James Lewis, an auctioneer and antique expert has achieved a world record by holding the world’s longest continuous solo auction in Matlock, Derbyshire.
Over 1,000 lots were donated for (more…)
A 12-inch lacquer casket with an estimated value of £200 to £300 has been sold at auction for £40,000 after bidders spotted that the casket dated from the Japanese Edo period.
The Edo period was between (more…)
A pair of giant Irish elk antlers owned by the artist Sir Sidney Nolan are being sold in London in May.
They are expected to be sold for between (more…)
An aesthetic movement X-Frame armchair has been sold for £11,000 at an auction in Crewkerne, over 70 times its estimated value of £150.
The chair was designed by Christopher Dresser in around 1880 for (more…)
The Horlicks factory in Slough recently closed and the company will be selling its valuable art and furniture.
Most of the antique furniture was designed by (more…)
A chipped Chinese fruit bowl that was bought for £3 at country house sales in the 1950s has been sold for £100,000.
The owner of the bowl inherited it from his father (more…)
A copy of Thomas Chippendale’s Cabinet-Makers Directory recently sold for £32,500.
Thomas Chippendale is one of the most famous English furniture makers. Genuine Chippendale (more…)
A Rolex watch that is the same model of one worn by American actor Steve McQueen was sold at auction last month for a record price of £18,200, well above its estimated price of between £7,000 and £10,000.
An antique that was once owned by (more…)
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…)
This month, Christie’s in New York sold the Salvator Mundi painting of Christ by Leonardo da Vinci for $400m. After the (more…)