Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt

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Dealer news in brief including a gallery lending a 'hoax' Old Master to a Venice exhibition

05 December 2022

A roundup of news and events from around the trade

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The web shop window: walnut desk chair

05 December 2022

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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Frances Hodgkins highlights in New Zealand exhibition

05 December 2022

The latest catalogue from Jonathan Grant Gallery in New Zealand includes 'Pergola', a c.1936 gouache on paper by Frances Hodgkins (1869-1947).

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Plan B sounds like a great option

05 December 2022

A gallery offering Old Masters and antiques as well as Contemporary art is opening in Brooklyn, New York City.

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Visit Antwerp to view godly goods

05 December 2022

This head of Buddha Sakyamuni from Thailand, c.1500, is among the offerings from Marcel Nies’ latest show and catalogue on Asian sculpture.

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5 Questions: book dealer Oliver Bayliss

05 December 2022

Oliver Bayliss runs Bayliss Rare Books offering contemporary classics, original movie posters and more.

New hires

A new dealership and auction house hires – a round-up of recruitment news

01 December 2022

The latest Movers & Shakers update from across the world of art and antiques.

John Paul Cooper goblet

Arts & Crafts Cooper goblet spotted by dealer at auction

28 November 2022

An Arts & Crafts goblet soared over estimate last week to land in the stock of dealer Anthony Bernbaum of The Peartree Collection, who recognised it as the work of John Paul Cooper (1869-1933).

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Dealer exhibitions: It’s the final countdown to 2023

28 November 2022

The high-spending end of the year is a particularly busy time for art and antiques dealers

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5 Questions: Andy Shield of Brave Fine Art

28 November 2022

Andy Shield is co-founder of Brave Fine Art which focuses on European artworks, researching the stories behind their creation.

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The web shop window: An early watch dating from c.1640

28 November 2022

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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A taste of Olympia: Buteux sauceboat buy

28 November 2022

A silver sauceboat made in London, 1731, a scarce remaining work by Huguenot female maker Elizabeth Buteux, was one of the highlight sales at the recent Winter Art & Antiques Olympia Fair.

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Merchant takes BADA role

28 November 2022

The BADA Friends has appointed Nicholas Merchant as new northern regional ambassador.

LAPADA Fair

LAPADA fair to make 2023 comeback

21 November 2022

The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair in Berkeley Square, London, will return next year.

Portrait by Robert Peake

To be or not to be a portrait of the Bard, that is the question surrounding this £10m work

21 November 2022

A 1608 portrait by Robert Peake (c.1551-1619) long believed to depict William Shakespeare (1564-1616) has gone on the market for £10m.

Coffre-fort

Pick of the week: Buyer secures a strongbox at last

21 November 2022

An elaborate 17th century burr walnut coffre-fort (or strongbox) has been sold by Alexander George Antiques.

TEFAF Maastricht

TEFAF Maastricht Showcase expands

21 November 2022

TEFAF Maastricht is expanding its Showcase section to include 10 galleries next year.

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British wartime pictures: Tragic times brought inspiration

21 November 2022

Ahead of home front exhibition dealer says the war transformed often mundane art styles

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Super sampler selection in Oxfordshire

21 November 2022

Oxfordshire dealership Witney Antiques’ latest exhibition features early example of band samplers.

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The web shop window: 1920s 'barber’s shop' oak chair

21 November 2022

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