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Our Insurance Valuation Service to Give You Peace of Mind

If you have a valuable item then you might want to consider getting it valued and insured separately. Your home contents insurance will only cover items within the home and may not cover the full value of a particular item. More...

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Newsletter 4th September 2014

We are now open for viewing for our Interiors sale on Monday 8th September. The auction includes the usual diverse range of jewellery, silver, clocks & watches, pictures, furniture, ceramics, taxidermy, stamps & works of art. As with our previous auction, the selection of jewellery on offer is extremely strong, with well over 100 lots up for grabs. Highlights include a high clarity 2ct diamond solitaire in a Deco platinum mount (Lot 100, £2,000-3,000), an 18ct herringbone diamond bracelet (Lot 3, £1,500-1,800) and an extensive selection of gold band rings, ranging from 9 to 22ct. More...

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Newsletter 21st August 2014

We are now open for viewing for our forthcoming Interiors sale on Tuesday 26th August. There are some truly dazzling lots on offer with names such Fabergé, Vacheron& Constantin, Cartier & Meissen all represented amongst an extensive range of other good quality antiques and collectables. The sale looks set to get off to a flying start with a high quality selection of jewellery and objects de vertu, the highlights of which are undoubtedly two superb works by Fabergé – a carved marble figure of a rabbit (Lot 36, £2,000-3,000), and a silver Hare walking stick cane handle (Lot 40, £1,000-2,000). Both pieces date to the early 20th century and are in their original fitted cases. More...

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Artists Local to Essex – Sir Alfred James Munnings

Sir Alfred James Munnings was born in 1878 and became known as one of England's best equestrian painters. Born in Suffolk, just a stones throw from Essex he spent much of his teenage years perfecting his craft, attending the Norwich School of Art. More...

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Newsletter 8th August 2014

Whilst the summer months are a time for rest & relaxation for many, it is full steam ahead at Boningtons with over 400 Lots on offer in our forthcoming auction on Monday 11th August, including jewellery, clocks & watches, silver, coins, stamps, furniture, pictures, ceramics and much more. More...

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Newsletter 11th July 2014

Boningtons` Loughton saleroom will shortly be opening its doors for what promises to be one of its most significant sales of the year. The Country House Sale on July 16th will see a diverse array of high quality fine art and antiques go under the hammer with many lots already attracting global interest. More...

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Are You Interested In Fine Art?

Fine art is a particular area of art which is focused on the aesthetics of the piece, rather than for practical purposes. As an example, while many of Leonardo's works are fine art, having a purely aesthetic quality, many of his notebook designs are applied art – they have a useful function in addition to being pleasing to the eye. More...

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Art Nouveau Pewter at Boningtons

One of the most popular design periods, in my opinion, has to be the Art Nouveau period (circa 1900-1925). The designs are typically organic depicting flowers with sinuous whiplash lines and young maidens with long flowing hair. More...

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Newsletter 12th June 2014

We are now open for viewing for our forthcoming specialist Toy Sale on Monday 16th June. Boningtons` bi-annual toy auctions are always eagerly anticipated and attract collectors from far and wide to view and bid on a vast array of Diecast, Trains, Dolls, Teddy Bears, Lead, Plastic, Militaria, Tinplate, Constructional & Railway toys, Comics & Annuals. As usual Monday`s sale includes a fine selection of lots by notable manufacturers such as Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox, Triang, Hornby and Steiff. More...

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Museums in Essex

The history of Essex is an important part of the history of England, and this is reflected in the many museums which are available throughout the county. The museums are also very different, so if there is a particular period of history that someone is interested in, they can find a museum in Essex to suit them. More...

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