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Monday 04 April 2011
Faberge, famous for its jewel-encrusted eggs and connections with the Russian tsars, is set to return to London after a 94-year break. Pallinghurst Resources, which bought Fabergé in 2007, is searching for a flagship store. Fabergé board member Sean Gilbertson said: "The last Fabergé store outside Russia, at 173 Bond Street, closed in 1917. All the money in the world passes through London so we thought it would be appropriate to be there."
Monday 04 April 2011
The seller of a Qing vase auctioned for £53m last year has flown to China in a final attempt to persuade the bidder to pay up.
Thursday 17 March 2011
A decade-long battle over images of Yosemite National Park has been settled, but who took them remains a mystery
Tuesday 08 March 2011
Friday 21 January 2011
Culture clash, murder mystery, portrait of a place, meditation on the sands of time: Tremain's latest novel packs several genres into its disputed patch of French rural ground. In the lovely, doom-laden hills of the Cévennes, faded London antiques dealer Anthony, lover of handsome furniture and youths, seeks a quaint mas to act as his final rampart of beauty against age.
Friday 14 January 2011
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Saturday 09 October 2010
Sunday 19 September 2010
Friday 10 September 2010
Tuesday 03 August 2010
An antiques dealer who planned to sell a stolen copy of a rare first collection of Shakespeare's plays was jailed for eight years yesterday.
Saturday 31 July 2010
A pair of vases left on a bedroom shelf have transformed a couple's retirement after selling for almost £500,000 at auction in Dorchester.
Thursday 22 July 2010
Saturday 10 July 2010
A former gamekeeper has been charged with murder six years after a retired colonel was shot dead with a shotgun as he answered his front door.
Tuesday 06 July 2010
Shows about antiques and curios have become so commonplace on BBC television that they are making rare artifacts of the few programmes of genuine originality and ambition that remain in the daytime schedule.
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Labour leadership: Battle lines are drawn as members battle over party's ideology at first hustings of the contest
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
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