Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters

Bed pans

Bonhams holds Chequers attic sale – the country house retreat of British Prime Ministers

08 February 2023

An auction from the ‘attic’ of Chequers is coming to Bonhams in March.

Masterpiece London

Masterpiece founders launch new London summer fair

07 February 2023

A new fair for the capital has been announced by two of the original founders of Masterpiece.

Plywood ‘Pretzel’ armchairs

Criterion Auctioneers opens Gloucester saleroom with plans for new west London rooms by April

06 February 2023

Criterion Auctioneers has opened a new saleroom in Gloucester while planning a move into west London in the spring.

BADA council members

Isaac and Marchant provide new input to BADA council

06 February 2023

David Isaac of Isaac and Ede and Samuel Marchant of Asian art dealer Marchant have joined The British Antique Dealers’ Association’s council.


Collector interview: Lecturer's lessons in Islamic and Persian art

06 February 2023

Dr Richard Piran McClary is a senior lecturer in Islamic art and architecture in the history of art department at The University of York.


Online marketplace 2Covet placed in liquidation

02 February 2023

The company behind dealer marketplace 2Covet and the Chelsea Antiques Fair has been placed into voluntary liquidation.

Milo and Simon Dickinson.

A new MD at Dickinson gallery and hires across auction houses

01 February 2023

The latest appointments and hires across the art and antiques sector.

Tudor pendant

Metal detecting trend boosts Treasure finds in the UK

31 January 2023

Enthusiastic metal detectorists discovered 96% of archaeological and Treasure finds, according to the latest report.

Folk art double portrait

Pick of the week: Dealer Philip Mould buys portrait of interracial ‘sisterhood'

30 January 2023

A 19th century folk art painting of one black and one white child depicted together as equals has been purchased at auction by art dealer Philip Mould.


Previews: issue 2578

30 January 2023

A selection of 14 upcoming lots available at UK auctions.

Gould drawing

English School double portrait and Gould watercolours are among the latest artworks to be saved by the nation

26 January 2023

Six artworks are set to be saved for the nation according to the latest Exports of Objects of Cultural Interest report.

Egyptian limestone relief

UK museum sought for Egyptian limestone relief depicting women musicians in pharaoh’s palace

25 January 2023

A limestone relief depicting a group of female musicians in the palace of the Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten has been temporarily blocked from export.

Henry Sandon

Antiques Roadshow expert Henry Sandon to sell private collection at auction

24 January 2023

Ceramics specialist Henry Sandon (b.1928) will offer his private collection at auction at Chorley’s in April.


Hidden in a forest, now Munch work emerges

23 January 2023

An Edvard Munch (1863-1944) picture last on the market 89 years ago, which had been hidden from the Nazis during the Second World War, is to be offered at Sotheby’s with a £12m-20m estimate.

Amethyst and diamond cross

Garrard pendant worn by Princess Diana bought by Kim Kardashian

21 January 2023

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has bought a c.1920 pendant by Garrard at Sotheby’s Royal & Noble auction on January 18 for a hammer price of £130,000.

Sheffield Assay Office

Plea to help find stolen silver from Sheffield Assay Office

19 January 2023

More than £100,000 worth of silverware has been stolen from the Sheffield Assay Office after a group of burglars broke in using an angle grinder.

Dance on the Beach by Munch

Edvard Munch painting hidden from Nazis in a Norwegian forest to be auctioned

17 January 2023

An Edvard Munch (1863-1944) picture last on the market 89 years ago, which had been hidden from the Nazis during the war, is to be offered at Sotheby’s with a $15m-25m estimate.

Volubilis sculpture

Art dealers Bowman sell sculpture to French museum

16 January 2023

The Camille Claudel Museum has unveiled its newly purchased Volubilis sculpture by Alfred Boucher.

Alyssa Quinlan

Quinlan takes the reins at Hindman

16 January 2023

US auction house Hindman has promoted Alyssa D Quinlan to the role of chief executive officer.

Art & Antiques Fair Olympia

Art & Antiques Fair Olympia cancelled for summer 2023

12 January 2023

The summer edition of Art & Antiques Fair Olympia has been cancelled by its organiser Clarion Events.