Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters
Promotions and appointments at Bonhams, Swann Galleries and David Lay08 July 2020
An update of moves and appointments from across the art and antiques industry.
Antiques Roadshow to become invitation-only to ensure production meets coronavirus guidelines07 July 2020
For the first time in more than four decades, the BBC series 'Antiques Roadshow' will be filmed on a closed set with a small invited audience only.
Art advisor association reorganises board to strengthen group for future growth07 July 2020
Art association Professional Advisors to the International Art Market (PAIAM) has appointed a new chairman and vice chair and brought in new faces to the organisation’s board.
Elmwood’s opens Notting Hill office06 July 2020
Jewellery auction house Elmwood’s has opened a new office in London and hired two new staff as business begins to return to normal after the lockdown.
Dealers turn their focus to ATG06 July 2020
Our coverage of two dealers’ #alcoholandframes exploits on Instagram (ATG No 2447) encouraged them to create tributes to the Gazette in recent social media posts.
Lock and load up: how delivery firms have adapted their services to the art and antiques trade during the lockdown06 July 2020
Fitting delivery vans with showers and toilets was just one of the innovative solutions that haulage and logistics firms had to improvise to keep their vital services running for the art and antiques trade.
Appeal to help find stolen wedding ring of elderly care home resident02 July 2020
The family of an elderly lady in a care home in north London is hoping the antiques and jewellery trade may spot three rings that have been stolen.
Antique clocks reported stolen from Foreign & Commonwealth Office29 June 2020
A group of antique clocks has been reported stolen from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
Ex-Nicholson’s pair launch auction house in Surrey with £10 vendor fee29 June 2020
Art specialist Buffy Parker has launched Parker Fine Art Auctions in Surrey and will hold his first sale in September.
Christie’s merges Impressionist and Modern and Contemporary Art departments in coronavirus cost cutting programme29 June 2020
Auction house Christie’s has created a new department called 20th & 21st Century Art group by merging the existing Impressionist and Modern Art and Contemporary Art teams.
Online marketplace seeks The Bruno Effect29 June 2020
The former boss of Online Galleries and 1stdibs International plans a ‘private members club’ marketplace for antiques dealers.
Life after lockdown in the art and antiques world - in pictures27 June 2020
Auction houses, dealers and antiques centres have begun to reopen their premises to the public. All have taken steps to ensure buildings are ‘Covid-secure’ with new layouts, hygiene regimes and occupancy restrictions.
Stanley Gibbons unveils refurbished Strand showroom26 June 2020
Stanley Gibbons Group, which runs philately auctioneer-dealer Stanley Gibbons, numismatic dealership Baldwin’s and auction joint venture Baldwin’s of St James’s, will shortly reopen its newly refurbished shop and head office at 399 Strand in central London.
New appointments across the art trade at associations and fairs23 June 2020
An update on art dealer Movers and Shakers.
Allow access to antiquities files, says Christie’s22 June 2020
Following the removal of four lots from a New York sale, Christie’s has expressed frustration at being denied access to key information on possible looted antiquities.
Portobello Road Market dealer in dispute over access to stock22 June 2020
A Chinese silver dealer is searching for a new home on Portobello Road after a dispute with his landlord, Portobello Group.
Collector interview: Longcase launched my interest22 June 2020
Devon artist’s first buy is still his most precious – but joined by tables, militaria and much more
Legal wrangle into disputed Frans Hals painting continues as investment firm wins right to appeal17 June 2020
The legal dispute over a Frans Hals (1582-1666) painting sold via Sotheby’s by Old Master picture dealer Mark Weiss and Fairlight Art Ventures is set to reach the Court of Appeal.
Dealers put themselves in the picture with Instagram art challenge16 June 2020
How have you kept yourself busy during the long days of lockdown? Some people may have turned to drink but two dealers have turned to drink and dressing up and framed their exploits on Instagram.
Raid on eBay seller's 'fake medal factory' run from garden shed leaves market reeling15 June 2020
A trading standards investigation has unearthed a ‘medal factory’ in Derbyshire, sparking the fear that thousands of fake military awards and badges could be in circulation.