Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters

Martina Fusari

New appointments and latest updates from across the art and antiques sector

12 May 2021

New faces at Bonhams and Gurr Johns are among this week’s round-up of moves and appointments.

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West Sussex auction house holds first paintings preview in central London

12 May 2021

Bellmans will hold its first London preview when it exhibits highlights of its upcoming auction.

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Ancient Libyan statue returned home with the help of The British Museum and HMRC

11 May 2021

A funerary statue from Cyrene (near present-day Shahhat in Libya) dating to the 2nd century BC is being returned to Libya.

Octagon Hall

French and Irish events to reopen as indoor fairs in England resume next week

10 May 2021

The restrictions operating during the latest lockdowns are continuing to ease in countries including France and the Republic of Ireland.

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Queen Victoria's ballet-style slippers to be auctioned

08 May 2021

Slippers once owned by Queen Victoria will be offered at an auction in West Sussex later this month.

Paisley items

Paisley Museum asks public and trade to offer paisley items for new display

06 May 2021

Paisley Museum plans to mark its 150th anniversary with a paisley 'callout'.

Joanne Lewis

New hires, premises, events and a book – the latest round up of people and places across the art and antiques sector

04 May 2021

New faces at Dix Noonan Webb and Heritage are among the Movers & Shakers updates this week.

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Bonhams moves Greek art sale from London to Paris

03 May 2021

Bonhams has moved its annual Greek art auction to France from London following Brexit.

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Fox Talbot photography group makes record sum

03 May 2021

A group of nearly 200 early images and ephemera by the pioneering photographer William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-77) more than quadrupled its lower estimate at Sotheby’s in New York.

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‘Lost Bonnet Portrait of Emily Brontë’ for sale

03 May 2021

A portrait argued to be of author Emily Brontë is coming to auction this month.

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Northants enchants: new premises for The Canon Gallery

03 May 2021

With a lack of fairs during the pandemic and fewer scheduled in the near future, picture dealer Jeremy Green has taken the plunge and returned to running a physical gallery after 15 years of running his dealership from home and standing at fairs.

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Contribute to website? Be our guest

03 May 2021

Guest and Gray, trading from a gallery in central London at 58 Davies Street, decided to launch a new website during lockdown.

Brooke Lampley, Amy Cappellazzo and Mari-Claudia Jiménez

Changes at the top at Phillips as Sotheby’s restructures Fine Art division

29 April 2021

Sotheby’s and Phillips have announced a number of changes in personnel.

The Antiques & Retro Antique Centre

Lincolnshire’s Hemswell gets a newly refurbished and renamed antiques centre

29 April 2021

A newly refurbished antiques centre will open this weekend under new management at Hemswell in Lincolnshire.

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Rare $2m Meissen collection restituted to Jewish family comes to market in New York this autumn

28 April 2021

A collection of Meissen porcelain assembled by the Oppenheimer family and recently restituted to their heirs is coming to auction this September.

Tennants saleroom

New faces at Tennants and in Bonhams Motoring team

27 April 2021

New valuers at Tennants are among the latest news across the world of art and antiques.

Chelsea's Saatchi Gallery

London fairs return as lockdown eases

26 April 2021

London indoor fair organisers have begun to announce dates for later this year.

Cromwell Place

Cromwell Place import tax deal boosts storage role

26 April 2021

Art hub Cromwell Place has received approval from HMRC to operate an official Customs warehouse.

 Lewis Walduck

Clock collector: I have plenty of time to learn

26 April 2021

In the latest of our occasional series of collector interviews, ATG talks to a young collector who not only buys clocks and watches but is also a horological apprentice.

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English female portrait painter returns to Colchester auction

24 April 2021

A portrait by 17th century artist Mary Beale (1633-99) took a six-figure-sum earlier this year at a sale in Essex and now a second portrait by the artist will be offered next week.