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…)
In a recent episode of the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, a man brought an antique Colt 37 revolver for valuation and was stunned by how much expert Bill Harriman valued it at.
The man purchased the firearm for (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…)
In a recent episode of the Antiques Roadshow, a woman brought along a ‘royal throne’ to be examined.
The lady, who brought the item to Castle Howard in North Yorkshire, said that (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…)
Leeds City Museum is opening an exhibition to showcase the craftsmanship and design skills of Yorkshire furniture maker, Thomas Chippendale in the year of his tricentenary.
The exhibition is already open to the public and will run until (more…)
On an episode of Antiques Roadshow broadcast on April 15th 2018, a Fabergé Flower was valued at over £1 million. The piece consisted of a gold twig resting in a rock crystal vase carved to make it look like water.
The Fabergé Flower belongs to (more…)
Minimalism could be on its way out to be replaced by interiors featuring antiques.
Many people have embraced minimalism with rooms that feature (more…)
In May 2018, Christie’s in New York is selling the art and antique collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller.
Some of the items were acquired by the (more…)
The Ritz Paris Hotel is selling 10,000 objects and antiques in a five day sale later this month. The hotel closed in 2012 for a full renovation and items removed from the hotel are being put up for sale.
Audrey Hepburn, Ernest Hemingway, Coco Chanel and Marcel Proust are amongst the famous names that have (more…)