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Exceptionally rare works by Khalil Gibran, T.E. Lawrence, Ulugh Beg and Ibn Sina headline rare bookseller Peter Harrington’s new catalogue of Islamic and Arabic books. Peter Harrington’s Abu Dhabi 2020 catalogue contains a selection of 85 books and manuscripts that offer an enticing selection of some of the most sought-after and desirable works by leading lights of the Islamic and Arabic-speaking world. According to Pom Harrington, owner of Peter Harrington, “Our Abu Dhabi 2020 catalogue...

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Established in 2008, The Stellar Foundation Collection comprises over 600 works dating from the late 19th Century to the present day. As a collection, Stellar gives insight into the cultural viewpoint of individuals with diverse understandings of the world. We spoke to founder Mrs Anita Choudhrie about the Collection, the Foundation and its work. What are the aims of the Stellar International Art Foundation? “As Stellar has evolved, with society traditionally dictated by male dominated...

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Like many another auction house, Lyon & Turnbull is coping with the coronavirus lockdown by taking its sales online. A sale of 19th and 20th century works of art on April 1st, the firm’s first using the ‘live online’ format, proved a success and showed that the format can work despite the technical challenges. Although held ‘behind closed doors’ in Edinburgh, the sale titled Decorative Arts: Design from 1860 attracted close to 1,400 registered bidders...

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Chiswick Auctions has announced the results for the sale of the The Comerford Collection of Irish portrait miniatures on March 25th. This outstanding collection was compiled over forty years by the late John and Pauline Comerford, who descended from the Irish miniaturist John Comerford (c.1770-1832). Their love of the art form began by sourcing works by some of the leading Irish miniaturists of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The entire collection of 121...

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Sometimes the prospect of owning your own piece of art by an acclaimed artist seems slim. Pieces by Andy Warhol for example, have reached astronomical prices at auction time and time again. However, many of his prints remain extremely accessible to collectors who are just starting to build their collection of famous works of art. MyArtBroker.com has prepared a uniquely helpful guide for anyone who might fancy an original Andy Warhol piece to hang on...

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A Whisky Auctioneer auction has broken records as a valuable and rare 1926 Macallan sold for $1,072,000 (£825,000), which broke the previous sale record of $912,000 in 2018. The whiskies up for sale, described as the ‘Perfect Collection’ had already sparked global interest before the auction started. This was the first online whisky auction that saw a bottle sell for a million dollars. Bids came in from 56 countries all over the world, with 1,642...

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Located in the heart of Montauban, one of the most beautiful cities in the south west of France, and reopening last December after three years of total closure for major works, the Ingres Bourdelle Museum has scheduled four exhibitions which, from Ingres to contemporaries, offer visitors a journey into the history of art. The only dedicated Ingres museum in the world, the Ingres Bourdelle Museum has been completely restructured and modernised and now features exceptional...

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One of the most significant collections of Arab and Islamic coinage ever assembled is now on show in the exhibition Coins of Islam: History Revealed in Abu Dhabi, UAE. His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al Nahyan, deputy prime minister and minister of presidential affairs, inaugurated the exhibition under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak on January 28th. Curated and organized by Dr. Alain Baron, founder of Numismatica Genevensis SA, the exhibition...

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In its latest catalogue, Fifty Fine Items, Peter Harrington Rare Books has included some fascinating volumes with interesting inscriptions by Charles Dickens, HG Wells, DH Lawrence, Ian Fleming and Oskar Schindler. Among others the catalogue contains a superb presentation copy of Oliver Twist, inscribed by the author to his close friend William Charles Macready on the title page: “W.C. Macready from his affectionate friend Charles Dickens Christmas 1841.” Macready was an actor and theatre-manager and was...

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Modern British furniture manufacturing leads the world, with its design flair and traditional hand skills setting the highest standards. But what does it take to continue an illustrious history of furniture-making?  British furniture-making has always set the highest standards in design and manufacturing quality, and it’s fascinating to realise how much its styles and materials are influenced by world history.  From the Restoration period of the 1660s-1680s, when the return of the king and his...

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