Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters

LAPADA announces autumn conference event

16 September 2021

Dealer association LAPADA has announced a return of its annual conference and this time it is being held in the autumn, as opposed to the usual February.

New departments, hires and promotions – a round up of Movers and Shakers

14 September 2021

The latest jobs and expansion updates across the world of art and antiques.

Ivory Act faces final consultation ahead of ‘spring 2022’ enforcement

13 September 2021

The final consultation on the Ivory Act has been launched ahead of the near-total ivory ban coming into force in spring 2022.

Potburys closes auction arm

13 September 2021

After 50 years of trading, Potburys Auctions in Sidmouth, Devon will close with the last sale scheduled for September 21.

Stolen Anglo-Saxon brooch returned to museum after 26 years

11 September 2021

An Anglo-Saxon brooch stolen from Rutland County Museum has been returned 26 years after it went missing.

Sotheby’s reveals consignment win via livestreamed video

10 September 2021

Sotheby’s chose to announce its winning of a prestigious consignment via a livestreamed video involving specialists across the US, Europe and Asia.

Latest gem book launched by jewellery specialist Joanna Hardy

08 September 2021

Jewellery specialist Joanna Hardy has completed her triology of gemstone books this month.

Tennants will host the ‘Harrogate’ fair

06 September 2021

Auction house Tennants has stepped in to host The Northern Antiques Fair later this month after its usual Harrogate venue was not available.

Steve Jobs signature is a write rarity

06 September 2021

Apple founder Steve Jobs rarely signed autographs so a signature from the man behind the Apple computer, the iPod and the iPhone, is in hot demand.

Largest triceratops skeleton ever discovered comes to auction in France

04 September 2021

The fossilised remains of 'Big John', the largest triceratops dinosaur ever discovered, will be offered by Paris auction house Binoche et Giquello next month.

Alexandra Palace Antiques & Collectors Fair cancelled

01 September 2021

Fair organiser IACF has been forced to cancel its Alexandra Palace Antiques & Collectors Fair scheduled for October 24 due to a scheduling clash with another event using the halls in north London.

Promotions and events – a round-up of appointments and news

31 August 2021

A round up of the latest appointments and events from across the art and antiques sector.

We need a St James’s association, says Jermyn Street dealer Franses

30 August 2021

Plans for a new association to protect the interests of art and antiques dealers in St James’s in central London are under way after textile dealer S Franses succeeded in winning the costs of its recent high court case.

Pick of the week: The face of a king about to be executed

30 August 2021

It was second time lucky for a 17th century ring made to commemorate the death of King Charles I.

Historic venues host two fairs as London welcomes back in-person art and antiques events

30 August 2021

The grand surroundings of two historic central London buildings are ready to welcome the return of art and antiques buyers and collectors this autumn when two in-person fairs finally take place.

Cambridgeshire dealer spots clock and table sleepers at auctions

30 August 2021

A rare early 18th century folding table and a William III clock were spotted at recent auctions by a Cambridgeshire dealer.

Events mark 30 years of BADA Friends

30 August 2021

A series of dealer events are scheduled next month to celebrate 30 years of BADA Friends alongside BADA Week.

Astronomical observation and royal connections lift European horology sales

30 August 2021

Regulators hold their own distinct appeal for collectors who like their aesthetic and are interested in their historic horological function as precision timepieces.

Édouard Manet portrait in Welsh museum gets funding for restoration from TEFAF grant

28 August 2021

The National Museum Wales has received a €20,000 (£17,130) grant to restore an Édouard Manet (1832-83) picture.

Textile dealer victorious again: costs of court case to be paid by landlord

26 August 2021

Following a long running legal dispute between textile dealer S Franses in Jermyn Street, London and its landlord, Capitaland, presiding Judge Parfitt ordered the landlord to pay the costs of the case.