Distinguished provenance can add zeros to the market value of an antique, but for the collector with a fertile imagination, its appeal lies in the romance of its history.
I’m thinking of the conversations that must have swirled around the Regency mahogany circular dining table, catalogued as possibly made by William Trotter of Edinburgh and due to go under the hammer at Adam’s today (€15,000-€20,000). It comes from Stirling Castle, regimental HQ of The Argyll...
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