Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt

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Dealers attracted by “new pricing policy” return to Art & Antiques for Everyone fair

17 October 2019

Art & Antiques for Everyone’s new ownership has attracted several fresh dealerships to stand at its next staging.

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Welsh bathed in success as the China Trade shines at Fine Art Asia art fair

14 October 2019

A Qianlong period export plaque decorated after a scene by Louis-Marin Bonnet (1736-93) was among the Fine Art Asia highlight sales.

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A welcome addition to Portobello antiques district

14 October 2019

For the first time in more than a decade a new antiques shop has opened on Westbourne Grove, close to the famed antiques district Portobello Road.

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TEFAF New York Fall widens timeline for fourth edition

14 October 2019

Booth collaborations at TEFAF New York Fall encourage cross-collecting by visitors

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5 Questions with Jayne Brady

14 October 2019

Jayne Brady runs vintage antiques shop Piglets Vintage in Bedminster, Bristol.

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The web shop window: Spanish copper lustre bowl

14 October 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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On the scent of silver at Marlborough College Fair

14 October 2019

A hardstone inlaid scent bottle, c.1905, by Joseph Cook & Son of Birmingham, is among the wide selection of silver available at the next Marlborough College Antiques & Fine Art Fair.

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They said what!? Museum acquisitions, recent rediscoveries and more from the art and antiques market

13 October 2019

In this week’s quotes roundup from the art and antiques trade we look at auction competitions, Welsh national treasures and more.

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Re-discovered Bronzino painting acquired by Getty Museum

10 October 2019

The Getty Museum in Los Angeles has purchased two works of Italian art: a painting of The Virgin and Child by Agnolo Bronzino (1503-72) and a pair of marble sculptures of The Annunciation by Giovanni di Balduccio (c.1290-1339).

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Soaked and shabby world map revealed to be by John Speed makes more than five times high estimate

09 October 2019

A 17th century map by John Speed (1552-1629) sold at a Woolley & Wallis auction last week after being dumped in a wet, broken frame at a London charity shop.

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Trio of early Far Eastern photography lots top Gloucestershire auction

07 October 2019

Three lots by pioneering Scottish travel photographer John Thomson (1837-1921) led a sale of 19th and 20th century photography at the Dominic Winter auction last week.

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Strong art sales at LAPADA Fair

07 October 2019

Among a series of strong art sales reported from the recent LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair was an 18th century portrait of a lady offered by Jeremy Astfalck of The Old Corkscrew.

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The web shop window: Ming dynasty ceramic storage cupboard

07 October 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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Latest moves in the UK and US dealer world

07 October 2019

From new businesses to anniversaries, here is a review of some recent dealer initiatives and changes.

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Towering sale during the recent London fairs

07 October 2019

An oil on panel of The Tower of Babel, 1604, by Abel Grimmer (1570-1618/19), offered at £1.35m by Johnny Van Haeften was one of the stand-out sales during last week’s host of London art and antique trade events.

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5 Questions with Meg Andrews

07 October 2019

Meg Andrews deals in antique dress and textiles and is a consultant to the Heritage Lottery and museums. She promotes textiles as hangings for interiors.

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Slice of life from rustic to refined at the Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair

07 October 2019

Somerset fair features more than 50 dealers with theme of ‘antiques in a contemporary home’.

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They said what!? The rarity of country house sales today and more from the art and antiques market

06 October 2019

Devolving parliament, evolving prices and resolving deals are covered in our weekly quotes roundup from the art and antiques trade.

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Dealer sells Gell portrait to British Museum

30 September 2019

London and Petworth dealer Timothy Langston Fine Art & Antiques has sold a portrait of the Regency period antiquarian Sir William Gell (1777-1836) to the British Museum.

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Fine Art Asia: Pavilion plays host to dealers

30 September 2019

Masterpiece London regulars attend Hong Kong event despite civic unrest