ATG Quotes of the Week

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"It could slow down business, especially in London… It could even bankrupt some of them."

Alfred Todd of Imperial Antiques in Stockport speaking on a BBC Radio 4's daily consumer programme 'You & Yours' about a total ivory ban.

“Dawson's is run by a young, energetic team – with no one aged over 40 – and with excellent plans and aspirations for the future.”

Joe Trinder on joining the new start-up auction firm Dawson’s in Maidenhead.

“We are keeping our fingers well and truly crossed that this is showing an upturn in the antique furniture market but the adage that quality always sells remains true.”

Richard Gormley of Lock & England on the sale of two late 18th century mahogany carvers in the Chippendale taste which took £82,000.

“I am very optimistic for the future of Old Master dealers in London. There is such a strong undercurrent of younger collectors and dealers setting up. With a growing global audience for art we are being presented with opportunities like never before.”

Jorge Coll, chief executive of Old Master gallery Colnaghi, on the state of the market (or maybe say something else) 

“We have worked hard to mine the data so we can attempt to highlight where works are made permanently publicly available in National Trust properties or other stately homes,” 

Jo Pugh, founder of Open Inheritance Art, on the project’s new searchable website