Latest News Articles by Noelle McElhatton
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.
Police appeal for help to catch ram-raiders of Petworth antiques fair14 May 2019
Burglars in a pick-up truck and an SUV ram raided the Petworth antiques fair at the weekend, stealing jewellery and cash belonging to dealers exhibiting at the three-day fair.
Five highlights estimated under £1000 at Halls’ Asian sale this week – including an Indian rarity donated to a charity shop13 May 2019
Halls' sale on May 15 in Shrewsbury, combining Asian objects with a country house sale, has ceramics, textiles and paintings at a range of prices to tempt new collectors. ATG picked five items for closer inspection.
Barbara Hepworth's 'Aegean' bronze heads to Chicago auction13 May 2019
Hindman Auctioneers, formerly Leslie Hindman, is newly rebranded and has a busy calendar across its six US salerooms this year.
Five highlights from Golding Young & Mawer’s sale of Stamford dealers' St George’s Collection later this month18 April 2019
The sale on April 24 of the stock and personal collection of two Stamford dealers features a who’s who of English furniture and object makers. ATG picked five items from more than 800 lots for closer inspection.
The overseas buyers at Lincoln fair: ‘We can’t get this range and prices in our own market’15 April 2019
Arthur Swallow Fairs’ Antiques & Home show may not have the moniker ‘international’ attached but the event attracts a strong overseas group of buyers who comb the fair, clutching sheets of shipping firm stickers to identify purchases for collection.
Local loyalists at Lincoln Antiques and Home Show: ‘Fair seems more condensed and lively’15 April 2019
Belinda and Tom Kilduff (pictured below) are Lincolnshire locals and Antiques & Home Show loyalists. They noted how “busy, condensed and lively” the one-day format was.
The dealers’ view at Arthur Swallow Fairs' Lincoln event15 April 2019
“I’ve sold Jesus Christ… could I interest you in St Patrick?” So asked Martyn Watson of Penrith, Cumbria, stalling out in the Epic Centre and keen to shift his statue of Ireland’s patron saint.
Two into one fair will go for Arthur Swallow15 April 2019
Condensing a two-day event into one and moving to a new weekday slot are no mean feats – just ask Arthur Swallow Fairs, which has just launched a new streamlined format. ATG went along to the first edition to view the results.
BADA president Victoria Borwick resigns from role12 April 2019
Victoria Borwick, president of the British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA), has resigned after nearly four years in the post.
"I can sell as much in one day as two": Dealers and buyers give their verdict on Arthur Swallow Fairs' new one-day Lincoln format12 April 2019
Condensing a two-day fair into one and moving to a new weekday slot are no mean feats – just ask Arthur Swallow Fairs, which has just launched a new streamlined format.
TEFAF chief on vetting controversies and the future of the hugely influential Maastricht fair03 April 2019
TEFAF chief executive Patrick van Maris is four years into his tenure and after positive feedback about the 2019 Maastricht event, he talked to ATG about the response to changing the fair’s vetting system, the opportunity to expand in Maastricht and other changes to 2020’s event.
That's a wrap: TEFAF Maastricht 2019 reviewed in eight key points01 April 2019
A traditional art event keen to move with the times is pulling off a difficult double act.
Employing a different viewpoint to entice bidders01 April 2019
Hiring a professional eye to present furniture and objects has become almost commonplace in the big London houses.
Golding Young & Mawer to sell Stamford dealer 800-lot collection without reserve28 March 2019
Lincolnshire auctioneer Golding Young & Mawer is to sell the stock and personal collections of Stamford-based antiques dealers Gavin Burns and his son Ross later this month, following their retirement from the business in December 2018.
Trade and politicians out in force at BADA fair preview party25 March 2019
At a swell party in the heart of Chelsea, with the Taittinger Brut Reserve free-flowing, BADA 2019 exhibitors could be forgiven for relaxing after days of stand set-up.