Fine Art & Antiques

Wick Antiques Logo

Established in 1981 by Charles Wallrock. Previous suppliers of Harrods for over 22 years.

Not so Boring Brown!

 

Wick Antiques Ebony Amboyna Stained Boxwood and Burr Walnut Occasional Table by John C J Atkins London

Detail: An ebony, amboyna, stained boxwood and burr walnut occasional table,
John C J Atkins, Regent St, London, c1850. £2,450

Read more…

Selection-of-Silver-Items

Objects of Desire and The Vintage Magazine are delighted to be working closely with Alastair Dickenson who is best-known for his appearances as the Silver expert on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow.  Alastair has created a superb collection of forty five original silver objects associated with the sports of hunting, shooting, fishing and polo.

Over several decades of dealing in Antique Silver he has often had enquiries about silver relating to outdoor pursuits.  For this reason he has produced a book based on hunting, shooting and fishing but have included a small collection of items connected to other outdoor activities.  These include finely modelled animals and birds that would make ideal presents but every piece in this collection has been chosen for its rarity and quality

See a selection of these superb pieces below and please contact us at robertjarman@thevintagemagazine.com
or robert.jarman@objectsofdesirecollection.co.uk for a catalogue and price list to see the complete collection and arrange to view the pieces.

Alternatively please telephone  00 44 1962 771336

Pieces range from £275 to £18,500, and would make wonderful Christmas presents.

Read more…

Also being offered in the sealed bid sale is one man’s entire collection of garden-related objects in one single lot.

A collection that has been amassed over 100 years by three generations of the Crowther Family, who are synonymous with the production of leadwork, will be offered at Summers Place Auctions, Billingshurst, West Sussex in their biannual sale of Sculpture and Design for the House and Garden on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

Read more…

The Crowther Collection of Lead Garden Statuary

Eric Clapton is best-known for his musical talent, but his investment skills would be the envy of most investment professionals.  In 2001 Eric Clapton bought three paintings by Gerhard Richter for what was then the huge sum of £2 million (US$3.2 million).

In 2012 the rock guitarist sold one of these paintings for US$34 million at Christies,  a sum that would go down in history as the highest priced ever paid at auction for the work of a living artist.

Read more…

Gerhard Richter Abstraktes Bild 809-1

Manuel Marin was born in 1942 in Cieza, Murcia, Spain.

Aged 10 years old he developed a passion for bull fighting, and at 16 fought his first bull fight.  He fought with many of the great bullfighters of that period including: Chicuelo Segundo, Pedras Montero, as well as Miguel Mateo (‘Miguelin), Jamie Ostos and Manuel Benitez, better known as ‘El Cordobes’.

Read more…

Manuel Marin Sculpture Mobiles

Grosvenor House Art Fair, founded in 1934, used to be the grand art and antiques fair of London, but, after a half century of glory, it steadily declined and, like a dowdy old dowager, finally gave up the ghost, in 2009.

A year after its demise, Masterpiece stepped nimbly into its place, but establishing itself in much more airy and spacious premises in Chelsea rather than the cramped and penumbral environs of the Grosvenor House Hotel.

Read more…

Three Pre-Columbian Olmec Stone Yokes