The antique mahogany partners desks and other fine furniture seen in Cumbrian antique shops are often purchased from regional auction rooms, who in 2011 continued to weather the recession with aplomb.
A combination of high bullion prices and low interest rates (more…)
Sotheby’s of New York has launched itself into 2012 with what promises to be one of the most exciting antique auctions of the year. The January 20th sale of (more…)
Lancashire collectors may baulk at the figures quoted for American sales, but even Sotheby’s must have wondered if a nought had been put in the wrong place, when their expert put an estimate of (more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
A Japanese ebonised antique desk realised £12,700 against an upper estimate of £5,100 at Christie’s New York recently. The sale, Country House Elegance: An Architectural Vision was held on 21st November at the Rockefeller Plaza.
In Preston, antique desks made (more…)
After 40 years in the antiques trade, Dennis White has decided to retire. Inglenook Antiques will close its doors for the final time in November. (more…)
The Alameda Point Antiques Faire in Northern California has seen its popularity soar to over 12,000 visitors a month. With over 750 traders, the antiques fair offers everything from antique furniture to old glassware and rusty gas station signs. The only rule for the antiques fair is (more…)
The organisers of the Antiques Collectibles and Militaria Fair were left astounded by the resounding success of the event held at the Bundaberg Civic Centre, Australia last weekend. Stephen Proh, the committee chairman said that although the Friday was successful, the Saturday was even busier.
There were (more…)