Latest News Articles by Gabriel Berner


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.”


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


The web shop window: Modern artist's take on a fish fossil

23 August 2021

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


Tech firm pledges to make e-commerce easier for dealers

23 August 2021

A new e-commerce management system designed to help dealers manage their stock listings across a range of online marketplaces has been hailed as a gamechanger for the trade by its creators.


Portraitist and prominent ancestor given joint show

23 August 2021

London portrait agency Fine Art Commissions is celebrating the work of British war artist and society portraitist Simon Elwes (1902-75) and his great, great nephew Jamie Coreth (b.1989) with a new exhibition.


TEFAF opens its virtual doors

23 August 2021

Online version of the huge fair takes place for a second time with physical event not until 2022


Marine scenes sail into London dealer's exhibition

23 August 2021

This large 3ft 11in x 6ft 3in (1.2 x 1.91m) marine picture, painted by French Impressionist Karl Daubigny (1846-86), shows fisherfolk in Normandy loading a traditional fishing vessel with kelp and oysters.


Plath and Hughes wedding rings bought by Wartski

16 August 2021

Gold wedding rings belonging to poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes have been bought by London jeweller Wartski.


Town centre of Scottish talent

16 August 2021

Exhibition showcases work inspired by artists’ colony of Kirkcudbright and surrounding area


Snuff box sold by dealer was a ‘gift from Lord Nelson’

16 August 2021

A snuff box believed to have been gifted by Lord Nelson to his personal secretary during a dinner party attended by Emma Hamilton has been sold by Paul Fraser Collectables for £45,000.