Dealers' Diary


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Bronze stands out at Battersea fair

18 October 2021

Top selling items at The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea included a large bronze sculpture.

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Bath: a fair with a friendly vibe

18 October 2021

Relaxed atmosphere of event held in the historic city wins praise from traders.

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The web shop window: a Japanese pipe case

18 October 2021

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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Vote of confidence for St James’s with Asian art dealers moving to the area

18 October 2021

A group of Asian art dealers have committed to new spaces in St James’s.

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5 Questions: Furniture dealer Rowland Leach

11 October 2021

Rowland Leach runs interior design and antique business French Loft with his wife Mary, specialising in 17th and 18th century French and English country furniture.

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Ede gaze falls on black glaze pottery

11 October 2021

Antiquities specialist Charles Ede is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an exhibition and catalogue championing the understated elegance of Greek black glaze pottery.

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Thompson’s opens third gallery

11 October 2021

Thompson’s Galleries, specialist in Modern and Contemporary British art, is opening a third exhibition space this October.

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New specialist at Jenna Burlingham

11 October 2021

Modern British art gallery Jenna Burlingham Fine Art has appointed Lydia Wingfield Digby as its new gallery specialist.

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Cotswold fair makes its debut appearance at Compton Verney after enforced move

04 October 2021

Grand venues can work wonders for fair organisers helping to get punters through the door while providing an ideal backdrop for dealers to showcase their stock.

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5 Questions: Steven Beale of Trinity House Paintings

04 October 2021

Involved in the art industry since he was 16, Steven Beale opened Trinity House Paintings in the Cotswolds village of Broadway in 2006.

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West Country wonders return to Albert Amor

04 October 2021

One of the largest selling exhibitions in recent years of 18th century Plymouth and Bristol porcelain is under way at London gallery Albert Amor in Bury Street.

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BADA members showcase their wares with week-long event

04 October 2021

Encompassing mezzotints from the court of George III, gentleman’s library objects and furniture by master craftsmen of the Belle Époque period in Paris, BADA members are gearing up for a week-long series of gallery-based shows, talks and tours.

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Art & Antiques for Everyone fair back in Birmingham in November

04 October 2021

Organisers of the Art & Antiques for Everyone (AAfE) fair have announced it will return this winter to its venue at the NEC in Birmingham from November 25-28.

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Chelsea turns back the clock to move forward in style

04 October 2021

The first edition under fresh management impressed both exhibitors and visitors alike

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Bruges museum buys Old Master portrait at the ‘last’ TEFAF Online

04 October 2021

Over six days, collectors and institutions gathered virtually for TEFAF Online 2021 to peruse the high-end offerings of more than 250 international galleries.

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The web shop window: Copy of Great Plague death list in unusually healthy condition

04 October 2021

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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Dealers head to Cheshire for Tatton Park fair

04 October 2021

This mahogany inlaid bijouterie oval table by Victorian maker Edwards & Roberts is part of a large selection of antiques making their way to Cheshire this month.

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Marlborough London stages Gillian Ayres exhibition

27 September 2021

Dynamic and gestural, this vast 5ft 6in x 11ft 3in (1.67 x 3.45m) oil on canvas, below, was painted by Gillian Ayres (1930-2018) during the 1980s.

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Female sculptors make a mark

27 September 2021

Waddington Custot is one of the latest galleries to celebrate the work of pioneering 20th century women.

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5 Questions: Ian Grutchfield

27 September 2021

Ian Grutchfield is venue director of Hadleigh Old School, a new art space in Suffolk.

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