Daily Telegraph 27/11/2007
Colin Gleadell rounds up the latest developments in the art market
* Russian art and antiques worth up to £100 million are going under
the hammer in London this week.
In the fine art category, a challenge to Sotheby's, Christie's and
Bonhams has been mounted by MacDougall's, the specialist Russian art
auctioneers based in St James's run by husband-and-wife team William and
They have put together two sales of 450 lots of 19th-century, modern
and contemporary Russian art which could bring up to £14 million at their
sales on Thursday and Friday. MacDougall's holds only two series of sales a
year, but already they are in the top 10 auctioneers in the UK measured by
This week's sales could see them rise through the rankings.