Dealers' Diary


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5 Questions: Silver specialist Stephen Kalms

18 March 2019

Stephen Kalms set up his antique silver business in The London Silver Vaults in 1991. He specialises in 18th-20th century works, particularly Victorian and Edwardian pieces up to the present.

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The web shop window: Rewind Vintage

18 March 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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LARTA Fair sales include textiles from east and west

18 March 2019

A c.1710 English hunting scene embroidered in deep green crewel work and offered for £1800 by Meg Andrews Antique Costumes & Textiles was one of the stand-out sales at The London Antique Rug and Textile Art Fair (LARTA).

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ADFL reports fairs turnout good but biggest buys on hold

18 March 2019

Furniture sales at The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited’s (ADFL) first two events of the year contributed to solid results despite the uncertain political climate.

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Guy Peppiatt offers rediscovered selection of Welsh watercolours by John ‘Warwick’ Smith

18 March 2019

St James’s exhibition shows works of a watercolourist seduced by British rural beauty.

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First solo show of modern British painter Dorothy Rendell at Abbott and Holder

18 March 2019

An oil on board painting Rotherhithe from Wapping Pierhead (c.1955) is among the works by Dorothy Rendell (1923-2018) currently on show at Abbott and Holder where it is offered for £2750.

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Porcelain galore in Chelsea fair

11 March 2019

Porcelain from five private collections features in a special exhibition on the stand of Jupiter Antiques at this month’s Chelsea Antiques Fair.

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Photo fair clicks up new London venue

11 March 2019

The London Photograph Fair, on March 17, has a new venue at the Hellenic Centre in Marylebone for this edition.

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Hats off to artist Doris Hatt

11 March 2019

The Court Gallery has joined forces with the Museum of Somerset to stage an exhibition of the works of Doris Hatt (1890-1969), a local pioneer of British modernism.

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5 Questions: Patrick Macintosh

11 March 2019

Patrick Macintosh deals in English country house antiques from the 17th-20th centuries with an emphasis on quirky furniture. He is based in Sherborne, Dorset, and exhibits at the Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea with fellow dealer Richard Nadin.

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Bath fair toast to 30 years

11 March 2019

Exhibitors at Bath Decorative Antiques Fair toasted 30 years as the event opened last week.

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Table with a naughty side

11 March 2019

A jumble of names scratched into a piece of oak by naughty children (or possibly adults) has been discovered on the underside of an antique table in the latest exhibition at WR Harvey in Witney.

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The web shop window - Twentieth Century Posters

11 March 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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CADA fair embraces date change

11 March 2019

Delight as the Cotswolds association’s event successfully switches from April to February.

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Mayfair gallery hosts first solo Mulas exhibition

04 March 2019

This 1962 photograph of artist Lucio Fontana, below, is included in the UK’s first solo show of works by Ugo Mulas (1928-73).

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BADA fair aims at exceptional quality

04 March 2019

Annual BADA event includes copy of Reni work commissioned by the pope or a cardinal.

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5 Questions: Karen Taylor

04 March 2019

Art dealer Karen Taylor is among the exhibitors at this month’s BADA 2019 (March 20-26).

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Woolf work in women’s show

04 March 2019

A first-edition presentation copy of Jacob’s Room (1922) by Virginia Woolf bearing an inscription to her sister Vanessa Bell is on offer for £85,000 at Peter Harrington’s exhibition In Her Own Words: Works by Exceptional Women.

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Connect fair organisation praised as shipshape

04 March 2019

William Wyllie’s 1917 watercolour HMS New Zealand – The Sixteen Point Turn at Jutland was among the stand-out sales at the inaugural Connect Art Fair where it was offered for a price in the region of £20,000.

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Pop-up shop ready to open in Kensington

04 March 2019

Hill House Antiques & Decorative Arts has launched a pop-up shop in Kensington Church Street.

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