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Midsummer Night’s Dream fairy painting for Bonhams 19th Century Pictures auction

Midsummer Night’s Dream fairy painting for Bonhams 19th Century Pictures auction

A scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a magical watercolor fairy painting by John Simmons is offered for sale with an estimate of £40,000-£60,000 at Bonhams 19th Century Paintings Sale on 10th July. The scene depicts Act II Scene II of Shakespeare’s play which sees Oberon, the Fairy King, planning to sprinkle a love potion […]

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World record prices set at Bonhams 19th century pictures auction

World record prices set at Bonhams 19th century pictures auction

The Ionian Dance by Sir Edward John Poynter, rediscovered after almost 100 years out of the spotlight, was the highlight of Bonhams’ 19th Century Paintings sale today on 10th July, selling for £301,250 to the successful buyer amongst a multitude of telephone bidders. The re-emergence of The Ionian Dance at auction is the first time […]

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Frankenstein insert for Heritage Auctions July 27-28 movie poster sale

Frankenstein insert for Heritage Auctions July 27-28 movie poster sale

An original 1931 Frankenstein movie poster insert will provide a monster payday for the collector who bought it as a teenager for only a few dollars at a local antique store and later kept it in the closet for over 30 years when it crosses the block July 27-28 as part of Heritage’s Movie Poster […]

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Florentine picture panel auctioned at Bonhams

Florentine picture panel auctioned at Bonhams

A Florentine 17th century ‘pietre dure’ panel depicting a coastal scene was the prize piece at Bonhams Fine European Furniture sale yesterday, 4th July, selling for £157,250, five times its pre-sale estimate. It was brought to a Bonhams valuation day in Suffolk earlier this year where it was recognized as something rather special. This spectacular […]

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