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Matriarch by Frederick Edward McWilliam

Irish art dealer’s collection chalks up over €600,000 at Dublin auction

29 September 2016

Works from the estate of the late Irish art dealer George McClelland helped Dublin saleroom Whyte’s post their best result for an art auction since April 2008.

Orangerie at Versailles by Hubert Robert

Versailles takes its pick and buys picture of the château orangerie

28 September 2016

The Château of Versailles exercised its right of pre-emption to acquire an 18th century painting of its orangerie that was offered at auction.

Ivory antique

British ivory exports to Hong Kong under scrutiny

28 September 2016

Wildlife campaigners are calling for a crackdown on ivory exports from the UK after a report revealed trade doubled to Hong Kong last year.

Dr Bendor Grosvenor and Jacky Klein

New BBC art show uncovers Flemish masterpiece in Swansea storeroom

28 September 2016

Dealer and art historian Dr Bendor Grosvenor is fronting a new series called ‘Britain’s Lost Masterpieces’ on BBC Four.

New BADA council: Anthony Outred joins with Michael Cohen back as chair

28 September 2016

Members of the British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) have voted in a slimmed down council, a move that is hoped will streamline decision-making and usher in an age of wider regional engagement.

Daughter continues fight to keep family Chinese art collection together

28 September 2016

A large collection of 17th century Chinese porcelain could be broken up and sold after a family feud among the heirs of Sir Michael Butler, a former aide to Margaret Thatcher.

Benin plaque

Benin plaque surfaces in Virginia auction after family dispute

27 September 2016

One of the famed 16th century bronze plaques recovered from the charred ruins of the Benin Kingdom’s royal palace carries an estimate of $800,000-$1.2m at Quinn’s Auction Galleries in Virginia on October 1.

COMMENT: Why modern ivory ends up in the antiques chain and how to stop this happening

27 September 2016

Michael Baggott, silver dealer and regular TV antiques pundit, looks to his own specialism for a solution to the antique ivory conundrum – and volunteers to help

Antiques trade will have input to ivory rule changes

27 September 2016

Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom has vowed to consult with the antiques trade over plans to tighten rules surrounding ivory.

New partnership for LAPADA as two London-based trade associations join forces

27 September 2016

LAPADA, the Art and Antique Dealers Association, have joined forces with the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD) forming a partnership to waive joining fees for any applicant to one association who is already a member of the other.


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