Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt

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Etruscan bronze returned to Italy 30 years after disappearance

17 October 2018

An Etruscan bronze lar statuette has been repatriated to Italy after more than 30 years with the help of the Art Loss Register.

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Antique ceramics dealers join forces to relaunch New York fair

16 October 2018

Dealers have joined forces to relaunch The New York Antique Ceramics Fair with a traditional focus after the annual event was cancelled earlier this year.

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What to See: Five art and antiques events in Wales this week

15 October 2018

Buyers in Wales this week have a wealth of art and antiques to choose from including a 19th century traditional Welsh hat.

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Ellis works line up in London before Somerset

15 October 2018

Paintings and graphic works by Clifford Ellis (1907-85) are on show at 8 Holland Street’s London gallery this month.

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Kensington fair cancelled at eleventh hour

15 October 2018

The Kensington Antiques Fair was cancelled at the eleventh hour just before it was due to open at Kensington Town Hall.

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5 Questions: Simon Shore of 1793 gallery

15 October 2018

Simon Shore is a north Cotswolds dealer and agent who runs 1793 gallery in Stow on the Wold.

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Garden by a Churchyard

15 October 2018

View of a Garden by Thomas Churchyard of Woodbridge (1798-1865) is offered for £1400 in the exhibition Artist on the Deben, which features 19th century Suffolk artists.

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Japan shines in grainy focus

15 October 2018

The exhibition Shashin: are-bure-boke at Michael Hoppen Gallery in Chelsea celebrates the work and legacy of Japan’s post-war photographers who rejected glossy, commercial and documentary images during the country’s turbulent period of reconstruction.

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They said what?! The week (October 8-14) in quotes from the art and antiques market

14 October 2018

Some hailed the creation of a new artwork in the saleroom courtesy of Banksy – others called for vigilance in the trade. That and more with our quotes of the week.

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Where to be: Five places to find luxury items this month

12 October 2018

From wine and whisky to handbags and Hermés scarves, luxury auctions can be a chance to indulge in something extra special – sometimes at affordable prices. A series of sales across the UK this month look likely to have buyers bidding on choice pieces, with a few a little out of the ordinary.

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Kensington Antiques Fair cancelled days before opening

11 October 2018

The Kensington Antiques Fair has been cancelled just days before it was due to open at Kensington Town Hall.

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What to see: Five places to view and buy antique jewellery this autumn

08 October 2018

Anyone who counts diamonds among their best friends has plenty to keep them busy this month.

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Dealers at the Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair offer advice on discovering your top table

08 October 2018

Fairs can be an ideal place to hunt out that perfect piece of furniture thanks to the high volume and wide variety these events provide. At 'The Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair' there is a particularly strong selection of tables (and much else) this year.

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Olivier takes the stage at Canon Gallery exhibition

08 October 2018

A painting by Herbert Arnould Olivier (1861-1952), a British artist and the uncle of the actor Lawrence Olivier, is among the stand-out works on show in Jeremy Green’s third gallery exhibition this year.

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War posters on gallery roll-call

08 October 2018

'Who’s Absent? Is it you?' Simple and direct, these words appear on a British First World War poster, produced as recruits began to dwindle.

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5 Questions: George Sandeman of The Armoury of St James's

08 October 2018

George Sandeman works at The Armoury of St James’s, which specialises in works of art with a naval or military flavour. The three-floor shop is in London’s Piccadilly Arcade.

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Hot early sales at Frieze Masters

08 October 2018

Dealers at Frieze Masters reported a strong start to the London event with a number of six- and seven-figure sales recorded in the fair’s first days.

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Where to be: Five places to buy art, antiques and vintage in Ireland this month

05 October 2018

From rare books to vintage furniture to contemporary painting, here’s a look at some of the best placed to buy art and antiques around Dublin (and beyond) this month.

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Category focus: Five sales at Tribal Art London

04 October 2018

Rising figures in both sales and attendance marked the 11th edition of last month’s Tribal Art London, the UK fair that precedes the annual clutch of tribal art events across the Channel in Paris.

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Chinese Ningxia rug stolen from Mayfair gallery

02 October 2018

Police are investigating the theft of a Chinese Ningxia rug which was taken from the gallery of C John yesterday.