Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters

Lucian Freud and David Hockney

Freud’s portrait of Hockney comes to auction

19 June 2021

Lucien Freud’s picture of fellow artist David Hockney will be offered at auction this month with an estimate of £8m-12m.

Emily Brontë

Fundraising begins for Brontë Honresfield Library collection after Sotheby's postpones auction to give museums more time

17 June 2021

Sotheby’s has delayed the sale of a library collection related to the Brontë family to give a chance for institutions to raise funds to buy it.

'The Oath of a Freeman'

Infamous forgery 'Oath of a Freeman' doubles estimate at US auction

17 June 2021

The 'Oath of a Freeman', one of the most infamous forgeries in US history, sold for a double-estimate $42,000 (£30,000) at Heritage.

Thibault Duval

New faces in Dublin, London and Munich are among the latest hires

16 June 2021

A round up of the latest appointments plus a new publication from a book dealer.

Altarpiece

Fledgling Brussels auction house sells €800,000 altarpiece

14 June 2021

A large 15th century altarpiece from a church in southern Belgium has been sold in Brussels for a six figure sum.

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London charity is beneficiary of restituted art

14 June 2021

A sight loss charity in London has benefited from a surprise windfall after pictures restituted to the estate of a benefactor were sold at auction in Vienna.

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Fortinghall manuscript heads to Scottish library

14 June 2021

A 16th century manuscript has been bought by The National Libraries of Scotland at auction.

Asian Art in London

Online bi-monthly magazine puts Spotlight on Asian Art in London

14 June 2021

Asian Art in London has announced the dates for its autumn 2021 season and the launch of a 60-page digital sales magazine called Spotlight.

Battersea fair

Battersea decorative fair returns this autumn

12 June 2021

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair is returning to its home in Battersea Park this autumn.

Phyllis Kao

New hires and promotions at Hansons, Dawsons and Bonhams

10 June 2021

Among this week’s latest Movers & Shakers are a group of hires at Bonhams in Hong Kong and New York.

Old Master interior picture

Two Dutch Old Master pictures recovered by the Monuments Men and eventually restituted to Jewish businessman’s heirs come to auction

09 June 2021

Old Master pictures from the Dutch ‘Golden Age’ will be offered as part of Christie’s Classic Week of sales in July.

Chronicle of Fortingall

Sixteenth century Scottish Highlands manuscript bought by Edinburgh museum

08 June 2021

A 16th century manuscript has been bought by The National Libraries of Scotland at auction.

Arundel Castle

Reward offered for return of stolen treasures from Arundel Castle

08 June 2021

Insurers acting for the owners of Arundel Castle have offered a substantial reward for the safe return of all or part of the collection of items stolen on the night of May 21.

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Ming dish sets house record in Copenhagen auction

07 June 2021

Copenhagen auction house Bruun Rasmussen achieved a house record with the sale of an early Ming porcelain dish.

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Renaissance roundel UK export delayed

07 June 2021

A rare Renaissance roundel has been temporarily blocked from export by the UK government in the hope a buyer in the UK will emerge.

Mantuan roundel

Buyer sought for £20.4m Renaissance roundel to keep it in the UK

03 June 2021

A rare Renaissance roundel has been temporarily blocked from export by the UK government in the hope a buyer in the UK will emerge.

Dr Philip Errington

Industry updates: New hires across UK dealers and US auction houses

02 June 2021

Among the latest Movers & Shakers is a new hire at book dealer Peter Harrington.

Cigar butt

How much for a cigar butt?

01 June 2021

The answer, last week, was £3500.

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Museum hopes to buy Brontë manuscripts at Sotheby’s

31 May 2021

The Brontë museum hopes to raise funds to buy rare manuscripts from a rediscovered library collection coming up for sale at Sotheby’s.

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From darkness comes light: John Craxton show opens at Osborne Samuel

31 May 2021

Exhibition concentrates on John Craxton works before he moved to Greece after the war