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Pick of the Week: Warehouse reveals a treasure trove

“Every auctioneer dreams of being instructed to handle a wide-ranging collection lovingly put together over decades and then packed away out of sight.“

James Nicholson was among the Dreweatts specialists who, last summer, found themselves in five warehouse units surrounded by boxes and packing crates unopened for two or more decades.

The hugely eclectic private single-owner collection mixing ancient and modern was offered for sale in 745 lots at Donnington Priory, near Newbury, across three days from January 23-25 in a catalogue titled An Eye for Luxury: East Meets West. It totalled £1.17m.

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Published every week since 1971, Antiques Trade Gazette is affectionately known as ‘the Bible of the antiques trade’. A long tradition of authority, integrity and accuracy, makes it the essential read for everyone who loves antiques. With a subscription to Antiques Trade Gazette, you’ll stay ahead of all the developments in the art and antiques market, plus you’ll enjoy • A comprehensive auction calendar – see when and where every sale will be happening • Exclusive interviews with dealers, giving you the inside track on the trade • Breaking news on key industry developments • Secrets, stories and tips from leading specialists and collectors • Top lots advertised by auctioneers • Previews of the best art and antiques fairs and markets • Special supplements focusing on specific collecting areas

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