Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters
November Chelsea fair now postponed due to lack of exhibitors17 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.
Fair Report: An event that bridges the great dealer/auction house divide17 October 2022
Now held in premises run by saleroom Tennants, The Northern Antiques Fair is blossoming
Coins discovered under kitchen floor in Yorkshire home sell for over £600,000 at auction15 October 2022
A group of coins found under the floor of an 18th century house in Yorkshire have sold at Spink.
Discover how scientific forensic analysis helps the art world13 October 2022
A conference organised by The Art Loss Register will focus on forensic science and technology and its use in the art world.
Antique dealers’ campaign to save Westminster’s gas lamps attracts wider support ahead of council’s consultation12 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 autumn event postponed11 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.
Book dealer William Reese bought in UK/US deal10 October 2022
Two leading book dealers have come together to jointly buy the eponymous William Reese Company and its 40,000 stock of books.
Brush up on French sculpture10 October 2022
This bronze sculpture depicting a woman painting with a palette and brush was among the many sales at The Northern Antiques Fair.
Three LS Lowry artworks stored in a cupboard for 20 years come to auction in Lincoln08 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.
Rare copy of Jane Austen’s Emma to go on display in the UK after US buyer agrees loan deal via book dealer06 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.
Shipwreck furniture and lock of hair with Horatio Nelson links attract collectors at auction04 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.
Second saleroom for Lay’s03 October 2022
Lay’s Auctioneers (previously known as David Lay) has expanded with a second saleroom in its home county of Cornwall.
New Charities Act will allow UK museums to deaccession parts of their collections29 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.
A new art dealer, auction house and a book – updates from across the world of art and antiques27 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.
Art specialist Emma Ward to create new dealership with Fabrizio Moretti26 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.
In the frame: Collectors and film prop buyers are among those boosting the market for antique picture frames26 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.
Frame game: Parker Fine Art Auctions26 September 2022
“Parker has created the first regular frames auction with a dedicated catalogue in more than 10 years. It is great to see.”
Corn Exchange grows into antiques arcade26 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.
Restoring antique picture frames26 September 2022
From falling off a wall to being damaged in transit, antique frames often need to be repaired.
Measurements: antique frames come in a range of sizes26 September 2022
From half-lengths to the kit-cat size: antique frames come in a variety of sizes.