Dealers' Diary


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Mayfair Italian art specialist reopens with help from ‘the fictional collector’

29 June 2020

A 1913 still life painted by Italian modernist Alberto Magnelli (1888- 1971) early in his career and a magazine holder of stitched leather and brass, c.1955, by French designer Jacques Adnet (1900-84) are among the works offered at M&L Fine Art’s post-lockdown show 'Close Quarters'.

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5 Questions: Rebecca Eames

29 June 2020

Rebecca Eames runs Eames Fine Art, which currently hosts an exhibition on Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore in its south London premises.

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Petworth gallery returns to business

29 June 2020

Kevis House Gallery in Petworth hailed the return to business as sales followed the reopening of its premises.

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Inaugural online fair for US trade association NAADAA launches in July

29 June 2020

A c.1715 walnut fauteuil covered with 18th century needlepoint is offered by Tennessee dealer Mary Helen McCoy at the inaugural online fair from the National Antique & Art Dealers Association of America (NAADAA).

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The web shop window: Scottish lantern clock

29 June 2020

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: Simon Beattie

22 June 2020

Simon Beattie specialises in European cultural history, with interests in cross-cultural material and the history of decorated paper. He is also the founder of Facebook group We Love Endpapers, which has 5000 members.

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Tribal focus on the trade and travel impact

22 June 2020

A ceremonial woman’s apron from Geelvink Bay, West Papua, Indonesia, is one of the highlights in a new event staged by Tribal Art London (TAL).

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The web shop window: Coalport porcelain clock

22 June 2020

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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London Art Week gets intimate after lockdown

22 June 2020

Unofficial theme of event this year reflects a few months cooped up at home

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Hepworth and Moore united in exhibition

22 June 2020

The weighty three-dimensional forms for which Henry Moore (1898-1986) is best known are the subject of his 1940s lithograph, Sculptural Objects, offered in an exhibition at Eames Fine Art.

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Kiwi calls on British dealers to be optimistic about opening

15 June 2020

Auckland gallery says it has been doing well despite lockdown as UK firms relaunch

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The web shop window: a French Empire mahogany sofa table

15 June 2020

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

5 Questions: dealer David Gilbert

15 June 2020

David Gilbert runs Driffold Gallery in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands.

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Dealer duo adept at the frame game

15 June 2020

Two dealers who met at Kempton antiques fair have kept a group of loyal followers happy and entertained during lockdown with inspired Instagram posts.

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Quiet moment in conflict at art exhibition

15 June 2020

This placid picture 'At the Billet’s Open Window, San Severo' depicts a moment of quiet in the midst of war.

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A colossal coat of arms offered at the Masterpiece online fair

15 June 2020

This 18th century monumental royal coat of arms by John Steell is offered by Wick Antiques in its second edition of 'Britain and the High Seas' at 'Masterpiece', held online this year.

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First edition of Mary Shelley’s 'The Last Man' offered in dealer's latest catalogue

15 June 2020

A rare first edition of the first fully realised post-apocalyptic tale is on offer in Peter Harrington’s inaugural fantasy and science-fiction catalogue, 'In Other Worlds'.

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Dealers Online: ATG's selection of 14 objects available from dealers' websites

08 June 2020

Our selection of 14 objects to view and buy from dealers online.

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June 15: not a moment too soon

08 June 2020

Despite the difficult challenges, dealers are delighted to open their doors once again

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Purchases fit for royalty at Kensington Church Street's summer showcase

08 June 2020

After months of lockdown, one’s home may no longer be feeling like one’s castle. However, that situation is easily remedied thanks to the Kensington Church Street Art & Antiques Dealers Association’s Virtual Summer Showcase, which takes ‘fit for royalty’ as its theme.

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