Latest News Articles by Gabriel Berner


Right time and place for Lowry

08 April 2024

A strong provenance is always desirable on the secondary market, but it is essential when it comes to selling works by LS Lowry (1887-1976) - arguably Britain’s most faked artist.


How Gwen John sought creature comfort

08 April 2024

Watercolour of a sleeping feline – possibly her favourite cat – takes £19,000 in Cambridge saleroom


Lost poignant wartime painting by Matania lives on in the form of a copy

15 January 2024

A copy of a lost painting that has been described as one of the most haunting and poignant depictions of Irish involvement in the First World War attracted a flurry of bids at Clevedon Salerooms (22% buyer’s premium) in Bristol.


How George Romney was riled by prison hardship

15 January 2024

Some of the artist’s most modern and dramatic works were derived from his social concerns


Intriguing picture of Second World War female ambulance volunteers emerges

15 January 2024

The helmets and uniforms depicted in this oil study are clues to its strong performance at Cirencester saleroom Moore Allen & Innocent (21% buyer’s premium) on December 6.


5 Questions: Burlington Arcade watch dealer Daniel Somlo

18 December 2023

Daniel Somlo is a watch dealer at Somlo London in Burlington Arcade and a qualified Omega watchmaker.


The web shop window: Vintage ski posters for Swiss resort Arosa

18 December 2023

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


First big fair of new year takes place in ballroom and foyer of five-star Mayfair hotel

18 December 2023

The first significant fair of 2024 kicks off at The London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square with an array of art and antiques to brighten those dark January days.

Lynch appointed chairman of Asia Week New York

18 September 2023

London dealer Brendan Lynch has been named the new chairman of Asia Week New York.


Battersea Decorative fair runs with a new tribal twist

18 September 2023

The Decorative Fair returns from October 3-8 for its third and final staging of the year.


Samuel Alcock & Co reassessed

18 September 2023

Huge collection shines light on the once common Staffs porcelain that nonetheless is often misidentified


5 Questions with Daniel Smith and Marine Edith Crosta

18 September 2023

Marine Edith Crosta and Daniel Smith of Crosta Smith Gallery are among the exhibitors at the upcoming LAPADA Berkeley Square Fair (September 27-October1).


The web shop window: Regency writing table

18 September 2023

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


Antiquities: importance of the history behind the history

26 June 2023

Long records of ownership have become one of the crucial factors to get a good result in this market


Chicago sale lit up by cameos and intaglios

26 June 2023

Combining scholarly, decorative and evocative appeal, cameos and intaglios are a highly collectable area of the antiquities market.


How Vellacott made a clean start

19 June 2023

Fabrics, costumes and theatre set designer turned to painting when her work was destroyed by a bomb


Works offered from key figure in the Christie’s story

19 June 2023

More than 70 lots of paintings, works on paper and antiques assembled by the well-known auctioneer and collector Paul Whitfield (1942- 2018) went under the hammer at Mallams (25% buyer’s premium) in Oxford on May 17.


Highest Mayer auction sum since 1989

19 June 2023

Enthusiastic bidding emerged for two paintings included in an Old Masters sale at Chiswick Auctions (25/12% buyer’s premium).


Venetian veduta with a whiff of Bison

19 June 2023

This classic example of Venetian vedute was taken to a multi-estimate £34,000 at Gardiner Houlgate (22% buyer’s premium) in Corsham.


Take a peak at Buxton

08 May 2023

The picturesque spa town of Buxton in the Peak District will once again host its long-running annual fair.