Latest News Articles by Noelle McElhatton
Five highlights from Golding Young & Mawer’s sale of Stamford dealers' St George’s Collection later this month18 April 2019
The sale on April 24 of the stock and personal collection of two Stamford dealers features a who’s who of English furniture and object makers. ATG picked five items from more than 800 lots for closer inspection.
The dealers’ view at Arthur Swallow Fairs' Lincoln event15 April 2019
“I’ve sold Jesus Christ… could I interest you in St Patrick?” So asked Martyn Watson of Penrith, Cumbria, stalling out in the Epic Centre and keen to shift his statue of Ireland’s patron saint.
Two into one fair will go for Arthur Swallow15 April 2019
Condensing a two-day event into one and moving to a new weekday slot are no mean feats – just ask Arthur Swallow Fairs, which has just launched a new streamlined format. ATG went along to the first edition to view the results.
The overseas buyers at Lincoln fair: ‘We can’t get this range and prices in our own market’15 April 2019
Arthur Swallow Fairs’ Antiques & Home show may not have the moniker ‘international’ attached but the event attracts a strong overseas group of buyers who comb the fair, clutching sheets of shipping firm stickers to identify purchases for collection.
Local loyalists at Lincoln Antiques and Home Show: ‘Fair seems more condensed and lively’15 April 2019
Belinda and Tom Kilduff (pictured below) are Lincolnshire locals and Antiques & Home Show loyalists. They noted how “busy, condensed and lively” the one-day format was.
BADA president Victoria Borwick resigns from role12 April 2019
Victoria Borwick, president of the British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA), has resigned after nearly four years in the post.
"I can sell as much in one day as two": Dealers and buyers give their verdict on Arthur Swallow Fairs' new one-day Lincoln format12 April 2019
Condensing a two-day fair into one and moving to a new weekday slot are no mean feats – just ask Arthur Swallow Fairs, which has just launched a new streamlined format.
TEFAF chief on vetting controversies and the future of the hugely influential Maastricht fair03 April 2019
TEFAF chief executive Patrick van Maris is four years into his tenure and after positive feedback about the 2019 Maastricht event, he talked to ATG about the response to changing the fair’s vetting system, the opportunity to expand in Maastricht and other changes to 2020’s event.
That's a wrap: TEFAF Maastricht 2019 reviewed in eight key points01 April 2019
A traditional art event keen to move with the times is pulling off a difficult double act.
Employing a different viewpoint to entice bidders01 April 2019
Hiring a professional eye to present furniture and objects has become almost commonplace in the big London houses.
Golding Young & Mawer to sell Stamford dealer 800-lot collection without reserve28 March 2019
Lincolnshire auctioneer Golding Young & Mawer is to sell the stock and personal collections of Stamford-based antiques dealers Gavin Burns and his son Ross later this month, following their retirement from the business in December 2018.
Midcentury Modern is ageing well25 March 2019
Launched in 2003, the one-day fairs remain a big draw for lovers of 20th century design.
Trade and politicians out in force at BADA fair preview party25 March 2019
At a swell party in the heart of Chelsea, with the Taittinger Brut Reserve free-flowing, BADA 2019 exhibitors could be forgiven for relaxing after days of stand set-up.
Trade and politicians out in force at BADA fair preview party22 March 2019
At a swell party in the heart of Chelsea, with the Taittinger Brut Reserve free-flowing, the BADA Fair's 2019 exhibitors could be forgiven for relaxing after days of stand set-up and moving fragile, valuable objects into place.
Bamfords' James Lewis aims for Guinness Book of Records with marathon charity auction20 March 2019
James Lewis, founder and director of Bamfords auctioneers in Derbyshire, will attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the longest continuous auction taken by a single auctioneer, in aid of wildlife charities.
Daphne Du Maurier archive for auction in Ely features unseen photos of young Queen Elizabeth II19 March 2019
She wrote two of the 20th century’s great masterpieces of fiction. Now on the 30th anniversary of her death, letters and photos relating to ‘Rebecca’ and ‘Jamaica Inn’ author Daphne du Maurier will go under the hammer at an Ely auction house.
The Midcentury Modern fair in Dulwich is ageing well: a picture special18 March 2019
If anyone doubted the continuing popularity of Scandinavian mid-century design, a visit to the Midcentury Modern fair at Dulwich College, London would set them straight. ATG went along to take the temperature among dealers and buyers.
TEFAF and BADA fairs: Final preparations underway as dealers discuss Brexit13 March 2019
As TEFAF Maastricht and BADA fairs get underway, organisers and exhibitors tell ATG that immersion in art and antiques is the perfect antidote to the political crisis unfolding in Westminster.
CADA fair 2019: a picture special11 March 2019
The Cotswold Art & Antique Dealers’ Association fair switched its 2019 slot at Blenheim Palace from April to February and ATG went along on the final day to see the results.
‘The Clarice Cliff collecting market has grown older with me’11 March 2019
Familiar striking shapes and bright colours retain a strong following despite a fall in demand from the 1980s-90s heyday.