Dealers' Diary


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Madeleine's book of board talk

02 December 2019

Madeleine Neave, curator of The Antique Breadboard Museum, has published a book describing her extensive collection of boards, butter knives and butter churners.

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Going pagan for Christmas: Study of pre-Christian relics is among a selection of the latest dealer offerings

02 December 2019

As with so many other businesses, art and antiques dealerships go into overdrive for the intense selling period up to Christmas. Here is a selection of five items from exhibitions and the latest catalogues.

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The web shop window: Gilded 18th century settee

02 December 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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5 Questions: Kelly Ross of The Art Stable

02 December 2019

Kelly Ross runs The Art Stable specialising in Contemporary and 20th century British painting, prints and ceramics.

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Georgian candle stand in the spotlight at Christmas exhibition in Suffolk

02 December 2019

One of the rarest pieces in Suffolk House Antiques’ Christmas selling exhibition is a Georgian candle stand in fruitwood and elm. The back would have protected the flame so that the person using it would have uninterrupted light even in a draughty house. Examples bearing the original backs do not always show up intact.

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Philip Rundell silver dishes among sales at the west London winter staging of Olympia antiques fair

25 November 2019

A pair of George III covered serving dishes made in London 1819 by Philip Rundell sold from the stand of Mary Cooke Antiques during the latest edition of the Winter Art & Antiques Fair in Olympia.

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Worcester wonders go to new homes after dealer event

25 November 2019

A small Worcester mug painted with a rare blue and white pattern, c.1752-53, was among the stand-out sales during Jupiter Antiques’ latest exhibition, where it was offered for a price in the region of £4000.

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Iznik does it during London Art Week – collectors in focus at latest London gallery event

25 November 2019

Tile formerly in the huge Baudry collection is one of the London gallery show highlights

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Furniture for Christmas – dealer launches festive shopping event in Battersea

25 November 2019

Furniture dealer Christopher Howe is hosting a Christmas shopping event at his new Battersea warehouse on December 6-7.

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The web shop window: Italian trompe l’oeil altar board panels

25 November 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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5 Questions: Peter Harrison and Simon van Oostende

25 November 2019

Peter Harrison and Simon van Oostende met during a Christie’s Education course in London and in June 2019 launched Harrison & van Oostende specialising in 16th-18th century works of art.

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Finnish Abstract artworks and all that jazz

25 November 2019

Visitors to Galerie Forsblom’s show on the paintings of Lars-Gunnar Nordström (1924-2014) will be serenaded by the artist’s extensive jazz collection.

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Artist happy to chop and change

18 November 2019

At various stages of painting 'Pear Still Life' (1971), Craigie Aitchison (1926-2009) included a golden bird, a yellow rose and constellation of five-pointed stars.

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The web shop window: English furniture in French style

18 November 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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Another Brexit delay? Non, merci!

18 November 2019

The latest delay to Brexit was not a source of cheer for overseas vendors at the ABA’s Chelsea Rare Book Fair on November 1-2.

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Chelsea rare book fair hosts buyers and browsers

18 November 2019

Organised by the ABA, this London fair is pitched at all levels of expertise and budgets

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5 Questions: Carlo Milano of Callisto Fine Arts

18 November 2019

Carlo Milano runs Callisto Fine Arts, where he deals in Renaissance and Baroque works of art. He is among the participants in London Art Week (December 1-6).

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Philip Mould makes his divine intervention with Ambrose McEvoy exhibition

18 November 2019

A portrait of a mystery sitter by Ambrose McEvoy (1877-1927) sold at auction nearly four years ago led dealer Philip Mould to uncover a forgotten stash of works by the neglected British artist in a lock-up.

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Dealer duo stage St James’s exhibition featuring old and recent views of London

18 November 2019

'Lights o’ London – Glasshouse Street by Piccadilly Circus' is among more than 20 works by Rex Vicat Cole (1870-1940) and his son John on offer at a show featuring depictions of the capital spanning 200 years.

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Special birthday brings big barn finds

18 November 2019

Rountree Tryon Galleries celebrates its 60th anniversary next month, leasing out a large barn in Sussex to launch its annual Africa show.

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