Obituaries

Articles regarding the lives of late art and antiques dealers, auctioneers, collectors and people connected to the industry.


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Obituary: Ceramics dealer and Shakespearean actor Michael Graham

16 January 2023

It’s with regret that I report that Michael Graham, the well-known partner in the long-established firm, Graham & Oxley, died on November 25.

Obituary: Frank Dux (1932-2022)

19 December 2022

Sadly, but not unexpectedly at the age of 90, Frank Dux passed away on November 18, 2022.

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Obituary: David Rogers Jones (1942-2022)

19 December 2022

From Ben Rogers Jones of Welsh auction house Rogers Jones & Co

Obituary: Scientific instruments dealer Peter Delehar

28 November 2022

It is with the greatest sadness, that his family has announced that their brother Peter Delehar died after a short illness on October 7 at the age of 78.

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Obituary: Glass dealer and chandelier expert Martin Mortimer (1928-2022)

21 November 2022

It is with great sadness that I have to report the death of Martin Mortimer on October 1 following a challenging short illness. He passed away peacefully at home aged 94.

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Obituary: Antiques dealer Danny Robinson

31 October 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce Danny Robinson has passed away peacefully after a short stay in hospital at the age of 84.

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Obituary: Glass dealer Shane Theophilus

31 October 2022

We are sad to announce the sudden death of Shane Theophilus (August 23, 1954-October 22, 2022).

Obituary: Hungerford antiques dealer Hazel Browne (1931-2022)

17 October 2022

Well-known Hungerford antiques dealer and co-owner of Hungerford Arcade, Hazel Browne, has died at the age of 91.

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Obituary: Diana Steel, the founder of The Antique Collectors Club

17 October 2022

Diana Steel, founder of The Antique Collectors Club, has died. She was 82.

Obituary: David ‘John’ Lines (1940-2022)

10 October 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden but peaceful passing of John Lines.

William MacDougall

Co-founder of Russian art auction house William MacDougall dies

17 September 2022

William MacDougall, the co-founder of London Russian art specialist auction house MacDougall's, has died.

Ian and Sharon Aitken

‘The last ever Richardson & Linnell auction’

12 September 2022

The collection of former Richardson & Linnell auctioneer Ian Aitken will be offered at Bamfords on September 26-27.

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Obituary: Metalware dealer Christopher Bangs

05 September 2022

Christopher Bangs, who is probably best known for his reference book on candlesticks, 'The Lear Collection', was a man of many talents.

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Obituary: Auctioneer and horology specialist Roger Warren

05 September 2022

We are very sorry to inform you that our friend and colleague Roger Warren passed away. Roger had been battling cancer since diagnosis in December of last year, it is a cliché to say that he fought hard – but in Roger’s case this is the truth.

Obituary: Jerome Eisenberg

22 August 2022

Jerome Eisenberg (1930-2022), who died aged 92 on July 6, was a leading member of the antiquities trade.

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Obituary: furniture specialist Sheila Hough

18 July 2022

My mother Sheila Hough (nee Haptie), who died in May at the age of 98, started her career in the antiques trade after leaving the WRAF [Women’s Royal Air Force] at the end of the Second World War.

Obituary: antiques dealer Gino Viscossi

04 July 2022

I am writing with fond and cherished memories of a much loved and admired character, recently passed, in June 2022.

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Obituary: Silver and jewellery dealer Jan Van Den Bosch

06 June 2022

It is with great regret that we announce the sudden death of Jan Van Den Bosch on Saturday, May 7, at the age of 88 near his home in Crouch End.

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Obituary: Sir Angus Grossart

23 May 2022

We regret to announce the death of Sir Angus Grossart, the Scottish merchant banker and patron of the arts.

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Obituary: Portobello dealer Glynne Clivaz

16 May 2022

Glynne Clivaz passed away peacefully on May 1, aged 92.

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