Obituaries (print edition)


Obituary: British watercolours dealer Bill Thomson

25 September 2023

We regret to announce the death of Bill Thomson, the well-known dealer in British watercolours, on June 6 aged 90.


Obituary: third generation dealer Miles Ferneyhough

11 September 2023

Miles Ferneyhough, who lost his courageous battle against cancer on August 21, was a third generation dealer, known and widely respected throughout the antiques community.


Obituary: Irish dealer Gerald Kenyon (1927-2023)

04 September 2023

Gerald Kenyon died on August 20. He was born in Chester where his ancestors had been dealers for many generations: he was an eighth-generation dealer.


Obituary: Lady Connie Middleton (1929-2023)

14 August 2023

It is with deepest regret and sadness that I learned of the death of my good friend and former colleague Connie Middleton who passed away on August 3 at the age of 93 after a short illness.

Obituary: dealer Keith Hockin

14 August 2023

With the recent passing of Keith Hockin, the antiques trade has lost one of that remaining generation who were at the vanguard of the early oak furniture revival from the 1960s onwards.


Obituary: John Myles (1942-2023)

14 August 2023

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of John Myles, who died peacefully on July 30, aged 81.


Obituary: Drummond Shaw (1950-2023)

07 August 2023

Drummond Shaw, a former commodity broker in the City, became interested in salvage in the 1980s while restoring Flexford House, his 1840s family home on Surrey’s Hog’s Back, when he needed to buy the right type of kit.

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Tributes paid to clock dealer and author Jonathan Carter

17 July 2023

Horology expert Jonathan Carter of the Carter Marsh dealership in Winchester has died.


Obituary: clock dealer Jonathan Carter (1964-2023)

17 July 2023

From clothing career to clock dealer brilliance, Jonathan Carter specialised in the golden age of English clockmaking and set up the leading firm Carter-Marsh


Obituary: Brian Saunders (1946-2023)

17 July 2023

Brian Saunders of Saunders Fine Art, Solihull, has passed away after a long battle with cancer.


Obituary: auctioneer Chris Ewbank

03 July 2023

An early career in London led Chris Ewbank, who died on June 25 aged 78, to the auction business at the Cubitt & West salerooms in Guildford – a few miles west of his childhood home in Mayfield, Sussex, where his father was an estate agent-cum-auctioneer.

Obituary: dealer Christine Schell

03 July 2023

Sadly, I have to report the death of the former Chelsea antique dealer Christine Schell on Monday, June 12, 2023.


Obituary: auctioneer Christopher Matthews (1939-2023)

03 July 2023

Chris, who was universally described as a gentleman by all who knew him, started his lifelong career (he missed national service by one day) aged 17 at Morphets Auctioneers in Harrogate.


Memorial services: Brian Watson and John Spink

12 June 2023

A memorial service will be held to remember the late antiques dealer Brian Watson on Thursday June 15, at 3.30pm, at St Faiths Crematorium, Manor Road, Horsham St Faith, NR10 3LF, just outside Norwich.


Obituary: Michael (Micky) Shephard (1941-2023)

12 June 2023

My older brother Michael Shephard sadly passed away on Friday, May 26, 2023, aged 81.

Obituary: Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville

22 May 2023

It would be hard to overstate Peter Brooke’s contribution to the British art market.


Obituary: ceramics dealer Richard Barker (1950-2023)

08 May 2023

I am very sorry to report the death of Chinese and Japanese ceramics dealer and expert Richard Barker at the age of 72.


Obituaries: Edward Smith and Eberhard Kornfeld

24 April 2023

Edward Smith passed away peacefully on January 16, 2023 after a short illness. He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends


Obituary: Horology specialist Phillip Gale (1947-2023)

17 April 2023

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Phillip John Gale (FBHI) who died peacefully, after a short illness, on February 21, 2023. His death represents a great loss to horology.


Obituary: Mark Kenneth Marchant (1935-2023)

20 March 2023

Mark Marchant was born in 1935 and grew up in Sevenoaks, Kent.