Author Archives: Tori Billington

  1. Oakley House | 1 May 2019

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    Oakley House: The Collection of Eustace Gibbs, 3rd Baron Wraxall, KCVO, CMG
    Globetrot vicariously through this cosmopolitan collection spanning generations

    Gathered across four generations and many continents, this unique collection from Lord Wraxall’s final residence at Oakley House offers a fascinating and highly attractive mix of inherited and newly bought works from around the world. From Old Master paintings, Asian works of art, Continental furniture, decorative items and medals, to more modern works by the likes of Henry Moore, Jacob Epstein, Walter Sickert and Edward Seago.

  2. ‘Brave New World’ for Modern Firsts at Bloomsbury Auctions

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    ‘Brave New World’ for Modern Firsts at Bloomsbury Auctions

    Thursday 28 March 2019 saw Bloomsbury Auctions achieve remarkable results in the Modern Firsts market, with strong results achieved for authors such as J.R.R. Tolkien, William Golding, Aldous Huxley, Seamus Heaney, George Orwell, Kingsley Amis, J.M. Coetzee and many others.

  3. The Rolex Explorer II Ref. 1655 | 13 March 2019

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    The Rolex Explorer II Ref. 1655 (lot 113) in our sale on 13 March 2019, achieved a hammer price of £22,000 – a new international record for a Ref. 1655 without a retailer-signed dial.  Dreweatts’ Senior Watch Specialist, Adrian Hailwood, muses on the possible factors contributing to this great price.