Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters

Art & Antiques for Everyone (AAfE) fair

Art & Antiques for Everyone fair cancelled for 2023

14 December 2022

The much-loved event at the NEC Birmingham, that had run three times a year pre-Covid, has cancelled plans for next year.

Snow in Gloucestershire

Snow and train strikes hit art and antiques businesses

12 December 2022

A handful of art and antiques firms have had to temporarily close premises due to snow today.

Royal Courts of Justice

Judgments made on London dealers in two separate court cases

12 December 2022

Two separate legal cases involving leading London art dealers have concluded in the High Court.

Seal

Pick of the week: Gem supplied to Catherine II was found in a biscuit tin

12 December 2022

When Hartleys’ valuer Daisy Hodgson was rummaging through an old biscuit tin in a family home in north London she spotted something that she thought might have great potential.

A 1958 England International three lions badge football cap

Mullock’s saleroom makes move to new Shropshire location

12 December 2022

Mullock’s Auctions has relocated its saleroom closer to Telford.

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Marsden descendants help seal the Tissot deal

12 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 the sitter.

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Market conditions ideal if you want to move away from the ‘pale, male and stale’

12 December 2022

The philanthropist, retired businessman and one-time Olympian bobsledder for Canada, Sir Christopher Ondaatje, chose a good time to sell a painting depicting a young 19th century black woman.

Portrait of Algernon Moses Marsden

Tissot’s iconic portrait saved for the nation with funding from sitter’s descendants

08 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.

Living room

Dealer marketplace reveals design trends survey

07 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.

Ivory casket

UK buyer sought for £1.5m French gothic ivory casket

06 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.

Harland Miller print

Dreweatts and Forum draw closer together with joint sale and combined departments

05 December 2022

Dreweatts and Forum Auctions are to hold their first joint sale this month.

The Emporium Hungerford

Hungerford's Emporium traders eager for an enthusiastic buyer

05 December 2022

The search is on for a new owner of The Emporium in Hungerford.

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York bookshop starts new chapter

05 December 2022

News of historic premises being revived, a closure – plus a new outlet starting in Skipton

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Items from Hunting Lodge appear in Pimlico Road showroom

05 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.

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Yard sale from the Bower Ismay home

05 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.

New hires

A new dealership and auction house hires – a round-up of recruitment news

01 December 2022

The latest Movers & Shakers update from across the world of art and antiques.

Gas lamp

Plea for art and antiques trade to help save London’s historic gas lamps

30 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.

Picture of the Hunting Lodge sitting room

Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler host Christmas antiques selling show in Pimlico Road

29 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.

Johan Zoffany’s Beggar’s Ballad

London Art Week puts on winter show with a Zoffany performance

28 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 spotlight

28 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.