Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters
Singer Sargent sketch returns home to Ightham Mote after National Trust purchase09 November 2022
A sketch by famed portrait artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) has returned to where it was painted.
A new collectables department in Surrey and hires in London – the latest moves across the world of art and antiques08 November 2022
The launch of a new sale of Retro Video Games at Ewbank’s is among a round-up of recruitment and expansion news for auction houses.
Chorley’s auction house changes hands07 November 2022
Auction house Chorley’s has changed hands, with director Thomas Jenner-Fust buying the business with former colleague and friend Werner Freundel.
New York dealership Hyde Park downsizes with Sotheby’s sale07 November 2022
The New York dealership Hyde Park Antiques, founded in 1965, will sell nearly 500 lots at Sotheby’s next year.
Art fair attendances are bouncing back says report07 November 2022
Attendance at art fairs around the world is recovering, according to the latest collector survey.
Portrait miniatures: Hammer highlights and previews from auctions and dealers07 November 2022
A round up of portrait miniatures appearing at auction and offered by dealers.
Portrait miniatures: It’s a small world07 November 2022
Despite being buffeted by the vagaries of fashion and now the modern crusade against antique ivory, portrait miniatures have managed to keep a keen collecting base.
Portrait miniatures collecting can start small07 November 2022
How can an enthusiast create a museum-quality collection without vast sums of money?
An inspirational guide by Bryony Cohen07 November 2022
“I couldn’t have started collecting without the help and guidance of Robert Bayne-Powell (1910-94).
Portrait miniatures: a brief guide07 November 2022
When collecting portrait miniatures it is important to know what materials have been used.
Top US antique furniture dealer to sell stock at Sotheby’s auction as it downsizes New York premises02 November 2022
New York dealership Hyde Park Antiques, founded in 1965, will sell nearly 500 lots at Sotheby’s next year.
UK buyer sought for record breaking RAF Victoria Cross medal01 November 2022
An export block has been issued on a Victoria Cross medal in the hope a UK buyer will emerge.
Strong dollar drives rise in US purchasers to UK31 October 2022
US buyers have boosted sales for UK dealers and auction houses this autumn after the slump in sterling.
Antiques centre owner Bennie Gray gets the green light as Bond Street entrance opens31 October 2022
Bennie Gray is celebrating the long-awaited opening of the new Bond Street station in Mayfair.
Art firms sign up to new EU money rules31 October 2022
More than a thousand art market businesses have registered for HM Revenue and Customs’ Anti Money Laundering Supervision (AMLS) since its June 2021 launch.
Anglo-Saxon hoard bought by Kent Archaeological Society ahead of London auction27 October 2022
A large group of c.6-7th century Anglo-Saxon artefacts, known as the Ozengell Hoard, have been bought by Kent Archaeological Society.
Rediscovered Rubens painting to be auctioned following divorce by US collectors26 October 2022
A rediscovered Rubens and nine other Baroque paintings will be offered at Sotheby’s New York in January.
New faces and locations across auction houses and galleries25 October 2022
The latest appointments and openings across the art and antiques sector.
Huge group of Royal Worcester comes to market24 October 2022
A vast collection of Royal Worcester porcelain put together by an Australian couple during frequent trips to UK dealers and auction houses is up for sale next month.
Walpole’s cat-killing fish bowl returns to Strawberry Hill24 October 2022
A Chinese jardiniere once used as a fish bowl by Horace Walpole (1717-97) is to return to his Strawberry Hill home.