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LAPADA Conference

Three things we learned at this year’s LAPADA Conference

14 October 2021

Dealers returned to London this week for the LAPADA Conference 2021 which had the theme of ‘Reset & Refresh’.

Dr Clare McAndrew

Smaller dealers see sales dip despite overall improvement according to new report

15 September 2021

Dealers’ sales improved during the first part of the year according to a new report sponsored by Art Basel and UBS, though the results were less positive for smaller businesses.


Christie’s calls for an up-and-coming curator to stage Contemporary show

21 August 2021

Christie's is offering an up-and-coming curator the chance to organise a two-week-long London art exhibition in January.


Q&A: Priory Polishes

05 July 2021

Priory Polishes sells restoration products to the antiques trade and was originally founded by Allan Worrell in Lancashire and later run by Paul Cartwright. Last year antiques and restoration firm Driscoll’s Antiques in Clitheroe, Lancashire, run by James Driscoll, took over the firm and Priory Polishes is now run by daughters Isabel (age 21) and Ruby (age 18).


Evocative rural photographs by PH Emerson showcased by Michael Hoppen Gallery

04 January 2021

'Coming Home from the Marshes', 1886, by pioneering photographer PH Emerson (1856-1936) in his series 'Life and Landscape on the Norfolk Broads', is among the works offered in a solo show on the artist at London’s Michael Hoppen Gallery until the end of this month.


Phil Taylor’s cool stuff and Turkish delights

21 December 2020

A 1930s kilim hand-made in the Antalya region is offered for £2500 at Phil Taylor’s Cool Stuff’s New Year exhibition of Turkish rugs and pottery.


5 Questions: Post-war design specialist Philip Thomas

21 December 2020

Philip Thomas specialises in Post-war design and decoration and is one of the dealers taking part in The Decorative Antiques and Textile Fair’s Digital Decorative Gallery Windows.


CADA dealers serve up a treat

21 December 2020

The Cotswold Art Antiques Dealers Association (CADA) has dubbed its Christmas campaign ‘A Table is Not Just for Christmas’, using its website and social media platforms to promote its members’ offerings.


Mayfair event normally held in a five-star hotel has a different feel to reflect the times

21 December 2020

A Chinese export reverse painted mirror plate in a carved George III frame is one of the highlights at the 'Mayfair Antiques and Fine Art Fair'.


Get all cosy with a catalogue from an art gallery

14 December 2020

Many indoor fairs are on hold – so curl up at home and do some armchair browsing


Roman glass vessels feature in Claire Brown catalogue

14 December 2020

A group of four Roman glass vessels dating from the late 1st to 3rd century AD are offered at prices ranging from £500-2000 in Claire Brown Art’s catalogue Inspiration.


Unrecorded Worcester mug offered by Albert Amor

14 December 2020

This previously unrecorded cylindrical mug is an addition to the known Worcester underglaze blue armorial pieces.


Landscapes on offer at John Mitchell

14 December 2020

A recent catalogue by John Mitchell Fine Paintings offers landscape paintings.


Greek vessel among highlights at Kallos Gallery

14 December 2020

London antiquities specialist Kallos Gallery offers this attic black-figure lekythos from c.525-475BC. The decoration depicts a Dionysiac scene with two satyrs chasing maenads.


New Zealand artist's watercolour available from Jonathan Grant Gallery

14 December 2020

Last month, New Zealand dealer John Gooderham of Jonathan Grant Gallery released a catalogue of works by artist Frances Hodgkins and her circle after three years of research.


Peter Harrington's catalogue includes inscribed Rudyard Kipling first edition

14 December 2020

Peter Harrington’s Christmas 2020 catalogue features a selection of first and special editions such as this copy of 'Just So Stories' by Rudyard Kipling.


'Catalogue 100' released by Grosvenor Prints

14 December 2020

Covent Garden dealership Grosvenor Prints planned to feature 100 items in its special Catalogue 100, but after delaying its release for nine months due to Covid-19 challenges, it now has an excess of items to offer.


Australian Antique and Art Dealers Association's catalogue

14 December 2020

For those in the southern hemisphere, Christmas means summer, sun, flowers and exotic wildlife. In this year’s Australian Antique and Art Dealers Association (AAADA) Christmas Catalogue, dealer Josef Lebovic offers a group of 11 Antipodean Christmas cards from c.1883.


Fairy tales and bible stories on offer from Jörn Günther at pre-Christmas book fair

12 December 2020

A selection of top historic books is on offer from Swiss dealer Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books at this weekend’s Salon D’Hiver Virtuel.


Dealers at auction: Battersea decorative fair teams up with Bonhams while Apter Fredericks sells through Christie's

09 December 2020

Two pairs of London art market institutions are joining forces in sales events early next year.