Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt
Organiser IACF expands with Peterborough antiques fair purchase17 June 2019
The International Antiques & Collectors Fair (IACF) has added the Peterborough Festival of Antiques to its extensive portfolio.
Footfall rises and sales top £3m for ABA’s Rare Book Fair in Battersea17 June 2019
Visitors to the ABA’s 'Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair' spent more than £3m over the events three days.
Chippendale sits comfortably at Masterpiece London17 June 2019
When Sir Robert Burdett (1716-97), 4th Baron Bramcote, undertook the remodelling of his early 18th century home Foremarke Hall from 1759-62, he contracted Thomas Chippendale to refurnish the house. The cabinet maker – one of several employed in the project – was paid around £1000 for the giltwood seating furniture which is thought to have included at least 10 elbow chairs, two window seats and a sofa.
Early Worcester plate among ceramics offered at 'A Collectors’ Paradise' in London17 June 2019
A rare early Worcester plate, c.1752, painted in Chinese famille verte style is offered by dealer Robyn Robb at 'A Collectors’ Paradise', the annual group selling show of pottery and porcelain in St James’s. Offered for £9500, it features a bird perched on a flowering prunus tree.
5 Questions: James Butterwick17 June 2019
James Butterwick is a dealer in Russian art of the early 20th century in London.
Bone on Boney at miniature show17 June 2019
An 1817 miniature of Napoleon by British painter Henry Bone (1755-1834) is among the highlights at Ellison Fine Art’s exhibition of portrait miniatures this month.
Rediscovering ‘Good Design’ at Kensington Church Street show17 June 2019
'What Happened to Good Design', a summer selling exhibition at Hill House in Kensington Church Street, was inspired by a show at design shop Heal’s in 1982 of the same name. It offers works from the Arts & Crafts period and beyond.
Eroticism explored in Marseille exhibition17 June 2019
Giorgio de Chirico’s 'Nudo dormiente', c.1930, is among the works included in Galerie Alexis Pentcheff’s erotic art exhibition 'Qriosa: Secret Room of Indecent Objects', where it is offered for €200,000.
Adrian Heath works on paper go on show at London gallery17 June 2019
This abstract oil on paper is among the works on paper by the modern British painter Adrian Heath (1920-92) currently on show at St James’s gallery Alan Wheatley Art.
Six places to see and buy art in London this weekend and beyond including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition14 June 2019
Chelsea and Mayfair are two major centres for the art trade, particularly in the summer when events like Masterpiece and London Art Week (respectively) arrive.
Getty museum buys Stoss crucifix and Joseph Wright of Derby painting11 June 2019
The J Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles has emerged as the buyer of two major works: Corpus Christi, a small, 15th century wooden sculpture by Veit Stoss, and Two Boys with a Bladder (1769-70), a painting by Joseph Wright of Derby.
Windsor House Antiques sells stock in Cambridge Auction11 June 2019
Kevin Smith, owner of Windsor House Antiques, has consigned items of excess stock from the business to Cheffins Fine Art for its sale later this month.
Connect art fair to join the summer season in 202010 June 2019
Connect – The Independent Art Fair, which debuted at London’s Mall Galleries in January, has added a June event to the 2020 calendar.
The web shop window: Sicilian giltwood casket from Anthony Outred10 June 2019
Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.
Welsh furniture dealer offers cupboard at festival10 June 2019
Tim Bowen Antiques brings this Welsh oak cwpwrdd bara caws (bread and cheese cupboard) to the midsummer Carmarthenshire event Midsummer Cahoots at the Hall (June 22-30).
Artists as celebs: debut sculpture show plays a fame game10 June 2019
When Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863), leading artist of the French Romantic school, died in 1863, the Ecole des Beaux-Arts commissioned a bust to commemorate the painter and embody his genius.
5 Questions: Nicky Gould10 June 2019
Nicky Gould of Gould Antiques offers a range of small items including portrait miniatures, perfume bottles and various objects of vertu from the 16th-20th centuries. She next exhibits at Olympia.
Olympia summer fair caters for decorative buyers and collectors10 June 2019
French commode forms good example of selling strategy at long-standing London event
They said what!? The week in quotes from the art and antiques market including how the rediscovered “Lewis chessman” was acquired.09 June 2019
Top auction lots including a Victorian fireman’s helmet and a record-breaking coin sparked reflection this week. Read what members of the trade had to say in our quotes of the week.
Four places to see and buy art in London this weekend including Russian illustrations and Bugatti sculptures07 June 2019
Before the explosion of art shows and fairs at the end of the month, there are still plenty of places to hunt out painting and sculpture around London.