Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters

British Museum

British Museum steps up recovery plan for stolen jewellery

26 September 2023

The British Museum has begun a series of measures to try to recover the 2000 jewellery items that were stolen from its collection.


New St James’s dealer and a returning face to a Gloucestershire auction house are among the latest Movers & Shakers

26 September 2023

A round up of moves and hires across the art and antiques sector.

Anti-money laundering

Anti-money laundering: prepare for HMRC checks

25 September 2023

Auction houses and art dealers are warned to be prepared for visits from HM Revenue & Customs officials checking anti-money laundering procedures.

Philip Taubenheim and Joseph Trinder

Trinder rejoins auction house where he started, now as joint partner

25 September 2023

Wotton Auction Rooms has a new ownership structure as Joseph Trinder re-joins the business.


Hone sweet home: view a collection in situ

25 September 2023

Fancy an opportunity to view a treasure trove of classical friezes, Grand Tour discoveries, textiles and drawings in an ornate Notting Hill home?

Gander & White

Shipping and delivery: The sea is green

25 September 2023

The industry is tackling the thorny issue of sustainability in shipping and delivery for art and antiques


Shipping and delivery: ‘Green living’ in a material world

25 September 2023

The UK government earlier this year announced it is giving packaging producers more time to be greener: it has deferred new rules to ensure the producers pay for the cost of recycling from 2024 to October 2025.


Shipping and delivery: Brexit is getting better but still a business burden

25 September 2023

It’s more than three and a half years since Britain left the EU on January 31, 2020.


Sloane Street Auctions launches in Fulham Road

25 September 2023

Sloane Street Auctions threw a party to celebrate the opening of its new premises at 158-164 Fulham Road, SW10.


Shipping and delivery: How auction houses deal with in-house shipping

25 September 2023

Many auction houses find offering a packing and delivery option too costly and time consuming especially for a wide variety of items from an 18 piece dinner service to a dining table and 12 chairs.

Tipu Sultan sword

Rediscovered Tipu Sultan swords from Cornwall’s Port Eliot to be auctioned at Christie’s

21 September 2023

Two previously unrecorded Tipu Sultan swords have been consigned to Christie’s from descendants of Charles, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738-1805) who live at stately home Port Eliot in Cornwall.

Peter Hone

Peter Hone's collection comes to auction in Cornwall but is on view in his Notting Hill home

21 September 2023

Fancy a chance to view a treasure trove of classical friezes, Grand Tour discoveries, textiles and drawings in an ornate Notting Hill home?

Sloane Street Auctions

New Chelsea saleroom and promotions across auction houses and galleries – the latest Movers & Shakers

20 September 2023

A round up across the art and antiques sector including Sloane Street Auctions expansion and promotions at Sworders and Fellows.

Pamflyt Compiled Of Cheese

Say cheese: University buys Elizabethan manuscript on cheese making

19 September 2023

The University of Leeds Libraries has bought the earliest known book about cheese making in Britain.


Guercino’s Moses emerges at Moretti's new Paris gallery

18 September 2023

A rediscovered 17th century painting of Moses by Italian Baroque artist Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (1591– 1666), known as il Guercino, is being offered at Moretti Fine Art of Paris in its newly opened gallery.

Elveden Hall auction

Elveden Hall auction brings back the room bidders

18 September 2023

In what may have felt like a flashback to the past, when bidders actually attended day sales in person, the Elveden Hall auction held by Sworders was deemed a runaway success.


Wally bird recovered after theft 15 years ago

18 September 2023

A third stolen Martinware bird has been recovered more than 15 years after it was taken in west London.

Roman glass cinerarium

Norfolk dealer’s glass collection up for sale

18 September 2023

A single-owner sale from the late Norfolk glass collector and dealer Brian Watson is coming to Bishop & Miller on September 27.

Chris Marinello and Dr Jonathan Oates

Stolen Martinware bird returned to museum after 15 years

14 September 2023

A third stolen Martinware bird has been recovered more than 15 years after it was stolen in west London.

The Art Business Conference

How can the UK art market stay ahead?

12 September 2023

Among the discussions at the 9th Art Business Conference was one focused on the opportunities for the UK art market.