Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters
New faces at Sworders, Phillips and Bonhams - the latest Movers and Shakers from auction houses21 April 2020
Among the latest appointments across auction firms, Sarah Flynn has left Cheffins to join Sworders.
Sworders to roll out online auctions in May20 April 2020
Sworders is launching a new calendar of online-only and timed online auctions to satisfy demand from clients for sales next month.
Lively views during lockdown20 April 2020
You can’t visit dealers in person – but you could pop in to their homes and gardens online
Art dealers at home… and on the internet: dealers invite viewers to their homes and gardens17 April 2020
While the country has been in lockdown I have visited Philip Mould’s bedroom, Derek Johns’ wild flower garden, Simon Dickinson’s folly and Rhod McEwan’s Highland home.
Nine hours on rostrum is the new auction norm13 April 2020
A switch to online-only sales for auction houses has led to a rise in marathon sessions.
Present arms for an £11,000 result13 April 2020
Among the highlights of Antony Cribb’s Spring Virtual Arms and Armour sale was a collection of presentation swords.
New name and management for Buckinghamshire auction house11 April 2020
Buckinghamshire’s Dickins Auctioneers has rebranded to Claydon Auctioneers.
Auction houses and dealers hold sales to help Covid-19 NHS charity appeals09 April 2020
A number of auction houses and dealers are holding sales to raise funds for the under-pressure NHS in the face of the coronavirus crisis.
Collectors donate 100 pieces of studio pottery and Modern British art to The Hepworth Wakefield museum08 April 2020
Two collectors of British studio pottery have bequeathed 100 pieces from their personal collection to The Hepworth Wakefield gallery in Yorkshire.
‘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.