Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters
Out of Africa to Cotswolds sale – Leakey collection heads to auction11 October 2016
African artefacts, jewellery and fossils from a family collection linked to the celebrated palaeoanthropologists, the late Louis and Mary Leakey, are to be sold later this month at The Cotswold Auction Company.
“Ill-conceived and badly managed” – new Stanley Gibbons boss savages old regime11 October 2016
The new management of Stanley Gibbons has launched a scathing attack on the way the firm had been run after the collectables and auction group posted losses of £29m.
Paul Weller’s shoes among highlights of The Jam memorabilia auction10 October 2016
Frontman Paul Weller’s shoes and bassist Bruce Foxton’s guitars were among 800 lots of The Jam memorabilia auctioned at the weekend.
‘Supreme Grade, Number One’ – first firearm with Chinese Imperial marks comes to auction10 October 2016
A musket made in the Chinese Imperial workshops, complete with marks, will become the first of its kind to be offered at auction next month.
Fine Art Group to launch lending arm10 October 2016
Philip Hoffman’s Fine Art Group are to launch a new finance company targeting artworks valued between $250,000 and $20m.
‘Frieze Week’ evening sale at Christie’s tops expectations07 October 2016
Christie’s post-war and Contemporary art evening auction posted a strong performance last night with international bidders visiting London during Frieze week helping to bump up the results.
Maddox Street premises to close as Dreweatts & Bloomsbury join Mallett under one roof07 October 2016
Auction group Dreweatts & Bloomsbury will close their Maddox Street premises next year to focus on a new London location in Pall Mall.
Auctioneers brought in to value Chinese art collection after family spat06 October 2016
A family row over a large collection of 17th century Chinese porcelain escalated this week after Art Fund trustee Caroline Butler hired Christie’s to value the collection.
Tributes paid to Michael Newman05 October 2016
Auctioneer, valuer and ‘Antiques Roadshow’ expert Michael Newman died last month, aged 80.
Book dealer’s murder linked to attempt to steal £50,000 first edition Wind in the Willows04 October 2016
The murder of book dealer Adrian Greenwood was part of an attempt to steal a £50,000 first edition of the Wind in the Willows, a court has heard.
Antiques Roadshow's Asian art specialist joins Duke's04 October 2016
Adam Schoon has joined Duke's in Dorchester to head its Asian art department.
Stanley Gibbons losses mount up as they write down £24m03 October 2016
Collectables and auction business Stanley Gibbons has posted a £28.9m full-year loss after writing down the value of its assets.
CITES summit considers exemptions over antiques03 October 2016
The possibility of a global ban on ivory that would allow exemptions for antiques was under discussion at last week’s CITES summit in South Africa.
Interior designer Robert Kime to furnish new Pimlico Road home29 September 2016
Robert Kime, interior designer to royalty and celebrities, is to close his famous Bloomsbury shop and move to Pimlico Road in London.
British ivory exports to Hong Kong under scrutiny28 September 2016
Wildlife campaigners are calling for a crackdown on ivory exports from the UK after a report revealed trade doubled to Hong Kong last year.
New BBC art show uncovers Flemish masterpiece in Swansea storeroom28 September 2016
Dealer and art historian Dr Bendor Grosvenor is fronting a new series called ‘Britain’s Lost Masterpieces’ on BBC Four.
Daughter continues fight to keep family Chinese art collection together28 September 2016
A large collection of 17th century Chinese porcelain could be broken up and sold after a family feud among the heirs of Sir Michael Butler, a former aide to Margaret Thatcher.
Antiques trade will have input to ivory rule changes27 September 2016
Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom has vowed to consult with the antiques trade over plans to tighten rules surrounding ivory.
Doing thy bidding – Stoneware from Canterbury Cathedral raises £210,00027 September 2016
Canterbury Cathedral’s prayers were answered when every one of the 144 lots from its cathedral stone sale were sold at Canterbury Auction Galleries at the weekend.
Christie's announce highlights of Leslie Waddington's £12m art collection26 September 2016
The art collection of the late Leslie Waddington, the pioneering contemporary art dealer, will go to auction next week and includes works by 20th-century icons such as Milton Avery, Josef Albers, Francis Picabia and Jean Dubuffet.