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Mouseman furniture from several private collections makes up remarkable auction array of early items

Early furniture made by Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson will be sold in the 20th Century Design Sale at Tennants Auctioneers on March 2.

Furniture
Cabinet

Buy into the burr wood trend with furniture at auction

Burr wood (or burl in the US) is wood that has unusual markings due to a deformity when the tree was growing.

Furniture
Patrick Heron plate

Colour in the winter: Five works estimated at under £500 from the Branfield collection of Cornish art

The art collection amassed by John Branfield and his late wife Pep represents one of the most significant groups of Cornish art to have come to the market in recent memory.

Fine Art
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The ABC's of auction

Whether you’ve taught a child to read in the past or are fascinated by fonts and typefaces, there are plenty of reasons to check out historic alphabets.

Collectables
TSR Roseberys Design Behn Bronze

From a Behn bronze panther to Cocteau plates - five to buy at south London Design sale

Roseberys’ Design sale in south London on February 20 sale will feature an expansive range of rare and important works from 1860 to the present day.

Decorative Art
Withers TSR Figures

Silver under the floorboards and vinaigrettes in the cooker

The extraordinary collection of the Bath dealer-collector George Withers (1946-2023) comes for sale across three days and two Somerset salerooms later this month.

Lalique Dahlias vase

Dedicated Lalique sale: our pick of five eyecatching lots

The Art Deco glass of René Lalique remains among the most popular collecting categories at auction.

Decorative Art
Chiswick Prints Feb 13 Cauldfield

Modern and Contemporary prints make the right impression

Original prints by some of the best known Modern and Contemporary artists are included in Chiswick Auctions’ Prints and Multiples sale on February 13. Signed and limited edition works by Banksy, Henri Matisse, Laurence Stephen Lowry, David Hockney, Lucien Freud, Takashi Murakami, Sir Peter Blake, Tracey Emin and Sir Howard Hodgkin are offered with estimates ranging from £100 to £20,000.

Reeman Dansie Signs

Sign of the times: More than 130 street and advertising signs come to auction

A signage collection featuring more than 130 examples is coming to auction at Reeman Dansie.

Collectables