Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters
Battersea Dec provides retail therapy09 January 2023
Special showcase at the winter edition centres on very collectable shop advertising signs and fixtures
First-timers and stalwarts all welcome at LARTA09 January 2023
Two new dealers join the latest London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair (LARTA) this month.
The web shop window: 1920s micro mosaic panel09 January 2023
Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.
Lyon & Turnbull to hold House of St Barnabas charity auction07 January 2023
Lyon & Turnbull is hosting a charity sale of Contemporary art to raise funds for The House of St Barnabas.
Bonhams’ annual turnover breaks $1bn for the first time after string of saleroom acqusitions06 January 2023
For the first time in its history Bonhams has reported an annual turnover of more than $1bn (£840m). The figures released for 2022 follow a raft of acquisitions by the company.
Ulster Museum acquires 16th century Nativity scene05 January 2023
An Italian Nativity scene has been saved for the nation after it was blocked from export by the government.
Protest planned at Hampstead Antique Emporium ahead of closure04 January 2023
A group of traders at Hampstead Antique & Craft Emporium have organised a protest on the last day before it closes.
UK dealers star in TEFAF Showcase spot02 January 2023
UK dealers Elliott Fine Art, Callisto Fine Arts, Ben Hunter and Willoughby Gerrish are among the chosen new galleries to exhibit at TEFAF Maastricht’s Showcase this year.
Herschel museum buys manuscript memoir02 January 2023
Two Herschel family-related historic items – a Royal Society King’s medal and a manuscript memoir – have changed hands at auction and in a private sale.
Coming home: New York Winter Show staged at regular venue for first time since 202002 January 2023
The 69th edition of the venerable fair takes place at its traditional venue of the Park Lane Armory
Dealer Hawkins to sell townhouses tempters02 January 2023
Antiques dealer and taxidermy specialist Emma Hawkins is selling a collection from her townhouses in Edinburgh and London at Sotheby’s this month.
Single-owner sales boost as Christie’s hits art market high02 January 2023
Christie’s reported the highest annual sales total in art market history, boosted by single-owner collections and a rise in younger buyers.
Christmas museum in Korea buys Jingle Bells sheet music at Wiltshire auction22 December 2022
A 19th century printing of the sheet music to the famous Christmas song 'Jingle Bells' sold at a Devizes auction for £15,000.
Christie’s trumps Sotheby’s in art and luxury sales in 202220 December 2022
The top auction houses announced their full year sales results revealing that Christie’s is back on top.
Piper and Bawden murals to the manor borne: Rothschild Foundation buys artworks for National Trust's Waddesdon19 December 2022
Two large-scale murals by leading Modern British artists have been purchased by The Rothschild Foundation from dealer Liss Llewellyn.
Vectis Auctions launches new departments19 December 2022
Vectis Auctions is expanding into new categories and has added three new departments.
An artist’s Christmas card and an advent calendar by Andy Warhol are among five Christmassy items this season19 December 2022
Christmas is coming and here are some art, antiques and collectables to bring on that festive feeling.
Washington letters sell but constitution on hold19 December 2022
“Yesterday put an end to the business of the Federal Convention. Enclosed is a copy of the Constitution it agreed to recommend.”
Appreciation that’s long overdue19 December 2022
Collectors are responding positively as dealers put overlooked female artists in the spotlight
A new TEFAF boss and recent auction house hires – the latest Movers & Shakers15 December 2022
A round up of recent appointments across the world of art and antiques.