UK

The United Kingdom accounts for more than one fifth of the global art market sales and is the second biggest art market after the US.

Through auctioneers, dealers, fairs and markets - and a burgeoning online sector - buyers, collectors and sellers of art and antiques can easily access a vibrant network of intermediaries and events around the country. The UK's museums also house a wealth of impressive collections

New hires

A new dealership and auction house hires – a round-up of recruitment news

01 December 2022

The latest Movers & Shakers update from across the world of art and antiques.

Gas lamp

Plea for art and antiques trade to help save London’s historic gas lamps

30 November 2022

The London Gasketeers, a group trying to preserve London’s historic gas lamps, has called on the art and antiques trade to help list at-risk examples.

Picture of the Hunting Lodge sitting room

Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler host Christmas antiques selling show in Pimlico Road

29 November 2022

A Christmas selling show of more than 100 antiques will be offered at interior design and decorating firm Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler's Pimlico Road showroom.

Three versions of the Staffordshire figure The Italian Boy

Dealer solves Staffordshire figure crime mystery

28 November 2022

Dealer Damon Revans-Turner of RTS Antiques in Liverpool has put a name and story to a rare Staffordshire figure that has hitherto evaded attribution.

Chanel tunic

Pick of the week: Château attic find sets vintage Chanel record

28 November 2022

A ‘Russian’ tunic from Chanel’s famed Spring 1922 collection sold for €100,000 (£86,000) in Paris – a record for her early work.

Johan Zoffany’s Beggar’s Ballad

London Art Week puts on winter show with a Zoffany performance

28 November 2022

London Art Week (LAW) has decided it will go ahead with a winter edition this season, contrary to initial reports.

John Paul Cooper goblet

Arts & Crafts Cooper goblet spotted by dealer at auction

28 November 2022

An Arts & Crafts goblet soared over estimate last week to land in the stock of dealer Anthony Bernbaum of The Peartree Collection, who recognised it as the work of John Paul Cooper (1869-1933).

Vanessa Bell by Duncan Grant

New Duncan Grant record for a ‘divisionist’ portrait of Vanessa Bell

28 November 2022

Setting a major record for Duncan Grant (1885-1978) and equalling the highest price for any Bloomsbury Group picture, a painting depicting his fellow artist and close friend (and one-time lover) Vanessa Bell sold for £260,000 at Bonhams.

Chiswick Auctions’ team

Chiswick Auctions' autumn starters for 10

28 November 2022

Chiswick Auctions has been busy recruiting since the move to new premises at the Barley Mow Centre in September.

Casey Lane

Featonbys moves to Newcastle and rebrands

28 November 2022

A Tyne and Wear auction house has relocated and rebranded.

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Elizabeth Gage earrings and a Gillray cartoon are among five lots to watch

28 November 2022

With estimates from £600, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.

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Is Small now hitting the big time?

28 November 2022

When coming across a female artist who was once quite recognised but now is rather little known, buyers today automatically ask the question: ‘Is she undervalued?’

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A £24,000 bid leads the Lionel Edwards hunt

28 November 2022

Among a number of sporting pictures generating decent interest at recent sales, this autumn Cheffins (24.5% buyer’s premium) posted the highest auction price for the hunting specialist Lionel Edwards (1878-1966) in over 12 years.

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Dealer exhibitions: It’s the final countdown to 2023

28 November 2022

The high-spending end of the year is a particularly busy time for art and antiques dealers

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Weird and wonderful buys at Shepton Mallet Antiques Fair

28 November 2022

Some lucky youngsters were among the attendees at IACF’s Shepton Mallet Antiques Fair earlier this month.

British and Irish book auctions: November 29-December 10, 2022

28 November 2022

Our regular listing of UK and Irish book auctions.

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Summers finds his place in the sun

28 November 2022

British Modernist designer’s inter-war plywood creations are now seen as pioneering works

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5 Questions: Andy Shield of Brave Fine Art

28 November 2022

Andy Shield is co-founder of Brave Fine Art which focuses on European artworks, researching the stories behind their creation.

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Lalique glass sails in as poster collector goes Forth

28 November 2022

Lalique glass and Travel & Vintage Posters (conducted in partnership with specialist firm Tomkinson Churcher) were offered at a recent Lyon & Turnbull (26% buyer’s premium) auction at the Mall Galleries.

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The web shop window: An early watch dating from c.1640

28 November 2022

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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