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Napoleon’s bed, anyone? French treasures go under the hammer
The interior designer who redecorated Versailles and the Louvre is auctioning 75 of his most cherished pieces

Kim Willsher

07, May, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Judith Miller obituary
Antiques expert who helped identify treasures for the BBC television series Antiques Roadshow

Anthony Hayward

19, Apr, 2023 @3:15 PM

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Metallica buy vinyl factory as format outsells CDs for first time in US since 1987
The thrash metallers have secured their own supply of the high-value format, which is enjoying a 16th consecutive year of growth, ahead of the release of a new album

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

14, Mar, 2023 @5:16 PM

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Rare Giacometti chandelier bought for £250 in London set to sell for millions
Piece acquired by English painter in antiques shop in 1960s has been confirmed as lost work by Swiss sculptor

Vanessa Thorpe and Lesley Bellew

28, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Dinosaur head sold for $6m at US auction reveals new breed of art collectors
Sale of Maximus T rex at Sotheby’s reveals growing interest in palaeontological finds at auction houses

Alice Fisher

17, Dec, 2022 @4:00 PM

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How a Hello Kitty guitar became the hottest Stratocaster
Novelty guitars emblazoned with the face of the cartoon cat are now changing hands for $1,000 thanks to ‘post-punk irony’

James Tapper

11, Dec, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘I’d be stupid to stop it now!’ The man with the only complete collection of UK No 1 singles
Dave Watson is the proud owner of 1,404 chart-toppers. He looks back on three decades of tracking down obscure vinyl records – and reveals how he copes in the digital era

Safi Bugel

18, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The Posthumous Papers of the Manuscripts Club review – the joy of turning over an old leaf
Christopher de Hamel’s account of the people who created illuminated manuscripts in the middle ages, and those who now preserve them, is a witty treat

Peter Conrad

24, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Pink diamond expected to fetch more than £20m at Hong Kong auction
Williamson Pink Star is second largest ‘fancy vivid pink’ diamond to ever appear at auction

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

07, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Macabre, biased and fascinating: why you should visit the Wellcome Collection
The permanent collection of gruesome medical artefacts, is just one of the attractions at this mesmerising and forward-looking London institution


27, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Social history and art combined: why you should visit the Centre of Ceramic Art
From Lucie Rie’s buttons to WA Ismay’s unique hoard, the peerless pottery collection in York Art Gallery will appeal to all

Rachel Cooke

24, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Experience: I have collected more than 8,000 teapots
Charles and Camilla came. We made sure they didn’t see the one depicting them

Sue Blazye

10, Jun, 2022 @9:00 AM

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