Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters

Elsie Palmer sketch

Singer Sargent sketch returns home to Ightham Mote after National Trust purchase

09 November 2022

A sketch by famed portrait artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) has returned to where it was painted.

Roy Raftery

A new collectables department in Surrey and hires in London – the latest moves across the world of art and antiques

08 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.

Thomas Jenner-Fust of Chorley’s

Chorley’s auction house changes hands

07 November 2022

Auction house Chorley’s has changed hands, with director Thomas Jenner-Fust buying the business with former colleague and friend Werner Freundel.

Items from the Hyde Park Antiques auction

New York dealership Hyde Park downsizes with Sotheby’s sale

07 November 2022

The New York dealership Hyde Park Antiques, founded in 1965, will sell nearly 500 lots at Sotheby’s next year.

Dr Clare McAndrew

Art fair attendances are bouncing back says report

07 November 2022

Attendance at art fairs around the world is recovering, according to the latest collector survey.

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Portrait miniatures: Hammer highlights and previews from auctions and dealers

07 November 2022

A round up of portrait miniatures appearing at auction and offered by dealers.

Portrait miniatures

Portrait miniatures: It’s a small world

07 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.

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Portrait miniatures collecting can start small

07 November 2022

How can an enthusiast create a museum-quality collection without vast sums of money?

Bryony Cohen

An inspirational guide by Bryony Cohen

07 November 2022

“I couldn’t have started collecting without the help and guidance of Robert Bayne-Powell (1910-94).

Portrait miniatures

Portrait miniatures: a brief guide

07 November 2022

When collecting portrait miniatures it is important to know what materials have been used.

Hyde Park Antiques lots

Top US antique furniture dealer to sell stock at Sotheby’s auction as it downsizes New York premises

02 November 2022

New York dealership Hyde Park Antiques, founded in 1965, will sell nearly 500 lots at Sotheby’s next year.

Squadron Leader Scarf

UK buyer sought for record breaking RAF Victoria Cross medal

01 November 2022

An export block has been issued on a Victoria Cross medal in the hope a UK buyer will emerge.

Toadstools

Strong dollar drives rise in US purchasers to UK

31 October 2022

US buyers have boosted sales for UK dealers and auction houses this autumn after the slump in sterling.

Grays Antiques Centre

Antiques centre owner Bennie Gray gets the green light as Bond Street entrance opens

31 October 2022

Bennie Gray is celebrating the long-awaited opening of the new Bond Street station in Mayfair.

Anti-money laundering

Art firms sign up to new EU money rules

31 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.

Ozengell Hoard

Anglo-Saxon hoard bought by Kent Archaeological Society ahead of London auction

27 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.

Rubens

Rediscovered Rubens painting to be auctioned following divorce by US collectors

26 October 2022

A rediscovered Rubens and nine other Baroque paintings will be offered at Sotheby’s New York in January.

Darren Bennett

New faces and locations across auction houses and galleries

25 October 2022

The latest appointments and openings across the art and antiques sector.

Royal Worcester vase

Huge group of Royal Worcester comes to market

24 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.

Chinese jardiniere

Walpole’s cat-killing fish bowl returns to Strawberry Hill

24 October 2022

A Chinese jardiniere once used as a fish bowl by Horace Walpole (1717-97) is to return to his Strawberry Hill home.