Latest News Articles by Noelle McElhatton
Runway Monday could restart IACF’s fair schedule29 May 2020
IACF, organiser of the UK’s largest outdoor antiques fairs and markets, is making tentative steps back into the live events arena.
Supreme Court the final option in Ivory Act case25 May 2020
Dealers and collectors of antique ivory will seek to take their case to the Supreme Court after the Court of Appeal rejected their latest challenge to the Ivory Act 2018.
Appeal to stop Ivory Act dismissed in latest court action18 May 2020
Court of Appeal judges have dismissed the latest attempt to stop the Ivory Act.
Clive Stewart-Lockhart – the next chapter13 April 2020
Believing there’s room for impartial art advice from an auction veteran, Clive Stewart-Lockhart has left Woolley & Wallis to embark on one last career move. Noelle McElhatton went to hear his plans ahead of the current Covid-19 lockdown
Clive Stewart-Lockhart – Down memory lane13 April 2020
This photo was taken at the July 1992 sale of the contents of Sunnyclose, near Henley-on-Thames.
Clive Stewart-Lockhart – My gavel moments13 April 2020
Clive Stewart-Lockhart recalls memorable sales, including one ‘barn find’ with a difference, across his 45-plus years as an auctioneer
The situation evolves – but safe delivery options are available06 April 2020
Given the government’s strict guidelines on social distancing, what delivery options can art and antiques buyers use during the lockdown period?
How Adams Antiques Fairs' London event went ahead before future dates were postponed23 March 2020
The round of applause that broke out for fair organiser Matthew Adams at the Royal Horticultural Halls on Sunday, March 15 was loud and, exhibitors said, very well-earned.
Kempton final March date postponed but 'we're evaluating next dates on a weekly basis'20 March 2020
Sunbury Antiques Fairs, organiser of Kempton and Sandown fairs, has postponed the next scheduled dates of both events due to coronavirus concerns.
IACF cancels Newark, Ardingly but reschedules Peterborough from April to June19 March 2020
IACF, the UK’s largest fair organiser, has cancelled flagship events in April and May as “the health of our stallholders and loyal buyers is our absolute priority” during the coronavirus crisis.
Picture special: how the show went on for Adams Fairs in London on Sunday19 March 2020
Despite coronavirus concerns, dealers came out in support of Adams Antiques Fairs staging its monthly London event last Sunday - ahead of postponement of future dates
Coronavirus: some Irish auctioneers bank on internet bidding as Adam's and DeVeres postpone sales18 March 2020
Irish auctioneers are split on whether to postpone sales to comply with the country's coronavirus social distancing rules, with some banking on internet bidding to continue to host auctions.
Ireland’s role in Britain’s colonial past recalled in single owner collection for sale at Sheppard’s17 March 2020
A private collection featuring Anglo-Indian and Islamic objects, amassed from Irish country house sales over a 60-year period, comes to auction in Durrow, Ireland on March 24.
The Open Art Fair: exhibitors told fair debut 'is going ahead’ despite coronavirus fears04 March 2020
Organisers of The Open Art Fair, successor to the BADA Fair, have written to exhibitors confirming the event will go ahead from March 18-24 in London – despite the cancellation of other high-profile art market on coronavirus concerns.
Lawyer for dealers in Ivory Act appeal: ‘prepare to sell your antique ivory’27 February 2020
A lawyer acting for dealers and collectors bidding to have the Ivory Act 2018 overturned warned antique ivory owners they need to “prepare to sell quickly” if judges reject the legal challenge.
Ivory appeal will be streamed live on YouTube21 February 2020
The final attempt by dealers and collectors to block the Ivory Act, taking place in the Court of Appeal early next week, will be live streamed on YouTube.
Object lessons from Midhurst17 February 2020
Two items in focus at Midhurst
Why change a good brand?17 February 2020
New Midhurst owner keeps the Emmott Promotions name going
And the award for ‘best antiques in a movie’ goes to…10 February 2020
Ever been distracted by the antiques in a movie or TV series and wondered if they were ‘right’ or where they came from?
Trade urged to spread the word on sustainability10 February 2020
A leading interior designer will tell a gathering of antiques dealers next month that the trade has been slow to promote antiques as reused items – at a time when sustainability and climate change dominate political and commercial agendas.