News about English Collectibles
Doyle’s English & Continental Week sales had bidders buzzing
NEW YORK – English & Continental Week at Doyle topped $1.8 million as bidders from around the world competed during two days of sales on May 24 and 25.
Qianlong vase spotted in English kitchen rockets to $1.7M at Dreweatts
LONDON – A Chinese vase created in the 18th century for the court of the Qianlong Emperor and purchased for a few hundred pounds in the 1980s sold at Dreweatts on May 18 for a staggering £1,449,000 ($1.7 million) against a pre-sale estimate of £100,000-£150,000.
Grand English estate’s collection offered at Dreweatts, May 10
LONDON – Dreweatts will sell the contents of Rawdon Hall, home of the same family for more than 425 years, in Town & Country: The Collections of Charles Plante and Rawdon Hall, scheduled for Tuesday, May 10. The historic house in Yorkshire contains an extensive collection of fine art, including family portraits, furniture and works of […]
English lighting dealer’s collection glows at Sworders, April 21
STANSTED MOUNTFICHET, UK – On April 21, Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers will hold a sale titled Let There be Light – The Christopher Butterworth Collection, featuring 250 lots ranging in price from £250 to £5,000. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.