Dealers' Diary


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Justin Croft's catalogue includes rare Niklaus Bohny edition

14 December 2020

In his latest catalogue, 'Edification', Justin Croft offers works such as this French version of Niklaus Bohny’s 'Neues Bilderbuch' (New Picture Book).

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'Catalogue 100' released by Grosvenor Prints

14 December 2020

Covent Garden dealership Grosvenor Prints planned to feature 100 items in its special Catalogue 100, but after delaying its release for nine months due to Covid-19 challenges, it now has an excess of items to offer.

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Australian Antique and Art Dealers Association's catalogue

14 December 2020

For those in the southern hemisphere, Christmas means summer, sun, flowers and exotic wildlife. In this year’s Australian Antique and Art Dealers Association (AAADA) Christmas Catalogue, dealer Josef Lebovic offers a group of 11 Antipodean Christmas cards from c.1883.

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Talisman boss sets up new business in Wiltshire

07 December 2020

Wiltshire shop marks return to the spotlight for Talisman boss but in a more relaxed mood.

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Fourteen female artists feature in fine art show

07 December 2020

Painted in oil on panel, Flowers in a blue jug by Scottish artist Anne Redpath (1895-1965) is one of the highlights at Richard Green’s exhibition Fortitude, Perseverance, Creativity: Fourteen Women Artists.

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The Battersea Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair goes digital with tours

07 December 2020

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair (DATF) is launching digital initiatives after being forced to cancel two out of its three annual events this year.

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5 Questions: dealer Cordelia Donohoe

07 December 2020

Cordelia Donohoe has run Azul Tribe, selling ethnic and tribal adornments in London since 2013. She is among the exhibitors at the latest online edition of Tribal Art London.

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The web shop window: Danish stoneware flambé fish jug

07 December 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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Shapero’s emporium offers a one-stop-shop for all

07 December 2020

With indoor fairs still more or less on ice for now, a new project from Shapero is offering dealers the chance to unite under one roof.

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Tribal show gets into the spirit

07 December 2020

Offered by Bryan Reeves of Tribal Gathering for £4200, this Luba baboon mask is one of more than 100 objects on offer at Tribal Art London’s third online event, Spirit Animals.

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King’s Road attracts new design and antiques shops

04 December 2020

A landlord on the King’s Road in Chelsea has reported a boost in interest for interior design shops including two new antiques and design firms.

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5 Questions: art dealer James Mackinnon

30 November 2020

Dealer James Mackinnon is among the participants in this year’s London Art Week. He has been an independent dealer since 1970.

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The web shop window: ‘Princes’ edition’ of epic poem symbolising Holy Roman Emperor

30 November 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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Wingett goes for upmarket upcycling turning scrap into a super Georgian cistern

30 November 2020

In an act of decidedly upmarket upcycling, dealer Simon Wingett of Burton Antiques and his business partner have commissioned a series of casts of a George II wine cistern to be made from scrap.

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Suffolk House stages Christmas show of 70 pieces of furniture

30 November 2020

Suffolk House Antiques is staging its annual Christmas exhibition after giving its usual summer show a miss this year.

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Sleep thinkers at winter edition of London Art Week

30 November 2020

A marble relief, 'Sleep' by French sculptor and doll-maker Albert Marque (1872-1947), is among the highlights on offer at this winter’s edition of London Art Week (LAW).

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Bewitched by the mystic arts: New York drawings dealer hosts show of Occult pictures

30 November 2020

New York exhibition orginally for Halloween seems to suit the crazy year as a whole

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5 Questions: Art Deco dealer Matthew Foster

23 November 2020

Matthew Foster’s Art Deco Gallery has traded from Grays Antique Centre for the past four years. Having worked with his parents, Portobello Road market traders in the 1980s, Foster launched his business in 1987 and trades in Art Deco period objets d’art and jewellery. Next month he opens a shop at 11 Cecil Court in central London.

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Special sale promotion launched at Kensington Church Street antiques dealership

23 November 2020

Furniture specialist puts on selected sale to drive interest during lockdown.

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Money laundering rules and the issue of client details

23 November 2020

Do dealers have to disclose details of their clients to other dealers?

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