Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt


Charts of the human body, London, the world at the London Map Fair

27 May 2024

The annual London Map Fair, which bills itself as the world’s oldest and largest specialist antiques fair, runs June 15-16 at the Royal Geographical Society in Kensington Gore.


Exotic birds from Bussy's brush flock to Browse & Darby

27 May 2024

From toucans to parakeets, Browse & Darby’s summer exhibition concerns the exotic birds and other animals painted by Simon Bussy (1870-1954), a French artist linked to the Bloomsbury Set.


Mod Brit dealer puts the spotlight on painter teacher Norman Clark

27 May 2024

Show covers highly rated British artist who was content to keep a low profile


Dealers' news in brief including launch of a dealer platform and a new BADA member

27 May 2024

In dealer news this week, a Kings Road trader retires, a London dealer launches a new platform and a Leeds firm joins BADA


Eye on an Object: 17th century portrait of Mother Louse from new venture

27 May 2024

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


From the quirky and trendy to the traditional: Battersea Decorative fair reports strong sales

27 May 2024

Among the highlight sales at the recent Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair was a George III pine chest of drawers featuring more recent overpainting in willow pattern.

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Top artworks set to star in LAPADA’s 50th anniversary exhibition

22 May 2024

Online show features everything from fine art to furniture, Asian art to antiquities


Online dealer showcase announced as part of LAPADA 50th anniversary celebration

20 May 2024

LAPADA has unveiled plans for its 50th anniversary including a summer exhibition and a new series of events around its flagship fair.


Eye on an object: A collection of glass slides from Victorian designer John Hardman

20 May 2024

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


Showpiece collection of British ceramics comes from Australia

20 May 2024

Australian pharmaceutical chemist Robert Francis Burke started building his collection of Chelsea and Worcester porcelain in the 1970s, long before the days of the internet.


Five Questions with art dealer Simon Rastall

20 May 2024

Simon Rastall, one of the exhibitors at the recent Annual Buxton Decorative Antiques & Art Fair, runs Rastall Art, which specialises in 20th century paintings.


Impressionism anniversary marked in major St James's exhibition

20 May 2024

Gallery with family connections stages a show 150 years on from Paris exhibition where the art movement began

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LAPADA announces plans for Berkeley Square Fair

17 May 2024

Flagship event is scheduled for a later date and comes with new events for next edition

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Dorset police appeal for information following burglary at antiques centre

17 May 2024

Lone thief took several high-value items of jewellery

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British studio pottery features among TEFAF New York sales

16 May 2024

Lucie Rie and other Modern masters delight buyers at recent fair


Events to look forward to: Firsts, London Map Fair, PBFA London and the Ephemera fair

13 May 2024

A wide range of dealers are set to offer a variety of items at upcoming fairs


Collector interview: Tracking down detective works

13 May 2024

ATG meets Jeffrey Johnson, whose collection of classic ‘Whodunnits’ was recently on public display at the Grolier Club in New York

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New chapter for Shapero - still in Mayfair

06 May 2024

Shapero Rare Books has given a vote of confidence to London’s West End by moving to even larger premises within Mayfair.


The intriguing Ingoldsby Legends were indeed unreal

06 May 2024

Dealer Sky Duthie brings an Arts & Crafts movement binding of The Ingoldsby Legends to this year’s PBFA London Summer Book Fair.


Specialists double up for an exhibition

06 May 2024

In a joint portrait miniature exhibition by Emma Rutherford of The Limner Company and Nick Cox of Period Portraits a depiction of Jane Seymour by Wenceslas Hollar (1607-77) is among the highlights.