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    CANALETTO DISCOVERED IN THE DRAWING ROOM VALUED AT £150,000

    Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

    A small oil painting by Canaletto discovered during a routine house valuation at Lewes in Sussex will come under the hammer at Gorringes on September 28. Hidden from public view for more than a century it was purchased in 1920 by the mother of a recently deceased homeowner in Lewes, Sussex. The painting of Dogana da Mar in Venice measures just 18in x 12in and was hanging in her drawing room. Gorringes have valued it at £150,000 and expect much interest. The most recent owner knew that it was by Canaletto but chose not to sell it. Philip Taylor, managing partner at the Lewes-based auction house Gorringes, said he had never come across an original Canaletto during his 50 years in the profession.

    A WORTHY ADDITION TO ANY COLLECTION

    Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

    This c1730 George II Galway octagonal waiter or small salver sold for a hammer price of £16,000 at Gorringes of Lewes, East Sussex on March 30. It was made by Mark Fallon, whose work is exceptionally rare, and it will be a worthy addition to any collection. There are marks consistent with wear but the hallmarks are clear. It had been estimated at £6,000-£9,000. The hammer price will incur fees of 23% plus VAT. If it is to be brought back to Ireland there will, in addition, be importation fees of 13.5%.