Art Market: Up for sale

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The Independent Culture
THIS recently rediscovered painting by John Constable, entitled The Wheatfield and priced at dollars 6m ( pounds 3.8m), can be seen on Agnew's stand at the Grosvernor House Antiques Fair this week. Most dealers try to bring their best to the fair, which runs from 9-19 June; Agnew is quoting the price in dollars on the assumption that no one in Britain is rich enough to buy the picture. At the other end of the spectrum, Jonathan Horne will be showing 18th-century tin- glazed tiles made in Liverpool at pounds 50 a time. The annual Grosvenor House Fair, founded in 1934 by a group of dealers trying to beat the Depression, is the premier event of its kind in Britain and a star attraction for rich Americans.

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