Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters
French export licensing thresholds for cultural goods change01 February 2021
France has changed its export licensing system for cultural goods, increasing the value thresholds and removing some red tape.
'Lockdown locket' of Henry III could go home to France30 January 2021
A ‘lockdown locket’ discovered at a regional auction house has been identified as depicting Henri III, King of France (1551-89) by portrait miniature consultant Emma Rutherford at dealership Philip Mould.
Armada maps saved for the nation after Navy museum secures funding from grants and the public28 January 2021
A group of hand-drawn Armada maps depicting a key moment in England’s history have been saved after a fundraising campaign by the Royal Navy museum.
New autumn date for TEFAF Maastricht28 January 2021
TEFAF Maastricht has been postponed and the fair is now planned for an in-person event this autumn.
New faces and hires in the art and antiques market in the UK and overseas27 January 2021
An update of moves and other developments from across the art and antiques industry including at Bellmans and Sworders.
New series of Britain’s Lost Masterpieces returns to BBC screens despite Covid-19 delays26 January 2021
Coronavirus restrictions delayed the filming of a new series of Britain’s Lost Masterpieces but it is to return to TV screens on February 1.
FCA insurance ruling welcomed by the trade25 January 2021
News of the Supreme Court ruling that will allow thousands of small businesses to receive insurance payouts covering losses from the first national coronavirus lockdown has been largely welcomed within the art and antiques trade.
London Art Week makes plans for spring and summer25 January 2021
London Art Week has a full calendar of events for this year including virtual exhibitions and plans to host in-person shows if restrictions allow.
London dealers Tucker and Tozer relocate business to Wiltshire25 January 2021
After more than 20 years operating a gallery in St James’s, central London, Asian Art dealers Jonathan Tucker and Antonia Tozer have relocated the dealership to Malmesbury, Wiltshire.
Banksy print once owned by the former Christie’s auctioneer who is depicted in it comes for sale at Forum23 January 2021
A print by street artist Banksy (b.1974) called Morons depicting an art auction is coming for sale at Forum.
Royal Medical Service hopes to raise £15,500 to secure medicine cabinet linked to Lord Nelson’s surgeon Sir William Beatty21 January 2021
Members of the Royal Medical Service hope to raise funding to purchase a medicine cabinet that has been linked to Lord Nelson’s surgeon Sir William Beatty.
Hires and promotions – the latest appointments in the art and antiques industry20 January 2021
An update across the market including at Christie’s, The Pedestal and book dealership Jarndyce Antiquarian.
Scotland's coronavirus lockdown extended until next month19 January 2021
Scotland's current lockdown will be extended until at least the middle of February, first minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.
Chance to buy Westminster street signs at auction as London council upgrades its portfolio19 January 2021
Westminster City Council is upgrading its portfolio of enamel street signs and is selling off more than 200 examples at Catherine Southon next month.
BADA appoints director of strategy and operations to new-look team18 January 2021
The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) has reorganised its team and created a new role of director of strategy and operations.
Country house auctions on the way this month18 January 2021
Golding Young & Mawer is to offer the untouched collection of a Warwickshire country house at the end of the month.
Police alerted to missing collection of porcelain from Wiltshire auction house16 January 2021
A Wiltshire auction house has alerted the trade to a missing collection of porcelain.
Holy smoke and blistering barnacles – comics set records at auction15 January 2021
A Tintin comic cover in France and a Batman number 1 issue in the US have sold for multi-million-pound sums at auction.
Auctioneer puts his own name above the door after more than three decades in the same Winchester saleroom14 January 2021
Iain Rushbrook has worked at auction houses for 42 years in total and in the saleroom at The Red House on Hyde Street in Winchester for 35 of them.
London dealers sell 12th dynasty Egyptian relief to German museum13 January 2021
An Egyptian polychrome painted limestone relief from the 12th dynasty has been bought by the State Museum of Egyptian Art in Munich, Germany.