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Memento ring of the last Jacobite to be executed for treason sells in Chichester

11 February 2019

A local family that could trace a clear line back to the 1750 was the consignor of this gold, white enamel and citrine mourning ring to Henry Adams in Chichester.

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Olwyn Bowey greenhouse gets warm reception at auction

04 February 2019

The £140,000 record-breaking Cedric Morris lower painting at Chichester saleroom Henry Adams (plus 20% buyer’s premium) was not the only work by an artist-plantsman to feature in the January 17 sale (see ATG No 2377 for more on that Morris result).

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Whatever the weather: an IACF Ardingly picture special

28 January 2019

As parliamentary debates on future trade relations with the EU raged in London, cross-border business carried on regardless in West Sussex at IACF’s Ardingly International Antiques and Collectors Fair on January 15-16.

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Cedric Morris blooms again at Chichester auction

21 January 2019

Henry Adams has achieved an auction record for Cedric Morris (1889-1982), completing a hat-trick of high prices for the artist-plantsman at the Chichester saleroom.

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At IACF Ardingly, sellers and buyers beat the Brexit and winter blues

18 January 2019

As momentous parliamentary debates on future trade relations with the EU raged in London, cross-border business went on regardless at IACF Ardingly in West Sussex this week.

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Previews: £30,000 plus

14 January 2019

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

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Movers and shakers: the latest trade appointments including new faces at Bonhams and Sotheby’s

04 December 2018

Our latest look at moves across auction houses, dealerships and art and antique organisations.

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Arundel shop seeks to bring back ‘brown’

03 December 2018

A new destination for antiques shopping in Arundel has opened at Merchants Hall.

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Preview: from Old Master to modern, marine pictures from £70 to £40,000 for sale in Sussex this week

27 November 2018

For their depiction of military dramas, trade wars and man’s battle with the lethal power of the sea, marine paintings are a highly distinctive genre, as a selection from John Nicholson's monthly picture sale tomorrow (Wednesday, November 28) shows.

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Commonwealth crackers pair up

26 November 2018

This pair of Commonwealth silver plates, London 1645, bear the contemporaneous arms of the Puritan Bulstrode Whitelocke (1605-75).

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Lucio Fontana bronze is a force of nature

26 November 2018

This limited-edition bronze, below, by Italian artist Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) made £24,000 at West Sussex saleroom Bellmans (22% buyer’s premium).

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Norwich bidders eager for beaker

26 November 2018

An English provincial rarity, the 3½in (9cm) tall, c.1688 Norwich beaker below was a target for collectors at Henry Adams (20% buyer’s premium) of Chichester.

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Previews: £30,000 plus

12 November 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

Warm welcome at Lucy Haywood's West Sussex brocantes

05 November 2018

Lucy Haywood organises country brocantes at assorted venues in West Sussex.

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Bidding for Evelyn Ince shows sign of female artists in demand

29 October 2018

The current demand for female artists was in evidence at Henry Adams (20% buyer’s premium) of Chichester when a work by Evelyn Ince (1886-1941) went under the hammer.

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Grammar School rules get a tick in Sussex sale

29 October 2018

A 17th century manuscript grimoire that sold for £18,000 (featured on these pages in ATG No 2363) was very much the star turn of an October 2 sale in Sussex, but certainly not the only lot to catch the eye.

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‘Conservatory’ Coalbrookdale table sells at Summers Place

22 October 2018

Coalbrookdale cast-iron furniture, subject to ebbs and flows of fashion, has dipped a little in recent years, but this c.1850 occasional table is a rarity. It was surely made for the conservatory rather than the garden.

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Manuscript’s sale magic

15 October 2018

Brought into a West Sussex saleroom some months ago, a manuscript grimoire, or collection of magic spells, invocations and more practical advice on ailments and aspirations, offered quite a challenge to the cataloguer.

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Portrait subject spurs bidder to a high price

08 October 2018

Standing proud in full riding wear, this early 20th century portrait of a female rider and her two terriers, below, struck a chord with bidders in Sussex.

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Management team replaces Pratt at Bellmans

10 September 2018

West Sussex auction house Bellmans has reshuffled its top team following the departure of managing director Jonathan Pratt, who left to join Dreweatts last month.