Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters
Art & Antiques for Everyone fair cancelled for 202314 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 and train strikes hit art and antiques businesses12 December 2022
A handful of art and antiques firms have had to temporarily close premises due to snow today.
Judgments made on London dealers in two separate court cases12 December 2022
Two separate legal cases involving leading London art dealers have concluded in the High Court.
Pick of the week: Gem supplied to Catherine II was found in a biscuit tin12 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.
Mullock’s saleroom makes move to new Shropshire location12 December 2022
Mullock’s Auctions has relocated its saleroom closer to Telford.
Marsden descendants help seal the Tissot deal12 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.
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.
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.