Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters

Chelsea Antiques and Fine Art Fair

November Chelsea fair now postponed due to lack of exhibitors

17 October 2022

The owners of the Chelsea Antiques and Fine Art Fair have postponed its planned November 1-6 event due to insufficient exhibitor numbers.

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Fair Report: An event that bridges the great dealer/auction house divide

17 October 2022

Now held in premises run by saleroom Tennants, The Northern Antiques Fair is blossoming

Ellerby Hoard

Coins discovered under kitchen floor in Yorkshire home sell for over £600,000 at auction

15 October 2022

A group of coins found under the floor of an 18th century house in Yorkshire have sold at Spink.

The Apothecaries’ Hall

Discover how scientific forensic analysis helps the art world

13 October 2022

A conference organised by The Art Loss Register will focus on forensic science and technology and its use in the art world.

Gas lamp

Antique dealers’ campaign to save Westminster’s gas lamps attracts wider support ahead of council’s consultation

12 October 2022

A campaign to save the Victorian gas lamps in Westminster has gained support from The Victorian Society, its president actor Griff Rhys Jones and the GMB Union.

Chelsea Antiques and Fine Art Fair

Chelsea Antiques and Fine Art Fair autumn event postponed

11 October 2022

The owners of the Chelsea Antiques and Fine Art Fair have postponed its planned November 1-6 event due to reduced exhibitor numbers.

William Reese Company

Book dealer William Reese bought in UK/US deal

10 October 2022

Two leading book dealers have come together to jointly buy the eponymous William Reese Company and its 40,000 stock of books.

La Peinture

Brush up on French sculpture

10 October 2022

This bronze sculpture depicting a woman painting with a palette and brush was among the many sales at The Northern Antiques Fair.

Lowry

Three LS Lowry artworks stored in a cupboard for 20 years come to auction in Lincoln

08 October 2022

A group of three artworks – containing four drawings by Laurence Stephen Lowry (1887-1976) – had been stored in a cupboard by their owner.

Jane Austin's Emma

Rare copy of Jane Austen’s Emma to go on display in the UK after US buyer agrees loan deal via book dealer

06 October 2022

A rare copy of Jane Austen’s Emma will go on display at Chawton House, the former home of the novelist’s brother, after an arrangement was agreed with the US buyer of the book and dealer Peter Harrington.

Brooch

Shipwreck furniture and lock of hair with Horatio Nelson links attract collectors at auction

04 October 2022

A bookcase made from the wreck of Nelson’s former flagship HMS Foudroyant and brooch containing a lock Nelson's hair sold at auction last month.

Lay's saleroom

Second saleroom for Lay’s

03 October 2022

Lay’s Auctioneers (previously known as David Lay) has expanded with a second saleroom in its home county of Cornwall.

Houses of Parliament

New Charities Act will allow UK museums to deaccession parts of their collections

29 September 2022

An update to the Charities Act coming into force over the next year will allow museums in the UK to deaccession some items.

Emma Ward

A new art dealer, auction house and a book – updates from across the world of art and antiques

27 September 2022

New faces at Lyon & Turnbull, Hansons plus a newly launched art dealership and a new auction house are among the latest Movers & Shakers news.

Emma Ward

Art specialist Emma Ward to create new dealership with Fabrizio Moretti

26 September 2022

Dickinson Gallery’s managing director Emma Ward and James Roundell have left to set up a firm with Old Master specialist Fabrizio Moretti.

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In the frame: Collectors and film prop buyers are among those boosting the market for antique picture frames

26 September 2022

Usually overshadowed by the art that lies within, it is often forgotten that frames themselves can be a fundamental part of the overall value.

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Frame game: Parker Fine Art Auctions

26 September 2022

“Parker has created the first regular frames auction with a dedicated catalogue in more than 10 years. It is great to see.”

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Corn Exchange grows into antiques arcade

26 September 2022

A former theatre, corn market, auction rooms, exhibition space and council office has been “reanimated” as an “emporium” by a group of art and antiques dealers.

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Restoring antique picture frames

26 September 2022

From falling off a wall to being damaged in transit, antique frames often need to be repaired.

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Measurements: antique frames come in a range of sizes

26 September 2022

From half-lengths to the kit-cat size: antique frames come in a variety of sizes.