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    Antiques Magazine Archive, February 2021

    2020 was a year for great sales

    2020 was a year for great sales

    Art Dealers Are Shocked to Realize That 2020 Was Actually a Historically Good Year for Business

    25/02/2021
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    A Lockdown Project: Recreating the Quire Carvings of Grinling Gibbons

    A Lockdown Project: Recreating the Quire Carvings of Grinling Gibbons

    2021 marks the 300th anniversary of the death of master carver, Grinling Gibbons. The Quire at St Paul’s is a masterpiece of Gibbons’ art as a carver and this year is undergoing conservation work as part of a wider programme to celebrate the craftsmen that created so much of the beauty you see at St Paul’s, and those that continue to maintain it today. 

    10/02/2021
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    A Short History of Desks

    A Short History of Desks

    The term desk stems from the Medieval Latin ‘desca’ meaning ‘table to write on’ and most of the desk forms we know today were designed in the 17th and 18th centuries.

    Over time the designs of desks have changed so greatly, that the term includes several types: 

    16/02/2021
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    Antique Wine tables

    Antique Wine tables

    Today we want to talk to you about Wine Tables.  www.antiques.co.uk have over 1,800 sellers with over 65,000 items for sale so come and join us on our fabulous website. 

     

     

     

    09/02/2021
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    Art Entrepreneur Adele Smejkal Shares 5 Savvy Tips for Aspiring Young Collectors

    Art Entrepreneur Adele Smejkal Shares 5 Savvy Tips for Aspiring Young Collectors

    Artistellar was founded in 2020 to bridge the gap between the brick-mortar gallery and e-commerce.

    11/02/2021
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    Christie's closes access to historic archive due to staff cuts

    Christie's closes access to historic archive due to staff cuts

    The vast collection of auction catalogues dates back to Christie's very first sale in 1766 and has been an invaluable resource for dealers and academics

    11/02/2021
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    Contemporary Art Exhibitions Are Drawing in a New Generation of Antiquities Collectors at this Historic Paris Gallery

    Contemporary Art Exhibitions Are Drawing in a New Generation of Antiquities Collectors at this Historic Paris Gallery

    "We always want to show the best works by the best artists," said Alain Kraemer of Kraemer Gallery of the century-spanning exhibition on view.

    10/02/2021
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    Fancy a Haring

    Fancy a Haring

    This $7.9 Million Tribeca Loft Comes With Its Own Keith Haring Mural, Painted While He Was a Student at SVA

    15/02/2021
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    Giulia Maria Crespi

    Giulia Maria Crespi

    “I’ve worked very  hard, in order to give back.” Giulia Maria Crespi was an Italian media proprietor. She was a non-profit executive and environmentalist who founded Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI) whose model is The National Trust in the UK.  FAI’s properties include numerous castles, gardens, monastic buildings and other cultural assets throughout Italy. She became Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. Crespi died on 19 July 2020, aged 97.

    10/02/2021
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    Italy's Museums re open

    Italy's Museums re open

    As Italy’s museums reopen, visitors flock for last chance to see reunited Bologna masterpiece broken up 300 years ago

    15/02/2021
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    Julien’s Auctions is selling off the museum's entire collection

    Julien’s Auctions is selling off the museum's entire collection

    New York’s Shuttered KGB Museum Is Auctioning Off Its Entire Collection of Spycams, Poison Containers, and Lenin Art This Weekend

    14/02/2021
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    Mario Testino

    Mario Testino

    CIAO! Photographer Mario Testino has created his personal love token for Italy’s people, art, food, and fashion in the form of a new book published by TASCHEN.

    18/02/2021
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    Museum tours on your mobile phone

    Museum tours on your mobile phone

    Museums Are Selling Virtual Classes and Tours to Boost Revenue During the Pandemic. Here’s What They’ve Learned About What Works

    Some museums hope that they can harness a new stream of funding from their audiences online.

    17/02/2021
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    Oldest Christian Murals found

    Oldest Christian Murals found

    Conservators Say Murals in a Bavarian Church Date Back 1,000 Years, Making Them Among the Oldest Christian Artworks in Europe

    17/02/2021
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    On tax returns in ancient Rome

    On tax returns in ancient Rome

    In ancient Rome, the wealthy liked to hold on to their money – and often went to extreme lengths to do so

    17/02/2021
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    Open then shut again

    Open then shut again

    A French Court Has Ordered a Far-Right Mayor to Close the Local Museums He Opened Last Week in Defiance of the National Lockdown

    Perpignan mayor Louis Aliot cannot act outside of the national lockdown decree, the court ruled.

    17/02/2021
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    Stone Henge. Was it built in Wales?

    Stone Henge. Was it built in Wales?

    Startling New Evidence Suggests Stonehenge’s Inner Stone Circle Was Originally Erected 175 Miles Away, in Wales

    Archaeologists suspect Stonehenge's inner circle originally stood at Waun Mawn in Wales.

    15/02/2021
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    Switzerland to try first

    Switzerland to try first

    Swiss museums can reopen from 1 March as country eases lockdown restrictions

    25/02/2021
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    The emperor started each day with an impressive display of power

    The emperor started each day with an impressive display of power

    Archaeologists Have Found the Roman Emperor Hadrian’s Palatial Breakfast Chamber, Where He Dined Before Servants on a Marble Throne

    12/02/2021
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    Unknown Dali drawing reveals new theory

    Unknown Dali drawing reveals new theory

    A Previously Unknown Salvador Dalí Drawing Reveals the Surprising Methods Behind One of the Artist’s Most Famous Paintings

    25/02/2021
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