Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt

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New fair launched at NEC to fill the Birmingham void

20 March 2023

A new fair will launch at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in April next year.


Offbeat Paul Nash image stars in Piano Nobile’s works on paper exhibition

20 March 2023

'Harbour and Room' (1931), a watercolour and pencil on paper by Paul Nash (1889-1946), is included in Piano Nobile’s latest works on paper exhibition.


18th century sieve among highlights at Cotswolds fair

20 March 2023

A Georgian treen searce is among the highlights available at The Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair.


The web shop window: Victorian love token

20 March 2023

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


5 Questions: Americana dealer Kelly Kinzle

20 March 2023

Kelly Kinzle Antiques trades from New Oxford, Pennslyvania, in the US.


Dealers land major sales as museums return to TEFAF

13 March 2023

Museum buyers were out in force for the early days of TEFAF Maastricht.


Dealers news in brief including a show focusing on an East Anglian artist in Aldeburgh

13 March 2023

A roundup of news and events from across the trade


LAPADA fair return boosts membership

13 March 2023

The return of the LAPADA Berkeley Square Fair has generated new memberships for the association.


London jewellery firm Symbolic & Chase expands

13 March 2023

Symbolic & Chase is expanding its Old Bond Street premises from two to three floors with an opening scheduled for late April


Moretti showcases those who followed Donatello

13 March 2023

St James's exhibition looks beyond Donatello, currently featured at the V&A, to discover how Florentine artists influenced homes of the era


The web shop window: an early 20th century desk fan

13 March 2023

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


Children's alphabet book stars at Edinburgh book fair

13 March 2023

An unrecorded and apparent first Scottish edition example of the 18th century children’s book Tom Thumb’s Play-book is set to feature at the Edinburgh Book Fair.


5 Questions with Kate Mitas

13 March 2023

Kate Mitas specialises in 19th and 20th century American social history, with an emphasis on women’s history. She is one of the exhibitors at The Ephemera Society of America fair in March (18-19) and the New York Antiquarian Book Fair (April 27-30).

Barthélemy Prieur sculpture

TEFAF Maastricht early sales include £1.4m bronze

09 March 2023

The fair is embracing the chance to go "back to normal" for the first time since 2019

TEFAF Maastricht 2022

TEFAF vetting practices criticised by former committee member

09 March 2023

A former member of the vetting committee at TEFAF Maastricht, which opens today, has criticised the fair for “vetting decisions being overruled or ignored”.

Nicolaes de Bruyn attributed drawing

Dealers line up discoveries for TEFAF

06 March 2023

Discoveries by dealers will be among the highlights offered at this year’s TEFAF Maastricht, opening this week.


Connect Fair: Event run by dealers for dealers

06 March 2023

Organisers of Connect Fair also take part as exhibitors among a ‘young and lively’ group from across the UK


First taste of Worcester since 2001 for London dealer Albert Amor

06 March 2023

Albert Amor’s latest catalogue opens with a mustard pot. Dating to c.1753-54, the pot and cover of baluster shaped ‘silver’ form is offered for £4800.


The web shop window: An aesthetic movement side chair

06 March 2023

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online.


5 Questions with jewellery dealer Saul Greenstein

06 March 2023

Saul Greenstein started trading in 2001 and has been dealing from Grays antiques centre of Mayfair, London, for the past 15 years.