Dealers' Diary


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Dealers lead online charge at The Winter Show in New York

18 January 2021

New York’s Americana-focused event and longest-running antiques fair, The Winter Show, holds its 67th edition online from January 22-31 with around 60 exhibitors taking part.

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The web shop window: Roger Broders' 1928 ski poster of Chamonix

18 January 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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Pontormo provides bright spark in a grey world

18 January 2021

This recently discovered grisaille painting of Adam and Eve by the Florentine Mannerist artist Jacopo Carucci (1494-1557), known as Pontormo, is the centrepiece of a new exhibition of monochromatic works at New York gallery Nicholas Hall.

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Swedish painter’s alpine view brings a sense of place to Master Drawings New York

18 January 2021

“It was the first time I found myself in front of a glacier, alone in the infinite silence and solitude of the snow mountain, surrounded by the overwhelming majesty of nature…”

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5 Questions: furniture and works of art dealer Nicholas Wells

18 January 2021

Nicholas Wells has run Nicholas Wells Antiques in London since 2012, selling furniture and works of art primarily in the British town and country house aesthetic.

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London fair provides folk art platform via the internet

11 January 2021

Folk art is in the spotlight at the first digital edition of The London Art Fair.

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BADA’s first female chairman looks to virtual world with a human touch

11 January 2021

New BADA chairman feels personal contact is still vital for firms in a Covid-19 environment

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5 Questions: Tom Parry of Chester’s Farm Antiques

11 January 2021

Tom Parry runs Chester’s Farm Antiques in Nottinghamshire and specialises in decorative arts, including ceramics, jewellery and silver.

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Picasso and Hugo partnership platters appear in first UK show

11 January 2021

Though prolific in many mediums, Pablo Picasso created silver platters in only 24 designs throughout his entire career, creating an even smaller number of pieces in gold.

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The web shop window: ornate Renaissance pearl pendant

11 January 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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Evocative rural photographs by PH Emerson showcased by Michael Hoppen Gallery

04 January 2021

'Coming Home from the Marshes', 1886, by pioneering photographer PH Emerson (1856-1936) in his series 'Life and Landscape on the Norfolk Broads', is among the works offered in a solo show on the artist at London’s Michael Hoppen Gallery until the end of this month.

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Whitefriars stained glass designs offered at Abbott and Holder

04 January 2021

This 1928 ink and watercolour of stained glass for Stockton on the Forest in North Yorkshire is offered at Abbott and Holder for £350.

The Bruno Effect updates on latest dealer signings

04 January 2021

The Bruno Effect, a digital marketplace that will provide a platform for initially 650 dealers to sell their furniture and collectables online, has revealed new dealers ahead of its launch.

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5 Questions: Post-war design specialist Philip Thomas

21 December 2020

Philip Thomas specialises in Post-war design and decoration and is one of the dealers taking part in The Decorative Antiques and Textile Fair’s Digital Decorative Gallery Windows.

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Mayfair event normally held in a five-star hotel has a different feel to reflect the times

21 December 2020

A Chinese export reverse painted mirror plate in a carved George III frame is one of the highlights at the 'Mayfair Antiques and Fine Art Fair'.

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Warm idea in the frost

21 December 2020

‘Tis the season to indulge and give a little back and at James Hyman Gallery’s online charity sale you can do both.

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CADA dealers serve up a treat

21 December 2020

The Cotswold Art Antiques Dealers Association (CADA) has dubbed its Christmas campaign ‘A Table is Not Just for Christmas’, using its website and social media platforms to promote its members’ offerings.

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Phil Taylor’s cool stuff and Turkish delights

21 December 2020

A 1930s kilim hand-made in the Antalya region is offered for £2500 at Phil Taylor’s Cool Stuff’s New Year exhibition of Turkish rugs and pottery.

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Roman glass vessels feature in Claire Brown catalogue

14 December 2020

A group of four Roman glass vessels dating from the late 1st to 3rd century AD are offered at prices ranging from £500-2000 in Claire Brown Art’s catalogue Inspiration.

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Unrecorded Worcester mug offered by Albert Amor

14 December 2020

This previously unrecorded cylindrical mug is an addition to the known Worcester underglaze blue armorial pieces.

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