Dealers' Diary


5 Questions: Ed Lake of Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers

09 October 2017

Ed Lake works at Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers, specialist in 18th and 19th century English literature and history. His parents opened the business in 1969 and it is based in Great Russell Street, across from the British Museum. The shop’s ground floor has been renovated to recreate a 19th-century bookshop.


Dealers at LAPADA fair report high volume of trade throughout an event featuring new dates

09 October 2017

Early on at the recent LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair (15-20 September), Charles Wallrock of Wick Antiques met a new client.


Ink fair off to a flying start

09 October 2017

At the Ink Fair London on October 25-27, Susanne Sculz-Falster Rare Books offers this collection of 241 butterfly and moth prints housed in a 22-drawer collector’s cabinet, right, for £7500.


Ceramics scene is on a roll

09 October 2017

A record-breaking Song dynasty bowl at Sotheby’s. A working ceramics factory at Tate Modern. A new book on Wedgwood. Porcelain and ceramics are much in the news at the moment.


Weiss honours his father’s legacy

02 October 2017

Dealer Mark Weiss specialises in Tudor and Stuart portraiture and for the past few years he has spent early October exhibiting at Frieze Masters.


Autumn’s golden opportunities as three fairs look set to build on their established success

02 October 2017

As the autumn season kicks off, there is a wealth of art and antiques events to choose from around the UK. This week, ATG takes a look at three upcoming fairs beyond the London market: 'The Northern Antiques Fair' in Harrogate, the 'Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair' and the 'Chester Antiques Show'.


5 Questions: Nicholas Lury of Cambridge Fine Art

02 October 2017

Cambridge Fine Art’s Nicholas Lury is an exhibitor at the upcoming Esher Hall Antiques & Fine Art Fair (October 7-9). He specialises in British paintings from the Victorian era and is based in Little Shelford.


Tom Gerrard’s Welsh jewels

02 October 2017

'Anglesey Landscape IV' is one of around 30 works included in Tom Gerrard’s (1923-76) upcoming retrospective at Oriel Tegfryn Gallery in Menai Bridge (October 20-November 12).


Shop talk – Bridgnorth Antique Centre

02 October 2017

In our continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops in 2017, ATG talks to Nigel Bate who opened Bridgnorth Antique Centre earlier this year.


Dealers gather for ADFL fair in Surrey

25 September 2017

Away from Frieze Masters, the next event held by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited offers a more affordable selection of art and antiques outside of central London.

La Poupée by Walter Ernest Webster

Richard Green holds exhibition of historic British fashion portraits

25 September 2017

It’s a busy season for Richard Green. Fresh from the 20/21 British Art Fair and the Paris Biennale, the Mayfair dealership will also appear at Frieze Masters and TEFAF New York Fall.


5 Questions: Stephen Welbourne

25 September 2017

Stephen Welbourne, a specialist in 18th-20th century British art for the past 30 years, will stand at the upcoming Esher Hall Antiques & Fine Art Fair by ADFL.


Exhibition of John Linnell opens in Mason's Yard

25 September 2017

English painter and engraver John Linnell (1792-1882) created portraits, religious works and sweeping views of the English countryside.


Frieze Masters returns to London for sixth year in Regent's Park

25 September 2017

Elegant and relevant. It might be a difficult balance to strike, but that is what Frieze Masters aims for at its annual London fair.


London show features the works of impasto master Bram Bogart

25 September 2017

Vigo Gallery will feature an exhibition of the works by Dutch-born Belgian artist Bram Bogart (1921-2012) at Frieze Masters (October 5-8) and at its gallery at Dering Street, London (October 11-November 11).


5 Questions uncut: Jane Houldsworth of Flying Colours

22 September 2017

Jane Houldsworth is director of Flying Colours Gallery and is exhibiting at this week’s LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair (ends September 20). See what else she said when she spoke to ATG about the life of dealer.


A look ahead to the PAD, BADA and Battersea decorative fairs

18 September 2017

At the start of October, London is in for a feeding frenzy as art collectors, curators and member of the trade descend on the city. This year, four major fairs open in the capital in the first week of October offering a huge selection of antiques, fine art, decorative and vintage.


Galloway Antiques Fairs comes to Duncombe Park

18 September 2017

This c.1780 portrait of a young girl with a pet dog is among the pieces offered at the upcoming Galloway Antiques Fair at Duncombe Park.


Native painter of Montmartre: Utrillo stars in 'Urban Solitude' exhibition

18 September 2017

White-walled shop fronts, spindly trees and anonymous figures populate city scenes that Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955) painted in the early 20th century.


Shop talk: The House of Rust

18 September 2017

In our continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops in 2017, this week ATG talks to Chris Hardie about The House of Rust which opened two years ago. He says: “If it’s quirky, odd or just downright amazingly ‘rusty’, then you’ll probably find it here.”