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…)
The Elgar Foundation has recently claimed that it is the rightful owner of a manuscript by the composer in which the foundation is named, following its appearance on the BBC Antiques Roadshow.
In the episode, a woman brought along (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…)
Hollywood star Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson are selling some of their antique furniture, artwork and accessories online.
Amongst the items on sale from June 27th are an antique (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…)
Several events are being held across the country to celebrate the tricentenary of furniture maker Thomas Chippendale, who was born on June 5th, 300 years ago in Yorkshire.
Edwin Lascelles was a significant Chippendale patron who lived in (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…)
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…)