Obituaries

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


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Obituary: Gerardus A Widdershoven (1951-2020), founder of Maison Gerard

29 June 2020

Born in the Netherlands in 1951, ‘Gerard’ arrived in New York in 1973 and began his long and illustrious career as one of the great ‘antiquaries’ of Art Deco soon after in 1974.

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Obituary: Antique ship model expert Laurence Langford (1927-2020)

22 June 2020

Laurence (Laurie) Langford died on June 7, aged 93.

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Obituary: Furniture dealer David Terrence Johnson (1936-2020)

08 June 2020

It is with great sadness we announce the death of our father David Terrence Johnson.

Obituary: Art dealer Jocelyn Feilding (1940-2020)

01 June 2020

Jocelyn Feilding, who died aged 80 on May 9, was a distinguished art dealer and bon viveur. He had an authoritative eye and a passion for Italian painting.

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Obituary: dealer Michael Fenn

04 May 2020

Michael Fenn was born on November 5, 1941, in Petts Wood, Kent, and died on Sunday, April 19, this year.

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Obituary: Silver dealer John Gewirtz

27 April 2020

It is with great sadness that I announce the sudden death of my father and mentor, John Gewirtz, aged 81.

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Obituary: Modern design dealer Roger Lloyd Tonkinson

27 April 2020

My father, Roger Lloyd Tonkinson, trained and worked as an architect until 1997 when he and my mother Anne moved to St Ives, Cornwall.

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Obituary: Tuyet Nguyet – founder of Arts of Asia magazine

30 March 2020

With the recent passing in Hong Kong of Tuyet Nguyet the oriental art world has lost one of its major personalities.

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Obituary: Los Angeles auctioneer Peter Alexander Loughrey

30 March 2020

Peter Alexander Loughrey, founder of Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA), passed away on March 16, at the young age of 52, of cancer.

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Obituary: Auctioneer and valuer Stephen Flintoft (1974-2020)

30 March 2020

Unfortunately it is with enormous sadness that we pass on the news our auctioneer and valuer, Stephen Flintoft, passed away on March 11 after only eight weeks away from us due to illness.

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Obituary: Pamela Roberts (1934-2020)

17 February 2020

It is with great sadness that I must report the death of Pamela Roberts on January 28, who for many years traded as Merlin Antiques.

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Obituary: Dealer and collector Reuben Reubens

10 February 2020

Reuben Reubens, who has died after a long illness at the age of 80, was for many years a regular visitor to Portobello Road, both as a dealer and a collector.

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Obituary: Distinguished collector John Scott

03 February 2020

John Scott had a very distinguished career; his life was a whirlwind of enterprise. He was a well-known figure in the panorama of the Arts & Crafts movement and his personal collection was important.

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Obituary: Paul Quastel

03 February 2020

It is with great sadness that we report the death of dealer and valuer Paul Quastel.

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Obituary: Michael Baker

03 February 2020

We regret to announce the death of auctioneer Michael Baker, who died aged 84 on October 12 last year.

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Obituary: Alastair Charles Padley (1934-2020)

03 February 2020

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the sad news of the death of Alastair Padley, formally of the Kent and Sussex Gold Refiners of Royal Tunbridge Wells.

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Obituary: Porcelain dealer Wouter van Halm (1946-2019)

27 January 2020

It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my father, mentor and partner Wouter van Halm. He passed away peacefully just before Christmas, having been diagnosed with cancer just over a year previously.

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Obituary: Antiques dealer Richard Brown

13 January 2020

It is with great sadness and shock that I have learned of the sudden death of Richard Brown, who traded as Country Oak Antiques from Yorkshire.

Obituary: Porcelain restorer Ian Norman

13 January 2020

I knew Ian Norman (formerly of Porcelain Repairs) for over 35 years. He was a master craftsman of repairing antique porcelain.

Obituary: David William Stoddart (1956-2019)

09 December 2019

David William Stoddart, trading as Black Ink Prints, passed away suddenly on November 20 aged 62. Much loved and sadly missed.

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