Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters
Advertising Standards Authority rules on the display of auction fees21 December 2016
The Advertising Standards Authority has unveiled new guidance for auctioneers following an investigation into the way auction houses display their commission rates.
Regional auctioneers defend credit card charges amid pressure from campaign groups21 December 2016
UK regional auctioneers have defended credit card fees charged to buyers amid pressure from consumer campaign groups to slash charges.
Gorringe’s long-serving partner to retire after 57 years as an auctioneer20 December 2016
Julian Dawson is retiring from Gorringe's and held his last auction yesterday at the Lewes auction firm.
Irish police seize libation cup in €100,000 raid19 December 2016
A suspected antique libation cup is among €100,000 worth of goods seized during a raid in Ireland.
Export bar issued for rare Wedgwood vase sold at Christie’s auction16 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 antiques16 December 2016
A suspected antiques scammer faced court accused of taking antiques worth more than £650,000 from elderly people.
Dealer Roger Keverne donates pirate painting to Hong Kong museum15 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.
Christie’s promotes Guillaume Cerutti to chief executive replacing Patricia Barbizet15 December 2016
Christie’s Guillaume Cerutti has been promoted to become the auctioneer’s chief executive, replacing Patricia Barbizet who will become vice chairman.
Heritage Auctions sues Christie’s firm over ‘data breach’ claims14 December 2016
Dallas based Heritage Auctions is suing a Christie’s-owned firm in the US over alleged data theft.
Victoria Borwick MP defends trade in antique ivory at House of Commons debate14 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 France turns hand to retail with Christmas pop-up shop12 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.
Dealers and fairs trial new ‘.art’ domain12 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’.
New Cork Street strategy by landlord The Pollen Estate targets contemporary galleries10 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.
Watercolour of Henry VIII’s famed lost Palace of Nonsuch saved for the nation09 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.
Camden Passage antiques trade battle ‘tsunami’ of water that caused millions of pounds of damage08 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.
Contemporary art dealmaker Brett Gorvy departs Christie’s after 23 years07 December 2016
Christie’s contemporary art chief Brett Gorvy is leaving the firm to become an art advisor.
Islington antiques trade hit by major flooding caused by burst water main07 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.
Fake or Fortune? presenters ‘in dispute’ over new BBC show06 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.
Sixth arrest made in hunt for murderer of Surrey antiques dealer06 December 2016
A sixth arrest has been made by police investigating the murder of antiques dealer Robyn Mercer.
Restoration firm Plowden & Smith wins project for Scotland’s oldest concert hall as it celebrates 50 years in business06 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.