Dealers' Diary


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Show features artist with an appetite for destruction

11 November 2019

The décollage technique practised by German artist Reinhold Koehler (1919-70) involved the use of paper, sand, glue, glass and ceramics, and a series of the resulting compositions is currently available at London’s Whitford Fine Art.

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Westbourne Grove pop-up

11 November 2019

Valerie Arieta Decorative Arts stages a Christmas show at its Westbourne Grove pop-up shop this year, offering Mezcala stone figures from Mexico among other art and antiques.

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MS Rau all set to wow with enlarged premises

11 November 2019

New Orleans dealership MS Rau has opened an expanded retail space after three years of renovation.

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Exhibition examines chiaroscuro in East Anglian art

11 November 2019

An oil on board of The Hay Barge by William Philip Barnes Freeman (1813-97) is offered for £795 at English and Continental Antiques’ upcoming exhibition of East Anglian art and antiques.

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Dealer line up for reinvigorated Art and Antiques for Everyone Fair winter edition

11 November 2019

Medieval glass flask is a highlight of the big art and antiques fair in Birmingham.

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5 Questions with Tom Smith of Dovecote Antiques

11 November 2019

Tom Smith of Dovecote Antiques next stands at Art & Antiques for Everyone (November 28-December 1) in Birmingham’s NEC.

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Early Wemyss ink stand features at Galloway's Scone Palace fair

04 November 2019

An early Wemyss Victoria pattern ink stand decorated with plumbs is offered by Carse Antiques for £395 at The Scone Palace Antiques & Fine Art Fair.

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Cotswolds show venue search finds a spectacular setting

04 November 2019

Organisers of the long-running Cotswolds Art & Antique Dealers Association Fair have hailed changes to its date and venue as offering a “wonderful” setting and the chance to expand the event’s client base.

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5 Questions: Jeroen Markies of Jeroen Markies Art Deco

04 November 2019

Jeroen Markies of Jeroen Markies Art Deco is based in East Sussex and next stands at the Winter Art & Antiques Fair (November 5-10).

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Dial in for clocks by great makers at Kensington exhibition

04 November 2019

Dealer marks 25 years on Kensington Church Street with an exhibition of English big names

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The web shop window: a cockerel weathervane at Robert Young Antiques

04 November 2019

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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Tiffany designer Angela Cummings jewellery showcase

28 October 2019

Jewellery designer Angela Cummings started a long career at Tiffany & Co aged 23, and eight years later, in 1975, created her first full collection under her own name.

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Go for a close shave at Olympia

28 October 2019

Chinese barber’s bowl is a stand-out item at event now running in a revamped format.

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Take the chair in Harrogate

28 October 2019

The final instalment of the three annual Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative Antiques & Fine Art Fair includes this small naive hedge or country chair, c.1820, from Ireland’s County Antrim.

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The web shop window: Caucasian runner from Legge Antique Carpets

28 October 2019

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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William Scott reintroduced to the US

28 October 2019

In 1953, British artist William Scott (1913- 89) made his first inroads into the New York art scene. James Johnson Sweeney, director of the Guggenheim, went to an exhibition of his work in London and reported to gallerist Martha Jackson: “At last England has a painter.”

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Tribute to a local hero

28 October 2019

It’s a simple message but a powerful one. The words Welcome Home are stamped on the front of a rare first World War tribute medal to J Day (believed to be John Day) issued by the Working Men’s Club for the Yorkshire village of Heckmondwike.

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5 Questions: Henry Miller of Miller Fine Art

28 October 2019

Henry Miller of Henry Miller Fine Art is a first-time exhibitor at the Winter Art & Antiques Fair.

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Conan Doyle’s desk solution

21 October 2019

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859- 1930), author of the Sherlock Holmes stories, was so keen to work during his extensive travels that in 1925 he commissioned a case-maker to create a trunk that transformed into a writing desk.

5 Questions: Crispian Riley-Smith

21 October 2019

Crispian Riley-Smith recently started Art Valuations and Consultancy after years in various roles in the art world.

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