Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters
Chelsea Antiques Fair is to return later this year under new ownership04 February 2021
New owners have taken over Chelsea Antiques Fair and are planning an event later this year.
Newton celestial globe stolen after smash and grab raid in Fulham03 February 2021
The antiques trade has suffered another smash and grab theft following a wave of robberies targeting map dealers in central London before Christmas.
Rare George III watch barred from leaving country in hope it can be bought by a UK buyer03 February 2021
A £2m pocket watch once owned by George III has been temporarily blocked from export to give a UK institution the chance to purchase it.
Summer Olympia fair cancelled as coronavirus restrictions continue02 February 2021
The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia 2021 scheduled for this summer has been cancelled.
New online fair dates as lockdowns and coronavirus restrictions continue02 February 2021
A raft of online events and fairs have been launched as coronavirus restrictions continue in the UK and Europe while some physical events have also been planned for the autumn.
Saved for the nation: Armada maps are bought with help from Antiques Trade Gazette01 February 2021
Armada maps stay in UK after ATG story inspires campaign
Only Banksy would do this in the saleroom01 February 2021
A print by street artist Banksy (b.1974) called Morons, depicting an art auction featuring the former Christie’s boss Charles Hindlip, has been sold by a member of his family.
French export licensing thresholds for cultural goods change01 February 2021
France has changed its export licensing system for cultural goods, increasing the value thresholds and removing some red tape.
'Lockdown locket' of Henry III could go home to France30 January 2021
A ‘lockdown locket’ discovered at a regional auction house has been identified as depicting Henri III, King of France (1551-89) by portrait miniature consultant Emma Rutherford at dealership Philip Mould.
Armada maps saved for the nation after Navy museum secures funding from grants and the public28 January 2021
A group of hand-drawn Armada maps depicting a key moment in England’s history have been saved after a fundraising campaign by the Royal Navy museum.
New autumn date for TEFAF Maastricht28 January 2021
TEFAF Maastricht has been postponed and the fair is now planned for an in-person event this autumn.
New faces and hires in the art and antiques market in the UK and overseas27 January 2021
An update of moves and other developments from across the art and antiques industry including at Bellmans and Sworders.
New series of Britain’s Lost Masterpieces returns to BBC screens despite Covid-19 delays26 January 2021
Coronavirus restrictions delayed the filming of a new series of Britain’s Lost Masterpieces but it is to return to TV screens on February 1.
FCA insurance ruling welcomed by the trade25 January 2021
News of the Supreme Court ruling that will allow thousands of small businesses to receive insurance payouts covering losses from the first national coronavirus lockdown has been largely welcomed within the art and antiques trade.
London Art Week makes plans for spring and summer25 January 2021
London Art Week has a full calendar of events for this year including virtual exhibitions and plans to host in-person shows if restrictions allow.
London dealers Tucker and Tozer relocate business to Wiltshire25 January 2021
After more than 20 years operating a gallery in St James’s, central London, Asian Art dealers Jonathan Tucker and Antonia Tozer have relocated the dealership to Malmesbury, Wiltshire.
Banksy print once owned by the former Christie’s auctioneer who is depicted in it comes for sale at Forum23 January 2021
A print by street artist Banksy (b.1974) called Morons depicting an art auction is coming for sale at Forum.
Royal Medical Service hopes to raise £15,500 to secure medicine cabinet linked to Lord Nelson’s surgeon Sir William Beatty21 January 2021
Members of the Royal Medical Service hope to raise funding to purchase a medicine cabinet that has been linked to Lord Nelson’s surgeon Sir William Beatty.
Hires and promotions – the latest appointments in the art and antiques industry20 January 2021
An update across the market including at Christie’s, The Pedestal and book dealership Jarndyce Antiquarian.
Scotland's coronavirus lockdown extended until next month19 January 2021
Scotland's current lockdown will be extended until at least the middle of February, first minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.