Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt


New St James’s dealer and a returning face to a Gloucestershire auction house are among the latest Movers & Shakers

26 September 2023

A round up of moves and hires across the art and antiques sector.


Painting returns to William Morris' ‘heaven on earth’

25 September 2023

A picture of Kelmscott Manor painted when it was the home of William and Jane Morris is returning to the house after it was acquired for The Society of Antiquaries of London.


British Art Fair in London keeps 20th century focus at its heart

25 September 2023

Recent changes at the 'British Art Fair' (BAF) have led to a growing array of Contemporary works, but a strong supply of Modern British pictures remains its core.


Mitton teams up with Peppiatt and Moore-Gwyn

25 September 2023

Twentieth century British art dealer Freya Mitton has moved into her first London premises, taking a prime spot in St James’s, London.


Further highlights to bring you a Battersea bonus

25 September 2023

As reported last week (ATG No 2610), the theme for the latest edition of The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair in Battersea is Rococo, with a special display in the foyer.


Dealer news in brief including more objects on offer at the LAPADA Berkeley Square Fair

25 September 2023

A roundup of news and events from around the trade


5 Questions with dealer Julie Sumner

25 September 2023

Julie Sumner deals on Instagram (@vintagefromthecroft) and sells at events such as the recent Nantwich Town Square Antiques Market.

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Fair switches to Birmingham’s NEC to avoid IACF confusion

18 September 2023

An art and antiques fair proposed to launch at NEAC Stoneleigh this December has changed its dates and venue and will now take place at Birmingham’s NEC.

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Food fest full of peril for peasants comes to London gallery

18 September 2023

A group of engravings depicting 17th and 18th century Neapolitan food festivals is being offered by a London dealer.


LAPADA Fair has landed

11 September 2023

Popular art and antiques fair returns with new partners after several years break.


Forty flock to sell at The Northern Antiques Fair

11 September 2023

As the LAPADA Fair relaunches in the south, The Northern Antiques Fair returns for its third outing at Tennants of Leyburn, North Yorkshire.


5 Questions with dealer Jane Burgett of Dansk Silver

11 September 2023

Jane Burgett of Dansk Silver is an exhibitor at The Northern Antiques Fair.


Feathers, flowers, fruit at an art fair... from the comfort of home

11 September 2023

As the in-person fairs calendar starts off this autumn, the fifth annual Armchair Art Fair catalogue hits doorsteps.

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Regency Coade stone torchère lights up Fitzwilliam Museum collection

04 September 2023

A Regency Coade stone torchère has been acquired by The Fitzwilliam Museum from West Midlands dealership Thomas Coulborn & Sons.


Picture a new way of exhibiting: Michael Hoppen moves to Holland Park

04 September 2023

Specialist who left Chelsea for a move across west London feels the existing gallery model is ‘tired’


Studio pottery in focus at North Yorkshire’s Thirsk Hall

04 September 2023

This stoneware cream glaze vase, c.1960, by Bernard Leach (1887- 1979) is included in the programme of exhibitions at Willoughby Gerrish this autumn.


5 Questions with Beth Swaab of Bink Fine Art

04 September 2023

Beth Swaab of Bink Fine Art specialises in Modern British, Impressionist and 19th century pictures.


The web shop window: naïve 19th century zodiac paintings

04 September 2023

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


Seoul mates: British dealers stand at second Frieze in Korean capital

04 September 2023

Les Enluminures offers a European emerald and enamel solitaire ring, c.1680-1720, at the second edition of Frieze Seoul.

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Larger and longer: the new Winter Olympia look

28 August 2023

The Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia has a larger and longer staging planned for this year.