trump administration is charging a 10% tariff on antiques, paintings, and drawings imported to the United States from China as part of its policy of imposing tariffs on Chinese goods.
The United States imports millions of dollars’ worth of antiques and art from China every year. Data from (more…)
Italian police announced that it has recovered an ebony desk dating back to the 18th Century that was illegally exported from Italy shortly after World War II ended in 1945.
The desk is made from ebony (more…)
A collector bought what he thought was a fake 17th century wine bottle for £30 at an antique fair 10 years ago (more…)
A couple’s dream relocation to Spain became a nightmare after their antique furniture was damaged.
Stewart and Sarah Angus were fulfilling their dream of (more…)
A pair of lamps designed by surreal artist Salvador Dali and made in Britain have been temporarily stopped from being exported.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports say (more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)