Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters

The Advertising Standards Authority

Advertising Standards Authority rules on the display of auction fees

21 December 2016

The Advertising Standards Authority has unveiled new guidance for auctioneers following an investigation into the way auction houses display their commission rates.

Credit Cards

Regional auctioneers defend credit card charges amid pressure from campaign groups

21 December 2016

UK regional auctioneers have defended credit card fees charged to buyers amid pressure from consumer campaign groups to slash charges.

Julian Dawson

Gorringe’s long-serving partner to retire after 57 years as an auctioneer

20 December 2016

Julian Dawson is retiring from Gorringe's and held his last auction yesterday at the Lewes auction firm.

Limerick Gardai

Irish police seize libation cup in €100,000 raid

19 December 2016

A suspected antique libation cup is among €100,000 worth of goods seized during a raid in Ireland.

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.

Suspected fraudster denies swindling elderly out of £650,000 worth of antiques

16 December 2016

A suspected antiques scammer faced court accused of taking antiques worth more than £650,000 from elderly people.

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.

Christie's

Heritage Auctions sues Christie’s firm over ‘data breach’ claims

14 December 2016

Dallas based Heritage Auctions is suing a Christie’s-owned firm in the US over alleged data theft.

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.

Christie's pop up

Christie’s France turns hand to retail with Christmas pop-up shop

12 December 2016

If a Chanel snow globe, a Fabergé bracelet or a blue table by Yves Klein are on the list for Father Christmas this year then head to Christie’s Paris showroom this weekend.

Tate Modern

Dealers and fairs trial new ‘.art’ domain

12 December 2016

A group of art and antiques dealers, fairs and museums have become the first to use the new internet domain name of ‘.art’.

Cork Street

New Cork Street strategy by landlord The Pollen Estate targets contemporary galleries

10 December 2016

The owner of large parts of Cork Street in Mayfair has launched a new strategy to attract Modern and Contemporary art galleries once the multi-million pound redevelopment is complete.

Nonsuch

Watercolour of Henry VIII’s famed lost Palace of Nonsuch saved for the nation

09 December 2016

The earliest and most detailed depiction of Henry VIII’s famed lost Palace of Nonsuch will soon be on public display after The Victoria & Albert Museum saved it for the nation.

Kevin Page shop

Camden Passage antiques trade battle ‘tsunami’ of water that caused millions of pounds of damage

08 December 2016

Antiques dealers of Camden Passage in Islington are attempting to clear up debris and dry their shops and wares after a “tsunami” of water forced galleries to shut this week following a burst water main in the area.

Gorvy

Contemporary art dealmaker Brett Gorvy departs Christie’s after 23 years

07 December 2016

Christie’s contemporary art chief Brett Gorvy is leaving the firm to become an art advisor.

Camden Passage

Islington antiques trade hit by major flooding caused by burst water main

07 December 2016

Antiques dealers of Camden Passage in Islington, north London have been forced out of their galleries by severe flooding following a burst water main in the area.

Philip Mould

Fake or Fortune? presenters ‘in dispute’ over new BBC show

06 December 2016

A media report of a spat between two of television’s best known art detectives – dealers Philip Mould and Bendor Grosvenor – has not been denied by the dealers when contacted by ATG.

Robin Mercer

Sixth arrest made in hunt for murderer of Surrey antiques dealer

06 December 2016

A sixth arrest has been made by police investigating the murder of antiques dealer Robyn Mercer.

Adam Moore

Restoration firm Plowden & Smith wins project for Scotland’s oldest concert hall as it celebrates 50 years in business

06 December 2016

Conservation and restoration firm Plowden & Smith has won a new contract to help the University of Edinburgh renovate Scotland’s oldest concert hall.