Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters
Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler host Christmas antiques selling show in Pimlico Road29 November 2022
A Christmas selling show of more than 100 antiques will be offered at interior design and decorating firm Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler's Pimlico Road showroom.
London Art Week puts on winter show with a Zoffany performance28 November 2022
London Art Week (LAW) has decided it will go ahead with a winter edition this season, contrary to initial reports.
Gasketeers keep city’s lamps in the spotlight28 November 2022
The London Gasketeers, a group led by dealers Luke Honey and Tim Bryars trying to preserve central London’s Victorian gas lamps, has given a cautious welcome to a decision by Westminster City Council to retain 174 of them.
Antiques dealers’ campaign to save Westminster’s gas lamps continues as a third of lanterns remain at risk24 November 2022
The London Gasketeers, a group trying to preserve central London’s Victorian gas lamps, welcomed a step by Westminster City Council to retain 174 of the lamps but concerns remain for the 94 still earmarked for conversion to LED.
Plea for help to find stolen Lalique glass vase23 November 2022
Police are appealing for help to track down a stolen Lalique glass vase.
Expansion and hires including Hindman to open a New York saleroom22 November 2022
Hindman launching in New York and Sotheby’s expanding in Asia are among the latest updates across the world of art and antiques.
Plea for professional body to boost standard of condition reports21 November 2022
Forensic and scientific expertise recommended when it comes to condition reports and verification of attribution.
Reused, sustainable – but needs packaging21 November 2022
How is the art and antiques trade to respond to the gloomy predictions discussed at the recent Cop27 in Egypt November 6-18)?
Changing environment: how to reduce the carbon impact of shipping21 November 2022
The art and antiques sector is already regarded as ‘green’ due to the items in question having been ‘reused’ and ‘recycled’ rather than created new each time.
The frame game in Florida21 November 2022
New York frame maker and restorer Eli Wilner is selling a lifetime collection of ‘museum-quality’ frames at auction.
Dealer's London buying trip led to Venice21 November 2022
Expecting to collect a bureau advertised on marketplace Gumtree, a dealer spotted two 18th century Venetian scenes leaning against a wall in the home he visited.
Packing and shipping: Delivering the goods21 November 2022
Special report on how art and antiques shipping and packing firms are meeting the challenges of festive deadlines, postal strikes, going green and Brexit.
Shipping: How rising challenges can be overcome21 November 2022
Since Britain left the EU on January 31, 2020, and the transition period ended on December 31 that year, the way goods are moved between the UK and the EU has changed – costing more money and time.
Online art buying fuels business growth21 November 2022
The pandemic forced more buyers online and the trend has continued.
Dreweatts and Sotheby's announce Historic Houses winners19 November 2022
Winners have been announced by Historic Houses for two categories sponsored by auction firms Dreweatts and Sotheby’s.
Hampstead antiques emporium to close after Christmas16 November 2022
A group of antiques dealers in north London are hoping to have more time to save their local antiques centre.
Scientists and art specialists propose standards for the art and antiques trade15 November 2022
A group of scientists and art specialists met to discuss proposals to create industry-wide standards for condition reports and the verification of art and antiques.
Collector interview: ‘A hobby that you can wear’14 November 2022
Auction consultant tells us about his own collection.
Rare Wedgwood Art Deco tea set and drawings by French designer Paul Follot bought by V&A10 November 2022
A Wedgwood Art Deco tea and coffee set and the original design drawings by Paul Follot (1877-1941) have been bought by the Victoria and Albert Museum and put on display at the World of Wedgwood museum in Stoke-on-Trent.
Singer Sargent sketch returns home to Ightham Mote after National Trust purchase09 November 2022
A sketch by famed portrait artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) has returned to where it was painted.