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Antiques From The Home Of John Penrose Go Under The Hammer at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions

An eclectic selection of interior antiques belonging to art and antiques dealer Mr, John Penrose will be sold at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions Donnington Priory saleroom in their two-day Interiors, Glass and Ceramics sale on Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th January.

Blenheim Palace hosts the Second Cotswolds Art & Antique Dealers' Association Fair

After a spectacular first show last year, The Cotswolds Art & Antiques Dealers' Association Fair returns to the elegant setting of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st April 2013. Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill, eldest daughter of the present Duke of Marlborough, is the new Patron of the Association.

A superb collection of Fine Art at Chorley's on 13th December

Chorley's forthcoming sale on Thursday 13th December contains a superb collection of prints, watercolours and oil paintings relating to Plymouth and its naval history.
There are several interesting views including Plymouth Fish Market (Lot 325) by Nicholas Matthew Condy (1818-1851), showing figures haggling, carrying an estimate of £2,500-3,000.

A variety of highlights at Chorley's on Thursday 26th July

The highlight of Chorley's sale on Thursday 26th July 2012 is Lot
352, a view of Venice showing the Bacino di St Marco with the Bucintoro returning to the Molo on Ascension Day.

The Focus is on Ceramics at Chorley's next sale

Ceramics form the focus of Chorley's forthcoming sale on Thursday 28th June 2012 and one of the major highlights is a Chinese medallion bowl (Lot 409).

Chastleton Village Fete - the first one for eighty years

Chastleton House, the picturesque National Trust Jacobean manor house nestled in the north west corner of Oxfordshire is hosting the Chastleton village fete on Sunday 10th June from 1pm until 5pm.

New displays open at Court Barn Museum, Chipping Campden

Visitors will be delighted by the new displays at Court Barn which will be inaugurated on Friday 25 May. On display will be pieces by the radical late nineteenth/early 20th century Arts & Crafts designer C.R. Ashbee including a magnificent silver presentation piece, a classic designed muffin dish and some beautiful pieces of jewellery which have never been on public display before.

Two Day April Sale at Chorley's Thursday 19th and Friday 20th April

Chorley's next fine art sale is a two-day sale on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th April 2012 focussing primarily on silver and jewellery. The market in this area remains strong and Chorley's are one of the leading regional auctioneers in this field.

A Double first for the Cotswold Art & Antique Dealer's Association

The first-ever Cotswold Art & Antique Dealers' Association Fair is being held in the elegant setting of Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd April 2012. This is also the very first antiques and fine art fair to be held at Blenheim Palace, home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough.

Court Barn Museum Chipping Campden suffers a burglary

 

Items of silverware and jewellery of "national importance" have been stolen from Court Barn Museum in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire.

Among the items taken were objects created by designer and architect CR Ashbee, one of the pioneers of the Arts and Crafts movement.

Police said the burglary happened between 23:30 GMT and 23:40 GMT on Monday.

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