Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters
George II tripod table comes to auction22 November 2016
Did John Channon or Frederick Hintz make this table? This is the question that potential buyers of a George II pewter and brass inlaid tripod table will be asking themselves.
The Victoria & Albert Museum unveils 500 objects from its Gilbert Collection22 November 2016
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Galleries in the Victoria & Albert Museum has re-opened with more than 500 objects on display, free to the public.
London Diamond Bourse plots move from Hatton Garden21 November 2016
The London Diamond Bourse and traders in Hatton Garden are looking at options to move amid rent rises in the historic area.
Dealer helps Fitzwilliam track down trophy mirror in France21 November 2016
The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge hopes to raise the final £65,000 needed to buy a 17th century gilded mirror frame for its collection.
Tayler & Fletcher makes a new home in Gloucestershire18 November 2016
Cotswolds auctioneer Tayler & Fletcher will hold its debut sale at its new Bourton-on-the-Water saleroom tomorrow.
Hockney auction record among highlights of Sotheby’s New York sale18 November 2016
An auction record for British artist David Hockney was one of the highlights at a robust Contemporary art sale at Sotheby’s New York last night.
Antiques trade gives verdict on protection policy for Mayfair and St James’s18 November 2016
Concerns remain for the future of the historic art and antiques districts of Mayfair and St James’s despite planning protection coming into force last week.
Earliest-known Ten Commandments tablet sold at auction in Beverly Hills17 November 2016
A stone tablet, inscribed with the Ten Commandments and thought to be the earliest-known complete example, has been sold at auction in Beverly Hills for $850,000 (£683,000).
Bullingdon Club painting of Cameron and Johnson goes to auction17 November 2016
An oil painting of the infamous Bullingdon Club ‘class of ’87’ photo will go to auction next month.
Ivory protestors descend on Westminster as Stephen Fry lends support to trade ban16 November 2016
Protestors organised by wildlife charity Action for Elephants are demonstrating outside of The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in London today to make the case for banning the ivory trade in the UK.
Art Recovery Group’s database goes non-profit16 November 2016
Art Recovery Group, founded by Chris Marinello three years ago as a rival to long-established The Art Loss Register, has split the firm to create a not-for-profit organisation called Artive.
Export block for William Hogarth’s first painted satirical scene16 November 2016
The government is hoping to find a UK-based buyer to pay £1.2m for an 18th century William Hogarth painting to prevent it from leaving the country.
BBC goes behind the scenes at Christie’s16 November 2016
Auction house Christie’s will take centre stage in a new BBC documentary this weekend. The company, which celebrates its 250th anniversary this year, is the subject of a two-part look behind the scenes at some of its biggest auctions.
Steve Cohen offloads his stake in Sotheby’s15 November 2016
US billionaire investor and art collector Steven Cohen has sold his stake in Sotheby’s by offloading his remaining one million shares.
New £10m Portobello market development revealed15 November 2016
A charity aiming to redevelop the vintage market end of London’s Portobello Road has revealed a new £10m scheme.
Picasso picked up near Plymouth goes to auction14 November 2016
Plymouth Auction Rooms made a surprise find on a recent visit to a remote Cornish cottage on the banks of the river Tamar. The auction firm was valuing a mixture of Cornish art and collectables at the address when it came across a Pablo Picasso vase.
Lord Harlech to sell family collection at Bonhams14 November 2016
The new Lord Harlech, music video-maker Jasset Ormsby Gore, is offering 400 items at auction from his family estate.
Comedian Vic Reeves' artworks to be auctioned in Kent11 November 2016
TV star Vic Reeves may be best known for his zany comedy double act with Bob Mortimer, but he is also said to be an accomplished artist, counting Damien Hirst as a fan.
London’s gallery districts Mayfair and St James’s get special planning protection10 November 2016
The historic art and antiques districts of Mayfair and St James’s last night received designated protection by Westminster City Council planners as part of a new policy for central London.
Mason museum buys rare glass painting of Grand Master09 November 2016
The Library and Museum of Freemasonry in London has revealed the latest addition to its collection.