Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters

Kelmscott Manor

Cotswold retreat of Arts & Crafts pioneer William Morris to reopen after a 30-month major refurbishment

10 March 2022

The former country home of William Morris and his family has undergone an extensive £6m refurbishment.

A portrait of Caroline Herschel

Bath museum buys visitor book of astronomer Caroline Herschel

09 March 2022

The Herschel Museum of Astronomy in Bath has bought Caroline Herschel’s visitor book dating from her time living near Windsor.

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Oleksandr Bohomazov's Landscape, Caucasus (undulating composition)

Auction houses ban Russian bidders as sanctions take hold

07 March 2022

A number of UK auction houses have stopped taking bids from buyers in Russia in response to Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

Carved falcon

Dealer ‘ecstatic’ as Hampton Court welcomes ‘missing’ Boleyn falcon

07 March 2022

A carved oak falcon depicting Anne Boleyn’s royal badge bought by a dealer for £75 is to go on display at Hampton Court Palace.

Defra

Register antique ivory now says Defra ahead of ban

07 March 2022

The digital registration service for exempted items containing ivory is now live and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is urging those wishing to sell items that qualify for one of these narrow exemptions to familiarise themselves with the new system.

A group of works by Sir William Reid Dick

Reid Dick stars in Curated Auctions debut

07 March 2022

A collection of works from the family of the sculptor Sir William Reid Dick (1879-1961) comes for sale at a new London firm this month.

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Brotherly collaborations in Hertford

07 March 2022

Described by one visitor as “a cocktail of the senses when you step inside,” the Brothership Studio in Hertford offers the work of seven artists plus guests across two studios and galleries in the town.

Chastleton House in Oxfordshire

National Trust seeks missing portrait of Catholic saint from Oxfordshire home

05 March 2022

The National Trust is hoping to find a missing picture that was on display at Chastleton House in Oxfordshire.

Car mascot

Plea to help find stolen René Lalique car mascot

03 March 2022

A dealer whose René Lalique car mascot was stolen from a fair is offering a reward for its return.

Jon White and Steve Bucknell

A new auction house coming to Royal Wootton Bassett is among the latest Movers & Shakers news

02 March 2022

A round up of hires and jobs news from across the world of art and antiques.

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Art gallery wants your Egyptian revival expertise

28 February 2022

Norwich’s Sainsbury Centre art gallery has put a call out to the art and antiques sector for information and objects to help develop a new show.

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Goldman’s Kyosai collection goes on show

28 February 2022

Dealer Israel Goldman’s private collection of paintings by 19th century Japanese artist Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-89) will go on show from March this year.

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Support builds for Baggott’s ivory antiques rescue scheme

28 February 2022

The Antiques Rescue Centre (ARC), an initiative started by Michael Baggott, has attracted support from a number of auction houses and members of the trade.

The Art Business Conference

Art Business Conference returns to London in March

26 February 2022

The Art Business Conference returns to London in March with a packed programme of panel discussions and sessions.

Defra

Guidance and online digital service launched for incoming Ivory Act

24 February 2022

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has launched the digital registration service for exempted items ahead of the implementation of the Ivory Act.

Renaissance roundel

Rare Renaissance roundel bought by New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art after a nearly 20-year wait

24 February 2022

A rare Renaissance roundel has been bought by the Metropolitan Museum of Art nearly 20 years after its first attempt.

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London dealer’s Japanese art collection to go on show at Royal Academy of Arts

24 February 2022

Israel Goldman’s private collection of paintings by 19th century Japanese artist Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-89) will go on show from March this year.

Bill Nelson

New hires and promotions – a round-up of the latest job news across the world of art and antiques

23 February 2022

An update on auction houses and dealership appointments in the UK and overseas.

Fabergé egg

Plea for help to track down stolen props from The Crown TV series

22 February 2022

The antiques trade is being asked to look out for a group of props stolen from the team behind Netflix’s The Crown that were taken from a lorry.