Latest News Articles by Noelle McElhatton
Paul Viney: The lessons I’ve learned02 September 2019
Woolley & Wallis chairman Paul Viney is stepping down from the role after nearly 20 years building up the firm to be a regional powerhouse in UK auctions. Here he reflects on his experiences.
Mammoth ivory should be regulated, global CITES convention hears22 August 2019
The mammoth, a trunked animal species that last roamed the Earth 4000 years ago, may soon be classed as ‘threatened’ in order to regulate trade in the extinct mammal’s ivory.
New chairman for auction house Woolley & Wallis as Paul Viney steps down after 20 years at the top20 August 2019
Paul Viney, chairman of Woolley & Wallis and a 25-year veteran at the Salisbury saleroom, is handing over the role to colleague John Axford.
Renewed threat of US tax on Chinese art19 August 2019
A UK dealer is considering moving Chinese objects to the US earlier than planned in the hope of staying ahead of import tariff changes.
Irish dealers urge no border checks19 August 2019
At a collectables fair in Dublin, talk was of post-Brexit free movement of antiques from north to south.
A new fair sails into Belfast at Titanic Hotel19 August 2019
As Belfast capitalises on its Titanic history and locally filmed TV series Game of Thrones, two enterprising dealers are seizing the moment to launch a new fair.
US antiques dealer lawsuit against New York's ivory ban gets green light to proceed15 August 2019
US antiques dealers have been granted permission by a court judge to go forward with a lawsuit challenging New York's complete ban on the trade of elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn, regardless of age, within state lines.
Art is back on Trump's China tariff list14 August 2019
Dealers in Chinese art remain on high alert as art and antiques appeared on a new list of Chinese goods facing a 10% US import tariff from September 1.
Tetbury: Taking the long view in the ‘antiques capital of Gloucestershire’12 August 2019
ATG explores Tetbury’s Long Street to discover dealers evolving to lure casual buyers as well as connoisseurs
Dealers in Tetbury get ready for Brexit disruption12 August 2019
The dealers of Tetbury who trade with the Continent are determined to work through whatever turbulence Brexit may bring. A no-deal departure, likely to result in tariffs and customs checks, would present problems for import and export of stock.
Wright Marshall’s fine art auction business to close as no buyer found08 August 2019
The fine art division of auction house Wright Marshall will cease to operate after August 9 (tomorrow) after the administrators of the Knutsford firm were not able to secure a buyer.
Art and antiques trade ready to work with new ministers following latest cabinet reshuffle29 July 2019
As part of the new prime minister Boris Johnson’s Cabinet reshuffle, new ministers for culture and for the environment have been appointed.
Rare 'travelling' doll’s house makes €48,000 at auction in Ireland25 July 2019
A travelling doll's house, made in 1810 to entertain children on long journeys, fetched €48,000 (£42,800) hammer at Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers in Kilkenny, Ireland earlier this week.
Dealers and collectors win High Court permission for judicial review of ivory ban law15 July 2019
A High Court judge has given the go-ahead for a full hearing on the legality of the controversial Ivory Act, due to usher in a near-total ban on the UK trade in antique ivory when it comes into force later this year.
Adam Partridge in talks to buy Wright Marshall fine art08 July 2019
Cheshire auctioneer Adam Partridge is in talks with the administrator of Wright Marshall Fine Art Auctioneers to buy its Knutsford fine art business.
Trump's proposed US tax on Chinese art imports ‘would harm local trade and benefit China’, trade officials told28 June 2019
A renewed threat to tax Chinese art imports into the US, including those from the UK, would harm the local antiques trade and instead benefit China, US trade officials have heard.
Full house for inaugural BADA ‘pop-up’ show in Pimlico, to include the 'James Bond desk'25 June 2019
Members of the British Antique Dealers’ Association have weighed in behind the trade body’s first curated exhibition, with the inaugural event now fully subscribed ahead of its launch tonight.
Time for a shipshape gathering for members of the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers24 June 2019
Auctioneers from across the UK attend trade association SOFAA's biennial yacht club dinner.
Away days: A selection of destinations that act as magnets for antiques enthusiasts19 June 2019
Britain still has many ‘antiques’ towns and streets – those picturesque corners of the island populated by shops, galleries and centres that together act as a magnet for antiques tourists. Two of the largest communities of dealers close to London are Petworth and Hungerford, while a busy schedule of regular fairs and markets takes place to the south-west of London.
New association for catalogue raisonné creators ‘will help stem flow of art fakes onto the market’12 June 2019
A new international body is being set up to promote and support the creation of catalogue raisonnés.