Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters
Got the travel bug? Check out three upcoming travel related events in the art and antiques trade08 December 2018
Three auction houses are holding travel-related events with highlights including panoramas and suitcases.
Former Christie’s gavelmaster Hugh Edmeades has replaced ‘The Hammerman’ Richard Madley as the Indian Premier League auctioneer06 December 2018
Auctioneer Richard Madley has been replaced with former Christie’s auctioneer Hugh Edmeades by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
Tapestry gallery wins ‘David vs Goliath’ court battle against landlord to stay in St James’s home05 December 2018
Tapestry and textiles specialist Franses won a landmark Supreme Court case against its landlord the Cavendish Hotel, allowing it to continue to operate from the London gallery that has been its home for more than 25 years.
Antiques dealer and TV presenter Paul Martin to open new gallery in Wiltshire05 December 2018
Former Flog It! TV presenter Paul Martin is to open a new art and antiques gallery in the historic Cotswold market town of Corsham in February.
Movers and shakers: the latest trade appointments including new faces at Bonhams and Sotheby’s04 December 2018
Our latest look at moves across auction houses, dealerships and art and antique organisations.
Auction house Bonhams to close its Michelin-starred restaurant04 December 2018
Bonhams is closing its Michelin-starred New Bond Street restaurant to focus on its “core business of auctioneering”.
Bruun Rasmussen pulls Chinese flask from auction over uncertain dating03 December 2018
Danish auctioneer Bruun Rasmussen has withdrawn a Chinese flask from sale for the second time following disagreements over its age.
Famous ‘Fallen Madonna With The Big Boobies’ painting from 1980s comedy ‘Allo ‘Allo has sold for £15,000 at a Bristol auction01 December 2018
The prop that was a running joke in the 1980s sitcom was hammered down at £15,000 at the saleroom of East Bristol Auctions today.
UK issues export bar for £3.4m Turner masterpiece sold at Sotheby’s auction30 November 2018
The UK government has issued an export bar for JMW Turner’s ‘Walton Bridges’, valued at £3.4m.
Auction record for £1m bottle of Macallan whisky at £48,000 a glass30 November 2018
A hand painted bottle of 1926 60-year-old Macallan whisky sold for a hammer price of £1m at auction, equating to around £48,000 per single shot.
Banksy prints sell out at Forum Auctions’ latest London sale29 November 2018
An ‘unshredded’ version of a print of Banksy’s ‘Girl with Balloon’ was the highlight of Forum Auctions' latest Banksy Editions sale totalling 25 lots.
Police appeal for help to track down magnificent Portland tiara after robbery28 November 2018
The police and the owners of a Cartier jewel-encrusted tiara are appealing for help to track it down after it was stolen from The Welbeck Estate in Worksop, Nottinghamshire.
Reports: Renoir stolen from Viennese auction house Dorotheum28 November 2018
It has been reported that a man and two accomplices walked into auction house Dorotheum in Vienna earlier this week and walked out with a Renoir that was due to be auctioned.
Sotheby’s and Bonhams stop selling rhino horn at auction in Hong Kong after wildlife group pressure26 November 2018
Sotheby’s is the latest auction house to pull the sale of rhinocerous horn artefacts from its auction.
Colnaghi owners Coll and Cortés split company but stay in partnership26 November 2018
Old Master dealers Jorge Coll and Nicolas Cortés are to restructure their business from January next year to focus on different regions.
Auctioneer to charge for condition reports26 November 2018
Cotswold auction house Moore Allen & Innocent is trialling a new operation to encourage more people to attend its saleroom.
Five lots to watch at auction this week (November 26-December 2, 2018) including royal rosewood chairs and a Shakespeare pendant26 November 2018
From a spy camera and royal rosewood chairs to a Shakespeare pendant, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.
Book sale after 27 years makes Twitter conquest26 November 2018
It has been a busy month for Broadhursts Bookshop owner Laurie Hardman.
Pearl necklace shines at Roseberys making £150,00026 November 2018
A 200-year-old saltwater pearl, later mounted in a Belle Epoque necklace, has sold at a hammer price of £150,000 at Roseberys (plus 25% buyer’s premium) in West Norwood to a London phone bidder.
'Flog It!' presenter and dealer Paul Martin publishes buying guide and memoir ‘My World of Antiques’23 November 2018
Antiques dealer and TV presenter Paul Martin took a break from his busy television filming schedule to host a book launch for his memoir of the last 17 years on BBC’s 'Flog It!', the daytime antiques show that was axed last month.