News in Brief


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News In Brief – including Bonhams offering an original copy of the Andrew Johnson impeachment resolution vote

17 February 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including an original document relating to the first impeachment resolution vote against a US president being offered at Bonhams New York.

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No sex please – we’re British (clockmakers)

17 February 2020

Fancy committing to abstaining from “gaming, drinking, fornication” for a whole seven years?

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News In Brief – including a rare bracket clock stolen from a leading London dealer

10 February 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the theft of an early-19th century mahogany bracket clock from Kensington Church Street dealer Patrick Sandberg.

News In Brief – including Freeman’s offering a van Gogh sketch

03 February 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Freeman’s of Philadelphia offering a pen and ink sketch by Vincent van Gogh.

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News In Brief – including TEFAF president stepping down

27 January 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Patrick van Maris van Dijk stepping down as president and CEO of TEFAF.

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News In Brief – including a copy of Shakespeare’s ‘First Folio’ emerging at auction

20 January 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a copy of William Shakespeare’s 'Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies', often referred to as the ‘First Folio’, being offered at Christie’s New York.

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News In Brief – including two purchases by the British Museum

13 January 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including British Museum's purchase of an 18th century Indian watercolour miniature and a Saxon seal matrix.

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News In Brief – including an 18th century teenager's journal bought by the University of York

06 January 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a teenage journal by Yorkshire-born William Peckitt (1731-95) who went on to become a celebrated stained-glass craftsman being bought by the University of York.

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News in brief

23 December 2019

Sotheby’s has undergone a restructure following the purchase of the auction house by telecoms businessman Patrick Drahi earlier this year.

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Looks familiar…

09 December 2019

Dealer Jackie Harris of Puckhaber Decorative Antiques was on one of her regular buying trips to the South of France when she spotted a familiar face.

News In Brief – including Napoleon’s boots selling at auction

09 December 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the sale of leather riding boots owned by Napoleon at a Paris auction.

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News In Brief – including the latest comic book record in the US

02 December 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a record for Marvel Comics No 1 at Heritage Auctions.

News In Brief – including the launch of a GoFundMe page to help challenge a court ruling on the Ivory Act

25 November 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the launch of a GoFundMe page to gather donations to help pay for solicitor and barrister fees to appeal against a High Court ruling on the incoming Ivory Act.

News In Brief – including Derby saleroom being forced to close temporarily after flooding

18 November 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the saleroom of Bamfords in Derby being closed temporarily after heavy flooding.

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News in Brief - including an auction record for a copy of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species

11 November 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a record for a copy of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species.

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News In Brief – including an auction record for a Jane Austen letter

04 November 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a rare handwritten letter by Jane Austen setting a record at Bonhams.

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Golden toilet theft arrests

04 November 2019

Arrests have been made in relation to the theft of a solid 18ct gold toilet by artist Maurizio Cattelan.

News In Brief – including a French auction house opening an office in Morocco

28 October 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Artcurial opening a permanent office in Marrakesh and holding sales at the city’s famous La Mamounia hotel.

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News in Brief – including an export block for a Joseph Wright of Derby

21 October 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including an export block for a Joseph Wright of Derby.

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News In Brief – including a Welsh religious picture saved for the nation

14 October 2019

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including The National Library of Wales buying an important Welsh painting ahead of it being sold at an auction in Cardiff.

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