Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters
Tissot’s iconic portrait saved for the nation with funding from sitter’s descendants08 December 2022
A portrait of art dealer Algernon Moses Marsden (1847–1920) by Jacques Joseph Tissot (1836–1902) has been purchased for the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery with funding from descendants of Marsden.
Dealer marketplace reveals design trends survey07 December 2022
Online dealer portal 1stDibs revealed pastels, green and chintz are in, but grey and white are out for 2023, according to interior designers.
UK buyer sought for £1.5m French gothic ivory casket06 December 2022
A 14th century French gothic ivory casket or coffret has been blocked from export by the UK government in the hope a British institution can raise the £1.5m funds needed to keep it in the country.
Dreweatts and Forum draw closer together with joint sale and combined departments05 December 2022
Dreweatts and Forum Auctions are to hold their first joint sale this month.
Hungerford's Emporium traders eager for an enthusiastic buyer05 December 2022
The search is on for a new owner of The Emporium in Hungerford.
York bookshop starts new chapter05 December 2022
News of historic premises being revived, a closure – plus a new outlet starting in Skipton
Items from Hunting Lodge appear in Pimlico Road showroom05 December 2022
A Christmas selling show of more than 100 antiques will be offered at interior design and decorating firm Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler’s Pimlico Road showroom.
Yard sale from the Bower Ismay home05 December 2022
More than 20 yards of Morris & Co fabric and two Howard & Son chairs were among a group of lots consigned to auction in Wiltshire with a provenance to Haselbech Hall, Northampton, and the Bower Ismay family.
A new dealership and auction house hires – a round-up of recruitment news01 December 2022
The latest Movers & Shakers update from across the world of art and antiques.
Plea for art and antiques trade to help save London’s historic gas lamps30 November 2022
The London Gasketeers, a group trying to preserve London’s historic gas lamps, has called on the art and antiques trade to help list at-risk examples.
Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler host Christmas antiques selling show in Pimlico Road29 November 2022
A Christmas selling show of more than 100 antiques will be offered at interior design and decorating firm Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler's Pimlico Road showroom.
London Art Week puts on winter show with a Zoffany performance28 November 2022
London Art Week (LAW) has decided it will go ahead with a winter edition this season, contrary to initial reports.
Gasketeers keep city’s lamps in the spotlight28 November 2022
The London Gasketeers, a group led by dealers Luke Honey and Tim Bryars trying to preserve central London’s Victorian gas lamps, has given a cautious welcome to a decision by Westminster City Council to retain 174 of them.
Antiques dealers’ campaign to save Westminster’s gas lamps continues as a third of lanterns remain at risk24 November 2022
The London Gasketeers, a group trying to preserve central London’s Victorian gas lamps, welcomed a step by Westminster City Council to retain 174 of the lamps but concerns remain for the 94 still earmarked for conversion to LED.
Plea for help to find stolen Lalique glass vase23 November 2022
Police are appealing for help to track down a stolen Lalique glass vase.
Expansion and hires including Hindman to open a New York saleroom22 November 2022
Hindman launching in New York and Sotheby’s expanding in Asia are among the latest updates across the world of art and antiques.
Plea for professional body to boost standard of condition reports21 November 2022
Forensic and scientific expertise recommended when it comes to condition reports and verification of attribution.
Reused, sustainable – but needs packaging21 November 2022
How is the art and antiques trade to respond to the gloomy predictions discussed at the recent Cop27 in Egypt November 6-18)?
Changing environment: how to reduce the carbon impact of shipping21 November 2022
The art and antiques sector is already regarded as ‘green’ due to the items in question having been ‘reused’ and ‘recycled’ rather than created new each time.
Ship or not to ship? An insurer’s point of view on one of the biggest dealer costs21 November 2022
Shipping is one of the largest annual costs for art and antique dealers so it’s no surprise that many look for the most cost-effective method of shipping to get orders to excited clients.