Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters

Greenslade Taylor Hunt saleroom

Greenslade Taylor Hunt relocates in Somerset

13 November 2023

South-west England focused auction house Greenslade Taylor Hunt is leaving its saleroom in Taunton and relocating to an auction centre near Bridgewater.

View of the piazza del Quirinale in Rome

Packed schedule unveiled for winter London Art Week

13 November 2023

London Art Week (LAW) has revealed details of its winter events schedule including its 2023 symposium.

New Testament bible

Medieval bible 'looted during Hundred Years' War' blocked from export

09 November 2023

A New Testament bible formerly owned by the French King Jean II but believed to have been in the UK for more than 600 years has been temporarily barred from export.

Cimabue picture

Louvre buys medieval panel discovered in a French kitchen

08 November 2023

A medieval panel discovered above a stove in a kitchen in France has been bought by The Louvre Museum.

Killary Bay

Bonhams plans auction in Ireland

07 November 2023

A collection of Irish-related items will go on show in Dublin ahead of an online auction described by Bonhams as its “first on the island of Ireland”.

Earthenware charger

Pick of the week: Early tin-glazed earthenware takes 130-times top estimate

06 November 2023

A rare 16th century tin-glazed earthenware charger was the subject of an extraordinary bidding battle taking it to 130-times its estimate.

Lucy Rie 1981 Footed bowl

Rie and Coper records fall in landmark sale

06 November 2023

Phillips’ sale of two studio pottery collections of Lucie Rie and Hans Coper lived up to expectations and set two new auction records.

Iraq banknote

Banknotes sale is best ever at Newbury auction house SAS

06 November 2023

Special Auction Services (SAS) achieved its most valuable ever auction last month, selling banknotes.

Robert Recorde’s The Castle of Knowledge

Pioneering English astronomy book takes five-figure sum at Hansons auction

06 November 2023

A 1556 first edition copy of Welshman Robert Recorde’s The Castle of Knowledge was estimated at £5000-10,000 and made £12,600 including buyer’s premium at Hansons’ November 1 Library auction.

Stolen silver items

Plea to track down silver stolen from Nottinghamshire museum

02 November 2023

Police are appealing for information after a collection of antique silver was stolen from a museum near Worksop in Nottinghamshire.

Dr Clare McAndrew

Wealthy collectors optimistic as cross border trade grows

02 November 2023

A survey of wealthy collectors revealed optimism for buying art in the future.

Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould

BBC’s Fake or Fortune? expands into memorabilia

01 November 2023

The BBC’s 'Fake or Fortune?' is known for discovering artworks – from paintings to sculpture. But for its next series it is expanding into memorabilia.

Ombersley Court

Historic collection from grand Worcestershire home comes to auction at Christie’s

31 October 2023

A £2m collection from Ombersley Court, a Grade I-listed country house near Droitwich Spa, will be offered at Christie’s next month.

The Alexandra Palace Antiques & Collectors’ Fair

Ally Pally antiques fair plea for support

30 October 2023

Dealers are being asked to support the well-known antiques fair at Alexandra Palace in north London that has announced its plans for 2024.


Pylkkänen steps down at Christie’s

30 October 2023

Jussi Pylkkänen, Christie’s global president, plans to step down at the end of the year to work as an independent art adviser.


Fundraising boost to save Henry VIII’s lost tapestry

28 October 2023

A previously lost tapestry, commissioned by Henry VIII during the turmoil of the English Reformation, is a step closer to returning to the UK.

Bardon Hall

Sculpture dealers Tomasso to offer collection at Dreweatts auction

26 October 2023

Leeds and London dealership Tomasso is to hold a sale of stock at Dreweatts on November 14-15.

Jussi Pylkkänen

Christie’s auction star Jussi Pylkkänen to leave after 38 years

25 October 2023

Jussi Pylkkänen, Christie’s global president, plans to step down at the end of the year to work as an independent art advisor.

Movers and Shakers

New hires and salerooms – a round up of Movers and Shakers around the UK

24 October 2023

The latest jobs news across the world of art and antiques.


Collector interview: father’s fans are on view to all

23 October 2023

Korean businessman Dr Hahn Kwang-ho CBE (1923-2014) was a well-known philanthropist and collector