Secret Agent Pete writes about antiques. A Lot.
A French prince and South Africa’s first black president were the subjects of interest at an auction of paintings in the Cotswolds last week. A portrait of the young Louis of France, ‘Le Grand Dauphin’ was bought for £26,000 – … Continue reading
A collection of 39 novels and biographies by Dick Francis Click image for hi-res version A portrait of the young Louis of France – Le Grand Dauphin – is attracting significant interest in the UK and across the Channel, prior to … Continue reading
With The Budget out of the way, the countdown to a General Election in 2015 has, say commentators, begun. And a collection of political memorabilia – which will go under the hammer in the Cotswolds – suggests not much has … Continue reading
A sofa believed to have belonged to the man who inspired the character of Mr Darcy in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice has sold at a Cotswold auction for £2,300 – more than twice the auctioneer’s lower estimate. Delighted auctioneers … Continue reading
A sofa believed to have belonged to the man who inspired the character of Mr Darcy in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is to be sold at a Cotswolds antiques auction. The George III mahogany framed sofa – which was … Continue reading
Love is in the air at Moore Allen & Innocent this week, where antiques auctioneers are offering unique gift ideas at their Valentine’s Day sale.
It might look a little nuts, but there are high stakes in a game of poker being played between two anthropomorphic red squirrels, who will be going under the hammer at a Cotswolds antiques auction next week.
At £340 a shot, it will be the most expensive glass raised in the Cotswolds this Christmas – a very special bottle of whisky has sold at an auction in Cirencester for £8,500. The 70cl decanter of Macallan’s Millennium was … Continue reading
At up to £178 a shot, it might be the most expensive glass raised in the Cotswolds at Christmas this year – but auctioneers at Moore Allen & Innocent in Cirencester are confident that a very special bottle of whisky … Continue reading
Fifty years ago – at the height of Beatlemania – Swindon music lover Joan Britton made her way to Heathrow airport to watch John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr board a flight to New York at the … Continue reading