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Choose the right dining table for your home (and your wallet) at auction

When choosing the perfect dining table – and indeed any piece of household furniture – it is crucial to choose something functional that suits your space and fits your budget.

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Five abstract splashes of colour to brighten up your wall

Bored of pretty but derivative chocolate-box village scenes? The Modern British art market is a good choice to explore for striking abstract images to suit a range of budgets.

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Bonhams goes back to nature with latest Decorative Art and Design auction

Learn more about the birds and the bees with auction house Bonhams’ latest sale. Its Decorative Art and Design sale on August 11 features an array of wonderful objet d’art and items inspired by nature.

Decorative Art
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Sold on thesaleroom.com: A Bristol orphanage sampler, a poster from the 1970 Bath Festival and a rare pair of English porcelain shepherds

The sale at Lawrences of Crewkerne on July 23 produced an unexpected result when this pair of early English porcelain figures of shepherds left ‘in the white’ leapt past hopes of £100-200 to bring £10,000.

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Look out for the mouse: Five pieces of Mouseman furniture to buy on thesaleroom.com

Mouseman furniture is named after Robert ‘Mousey’ Thompson (1876-1955) – a furniture maker based in Kilburn in North Yorkshire.

Collectables
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Peridot jewellery to buy for August birthdays

With its distinctive yellow-green hue, peridot is the August birthstone, which means jewellery featuring this gem is ideal for celebrating birthdays in the coming month.

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Missing going abroad? Why not buy a picture for your wall while you staycation?

Holidays abroad are hard to come by these days so why not buy a picture at auction of an overseas scene?

Fine Art
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Cats, pigs and a range of Wemyss highlights on offer in Edinburgh auction

Proud porkers are the most distinctive product of the Wemyss factory but the range encompassed far more than happy hogs.

Decorative Art
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From local cheeses to tennis championships, vintage posters star at Antikbar sale

Encompassing a range of themes and subjects, vintage posters can appeal either for their specific subject matter or their decorative quality.

Collectables