Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt


Start the week: Dealer shows with special look at works on paper

17 June 2024

The annual festival of art taking place at galleries across the capital and in several online shows is known as London Art Week and this year has a special focus featuring works on paper


The war effort: London gallery and museum collaborate to show hidden prints

17 June 2024

A large cycle of lithographs created more than 100 years ago and then hidden away is seeing the light thanks to a collaboration between a London gallery and the Imperial War Museum


House style: London fair offers a larger second helping

17 June 2024

The first Treasure House Fair was launched last year after the demise of Masterpiece and was greeted by dealers and visitors eager for a summer event. The second is now coming up


Hey presto, it’s painter Giordano

10 June 2024

Exhibition showcases work of Neapolitan Baroque artist who was famed for the speed of his production


Dealers' news in brief including positive results at the Little London Art Fair

10 June 2024

In dealer news this week we focus on a Modern art fair, a dealer offering a wartime map, the line up at 'PAD London' and the latest initiative at 'FAB Paris'.


Beautifully bound bible among stand-out sales at Firsts

10 June 2024

An 18th century folio bible in mosaic binding was among the notable sales at the recent Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair.


Five questions with dealer David Marshall

10 June 2024

David Marshall runs Hammer and Hand Antiques, which focuses on Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau works.


Five stars for the Aldeburgh fair

03 June 2024

After launching last summer with four dealers, the Aldeburgh Art Fair is back this month with five.


Five questions with art dealer Simon Lamb

03 June 2024

Simon Lamb of The Swan Gallery in Sherborne works with his wife Kristina and their son Chris specialising in oil paintings and watercolours 1800-1950, along with antique prints and early maps.


Furniture (and a very big flag) feature strongly in Harrogate

03 June 2024

Furniture features as a strong showing at the second Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair of the year.


Firm follows ‘curious byways’

03 June 2024

Latest focus at London dealership is on the homeworkers who bought blanks to embellish with enamel


Dealer loses entire fair stock in van theft

03 June 2024

A Colchester dealer has warned the trade of the risk of van thefts after his own vehicle, containing his entire stock for a fair, was taken from his driveway.

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Charlie Chaplin archive revealing 'perfectionism' goes under the hammer at Bonhams

01 June 2024

An extensive archive relating to Charlie Chaplin goes under the hammer at Bonhams next month.

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BADA members get to grips with new EU import legislation

29 May 2024

Trade organisation holds event covering regulations that will impact art, antiques and antiquities dealers


Charts of the human body, London, the world at the London Map Fair

27 May 2024

The annual London Map Fair, which bills itself as the world’s oldest and largest specialist antiques fair, runs June 15-16 at the Royal Geographical Society in Kensington Gore.


Exotic birds from Bussy's brush flock to Browse & Darby

27 May 2024

From toucans to parakeets, Browse & Darby’s summer exhibition concerns the exotic birds and other animals painted by Simon Bussy (1870-1954), a French artist linked to the Bloomsbury Set.


Mod Brit dealer puts the spotlight on painter teacher Norman Clark

27 May 2024

Show covers highly rated British artist who was content to keep a low profile


Dealers' news in brief including launch of a dealer platform and a new BADA member

27 May 2024

In dealer news this week, a Kings Road trader retires, a London dealer launches a new platform and a Leeds firm joins BADA


Eye on an Object: 17th century portrait of Mother Louse from new venture

27 May 2024

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.


From the quirky and trendy to the traditional: Battersea Decorative fair reports strong sales

27 May 2024

Among the highlight sales at the recent Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair was a George III pine chest of drawers featuring more recent overpainting in willow pattern.