Obituaries (print edition)


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.


Obituary: David Rogers Jones (1942-2022)

19 December 2022

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

Memorial service – Frank Dux

12 December 2022

A memorial for Frank Dux, of Frank Dux Antiques in Bath, will take place at 11am on December 21 at the North Wiltshire Crematorium near Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 8ET.

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.


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.


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.


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 - Roger Clarke (April 1, 1942-October 16, 2022)

24 October 2022

We are very sorry to inform that Roger Clarke passed away on Sunday, October 16, after a short illness in Mallorca.

Obituary - Nina Zborowska

24 October 2022

My friend Nina Zborowska, who has died aged 77, was an art dealer, avid collector and enthusiast whose sense of style permeated her life and work.

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.


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.

Obituary – Jean Barker

26 September 2022

Members of the Scottish antiques trade may be interested to learn of the death at the age of 75 of Mrs Jean Barker, who traded for many years under the name Huntly Antiques until retiring to France in 2004.


Obituary – Ida Chapman, 1941-2022

24 September 2022

My wife Ida Marie Anna was born in Neuilly-Sur-Seine, Paris, in 1941, eldest daughter to a Greco-Italian mother, Ivy Contarini, and a French father, Guy George Antoine Lapierre.


Obituary – Jack Lipitch 1929-2022

19 September 2022

The antique dealer, my cousin, Jack Lipitch passed away on August 26, 2022, aged 92.


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.


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.


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.