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Benin bronze helps Woolley & Wallis retain lead in regional sales league20 January 2017
A private treaty sale of a Benin bronze head helped Woolley & Wallis retain its status as the UK’s leading regional saleroom in 2016.
Bath Decorative Antiques Fair and BathVA team up for one-day style tour19 January 2017
The Bath Decorative Antiques Fair has teamed up with Bath Vintage & Antiques Market (BathVA) to host a tour of both events.
Christie’s appoints Old Master drawing specialist in New York19 January 2017
Christie’s have appointed Furio Rinaldi as associate specialist in the Old Master Drawings department in New York.
Tapestry dealer S Franses in court to defend right to stay in St James’s gallery19 January 2017
St James’s textile specialist S Franses is this week in court fighting for the right to stay in its gallery in central London.
Online art and antiques auctioneer Auctionata files for insolvency19 January 2017
The company behind online art and antiques auctioneer Auctionata and Paddle8 has filed for preliminary insolvency to restructure its business.
New director announced in relaunch of historic Harrogate antiques fair19 January 2017
Ingrid Nilson of Antiques Dealer Fairs Limited (ADFL) has been appointed director of the long-standing Harrogate Antique and Fine Art Fair.
Art and antiques trade welcomes clarity from Theresa May's Brexit speech18 January 2017
Prime Minister Theresa May laid out the government’s Brexit plan this week giving some clarity on how it will leave the European Union.
Slideshow: 14 shots from IACF's opening day at Ardingly18 January 2017
The first of the 2017 Ardingly fairs run by the International Antiques and Collectors Fair (IACF) opened yesterday on a chilly morning at the South of England Showground. The fair, which can host up to 1700 dealers, brings in stallholders and buyers from around the world. Yesterday was acknowledged to be a quieter fair but a number of stallholders saw a brisk trade. Below is a selection of snaps from ATG’s visit to day one.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland collection heads to auction in Oxford18 January 2017
An auction of 3000 items from the estate of the late antiquarian book dealer Thomas Schuster is big news for fans of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Sotheby’s sues vendor of Italian Old Master as ‘fakes scandal’ reaches court17 January 2017
Sotheby’s is taking legal action to recover its losses over the sale of a ‘fake’ Italian Old Master.
Bronze Age jug returned to Turkey17 January 2017
A Bronze Age artefact from Anatolia has been returned to Turkey after a ceremony at the Turkish Embassy in London.
Jewellery dealer SJ Phillips to make Mayfair’s Bruton Street its new home17 January 2017
Antique jewellery dealer SJ Phillips is moving out of Bond Street next month to a second floor of Bruton Street in Mayfair.
Sotheby’s Geneva celebrates 40th anniversary with new saleroom and exhibition space16 January 2017
Sotheby’s Geneva has relocated to a new office, exhibition space and saleroom in the banking quarter of the Swiss city.
Exhibition at Shapero Modern showcases illustrations for Seamus Heaney’s Aeneid translation16 January 2017
An exhibition of illustrations for Nobel-prize winning poet Seamus Heaney’s translation of the Aeneid opens this month at Shapero Modern in London.
Three projects awarded TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund for 201716 January 2017
The Musée Rodin and the Detroit Institute of Arts have been awarded the TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund for conservation.
Fear allayed over Sunbury Antiques Market despite Kempton Park redevelopment plan16 January 2017
Supporters of Sunbury Antiques Market took to Twitter to vent their concerns about the future of the market in the face of Kempton Park’s proposed redevelopment.
They said what?! The week (9-15 January) in quotes from the art and antiques world15 January 2017
In our weekend series, Antiques Trade Gazette brings you a selection of recent quotes from around the trade. This week, it was all about kidnap, Cromwell and Kempton Park.
AFE London launches at ExCeL London13 January 2017
Antiques For Everyone’s sister fair 'AFE London Art Antiques Interiors Fair' kicked off today at ExCeL London. More than 100 dealers have taken stands at the new event which runs until January 15. Here ATG features seven shots from around the stands.
“Works of art”: British police truncheons to star in Hansons’ auction13 January 2017
“Beautifully gilded”, “hand painted”, “much sought after”. Perhaps not words that are commonly applied to police batons, but this is how auctioneer Charles Hanson described the collection of British truncheons coming up for auction this month.
America’s founding father Alexander Hamilton takes centre stage as letters head to auction13 January 2017
America’s previously neglected founding father Alexander Hamilton is now firmly back to prominence after the Broadway hit ‘Hamilton’, which won eleven Tony Awards last year. The show is now coming to London's West End this year.