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Picture This XXXII

“Yes…I’ll have a pound of glue please, and one of your finest four-foot long, 3-1/2″ wide London-pattern in-cannel gouges.” Lot 166 in Christie’s Out of The Ordinary Sale (South Kensington, London, on the 3rd of September, 2014) is this rather … Continue reading

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Ronald Phillips Ltd – Making Room

One of Britain’s pre-eminent dealers of fine English antique furniture and objects, Ronald Phillips Antiques Ltd., are re-evaluating their stock after a recent move to new premises. Ronald Phillips have entrusted Christie’s with the disposal of their surplus to be … Continue reading

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Picture This XX

A few early auction catalogues produced by ‘Mr. Christie, At his Great Room in Pall Mall’. Fig. 1. Catalogue dated 7th of March, 1772. (Lewis Walpole Library) Fig. 2. Catalogue dated 18th of April, 1772. (Lewis Walpole Library) Fig. 3. … Continue reading

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Auctioneer James Christie, founder of the renowned auctioneers Christie’s, held his first recorded sale on the 5th of December 1766 in King Street in St. James’s, London. Christie’s now have offices in over forty countries. In 1998, Christie’s was purchased … Continue reading

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