A Painting Withdrawn from Auction Thanks to the French Ministry of Culture

2017-12-13T14:56:06+01:00Categories: France, News|Tags: |

April 2014: The Conseil Général de Côte-d’Or was about to sell a 19th century painting for a modest estimate between 2 to 3,000€ on 6 April in Dijon at Sadde auctioneers.  The work used to hang on the wall of the courtroom at Semur-en-Auxois until it closed and the painting then turne [...]

Northampton borough council sells Egyptian statue for almost £16m

2017-12-13T15:08:00+01:00Categories: News, UK|Tags: |

July 2014: Sale of 4,000-year-old Sekhemka limestone figure will help pay for extension of Northampton museum and art gallery An Egyptian statue controversially put up for auction by Northampton borough council has been sold for almost £16m. The 4,000-year-old Sekhemka limestone figur [...]