Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters
$150m art collection of a US cattle rancher, oil magnate and philanthropist comes to auction at Sotheby’s25 February 2021
The art collection of the late Anne Marion (1938-2020), a cattle rancher, oil magnate and philanthropist, will be offered at Sotheby’s in May.
New hires and appointments at auction houses in the UK and US24 February 2021
An update on the latest appointments at auction houses including at Bishop & Miller, Phillips and Clevedon Salerooms
Art and antiques trade in England to reopen on April 1223 February 2021
A ‘roadmap’ to how coronavirus lockdown restrictions in England will be eased has been revealed, with an update for Scotland due this week.
Slippers and brandy supply bulldog spirit22 February 2021
Velvet evening slippers and a brandy glass once belonging to Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) are coming to auction at Bellmans in Sussex next month.
Winston Churchill’s evening slippers and brandy glass come to auction in Sussex17 February 2021
Velvet evening slippers and a brandy glass once belonging to Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) are coming to auction at Bellmans in Sussex.
New hires at Forum Auctions and across salerooms in the Americas16 February 2021
An update on the latest appointments within the art and antiques industry in the UK and overseas.
EU proposes ban on import and export of antique ivory15 February 2021
New proposals by the European Commission to prevent the commercial export and import of most antiques containing ivory have been described by The British Antique Dealers Association (BADA) as “hugely damaging and disproportionate”.
Second Martinware pottery jug from Ealing theft returned11 February 2021
A face jug from the Ealing Martinware thefts has been returned – the second piece from the Ealing Council’s collection to be recovered in recent months.
New faces at auction houses across the UK and US09 February 2021
The latest update on auction house moves including at Dawsons, Auction Antiques and Heritage Auctions.
‘Time has come to act’ on merger of two antiques trade associations08 February 2021
A merger of the two major antiques trade associations, The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) and LAPADA, is again up for discussion.
Lady Mountbatten collection up for sale at Sotheby's08 February 2021
A 350-lot sale of items from the collection of Lady Mountbatten including jewellery, furniture, paintings, sculptures, books, silver and ceramics will be offered at Sotheby’s on March 24.
Rare Churchill wartime picture owned by actress Angelina Jolie to be offered at auction06 February 2021
The only work that Sir Winston Churchill painted during the Second World War will be auctioned next month from the collection of actress Angelina Jolie.
Dates set for Petworth fair this year05 February 2021
The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair is scheduled to take place in May this year, restrictions allowing.
Chelsea Antiques Fair is to return later this year under new ownership04 February 2021
New owners have taken over Chelsea Antiques Fair and are planning an event later this year.
Newton celestial globe stolen after smash and grab raid in Fulham03 February 2021
The antiques trade has suffered another smash and grab theft following a wave of robberies targeting map dealers in central London before Christmas.
Rare George III watch barred from leaving country in hope it can be bought by a UK buyer03 February 2021
A £2m pocket watch once owned by George III has been temporarily blocked from export to give a UK institution the chance to purchase it.
Summer Olympia fair cancelled as coronavirus restrictions continue02 February 2021
The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia 2021 scheduled for this summer has been cancelled.
New online fair dates as lockdowns and coronavirus restrictions continue02 February 2021
A raft of online events and fairs have been launched as coronavirus restrictions continue in the UK and Europe while some physical events have also been planned for the autumn.
Saved for the nation: Armada maps are bought with help from Antiques Trade Gazette01 February 2021
Armada maps stay in UK after ATG story inspires campaign
Only Banksy would do this in the saleroom01 February 2021
A print by street artist Banksy (b.1974) called Morons, depicting an art auction featuring the former Christie’s boss Charles Hindlip, has been sold by a member of his family.