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Chiswick’s Watch Auction Is Right on Time

A rare 1960s wristwatch made for the BBC comes for sale at Chiswick Auctions on March 22nd. Made by Lemania, the stainless steel manual chronograph was chosen by the Beeb for its great accuracy. In the pre-digital era, programme staff and producers relied on a good timekeeper during live broadcasts. The watch has the BBC initials engraved to the back and the BBC inventory number 4269. It is expected to bring £1,500 – £2,500. Chiswick...

Comerford Collection of Irish Miniature Paintings to be Exhibited

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...

Iconic Djinn Chairs As Seen in 2001: A Space Odyssey for Sale from Chiswick Auctions

Chiswick Auctions is excited to present two iconic chairs, the design of which was chosen by Stanley Kubrick for his classic 1969 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, in the Design sale at Chiswick Auctions this Tuesday, February 11th, 2020. The Djinn chairs were designed by Olivier Mourgue in 1965, while he was working for the French manufacturer Airborne International, and epitomise ’60s ‘futuristic’ design. The design has gone on to take a place in interior...

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