Latest News Articles by Noelle McElhatton
Rare 'travelling' doll’s house makes €48,000 at auction in Ireland25 July 2019
A travelling doll's house, made in 1810 to entertain children on long journeys, fetched €48,000 (£42,800) hammer at Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers in Kilkenny, Ireland earlier this week.
Dealers and collectors win High Court permission for judicial review of ivory ban law15 July 2019
A High Court judge has given the go-ahead for a full hearing on the legality of the controversial Ivory Act, due to usher in a near-total ban on the UK trade in antique ivory when it comes into force later this year.
Adam Partridge in talks to buy Wright Marshall fine art08 July 2019
Cheshire auctioneer Adam Partridge is in talks with the administrator of Wright Marshall Fine Art Auctioneers to buy its Knutsford fine art business.
Trump's proposed US tax on Chinese art imports ‘would harm local trade and benefit China’, trade officials told28 June 2019
A renewed threat to tax Chinese art imports into the US, including those from the UK, would harm the local antiques trade and instead benefit China, US trade officials have heard.
Full house for inaugural BADA ‘pop-up’ show in Pimlico, to include the 'James Bond desk'25 June 2019
Members of the British Antique Dealers’ Association have weighed in behind the trade body’s first curated exhibition, with the inaugural event now fully subscribed ahead of its launch tonight.
Time for a shipshape gathering for members of the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers24 June 2019
Auctioneers from across the UK attend trade association SOFAA's biennial yacht club dinner.
Away days: A selection of destinations that act as magnets for antiques enthusiasts19 June 2019
Britain still has many ‘antiques’ towns and streets – those picturesque corners of the island populated by shops, galleries and centres that together act as a magnet for antiques tourists. Two of the largest communities of dealers close to London are Petworth and Hungerford, while a busy schedule of regular fairs and markets takes place to the south-west of London.
New association for catalogue raisonné creators ‘will help stem flow of art fakes onto the market’12 June 2019
A new international body is being set up to promote and support the creation of catalogue raisonnés.
Tomasso Brothers and Butchoff Antiques among dealers confirmed for BADA ‘pop up’ exhibition10 June 2019
Leading dealers have signed up to take part in BADA’s inaugural ‘pop up’ selling exhibition in June and July on Pimlico Road, London.
US auctioneer Hindman to launch buy-it-now option as it seeks to be ‘America's premier mid-market auction house’10 June 2019
Chicago-headquartered US auctioneer Hindman, formerly Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, has an ambitious agenda that goes beyond its recent rebrand.
CEO of US saleroom Hindman on the Chicago-based firm's ambitious agenda10 June 2019
Chicago-headquartered US saleroom Hindman, formerly Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, has an ambitious agenda that goes beyond its recent rebrand, as its CEO Thomas Galbraith tells ATG.
BADA to host selling exhibition coinciding with Masterpiece and Olympia fairs31 May 2019
The British Antique Dealers’ Association is to host a London selling exhibition for its members in June and July, coinciding with Masterpiece and The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia.
BADA logo row is put to the vote27 May 2019
The British Antique Dealers’ Association is consulting members on a new logo after doubts were expressed about the replacement of the trade body’s traditional ‘Cellini’ emblem.
Call on antiques trade to oppose tariffs on Chinese antiques once again27 May 2019
The global art market is preparing to defend itself against a renewed US threat to tax Chinese art imports, as part of President Trump’s trade war with China.
Post-war Irish art: Five pictures to be offered at upcoming Whyte’s auction in Dublin23 May 2019
As demand for Mod Brit art continues its upward trajectory, ATG takes a closer look at mid-century Irish work for sale at a forthcoming Whyte’s auction in Dublin on May 27, exploring the unique influences on ‘Mod Irish’ artists of that era.
BADA urges its members: have your say on our new logo22 May 2019
The British Antique Dealers’ Association is consulting its 350-strong membership on a new logo after doubts were expressed about the replacement for the trade body’s traditional ‘Cellini’ emblem.
Trump administration in renewed threat to tax Chinese art imports20 May 2019
Chinese art and antiques are part of a new list of $300bn-plus of imports drawn up by President Trump’s administration in the country’s escalating trade war with China, ATG understands.
Ram raiders hit Petworth fair20 May 2019
Police appeal after jewellery and cash worth £830,000 stolen in night heist
Bellmans party marks 30 years in the business20 May 2019
In any ‘top 10’ list of 30th birthday party themes, a 1980s or ‘90s leitmotif ranks high.
On with the show: at Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair, spirits and sales were high - an ATG picture special16 May 2019
A shocking ram-raid by jewellery thieves failed to dampen the spirits and order books of many exhibitors at the Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair on May 10-12. ATG visited on Saturday to observe a bustling fair judged to have been a successful curtain-raiser for the summer season.