Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters
Antiques and antiquities trade fear extra red tape from EU bill on cultural objects21 January 2019
The European Parliament is to vote on a new law this week that would introduce extra red tape for dealers in antiques and antiquities operating within the European Union.
Cedric Morris blooms again at Chichester auction21 January 2019
Henry Adams has achieved an auction record for Cedric Morris (1889-1982), completing a hat-trick of high prices for the artist-plantsman at the Chichester saleroom.
Pick of the Week: Captain Scott’s expedition to the Antarctic provides cracking polar selection at Stroud21 January 2019
Ephemera, photos and, remarkably, a penguin egg relating to Captain Robert Scott’s ill-fated 'Terra Nova' Expedition to the Antarctic in 1910 were eagerly contested in the room, on the phone and online at Stroud Auction Rooms’ latest sale.
Frank Hinks QC: How to handle a jug addiction21 January 2019
In the first of a new occasional series of collector interviews ATG talks to barrister, author and illustrator, Frank Hinks QC.
Defra issues import and export warning for CITES-listed natural history specimens in the event of a No deal Brexit17 January 2019
CITES-listed natural history specimens will no longer be able to pass through Dover or the Eurotunnel in the event of a No deal Brexit, the government has warned.
Costume designs by Russian avant-garde artist come to auction in Berkshire16 January 2019
Watercolours by artist Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962) are to be offered at Dawson’s Auctioneers of Maidenhead from the collection of the late Christopher Martin-Zakheim and his shop Iconastas Gallery.
New York auction house Doyle promotes next generation to management15 January 2019
US auction house Doyle has promoted Laura Doyle to chief executive officer and Joanne Porrino Mournet has become president.
Government issues export bar for 18th century harpsichord in hope of finding UK buyer15 January 2019
The owner of an 18th century double-manual harpsichord, the only one of its type known to exist, has been temporarily prevented from exporting the instrument by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
Five lots to watch at auction this week including George III mahogany wine cisterns, a sweetheart brooch and a Cedric Morris painting14 January 2019
With estimates from £150 to £20,000, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.
Private equity-backed company buys US auction houses Leslie Hindman Auctioneers and Cowan's Auctions09 January 2019
US auction houses Leslie Hindman Auctioneers and Cowan's Auctions have been brought together under one umbrella company in a private equity-backed deal.
Antique dealer's son to auction extensive collection of oak furniture and delftware at Bonhams09 January 2019
A fine collection of antique oak furniture, treen and delftware owned by Pelham Olive, the son of dealer and co-founder of the Regional Furniture Society Gabriel Olive, is to be sold at Bonhams.
Bookseller boost as number of independent shops grow in the UK08 January 2019
The decline in independent bookshops in the UK appears to have been halted with growth recorded for the second year in a row.
Two-decade labour of love now over as book is published by Antiques Roadshow glass specialist08 January 2019
Glass dealer and Antiques Roadshow specialist Andy McConnell has launched a book to document the history of glass, from ancient to modern.
Movers and shakers: the latest trade appointments including new faces at TW Gaze, Heritage Auctions and Leslie Hindman Auctioneers07 January 2019
Our latest look at moves across the world of art and antiques.
Former Thomas Watson director launches new auction house07 January 2019
Former Thomas Watson Auctioneers director David Elstob is to launch his own auction house with wife Beth Elstob.
Five lots to watch at auction this week including Dirk Bogarde's pietra dura table and a Zulu War shield07 January 2019
With estimates from £50 to £25,000, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.
They said what?! From dreams of handbags to spellbinding paintings, the top quotes from the art and antiques trade06 January 2019
This week's quotes include comments on an Old Master dealer's decision to sell at auction, a Claude Monet Venice view and a never-before-seen collection of Zulu war artefacts.
Appeal to antiques trade to help find stolen medals awarded to nurse who served in Africa05 January 2019
The owner of a group of medals stolen from a car in south London is calling on the trade to help her locate them.
Three lots to watch at auction this week including a British Antarctic Expedition menu and a Queen Victoria Una and the Lion coin02 January 2019
The first week of the new year means we are back in the saleroom and here are three previews from upcoming auctions over the next few days.
Are Polar exploration memorabilia auctions like buses? You could be waiting for ages for one and then three come along at once.30 December 2018
From a penguin egg to a menu of penguin patties, January sees significant items relating to Polar exploration offered at sales at Golding Young & Mawer, Stroud Auctions and Tennants Auctioneers.