Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt

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Dealers on the Brexit effect: Oven ready trade or a half-baked mess?

23 May 2022

Special report looking at the experiences of art and antiques businesses after Brexit

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Big firms keep wheels in motion

23 May 2022

Large firms have found it far easier to continue moving goods in the face of Brexit regulations.

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Brexit: what the trade bodies are doing to help

23 May 2022

Dealers’ association LAPADA collaborated with shipping company Gander & White, the high net worth advisory group Rawlinson & Hunter and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to produce a free, public guide of Brexit FAQs, which is available via the organisation’s website’s main page.

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Brexit: further concerns including the cost of import VAT

23 May 2022

ATG speaks to four members of the trade about the impact of Brexit

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Trials and tribulations: case study of cross-border trade

23 May 2022

Marc and Marcia Harrison transported their own stock from their home in the Netherlands to the Chelsea Rare Books Fair in May, trialling the system they expect to use frequently in the future and hoping to demonstrate the process for their fellow book dealers.

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The next generation: ‘The book trade is so varied it is always possible to find a corner to make your own’

16 May 2022

Seldom does the stereotypical image of the rare book specialist fit the current generation of dealers and auctioneers. Members of the 21st century book trade come from all walks of life with their interests and areas of specialisation just as varied. ATG speaks to five members of the trade to discover their route into rare books.

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Artist Luard back in the saddle

16 May 2022

Exhibition devoted to skilled ‘old-fashioned’ painter reveals a particular interest in horses

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Print fair lands on the Strand

16 May 2022

A 1645 etching of an African boy by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-77) is part of a collection of more than 200 works by the Bohemian artist on offer from Daniel Crouch Rare Books at the London Original Print Fair (LOPF).

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The web shop window: Vintage litter bin

16 May 2022

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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5 Questions: antique furniture and art specialist Marcus Salter

16 May 2022

Marcus Salter runs Cheeky Highlander in Inverness, dealing in antique furniture and art.

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Fair review: Welcome back to Chelsea

16 May 2022

But Brexit red tape is the talk of the trade as favourite fair returns to Old Town Hall

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Royal commemorative items could be crowning glories at Petworth fair

09 May 2022

Among the stand-out items at 'The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair' are two Regency glass crown scent bottles made for the coronation of King George IV.

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5 Questions: antique rugs and carpets specialist Jason Nazmiyal

09 May 2022

Jason Nazmiyal is the founder of Nazmiyal Collection in New York and specialises in turn-of-the-century antique and vintage rugs and carpets.

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Duo helped to revive golden age Japanese ceramics

09 May 2022

The Bizen ware of Kaneshige Tōyō (1896-1967) and the Hagi ware of Miwa Kyūwa (1895-1981) star at 'Branching Out', an exhibition at Joan B Mirviss of New York.

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The web shop window: Edwardian leather suitcases

09 May 2022

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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No hiding the attractions of Buxton’s 56th edition

09 May 2022

First-time exhibitor William Cook Antiques brings a pair of early 19th century gilded Japanese screens to the 56th Annual Buxton Antiques Fair.

Dealer news in brief including change of ownership at Portland Gallery

09 May 2022

A round-up of news and events from around the trade.

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Whistler fashion statement at Philip Mould exhibition

09 May 2022

Philip Mould’s exhibition 'A Brush with Fashion: 500 Years of Male Portraiture' includes this 1869 portrait of James Whistler, the American Gilded Age painter, by Walter Greaves (1846- 1930).

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Covid and data drive ticketing changes at fairs

02 May 2022

Dealers and fairgoers are having to come to terms with widespread changes in the ticketing of fairs.

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The web shop window: 1940s railway sign

02 May 2022

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.