Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt

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TEFAF's Patrick van Maris to leave in May

21 January 2020

Patrick van Maris van Dijk is stepping down as president and CEO of TEFAF.

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Four treasures published recently in dealer’s catalogues, including a 19th century Welsh diorama

20 January 2020

Every year, dealers across the UK publish some of their best findings in catalogues. Take a look at some of the best recent examples here.

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‘Time to concentrate on us’ says Lennox Cato as Edenbridge Galleries winds down

20 January 2020

Edenbridge Galleries is closing after 13 years with owners Lennox and Susan Cato saying they want to concentrate on their own business.

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Striking Russian Empire chairs offered at Petersfield Antiques Fair

20 January 2020

A pair of Russian Empire chairs, 1810-15, featuring striking decorative brass inlay is offered for £25,000 by Ellis Fine Art at the Petersfield Antiques Fair.

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Bernadette bounds into London Art Fair

20 January 2020

A sculpture by Modern British artist Kenneth Armitage (1916-2002), 'Bernadette Going to Wales', is among the works on offer at the 'London Art Fair'.

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New decade, new premises: six dealers opening new shops

20 January 2020

Here is a selection of gallery updates, including a new showroom and shop for a Hertfordshire business dating back to the 19th century.

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London Calling: Mall Galleries hosts second staging of the Connect fair

20 January 2020

A view of Tower Bridge from the Thames, commuters on the District Line, a 1970s punk and historical shopfronts are among the images of London offered at the second staging of 'Connect: The Independent Art Fair'.

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5 Questions: Richard Turkington of Fifties Art and Design

20 January 2020

Richard Turkington of Fifties Art and Design, which focuses the mid-1940s-50s as well as the work of John Piper, is among the exhibitors at 'Connect: The Independent Art Fair'.

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The web shop window: George Jones majolica 'kingfisher' dish

20 January 2020

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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Web shop window extra: Paper tells of past impeachment

18 January 2020

The word impeachment may be on many minds this week, but it’s not a new practice, nor is it specific to presidents, as demonstrated by an item on offer from Bird 1975 Historical Antiques in the US.

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Petersfield bookseller boosted by social media response after slump

17 January 2020

Sales soared at an antiquarian bookshop in Petersfield this week after the owner took to social media on a rainy, "miserable" day.

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Sauce tureens serve up early highlight at The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair

13 January 2020

A pair of George III sauce tureens by Daniel Smith and Robert Sharp was among the early sales on the opening day of The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair.

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5 Questions: Carpet and textile art dealer Owen Parry

13 January 2020

Owen Parry is exhibiting at the London Antique Rug and Textile Art Fair (LARTA).

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Hogarth shows the sleazy side of life

13 January 2020

William Hogarth (1697-1764) became famous in his day with the help of numerous prints he produced.

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US in the spotlight: Winter Show, Master Drawings and ceramics fair coming up

13 January 2020

In late January, New York hosts a clutch of high-calibre dealer events coinciding with the major auctions.

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Discover a Battersea wonderland as Decorative fair goes for a theme in homage to the illustrator of Lewis Carroll’s work

13 January 2020

An original Queen Anne walnut wingback armchair is among the items featured in the showcase foyer at the next Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair.

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London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair saddles up for the 10th time

13 January 2020

The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair (LARTA) celebrates its 10th anniversary this year on the mezzanine of the Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea Park.

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New York Antique Ceramics Fair offers transatlantic treats

13 January 2020

A creamware American-market jug probably made in Liverpool, c.1800, is offered by Pennsylvania dealership Earle D Vandekar of Knightsbridge at the New York Antique Ceramics Fair.

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Drawings are streets ahead

13 January 2020

A view from the steps of the 42nd Street New York Public Library completed in 1915 by US artist Jules André Smith is among the highlights at Master Drawings New York.

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The web shop window: A gold repoussé sewing etui

13 January 2020

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