Illustrated is small oil painting by the Scottish artist John Pettie which caused a stir at John Nicolson’s auctions in Haslemere, Surrey at the tail end of January.
Readers the length and breadth of Courier Country will have owned a piece of McIntosh furniture at some stage. Alas, no, not Charles Rennie Mackintosh, but Alexander Henry McIntosh (1835-1919).
With record winter temperatures across the country, the dilemma on what to wear outdoors has been as much a topic of conversation as the weather.
Sold for over 100,000 euros by Dorotheum Auctions in Vienna on April 30 was this Roman School, c1603-20 oil on canvas, depicting Saint Bartholomew.
Special Auction Services of Newbury featured a remarkable Second World War survivor in its antiques sale on February 5 – and it duly sold for 10 times its pre-sale estimate.
SLIPWARE IS not something to be found in the unmentionables department of M&S.
With most auction publicity and Antiques Roadshow items being big budget nowadays, often in multiples of thousands, I am sometimes asked to recommend what to collect when funds are limited. I hope this week’s piece suggests an answer.
What do you make of the British abstract artist Bridget Riley? Bit like Marmite, I imagine – half the country loves her, the other half says yeeuch!
Forum Auctions, relative newcomers to the antiquarian book trade, operate from a Victorian building close to Battersea Park.
A wee bit of Dundee history today, courtesy of auctioneers Bonham’s.