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December 30, 2011 - Filed under: Antique Tables,Selling Antiques — David

Lancashire collectors are often mystified by the obscure terms antique auctioneers use. However, they can take heart by the fact that even the experts can be stumped thinking up the right phrases sometimes.

At a recent Christie’s sale, an (more…)

December 29, 2011 - Filed under: Antique Tables,Antiques on TV — Richard

Lancashire residents will be no doubt be furiously checking the contents of their antique cabinets, following the news that an antique plate taken for Antiques Roadshow valuation in a supermarket carrier bag was estimated to be worth £100,000. Grandmother Wendy Jones had only (more…)

December 28, 2011 - Filed under: Arts and Crafts Furniture,Auctions — David

The Important 20th Century Design Sale, held at Sotheby’s New York on December 15th, raised a record $5.1m in sales. The auction was dominated by modern abstract pieces – many of which remained unsold. However, a collection of traditional Arts & Crafts Furniture by (more…)

December 27, 2011 - Filed under: Antique Desks,Auctions — Richard

Victorian oak partners desks are eternally popular – but sometimes, a lighter touch is needed, or so it seemed at PFK’s winter sale, where a ladies kneehole writing desk with an estimate of £800 – £1200 realised £900. The same sum was paid for a 19th century pedestal Pembroke writing (more…)

December 26, 2011 - Filed under: Antique Bookcases,Auctions — Harriet

At PFK Auctioneers’ November 30th sale, an impressive Victorian breakfront bookcase, measuring over 12ft in width, was sold for an equally impressive £3300 against an estimate of £1000 – £2000. (more…)

December 24, 2011 - Filed under: Antique Chests,Selling Antiques — David

The fortunes of Penrith and Kidd continue to rise – especially in the area of antique chests. The Cumbrian auction house and valuers has a name you’d normally associate with cattle sales. However, PFK also host three Antiques and Collectors auctions each year. At one recent auction, held on 30th November, an impressive (more…)

December 23, 2011 - Filed under: Antique Cabinets,Selling Antiques — Richard

At PFK auctioneers in Penrith, Cumbria, the final sale of the year yielded a Gillows masterpiece – a George III mahogany secretaire press cupboard, which realised £3500 against (more…)

December 22, 2011 - Filed under: Auctions — Harriet

The Christie’s of Amsterdam sale: European Noble and Private Collections (December 13th – 14th) included an antique dining table of Dutch Empire heritage, which sold for €38,200. Labelled as “probably Netherlandish, first quarter 19th century,” the original estimate had been (more…)

December 21, 2011 - Filed under: Arts and Crafts Furniture,Auctions — David

Last week, on 15th December, Sotheby’s New York office held an auction of important 20th century design works which netted over $5.1m in sales. One of the highest grossing fine arts and furniture auctions of the year, it included many rare pieces of French (more…)

December 20, 2011 - Filed under: Auctions — Richard

Edinburgh auctioneer Lyon & Turnbull have announced they are to sell the contents of Blair House, Ayrshire in March 2012. Among the items going under the hammer is (more…)

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