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Mia Forbes

Mia Forbes
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Mia is a contributing writer from London, with a passion for literature and history. She holds a BA in Classics from the University of Cambridge. Both at work and at home, Mia is surrounded by books, and enjoys writing about great works of fiction and poetry. Her first translation is due to be published next year.

11 Most Expensive American Furniture Sales in the Last 10 Years

  American furniture has its origins in the Early Baroque, or William and Mary, style (1620-90), which was born when the craftsmen who traveled across...

9 Famous Antiquities Collectors from History

  Defined simply as objects from the ancient world, antiquities span a vast range of places, periods, and media. While the Western trade is primarily...

11 Most Expensive Watches Sold At Auction In The Past 10 Years

  The important role of horology in our everyday lives, the complexity of clockwork mechanisms, and the potential for the most sophisticated and beautiful designs...

11 Most Expensive Jewelry Auction Results in the last 10 Years

  'The most personal of the decorative arts', jewelry can represent a foregone age, tell the intimate story of its owner, and harness the beauty...

11 Most Expensive Comic Illustrations Auctioned in the Last 10 Years

  Comic illustration books may not receive the same level of literary respect or regard as the novel, and those who admire the oil paintings...

11 Most Expensive Chinese Art Auction Results in the Last 10 Years

  The most important art sales at the major auction houses were long dominated by European masterpieces, from Old Master paintings to Pop Art. Over...

11 Most Expensive American Art Auction Results in the last 10 Years

  The 2010s proved an exceptional decade for the art industry, with the world’s most expensive painting sold at auction, ever-increasing interest in native and...

11 Most Expensive Auction Results in Ancient Art in the Last 5 Years

  Throughout the centuries, the lure of the ancient world has evoked curiosity and interest, from the Neoclassical movement to the continued use of ancient...

Can A Nude Photograph Of A Child Ever Be Considered Art?

  What is allowable in the realm of fine art photography? The tantalizing genre of erotic art has existed since antiquity, but over the increasingly...

11 Most Expensive Old Master Artwork Auction Results In The Last 5 Years

Centuries after they were created, the masterpieces of the Old Masters continue to attract the attention and admiration of a global audience. The desire...

11 Most Expensive Fine Art Photography Auction Results In The Last 10 Years

In the 21st century, photography has come to be respected as a form of art equal to that of painting or sculpture. While cameras...

10 Ancient Egyptian Inventions That Will Surprise You

  The pharaohs of Egypt presided over a huge kingdom for thousands of years, taming vast stretches of wilderness, erecting monuments that have stood the...

11 Most Expensive Auction Results in Modern Art in the Last 5 Years

All markets fluctuate and the art trade is no exception, but over the last five years, some of the most important, famous, and expensive...

10 Ancient Greek Inventions That Will Surprise You

  The ancient Greeks brought us all sorts of important innovations, from democracy, born in 6th century BC Athens, to the Olympics, which began as...