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January 14, 2012 - Filed under: Selling Antiques — Richard

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…)

January 12, 2012 - Filed under: Selling Antiques — David

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…)

January 3, 2012 - Filed under: Selling Antiques — Richard

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…)

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 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 6, 2011 - Filed under: Antiques News,Selling Antiques — Richard

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…)

November 16, 2011 - Filed under: Selling Antiques — Harriet

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…)

August 29, 2011 - Filed under: Selling Antiques — Harriet

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…)

August 26, 2011 - Filed under: Selling Antiques — Richard

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…)

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