Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters

Louvre

Louvre and Sotheby’s team up to trace provenance of artworks bought by museum during Second World War

25 January 2022

The Louvre has agreed a partnership with Sotheby's to research the provenance of artworks acquired between 1933-45 by the museum.

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TEFAF to clash with Masterpiece London in busy June schedule

24 January 2022

The June calendar for art and antiques fairs is filling up as TEFAF revealed new dates.

Sloane Street Auctions

Art dealer launches auctions to be staged in Chelsea

24 January 2022

Fine art dealer Daniel Hunt has launched an auction business opposite his former dealership in Sloane Street.

Portrait of John James Hardy

Will buyers look to reel in Hardy of Alnwick memento?

24 January 2022

Angling and fishing fans will be familiar with the firm Hardy of Alnwick. In 1872 William Hardy set up shop as a gunsmith.

Robin Fletcher and Steven Fyfe

Antiques specialists team up for their own antiques road trip for charity

22 January 2022

Dealer Steven Fyfe of Spencelayhs Antiques of Cambridgeshire and Robin Fletcher of Bentley’s Fine Art Auctioneers have embarked on a road trip to buy and sell antiques to raise money for their chosen charity.

Sloane Street Auctions

Industry updates: New auction house launched by art dealer and Bonhams continues European expansion

20 January 2022

The latest Movers and Shakers news across the world of art and antiques.

TEFAF Maastricht

June fair calendar fills up as TEFAF reveals new date

18 January 2022

TEFAF Maastricht has announced a new date following its postponement in March.

The National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull.

Plea to help track down stolen coins after machete-wielding thieves strike at Solihull fair

18 January 2022

A group of coins were stolen from the London & Midland Coin Fairs taking place at the National Motorcycle Museum earlier this month.

Art is Energy

Forum unveils its first dedicated NFT auction

17 January 2022

Forum Auctions will become the first UK regional auction house to hold an NFT sale.

Bukowskis Stockholm headquarters

Bonhams aims for a European and online boost with Bukowskis purchase

13 January 2022

Auction house Bonhams has bought Scandinavian firm Bukowskis.

Defra

Government undertakes Ivory Act survey for “awareness campaign”

12 January 2022

The government has launched a survey for dealers and auction house specialists to help develop an awareness campaign on the Ivory Act.

Sir Michael Caine and Lady Shakira Caine.

Not a Lot of People Know That: Sir Michael Caine auction comes to Bonhams

12 January 2022

A Rolex wristwatch, spectacles, a director’s chair, film posters and artwork owned by Sir Michael Caine are among the items to be offered at Bonhams.

Kinghams

New hires and salerooms – a round up of Movers and Shakers in the UK, US and China

11 January 2022

The latest jobs news across the world of art and antiques.

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The Winter Show must go on – later

10 January 2022

Dealers on both sides of the Atlantic are hopeful 'The Winter Show' in New York will take place in the spring, after its January staging was postponed at the eleventh hour.

Goldsmiths’ Company library

Twin research resources launch online from The Goldsmiths' Company and Cotton regional furniture archive

10 January 2022

New online databases for extensive archive material of two core disciplines in the antiques trade have been launched.

The Great Enfield Vintage and Collectables Fair

Enfield renewed with new location

10 January 2022

The major draw for the Great Enfield Vintage and Collectables Fair’s new location is the free parking, said organiser Claudia Deutschmann.

The Winter Show 2020

New York’s The Winter Show postponed

04 January 2022

A major US art and antiques fair has become the latest event to be postponed because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Top auction houses enjoy strong 2021

03 January 2022

Despite – or perhaps because of – the pandemic, three of the top international auction houses posted record or near-record results for 2021.

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Fundraising keeps Honresfield Library intact

03 January 2022

Successful £15.3m campaign secures British literature treasures including Brontë family manuscripts.

Ste Croix et Les Rasses

Skiing posters slide into January sales

23 December 2021

Whether or not you can make it to the slopes this season, a skiing poster for your wall at home is always an attractive option.