Dealers' Diary


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Brooch to burn bright in Perth

09 March 2020

The Scone Palace Antiques & Fine Art Fair in Perth is usually a draw for Scottish dealers such as Highland Antiques.

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Toys, trifles and trinkets in St James’s

09 March 2020

A rare Chelsea bodkin case in the form of a cauliflower spear is among the objects on offer at the Albert Amor exhibition 'Toys and Trifles', featuring a single-owner collection built up over 20 years.

Discover royal bedroom secrets with the help of Haughton

09 March 2020

Forget Harry and Meghan: go back in time to explore the private lives of historic royals at The Haughton International Seminar, which returns this summer.

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Interviews: First-time exhibitors and returning dealers at The Open Art Fair 2020

09 March 2020

The first edition of 'The Open Art Fair' opens this month having morphed out of the BADA Fair. Here we speak to three dealers who have previously stood at the BADA event and another who has signed up for the first time.

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The Open Art Fair: Open for business in every sense

09 March 2020

Organisers of the new fair launching this month aim for an atmosphere welcoming to all

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Plymouth and Bristol porcelain to be talk of the town in Chelsea

09 March 2020

Single-owner collection to form one of the highlights at Penman’s west London event

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Folk art dealer Robert Young offers his own naïve-style artwork

02 March 2020

Dealer Robert Young is taking bids on a work of folk art of his own creation.

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5 Questions: Sarah Colegrave

02 March 2020

Sarah Colegrave is an art dealer and consultant working in London and Oxfordshire. She carries a stock of mainly British 19th and 20th century paintings, drawings, watercolours and sculptures. She next stands at the Wilton House Antiques Fair (March 6-8) and The Open Art Fair (March 18-24).

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Flanagan hares leap into action at Waddington Custot

02 March 2020

'Moon Gold Hare' (2008) by Barry Flanagan (1941-2009) is offered at the Waddington Custot exhibition Alchemy of the Theatre for $725,000.

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New York dealers remain open for business for 'Asia Week' despite coronavirus alert

02 March 2020

The spread of coronavirus may have halted the auctions at this year’s 'Asia Week New York', but dealers are going ahead with the event as planned, bringing together more than 35 exhibitors and nearly 20 talks.

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Michael Baggott publishes own book of spooky antiques tales

02 March 2020

Silver dealer Michael Baggott has published a book of spooky tales for the trade: 'The Hawthorn Cross & other Antiques Ghost Stories'.

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More mellow side of John Martin at Gloucestershire exhibition

02 March 2020

Though best known for his epic depictions of fiery disaster, English Romantic painter John Martin (1789-1853) also produced a series of smaller, quieter works.

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The web shop window: Pathé cardboard colour table

02 March 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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The web shop window: Asprey dressing case

24 February 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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5 Questions: Thomas Mehigan

24 February 2020

Thomas Mehigan trades as Thomas Spencer Fine Art and next stands at the Bath Decorative & Antiques Fair.

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5 Questions: Joost van den Bergh

17 February 2020

Joost van den Bergh deals from St James’s, London, and exhibits at fair such as the 'Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair' and the 'Open Art Fair' as well as taking part in 'Asian Art in London'.

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Exhibition staged in London by American dealer focuses on new wave of avant-garde photographic works

17 February 2020

Dealer Michael Shapiro’s exhibition of Modernist photography showcases works capturing a fundamental shift in style.

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Pritchard enlarges showroom in Welsh market town

17 February 2020

Drew Pritchard is enlarging his showroom in the Welsh market town of Conwy. The first set of works are set to last about six to eight weeks, and the shop will be closed from February 21-March 25.

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Moseley Antiques Emporium closes after a quarter of a century

17 February 2020

Moseley Antiques Emporium south of Birmingham city centre is closing after more than 25 years in business.

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Ahmet opens new shop in Cecil Court

17 February 2020

Fine European porcelain specialist Serhat Ahmet has opened a new shop in London’s Cecil Court after more than five years in Grays Antique Centre.

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