Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters
‘There are tools out there to operate in this new world’06 April 2020
A number of industrial and commercial-focused businesses have operated online-only and timed auctions for some time and have systems in place that allow for very little contact between individuals.
Hugh Cronyn pictures emerge as Chiswick Auctions' sale focuses on West London artists06 April 2020
Artists who flourished in and around the Chiswick and Hammersmith borders in London after the Second World War feature in an upcoming sale this month.
Call for collectors, dealers and antiques centres to feature in Drew Pritchard’s next Salvage Hunters series02 April 2020
Architectural antiques dealer Drew Pritchard hosts TV show ‘Salvage Hunters’ and is set to film the next series later this year.
Van Gogh painting stolen in Holland while museum closed due to coronavirus shutdown31 March 2020
A Vincent Van Gogh painting from the early part of the artist’s career has been stolen from a museum in the Netherlands.
Police ask for help to find stolen antique jewellery from Oxford dealer29 March 2020
Police are trying to trace antique jewellery stolen by burglars from Norah’s Antiques in Oxford.
James Bond guns stolen from North London home28 March 2020
Detectives are appealing for information after five deactivated guns used in James Bond movies were stolen from a residential address in Enfield, North London.
Coronavirus: Emergency measures for the self-employed announced by chancellor26 March 2020
Emergency help from the chancellor Rishi Sunak will be available for self-employed people it was announced today.
Masterpiece London cancelled for summer 2020 due to coronavirus crisis26 March 2020
The summer 2020 edition of Masterpiece London planned for June 24-July 1 has been cancelled, organisers have announced.
National Trust house in Cumbria buys portrait by Georgian society painter George Romney25 March 2020
Sizergh Castle and Garden, a stately home and garden in Cumbria run by the National Trust, has bought a portrait by 18th century painter George Romney.
Call to trade for help to locate lost Mod Brit painting stolen from train to Crewe24 March 2020
The owner of a painting by Mod Brit artist Terry Frost (1915-2003) is appealing for help after he left it on a train from London to Milton Keynes on January 23.
Historic archive of Second World War floating harbour designer bought at auction by museum24 March 2020
An historic archive belonging to the engineer who oversaw the design of the Mulberry Harbours in the Second World War has been bought by a museum after being offered at Mitchells’ auction last week.
Portraits of mystery young women catch the eye in auctions23 March 2020
Two alluring early-20th century British school portraits of attractive young women caught the eye in recent regional sales. Both modestly estimated, they brought similar four-figure sums.
Business rates are updated23 March 2020
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has set out a package of temporary measures to support businesses through the Covid-19 period of disruption.
Auction house Paddle8 files for bankruptcy protection19 March 2020
The online auction house Paddle8 has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York.
Christie's switches focus to private sales and postpones auctions to deal with coronavirus19 March 2020
Christie’s has made a series of changes to its auction schedule across the world to deal with the spread of coronavirus.
Record level of Treasure finds boosted by metal detectorists and a tipper truck18 March 2020
The number of items deemed to be Treasure and found by the UK public has hit a record high, according to new figures from the British Museum.
Coronavirus: Government unveils further business support18 March 2020
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has set out a package of temporary measures to support businesses through this period of disruption caused by the Covid-19 virus.
Budget 2020: Business rates scrapped for small shops and galleries11 March 2020
Art and antiques dealers welcomed news from Chancellor Rishi Sunak that the government will abolish business rates for small businesses this year but warned more still needs to be done.
Movers and Shakers - new appointments across the art and antiques market10 March 2020
An update on new appointments and expansions including at 1818 Auctioneers, Charterhouse and Swann Auction Galleries.
TEFAF Maastricht remains quieter but stand-out sales continue as Van Gogh sells for around €12m09 March 2020
Monday in Maastricht at TEFAF was a quieter experience as visitor numbers (anecdotally) remained down into the second week of the art and antiques fair.