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Interiors Sale Monday 6th October 2014

We are now open for viewing for our forthcoming Interiors sale on Monday 6th October. With around 550 lots on offer there is sure to be something to suit all tastes amongst an eclectic range of jewellery, coins, clocks & watches, silver, pictures, furniture, militaria, ceramics, works of art and much more. More...

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Roman Art and its Origins

Roman art originates from Etruscan art and became a form of art in its own right around 500bc. It is well known that the Romans liked to create portraits and of course, statues. Roman people used to have statues made of a particular person, an athlete, a god, a goddess, a philosopher or a dead relative. Portraits were made to look like relatives because the Romans believed that when they died, they could come back as a ghost so statues of the relative were made to keep the ghost happy and stop them from haunting you. To make it easier for sculptors, sometimes they would make the body of a person first and only when they got an order would they sculpt the head. Most of Rome's art was influenced by other countries; particularly Greece but also Celtic, German and Egyptian art. More...

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Newsletter 22nd September 2014

We are now open for viewing for Monday's Military, Coins & Medals sale. With over 450 lots on offer the auction looks set to follow in the footsteps of the past two of these specialist sales which have witnessed extremely competitive, global bidding on the vast array of coins, medals, weapons and an extensive range of miscellaneous militaria. More...

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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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