Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters
Bonhams holds Chequers attic sale – the country house retreat of British Prime Ministers08 February 2023
An auction from the ‘attic’ of Chequers is coming to Bonhams in March.
Masterpiece founders launch new London summer fair07 February 2023
A new fair for the capital has been announced by two of the original founders of Masterpiece.
Criterion Auctioneers opens Gloucester saleroom with plans for new west London rooms by April06 February 2023
Criterion Auctioneers has opened a new saleroom in Gloucester while planning a move into west London in the spring.
Isaac and Marchant provide new input to BADA council06 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 art06 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 liquidation02 February 2023
The company behind dealer marketplace 2Covet and the Chelsea Antiques Fair has been placed into voluntary liquidation.
A new MD at Dickinson gallery and hires across auction houses01 February 2023
The latest appointments and hires across the art and antiques sector.
Metal detecting trend boosts Treasure finds in the UK31 January 2023
Enthusiastic metal detectorists discovered 96% of archaeological and Treasure finds, according to the latest report.
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 257830 January 2023
A selection of 14 upcoming lots available at UK auctions.
English School double portrait and Gould watercolours are among the latest artworks to be saved by the nation26 January 2023
Six artworks are set to be saved for the nation according to the latest Exports of Objects of Cultural Interest report.
UK museum sought for Egyptian limestone relief depicting women musicians in pharaoh’s palace25 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.
Antiques Roadshow expert Henry Sandon to sell private collection at auction24 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 emerges23 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.
Garrard pendant worn by Princess Diana bought by Kim Kardashian21 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.
Plea to help find stolen silver from Sheffield Assay Office19 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.
Edvard Munch painting hidden from Nazis in a Norwegian forest to be auctioned17 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.
Art dealers Bowman sell sculpture to French museum16 January 2023
The Camille Claudel Museum has unveiled its newly purchased Volubilis sculpture by Alfred Boucher.
Quinlan takes the reins at Hindman16 January 2023
US auction house Hindman has promoted Alyssa D Quinlan to the role of chief executive officer.
Art & Antiques Fair Olympia cancelled for summer 202312 January 2023
The summer edition of Art & Antiques Fair Olympia has been cancelled by its organiser Clarion Events.