Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt

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Renaissance German casket featuring 3D geometric designs placed under temporary export bar

15 April 2019

A 16th century marquetry casket long in the collection of Scotland’s Newbattle Abbey has been placed under export bar in a bid to keep it in the country.

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Gallery unlocks secrets of Canadian photographer's once hidden talent at Photo London fair

15 April 2019

At 'Photo London' next month Robert Mann Gallery offers 'Academic Nude – Tower of Ivory' by the once forgotten Canadian photographer Margaret Watkins (1884-1969), who ensured her legacy with a secret trunk of works.

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Medieval Jewish Haggadah manuscript on offer at New York gallery

15 April 2019

For the first time in more than 100 years the Lombard Haggadah, a medieval Jewish text with unique illustrations, is on public display at the New York gallery of Les Enluminures.

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Tech solution specifically designed for dealers to tackle fraud

15 April 2019

New technology designed to offer dealers a more secure way to accept payment aims to combat issues such as fraud, money laundering and other cybercrime facing the market.

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5 Questions: Toby Jones

15 April 2019

Toby Jones of Jones Antique Lighting specialises in early 20th century decorative antique lighting.

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The web shop window: lithograph published by the Curwen Press for The Lyons Lithographs

15 April 2019

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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Handiwork of the Wignalls at Galloway's upcoming event

15 April 2019

A pad top bracket clock signed Mary Wignall and Sons Ormskirk is included at The Arley Hall Antiques & Fine Art Fair, the next event from Galloway Antiques Fairs.

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Japanese focus comes into view at London Photograph Fair

15 April 2019

An exhibition of 36 views of Mount Fuji, inspired by Hokusai’s famous print series, is presented by dealer Daniella Dangoor at the 'London Photograph Fair: Special Edition'.

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They said what!? The week in quotes from the art and antiques market including a take on “the modern reality” of book dealing

14 April 2019

Read what was said around the art and antiques trade this week including thoughts on rare book dealing, fair schedules and a detectorist finding gold.

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Artists inspired by Modern British tradition and the imagination feature in two London shows

13 April 2019

A group of 32 works by contemporary painter Nicholas Turner exploring themes of memory and time go on show at Chelsea gallery Jonathan Cooper next month.

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ILAB and ABAA launch book provenance symposium in New York

12 April 2019

As provenance requirements for the material institutions buy becomes increasingly strict, the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) has launched a symposium in New York.

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Actor, writer and rare book collector Stephen Fry reveals he will open ABA’s rare book fair Firsts

11 April 2019

Actor and writer Stephen Fry will open Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair, the annual event from the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA).

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Dealer sells last William Powell Frith panorama but it will now go on public view

08 April 2019

The last panoramic painting by William Powell Frith (1819-1909) in private hands has been sold – but will not vanish from the public eye just yet.

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We’re back: Skeleton of rediscovered dinosaur species exhibited in Heathrow Airport before going up for auction in France

08 April 2019

A 155m-year-old one-of-a-kind diplodocus skeleton has been moved from the shale beds of Wyoming to Heathrow Terminal Five, a stopover on its way to auction in France.

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The web shop window: a late 19th century Villeroy & Boch tile from Germany

08 April 2019

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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Rare JMW Turner mezzotints on display at London fair

08 April 2019

Four prints hand-engraved by JMW Turner (1775-1851) for a rare and enigmatic series of landscapes feature at the next London Original Print Fair (LOPF) later this month.

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Room for manoeuvre at Battersea Decorative

08 April 2019

A French Art Nouveau mahogany drop-front writing bureau, c.1925, is among the objects featured in a special exhibition at the spring edition of the Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea.

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5 Questions: Caryl Tincknell of Violet Grey Decorative Gardens

08 April 2019

Caryl Tincknell of Violet Grey Decorative Gardens specialises in antique garden furniture and vintage garden antiques. She is among the exhibitors at the spring Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair (April 9-14) in Battersea.

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Batstone moves to Bourne Street

08 April 2019

Hilary Batstone Antiques has recently moved into new premises after 22 years on west London’s Holbein Place.

Clarion changes Olympia dates and strategy

06 April 2019

The organiser of The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia has revamped its look, dates and marketing strategy for this year’s summer edition in a move to distinguish it from the simultaneous Conde Nast House & Garden Festival.