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How Is the Luxury Furniture Market Developing Worldwide?

A recent report by Mordor Intelligence estimated that the world’s luxury furniture market is likely to grow by 4.7 percent between 2018 and 2023. The report says that innovations in manufacturing technology, as well as a growing appreciation for the potential of local design, are helping global market leaders to meet the needs of an increasingly demanding luxury furniture market. As major manufacturers expand their offering by acquiring local designers and manufacturers, premium materials such as leather, glass, metal and woods— including mahogany and alder—are all being pressed into...

Update – Lewis Chessmen Piece is Sold For £735,000, Questions About UK’s Impending Ivory Ban Remain

An extremely rare medieval chess piece, one of the five missing Lewis Chessmen, has been sold at a Sotheby’s auction to an anonymous buyer for £735,000. The 900 year-old Lewis Chessmen hoard was discovered on the Isle of Lewis in 1831 and includes some 93 pieces, most of which are now to be found in the British Museum.  The newly re-discovered piece, found in a drawer in an Edinburgh home, is a warder (the medieval...

What Are the Rules to Wealth Management?

If you would describe yourself as ‘affluent’, or in modern parlance as an HNWI (High Net Worth Individual), wealth management could be vital to your future finances. Unless you are a financial professional, you can’t be expected to have a grasp of all the investment, accounting, tax, legal, inheritance and residence laws which might affect you and your family’s wealth. The advisory service of a wealth manager is a consultative process, designed to explore the client’s assets and needs, to tailor a strategy using appropriate financial products...

Lewis Chessmen Piece’s Sale Opens New Questions About the UK’s Impending Ivory Ban

An extremely valuable medieval chess piece, one of the five missing Lewis Chessmen, has recently been discovered in a drawer by a family in Edinburgh.  The 900 year-old Lewis Chessmen hoard was discovered on the Isle of Lewis in 1831 and includes some 93 pieces, most of which are now to be found in the British Museum.  The newly re-discovered piece is a warder (the medieval equivalent of a rook) in the form of an...
Rachel Feinstein Artwork to be Won as American Artist Honoured at Annual Women in Art Event

Life & CultureRachel Feinstein Artwork to be Won as American Artist Honoured at Annual Women in Art Event

American artist Rachel Feinstein is to be honoured at the Women in Art Lunch on Thursday 27th June, 2019. Rachel Feinstein joins a fine roster of contemporary peers honoured at the annual event, including  Cornelia Parker, Sue Webster, Tracey Emin, Jenny Holzer and Marina Abramovic. The event raises money for the BFAMI, which funds educational programmes run by art museums in Israel, and will feature the artist in conversation about her art and achievements, and a...
Ian Fleming James Bond Book Collection For Sale at £2.5m

Life & CultureIan Fleming James Bond Book Collection For Sale at £2.5m

Rare bookseller Peter Harrington is offering for sale a remarkable collection of Ian Fleming’s James Bond books. To be shown at the Masterpiece antiques event in London, the collection includes first editions signed to Winston Churchill, Robert Kennedy and others, and has been valued at £2.5m. Described as the most significant Ian Fleming collection ever to appear on the market, it contains inscribed first editions of every James Bond book published in the author’s lifetime....
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