Dealers' Diary


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The web shop window: 18th century cheese mould

06 February 2023

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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Selection of upcoming fairs

06 February 2023

Most or all of these art and antiques events are expected to have some kind of vetting in place. The type of vetting used differs between events, check with the organiser for further details. Information correct at the time of going to press.

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John Piper put in the spotlight by a London gallery

06 February 2023

An oil on board of Highclere Park painted in 1943 is the highlight image at Portland Gallery’s exhibition on John Piper (1903-92) this month.

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5 Questions: Tom Mendel of Nonesuch Gallery

06 February 2023

Tom Mendel opened Nonesuch Gallery in 2020 and specialises in works on paper c.1500-1900.

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Fair comment: what is the future?

06 February 2023

Despite some events falling by the wayside, those still running are experiencing decent visitor demand

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Interiors on offer inside a shop

06 February 2023

Up till now antiques dealer Philip Crosthwaite has belonged to a happy band of dealers who run their online businesses from home.

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Fair Report: Sculpture bought by US visitor is among highlights as Mayfair event returns

30 January 2023

A sculpture by French artist Louis-Ernest Barrias (1841-1905) caught the eye of an American collector at the recent Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair.

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London gallery takes wide-ranging look at landscapes across the centuries

30 January 2023

Traditional and contemporary connections examined through London exhibition showing mix of styles

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Chester fair provides selling showcase for the north-west

30 January 2023

The Chester Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair is an important moment in the calendar for collectors in north Wales and the north-west of England where there are few major collector events to choose from.

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The web shop window: Victorian reclining armchair

30 January 2023

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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5 Questions: Book dealer Thomas J Symonds

30 January 2023

Thomas J Symonds of Symonds Rare Books has been trading online since 2017 and previously had a shop in Dusseldorf (until 2002).

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What a great work: it’s Brill

30 January 2023

'Lovers', a pastel on paper by Rosalie Brill (1903-92) features in the latest online exhibition by Modern British Art Gallery.

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A 275-year-old London gallery celebrates its history

23 January 2023

Last week ice descended once again on London where Gladwell & Patterson, celebrating its 275th anniversary, is offerings an appropriately wintry scene.

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Albany Gallery stages exhibition of works from artist Josef Herman's estate

23 January 2023

The pen and wash drawing of three men and a barrel by Josef Herman (1911-2000) shown above is on offer at Albany Gallery’s upcoming exhibition for £500.

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The web shop window: Photographic portraits archive

23 January 2023

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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5 Questions: carpets and textiles dealer James Cohen

23 January 2023

James Cohen is one of the dealers standing at LARTA which opens this week in Battersea Evolution on the mezzanine of the Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair.

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Dealer news in brief including a sell-out collection of African and Oceanic art

23 January 2023

A summary of news and events from around the trade

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London fairs scene under threat amid rising cost of staging events

16 January 2023

Brexit and decline in international exhibitors also blamed as Masterpiece is among the latest to close

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Harrogate Pavilions forms a Yorkshire triangle of events

16 January 2023

At this month’s 'Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative Antiques & Fine Art Fair', Elaine Phillips Antiques, a returning exhibitor, offers a pair of 17th century high-back oak chairs featuring finely carved details.

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The web shop window: 'The funniest car mascot on the market’

16 January 2023

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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