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Linda Stamberger

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Brooks Novelty Antiques and Records

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The Antique Company

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Westclox photo identification gallery and history and information of clocks, watches and other timepieces. This site primarily displays American clocks made by Westclox that were made from the early 1900's up to about the 1960's.

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Connoisseur Antiques

Featuring fine antique furniture, Connoisseur Antiques is a Los Angeles Antique Furniture Showroom specializing in antique clocks and mirrors, European and French antiques, Antique Lighting, Chandeliers, Sconces, Armoires and much more.

Liz's Antique Hardware

Antique Hardware is the backbone of our business. We offer a complete selection of door, window and furniture hardware, lighting and accessories circa 1890 to 1970.

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall

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Ambiance Antiques

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European Antique and Accessories in San Diego, CA.

Lang Antiques

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Once in a Blue Moon Online Thrift Store

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Winston Churchill painting from Chartwell set to raise £750,000 - Kent News

Winston Churchill painting from Chartwell set to raise £750,000 - Kent News

Wartime leader’s orchid painting to go on display in London

A painting by Winston Churchill that used to hang at his home in Chartwell, is going under the hammer at auction and expected to raise up to £750,000.

The former Prime Minister, who led Britain to victory during the Second World War, was an avid artist and his work has long been praised by experts.

Now Still Life With Orchids is set to underline his talents when it comes up for auction during an art fair in London.

Experts describe the work as “technically accomplished” and will be available to view before being sold.

The painting by the wartime leader had been owned by Margot Sandys. She was the wife of Churchill’s daughter’s father-in-law. The paiting was passed to her by Churchill in 1936.

She had originally seen the painting at Chartwell - the sprawling country house in west Kent where Churchill lived and which is now a National Trust property.

The painting will go on show at the MacConnal-Mason Gallery at Masterpiece, an art fair staged from June 28 to July 4 at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Bids will be taken during the fair.



    Sir Winston Churchill painting to fetch £750,000 - Daily Telegraph

    David Coombs, the official authority on Churchill’s art, will include it in his revised edition of His Life and His Paintings.

    Mr Coombs said: “It’s really beautiful, I was thrilled to be shown it.”

    “The subject adds to its special interest. A Royal Horticultural Society source suggests that they are Cattleyas with a Miltonia.

    “Such complex and delicate forms would be difficult to tackle even for a professionally trained painter and it reveals not only his liking for the flowers, but his characteristic determination to paint them whatever the difficulties.”

    Churchill once spoke of being rescued by the “muse of painting” after he sank into depression following his resignation as First Lord of the Admiralty after the disastrous Dardanelles landing in the First World War.

    Mr Coombs said: “The fact that Margot Sandys saw the present painting in 1936, confirms its date.

    “The 1930s were Churchill’s ‘wilderness years’ when he was out of power but also, perhaps not entirely coincidentally, a period of abundant painting.”

    He added that, at that time, Churchill came to know the celebrated artist Sir William Nicholson who, Churchill once said, taught him most about painting.

    The 46 x 38cm (18 x 15in) orchids painting will be unveiled by the MacConnal-Mason Gallery at Masterpiece, an art fair staged from 28 June to 4 July at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London. Bids for the painting will be taken during the exhibition.


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