Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt
Boningtons to hold first regional sale of Churchill paintings01 June 2016
Boningtons Auctioneers will become the first regional auction house to offer original works by Winston Churchill at a sale in July.
David Zwirner Gallery wins ‘open’ battle to represent Albers Foundation01 June 2016
The David Zwirner Gallery has been appointed worldwide representative for selling works from the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, after a competitive, open competition between four galleries.
Ming stem cup takes £3.68m at Lyon & Turnbull's inaugural sale in Asia31 May 2016
A Ming stem cup sold at Lyon & Turnbull’s debut auction in Hong Kong today for £3.68m (HK$41,560,000) including buyer’s premium.
BADA and ABA will ‘work towards closer cooperation’27 May 2016
The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) and the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) have announced plans to create a ‘memorandum of understanding’ between the two venerable trade bodies.
Rolex sets record at regional sale26 May 2016
A rare Rolex Submariner took a record £160,000 plus buyer’s premium at a Gardiner Houlgate sale in Wiltshire on May 25.
BADA members to voice trade history26 May 2016
The British Antique Dealers Association (BADA) is launching ‘BADA Voices,’ an oral history of the trade as the first of their 2018 centenary initiatives.
Blue diamond sets new auction record19 May 2016
The Oppenheimer Blue diamond set the world record for any jewel sold at auction at Christie’s Geneva yesterday.
Olympia to showcase new talent in June12 May 2016
For the first time at a major UK event, next month’s summer Olympia is giving five ‘new’ dealerships the chance to experience an international fair.
Talk at Robert Young to feature George Smart - a folk artist emerging from the shadows10 May 2016
An upcoming talk at Robert Young Antiques will focus on the life and art of a British folk artist who is celebrated today though he died a pauper.
Tolkien's Middle-earth map bought by the Bodleian09 May 2016
Oxford’s Bodleian Library has acquired a map of Middle-earth annotated by JRR Tolkien (1892-1973).
Fire destroys entire showroom stock of Aberdeenshire dealer05 May 2016
An Aberdeenshire dealer whose shop was destroyed by a fire last week says she may not return to deal from a shop.
New jewellery and antiques fair launched in Miami05 May 2016
The Palm Beach Show Group have announced the launch of a new fair in Miami Beach.
New customs rules on Temporary Admissions come into effect04 May 2016
The Union Customs Code (UCC), designed to standardise how customs information is processed, became law on May 1.
Climbing the ladder is harder than ever, says Richard Green25 April 2016
Dealers starting out today will struggle to replicate the success of established Old Master dealers, according to Richard Green.
Plus ça change.. conference sheds light on the history of British antique trade15 April 2016
A conference on the history of UK dealers opened in Leeds yesterday with delegates hearing how the practices and identity of British antique dealers have changed during the past century.
LAPADA to host Ashmolean’s Francesca Leoni as headline speaker at upcoming fair13 April 2016
Francesca Leoni, the Yousef Jameel Curator of Islamic Art at the Ashmolean Museum, will be the headlining speaker at the 2016 LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair taking place from September 13-18 in Berkeley Square, London.
Four objects to find: 10 shots at Antiques for Everyone's opening07 April 2016
With Birmingham’s Antiques for Everyone Spring fair underway, the ATG trawls the floor to give you an early view of this thrice-yearly fair.
Sotheby’s announces new strategy board and plans for growth with guidance of specialists05 April 2016
Sotheby’s has announced the appointment of two new co-European chairmen as well as the establishment of a new strategy board which is set to drive growth.
Frank Partridge opens London gallery after more than a decade without premises05 April 2016
London dealer Frank Partridge has opened a new shop in Knightsbridge specialising in 18th century French and English furniture and works of art.
Ten things we learned at TEFAF 201621 March 2016
ATG reporter Frances Allitt took her first trip to TEFAF Maastricht and, as well as witnessing the colour, excitement and love for art and objects that pervade the fair, she also learned some valuable lessons from dealers and visitors.