Latest News Articles by Gabriel Berner

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Guy Peppiatt offers view of Bristol burning in 1831

20 September 2021

This dramatic scene depicts the burning of a warehouse in Wapping Wharf during the Bristol Riots of 1831.

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5 Questions: Jane Sanderson of The Antiques Bazaar

20 September 2021

Jane Sanderson of The Antiques Bazaar is a new exhibitor at The Northern Antiques Fair, which runs from September 30-October 3.

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The many faces of Walter Sickert emerge at Piano Nobile exhibition

20 September 2021

Nearly 80 years after Walter Sickert’s (1860-1942) death and ahead of a major retrospective planned at Tate Britain in 2022, London gallery Piano Nobile is bringing together over 40 of the artist’s figure paintings for an autumn show.

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Dealer spots “dirty and unattributed” portrait and sells it back to historic mansion

20 September 2021

This recently discovered 18th century portrait was painted by John Vanderbank (1694-1739) and depicts Holles St John of Lydiard Park.

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The web shop window: Heal’s oak chest of drawers

20 September 2021

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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A harvest jug festival: new book is first of its kind

20 September 2021

The first dedicated published study on the harvest jug tradition of North Devon and the West Country goes on sale this September.

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‘Harrogate’ fair gathers pace in Leyburn

20 September 2021

After enforced absence Northern Antiques Fair returns to the calendar at new venue

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Remembering the glyphic arts

13 September 2021

In addition to its uniqueness and connection to the past, a big attraction to owning a piece of ancient jewellery is that it can still be worn.

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The web shop window: French still life by Jules Cavaillès

13 September 2021

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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Seeking to ride the interiors wave at the Battersea Fair

13 September 2021

Decorative Fair returns to Battersea after long absence as demand soars for home furnishings

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The lure of Japan for Mortimer Menpes

13 September 2021

Mortimer Menpes (1855-1938), who painted this portrait titled 'The Yellow Parasol' visited Japan in the 1880s and 1890s.

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Matchbook making at Sims Reed

13 September 2021

Mass-produced in America for several decades from the 1930s onwards, so-called ‘matchbooks’ were used to advertise alcohol in the post-prohibition era.

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5 Questions: Ethnographic art dealer Kenn Mackay

13 September 2021

Dealer and collector Kenn Mackay developed an interest in ethnographic art during his travels in the early 1980s.

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Dealer duo offer works at Sotheby's as they downsize

06 September 2021

“The initial appeal of an object is always visual, and that is where the journey begins; research follows, and one is taken across the culture and geographical area which are both influencing forces on any work of art.”

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Pantastic poster on offer at York National Book Fair

06 September 2021

This poster was used in the promotion of the first-ever stage production of Peter Pan.

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The web shop window: Marine scene depicting battle between British and Dutch

06 September 2021

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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Design thrives in London with new shop openings in Notting Hill and Fulham Road

06 September 2021

Demand for quality 20th century design is thriving in London with two galleries expanding their operations in the capital.

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Decorative focus at revamped Chester

06 September 2021

Designed by Italian sculptor Egidio Boninsegna (1869-1958) for Stefano Johnson Foundry in Milan, this Art Nouveau bronze relief was shown at the city’s International Exposition in 1906.

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Chelsea Antiques Fair comes back but with new owners and new look

06 September 2021

The seventieth edition of the London event returns to the calendar at last under fresh ownership

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5 Questions: David Brooker of David Brooker Fine Art

06 September 2021

David Brooker of David Brooker Fine Art has been specialising in English and European paintings from the 17th to 21st centuries for over 20 years.