Auction house ends instrument sales

Bonhams have quit the instrument business after this week’s auction, where the top item was a 1700-ish Maggini (pictured).

Bonhams rank third in London instrument sales, but the general auction houses are facing pressure from online sales by Beare’s, Tarisio and other specialist dealers.

Philip Scott, the instrument buyer who is leaving Bonhams, should have no difficulty in finding an alternative post.


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  • A “1700 – ish” Maggini? I thought he died in around 1630. A spot of investigative journalism required?

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