Bankruptcy looms for venerable London antiques dealer

  • July 21, 2009 21:02

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(LONDON) Partridge Fine Art, the dealership set up in 1902 to buy antiques for Queen Mary, will be run by a bankruptcy specialist as the firm struggles with the global recession.

The business, which sells to private clients, designers and institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum and the J Paul Getty Museum, is probably best known for selling a Louis XVI writing table to the Getty museum nearly 35 years ago for what would be millions of pounds at today’s prices.

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