Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters

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New salerooms plus appointments at galleries – the latest news across the art and antiques sector

16 December 2020

Movers & Shakers including news of the launch of Minster Auctions and a new home for The Pedestal.

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Book trade on alert after smash and grab thefts in London

14 December 2020

A spate of thefts from central London shops has put the antiquarian book trade on high alert.

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A bright new future as ‘familiar faces’ open fresh firm in Leominster

14 December 2020

A new auction firm has launched in the market town of Leominster in Herefordshire.

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Madagascar purchases archive of its last queen at south London auction

14 December 2020

Clothes, letters and photographs of the last queen of Madagascar are to return home after the Madagascan government bought the collection at a south London auction.

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Shipping & delivery: New world border

14 December 2020

Deal or no-deal, logistics firms are as prepared as they can be for any eventuality for Brexit post-December 31

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Brexit: Imports and Exports from January 1

14 December 2020

A number of changes will affect the import and export of goods from January 1, 2021, when items moving between the UK and the EU will have to undergo customs formalities and border control, like any other country.

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More items found by metal detectorists to be saved for the nation as Treasure definition set to be changed

10 December 2020

More metal detective finds will have a chance to be saved for the nation under new rules set to come in next year.

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The latest hires at The Fine Art Society, Phillips, Ewbank’s and BADA – appointments across the art and antiques sector

08 December 2020

The latest Movers & Shakers news including new faces at Phillips, Ewbank's and The Fine Art Society.

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Plans remain in flux for indoor art and antiques event organisers

07 December 2020

Organisers of indoor art and antiques fairs continue to make alternative plans for the first half of next year.

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Christie’s moves Asia to Paris

07 December 2020

Christie’s is moving its Asian art sales from London to Paris and Hong Kong from next year.

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New faces along King’s Road

07 December 2020

King’s Road in Chelsea is proving popular with new antique and design shops, despite the various lockdowns in England.

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Collection from James and Sophie Perkins' 17th century Grade I country home Aynhoe Park comes to auction at Dreweatts

05 December 2020

A flying giraffe and a triceratops skull may seem unusual inhabitants of a 17th century Grade I Palladian country house but people acquainted with husband and wife James and Sophie Perkins will be familiar with their taste.

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King’s Road attracts new design and antiques shops

04 December 2020

A landlord on the King’s Road in Chelsea has reported a boost in interest for interior design shops including two new antiques and design firms.

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Covid-19 has “turbo-charged the online art market” latest report reveals

03 December 2020

A report into art auctions has found online sales have been boosted by the coronavirus pandemic and predicts the growth in digital sales is permanent.

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The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) appoints new chairman

02 December 2020

The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) has appointed Louise Phillips as its new chairman, taking over from Michael Cohen.

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Renewed plea to help find missing Martinware pieces from Ealing council

01 December 2020

A group of Martinware pottery items stolen across two break-ins back in 2005 and 2007 from buildings owned by Ealing Council are still missing but there are hopes some can be recovered.

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Trade delight as markets and dealers reopen

30 November 2020

The art and antiques sector breathed a sigh of relief with the news that shops and centres, auction houses, markets and some fairs can reopen in England from December 2.

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Virtual fairs and digital listings help Portobello Road traders attract shoppers

28 November 2020

During lockdown traders of art and antiques around Portobello Road had been forced to close alongside all non-essential retail in England.

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New faces and new offices at auction houses across the UK – the latest hires in the art and antiques world

26 November 2020

The latest Movers & Shakers news including at Phillips, Rogers Jones as well as a special honour for a well-known furniture dealer.

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Plea to help find missing Darwin notebooks

24 November 2020

Cambridge University Library has launched a public appeal for help to locate two missing notebooks from its archive – including one with Charles Darwin’s famous 1837 ‘Tree of Life’ sketch.