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Add a touch of whimsy to your home with these lots from William George’s timed auction

Tired of bare walls and beige sofas? Ready to swap a bit of Scandi for a touch of scandal (in your decorating at least)? Take a poke around an upcoming auction for inspiration and a chance to bid for some fabulous items for the home.

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Your guide to this spring's Asian art sales - Part II

The market for good quality Chinese antiques remains very strong - and a focus for many of the UK’s fine art auctioneers.

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Your guide to this spring's Asian art sales - Part I

The market for good quality Chinese antiques remains very strong - and a focus for many of the UK’s fine art auctioneers. A clutch of salerooms hold regular specialist sales devoted to Chinese, Japanese and other Asian works of art - typically in autumn and again in late spring. All price points and periods are represented from a huge range of different nations and cultures. Here – in the first of two consecutive preview articles - we highlight some of the forthcoming May sales available to view and bid at via thesaleroom.com.

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Architectural drawings, Grand Tour furniture and stylish interiors – buy a piece from a tastemakers collection at auction

A collection from the US art dealer, historian and stylist Charles Plante is coming to auction this month at Dreweatts.

Decorative Art
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May the Fourth be with you: Highlights from two Star Wars Day sales

On Star Wars Day now just a week away (May 4 – as in ‘May the Fourth be with you), memorabilia collectors will be spoiled for choice with two major thematic sales.

Collectables
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Feel majestic with royal castle collectables at auction

Queen Elizabeth celebrated her 96th birthday earlier this month and in June the Platinum Jubilee marks the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne in 1952.

Collectables
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Six pieces of Modern and Contemporary art on offer right now at timed online auctions

With spring well established and hints of summer just around the corner, people are excited to refresh their walls by adding an attractive piece of Modern and Contemporary art to their homes.

Fine Art
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Colourful and collectable: Five pieces of Poole Pottery at upcoming Cottees auction

Poole in Dorset has been a centre for manufacturing artistic pieces of pottery since the 19th century.

Decorative Art
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Corgi Toys cars to collect from Avengers, Bond and Batman to a cross eyed lion

Film and TV merchandise tie-ins are certainly nothing new. As the popularity of franchises ranging from James Bond to Batman and Man From UNCLE to The Avengers took off, so did that of toys created to take advantage.

Collectables
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Five foxy favourites: highlights from the Vernon Fox handbag sale

Most of us could stand to be a little greener when it comes to our fashion choices, but how to balance an eco-conscience with a killer look?