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S Franses

Tapestry dealer S Franses in court to defend right to stay in St James’s gallery

19 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.

Bruton Street

Jewellery dealer SJ Phillips to make Mayfair’s Bruton Street its new home

17 January 2017

Antique jewellery dealer SJ Phillips is moving out of Bond Street next month to a second floor of Bruton Street in Mayfair.

AFE London

AFE London launches at ExCeL London

13 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.

Stanley Gibbons

New name in coins market after Baldwin's splits dealing and auction business

13 January 2017

Baldwin’s of St James’s, launched at the current The New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC), brings the auction business of numismatists AH Baldwin & Sons and St James’s Auctions together.

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The British Antique Dealers’ Association becomes part of the Bloomsbury set

12 January 2017

The British Antique Dealers’ Association will relocate in March to a new office in Bloomsbury with space to host events such as BADA Talks, seminars and workshops as well as council meetings.

Jaggards House

Criterion Auctioneers to expand despite Wandsworth saleroom closure

11 January 2017

London firm Criterion Auctioneers has left its Wandsworth saleroom after 13 years at the south London site following an issue with the landlord.

Maarten ten Holder

Sotheby’s launches new luxury division for jewellery, watches, wine and cars

09 January 2017

Sotheby’s has created a new luxury division to oversee the selling of items such as jewellery and cars.

Waugh ear trumpet

Sounding out bidders: Evelyn Waugh’s ear trumpet heads to auction

09 January 2017

Evelyn Waugh fans should listen up: one of the writer’s ear trumpets will be offered at auction.

Duke Street

Dealer Johnny Van Haeften leaves St James’s and relaunches in south-west London

05 January 2017

Old Master dealer Johnny Van Haeften has relaunched his business from his home in south-west London following a property deal that has forced a clutch of dealers to vacate their Duke Street homes.

Hendrix guitar

Hendrix guitar leads Bonhams London memorabilia auction

04 January 2017

Guitars owned by music legends Jimi Hendrix and Prince were the stars of Bonhams December 15 Entertainment Memorabilia auction in London.

S Franses

St James’s planning row to go to court

04 January 2017

A planning row over the redevelopment of the home of St James’s gallery S Franses will go to court later this month.

Jacob Savery the Elder

Five Christmas picks for Christmas Eve

24 December 2016

See our pick of Christmassy lots this month:

Thérèse Coffey

Government will crackdown on sales of ivory less than 70 years old from March

22 December 2016

The government consultation on the ivory trade will kick off in the new year with plans to begin the crackdown on ivory dated post-1947 from March.

Art Antiques London fair

Art Antiques London fair axed for 2017

20 December 2016

Haughton International Fairs has cancelled its annual ‘Art Antiques London’ fair in the face of “adverse market conditions and rapidly rising costs”.

Wedgwood

Export bar issued for rare Wedgwood vase sold at Christie’s auction

16 December 2016

A temporary export bar has been placed on a rare Wedgwood vase in the hope £482,500 can be raised to keep it in the UK.

HK pirate painting

Dealer Roger Keverne donates pirate painting to Hong Kong museum

15 December 2016

Asian art dealers Roger and Miranda Keverne donated a Chinese export painting, depicting pirates on the China coast, to the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

Patricia Barbizet & Guillaume Cerutti

Christie’s promotes Guillaume Cerutti to chief executive replacing Patricia Barbizet

15 December 2016

Christie’s Guillaume Cerutti has been promoted to become the auctioneer’s chief executive, replacing Patricia Barbizet who will become vice chairman.

Victoria Borwick MP

Victoria Borwick MP defends trade in antique ivory at House of Commons debate

14 December 2016

MP and BADA president Victoria Borwick has given a passionate defence of the antique ivory trade in Parliament, strongly arguing against a total ban.

LAPADA Conference

Security and trust top the bill at LAPADA conference 2017

13 December 2016

LAPADA, The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, has announced the programme for its 2017 conference which will tackle some of the major issues dealers face today.

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Very rare Elizabethan jack of plate armour bought by the V&A at Thomas Del Mar auction

13 December 2016

If you want to imagine what a bulletproof vest might look like if designed in the 16th century, a couple of fascinating pieces of very rare armour bought by the Victoria & Albert Museum give a clue.

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