Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters
Greenslade Taylor Hunt relocates in Somerset13 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.
Packed schedule unveiled for winter London Art Week13 November 2023
London Art Week (LAW) has revealed details of its winter events schedule including its 2023 symposium.
Medieval bible 'looted during Hundred Years' War' blocked from export09 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.
Louvre buys medieval panel discovered in a French kitchen08 November 2023
A medieval panel discovered above a stove in a kitchen in France has been bought by The Louvre Museum.
Bonhams plans auction in Ireland07 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”.
Pick of the week: Early tin-glazed earthenware takes 130-times top estimate06 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.
Rie and Coper records fall in landmark sale06 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.
Banknotes sale is best ever at Newbury auction house SAS06 November 2023
Special Auction Services (SAS) achieved its most valuable ever auction last month, selling banknotes.
Pioneering English astronomy book takes five-figure sum at Hansons auction06 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.
Plea to track down silver stolen from Nottinghamshire museum02 November 2023
Police are appealing for information after a collection of antique silver was stolen from a museum near Worksop in Nottinghamshire.
Wealthy collectors optimistic as cross border trade grows02 November 2023
A survey of wealthy collectors revealed optimism for buying art in the future.
BBC’s Fake or Fortune? expands into memorabilia01 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.
Historic collection from grand Worcestershire home comes to auction at Christie’s31 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.
Ally Pally antiques fair plea for support30 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’s30 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 tapestry28 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.
Sculpture dealers Tomasso to offer collection at Dreweatts auction26 October 2023
Leeds and London dealership Tomasso is to hold a sale of stock at Dreweatts on November 14-15.
Christie’s auction star Jussi Pylkkänen to leave after 38 years25 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.
New hires and salerooms – a round up of Movers and Shakers around the UK24 October 2023
The latest jobs news across the world of art and antiques.
Collector interview: father’s fans are on view to all23 October 2023
Korean businessman Dr Hahn Kwang-ho CBE (1923-2014) was a well-known philanthropist and collector