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Anne von Freyburg’s Rococo Reimagined at HOFA

HOFA has announced the inaugural UK solo exhibition by Dutch artist Anne von Freyburg, at its flagship gallery in London’s Mayfair from 2nd – 14th February 2024. Titled ‘Papillotage’, the exhibition will showcase 14 new and previously unseen textile remakes of works by Rococo masters Boucher, Fragonard and Le Brun. A central focus will be on a wall installation inspired by Fragonard’s masterpiece The Swing. Anne von Freyburg, Filthy Cute (After Fragonard, young women), 2022,...

Treasures of ‘Dick’ Turpin for Auction

Sworders will conduct a single-owner sale on January 25th devoted to the contents of Barons Court flat of Maurice Turpin (1928-2005). Maurice, known throughout the trade as ‘Dick’, was one of Britain’s foremost antiques dealers of the second half of the 20th century, achieving near legendary status over a 50-year career. Born in Bow in 1928, the son of an East End fruit seller, Turpin originally trained as a sound engineer for the BBC, before...

Decorative Fair Offers Winter Warmth

You are warmly invited to attend the Winter edition of The Decorative Fair, which opens Tuesday 23rd January at midday and runs until January 28th. The venue is Evolution London, Battersea Park, London SW11. A beacon of brightness to cheer avid design lovers midwinter, The Decorative Fair in Battersea Park is London’s longest-running and largest premier antiques, design and art fair. Since 1985 it has been a favourite event for the interior design trade attending...

2024 at Hastings Contemporary

Hastings Contemporary, located on The Stade in Hastings, East Sussex, champions modern and contemporary art. An ambitious programme of temporary exhibitions showcases work by important Modern British artists, internationally celebrated artists and emerging practitioners, often in Kunsthalle-style displays throughout the building. The not-for-profit gallery has developed a reputation for its focus on painting. Innovative programming, partnerships and collaborations support a commitment to outreach, learning and participation. The award-winning building is located on the town’s historic...

Bonhams to Auction Costumes and Props from The Crown

The award-winning series, The Crown, is one of Netflix’s most prestigious and acclaimed shows. Now, as the final series premieres, Bonhams announces a once-in-a-lifetime auction of close to 450 props, furniture, and costumes – including those inspired by Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation Robes and Princess Diana’s ‘Revenge dress’ – from all six series of The Crown, written and created by Peter Morgan and produced by Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television. A live sale of...

Louis XV Writing Table Returns Home

On 12th December 2023, the French auction house Pescheteau-Badin, with the assistance of expert Pierre-François Dayot, presented the Louis XV table à écrire created by ébéniste Jean-Henri Riesener for the Petit Trianon in 1771, at auction at Hôtel Drouot (Paris). Sold for €195,000 (including Buyer’s Premium) by auctioneer Brice Pescheteau-Badin to a French bidder in the room, the writing table was immediately pre-empted by the Centre des Monuments Nationaux for the Hôtel de la Marine....

Louis XV’s Commode for Auction

On Saturday 25 November, a rare commode by Charles Cresseny is to be auctioned by Saint-Germain-enLaye Enchères. Maître Frédéric Laurent de Rummel and Maître Peggy Savidan, with the assistance of expert PierreFrançois Dayot, will be offering anexceptional historic work, probably the only piece of furniture that the great ébéniste (cabinet maker) and sculptor Charles Cressent ever made for Louis XV. This commode once adorned the king’s bedroom at the Château de la Muette. It is...

Concours of Elegance Returns to Hampton Court

The Concours of Elegance, presented by A. Lange & Söhne at Hampton Court Palace, has opened ticket sales for its 2024 edition.   The three-day automotive extravaganza, now firmly established as Europe’s finest concours event, and one of the top three globally, will return to the grounds of Hampton Court Palace from Friday 30th August to Sunday September 1st with a jaw-dropping array of 70 automotive rarities. The event’s 13th edition will build on the success of a...

MADE Returns to London With 120 Craft Exhibitors

MADE London returns to the capital this November with an expanded fair in brand-new premises. Hosting over 120 exhibitors, MADE showcases the very latest and best contemporary craft and design from across the UK and beyond. MADE London will be installed in the spacious industrial-style interiors of The Block, a new-build events space in Angel, Islington. With 16,500 sq.ft space, The Block allows for an expansive display of works across the contemporary disciplines: ceramics, jewellery,...

Private Collection of Royal Decorator Robert Kime On Show

Dreweatts has opened to public viewing the private collection of King Charles III’s interior decorator Robert Kime (1946-2022), celebrated as a ‘titan of design’, a polymath, and the ‘great assembler’ of beautiful things, Robert Kime. a three-day auction will take place on October 4th, 5th & 6th, 2023 in celebration of the most respected and loved decorator of his generation. The sale will offer the opportunity to obtain works from Robert’s very own personal collection, which he meticulously...

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