Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt

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No London return for art dealer Fine Art Society

26 February 2024

The Fine Art Society (FAS) has confirmed that it has no plans to reopen a London premises after closing its Carnaby Street gallery last October.

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Gallant leaves BADA management role

26 February 2024

Ashley Gallant has left her role as managing director of The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA).


Five questions: Ed Morris of 1923 Antiques

26 February 2024

Ed Morris runs 1923 Antiques with his father Roy and is one of the exhibitors at the upcoming Bath Decorative Antiques Fair


Eleven new faces at Bath event

26 February 2024

For its 35th edition the Bath Decorative Antiques Fair can boast 11 new exhibitors.


Mug reflects story of the famous Tichborne Claimant fraudster

26 February 2024

Silver item with intriguing inscription linked to notorious lengthy legal battle will be offered at Hampshire fair


Tunbridge Ware specialist calls it a day after 39 years

26 February 2024

Amherst Antiques, the Kent-based specialist in Tunbridge Ware, is offering reductions on some of its stock as the owners prepare to retire.


Peries stands out from the cloud

26 February 2024

'Cloud' (1978) is among the highlights of Grosvenor Gallery’s exhibition on the works of Sri Lankan painter Ivan Peries (1921-88).

London Art Week

Drawing foundation Trois Crayons links up with London Art Week

24 February 2024

New partnership aims to boost London as a centre for Old Master drawings

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Digital museum to fuel interest in clocks and watches

19 February 2024

A digital museum showcasing items from the celebrated clock collection of John C Taylor launches next month.


Five questions with furniture dealer Toby Taylor

19 February 2024

Toby Taylor launched Taylors Direct in the Cotswolds around three year s ago.


UK dealers happy with ‘buzzy’ New York drawings fair

19 February 2024

Running for the first time under new ownership Master Drawings New York (MDNY) produced strong results for many of its exhibitors, including London dealer Guy Peppiatt.


Moves include vote of confidence for both Mayfair and St James’s

19 February 2024

Latest dealer relocations show grounds for optimism that traditional dealing trade hubs of London are not in danger

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Triceratops skull installed at Harrods by London dealership David Aaron

13 February 2024

David Aaron, the Mayfair antiquities specialist, is offering a major natural history specimen at Harrods.


Married artists brought together at last at New York show

12 February 2024

US artists Ruth Lewin (1924-75) and Charles Seliger (1926-2009) have their first joint exhibition in New York this month.


Eye on an Object: a 17th century spice cabinet

12 February 2024

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


Serpent study by De Morgan slithers into view

12 February 2024

Among the images included in Emanuel von Baeyer’s latest catalogue is a study of a female nude by Evelyn De Morgan (1855-1919).


Write them on the beaches

05 February 2024

Winston Churchill’s desk which he used to write his Second World War memoirs has been sold by Peter Harrington Rare Books at The Winter Show in New York (January 19-28).


Five questions with Kent Tschanz of Tschanz Rare Books

05 February 2024

Kent Tschanz of Tschanz Rare Books in Salt Lake City, Utah, is among the exhibitors at the ABAA’s 56th California International Antiquarian Book Fair (February 9-11).


Dealers news in brief including a new home for the Eye of the Collector fair

05 February 2024

Our roundup of dealer news includes a new date a time announced for the 'Eye of the Collector' fair


Buyers slow to commit but sales continue at Mayfair antiques event

05 February 2024

A bronze heron by French sculptor Auguste Cain was among the sales made at 'The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair', the first major London antiques fair of the year.