Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt


Two appointments to Fine Art Society's board of directors

10 July 2017

Rowena Morgan-Cox and Sara Terzi have been appointed to the board of directors of The Fine Art Society (London and Edinburgh).


Contemporary art complements range of Cotswolds furniture

10 July 2017

Original House, a Cotswolds dealership that specialises in industrial furniture, antique painted French furniture and unique interior objects, has branched out into contemporary art.


They said what?! The week (3-9 June) in quotes from the art and antiques world

09 July 2017

In our weekend series, Antiques Trade Gazette brings you a selection of quotes from dealers, auctioneers, collectors and others. This week it's centres closing, action for elephants and cryptocurrencies.

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Stolen Chinese jades make 10 times their estimates years later

08 July 2017

Four Chinese jade vessels have sold for 10 times their estimate after being stolen more than 12 years ago.

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Pirate-hunter manuscript offered in selection of Venetian documents at Christie’s

07 July 2017

It was known as the Most Serene Republic of Venice but life in the Italian city state could be turbulent. The maritime republic spanned the 8th to 18th centuries though opportunities to amass power and wealth were challenged by outside threats, particularly from the Ottoman Empire. Among a group of documents on offer at Christie’s is one which recalls the city’s naval endeavours - a commission for the pirate-hunter Benedetto Pesaro.

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WATCH: Dealer Robert Young speaks about 'record-breaking' Masterpiece fair

06 July 2017

The eighth annual Masterpiece London concluded yesterday after two previews and a seven-day run.


Cork Street gallery seeks to widen buyer base by welcoming Bitcoin

06 July 2017

A Cork Street gallery has become the first in the UK to accept digital currencies such as Bitcoin.


Dealers report sales at Masterpiece London

03 July 2017

A set of four silver-gilt candlesticks priced at £350,000 by Koopman Rare Art, were among the top sales on the opening day of Masterpiece London last week.


Labours of love from fieldwork

03 July 2017

Painter who fled London to create country scenes is now the subject of a Holborn show...


Folk sits comfortably with contemporary

03 July 2017

Robert Young, the folk art dealer in Battersea, London, has launched an initiative which showcases the work of emerging contemporary artists and designers in his shop.


Shop talk: Steven Kirby

03 July 2017

In our continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops in 2017, ATG talks to Steven Kirby. He opened Messingham Farm Shop & Café in Lincolnshire earlier this year, which includes an antiques centre in an historic school house.


5 Questions: Marc and Marcia Harrison

03 July 2017

Book dealers Marc and Marcia Harrison were originally based in the UK but now live and work in the Netherlands. Alongside their business, Harrison-Hiett Rare Books, they continue to manage the annual PBFA International Fair in London.


European union is revived at Whitford Fine Art

03 July 2017

Whitford Fine Art’s ongoing exhibition Trans-Channel Crossing brings together works by four artists, two from the UK and two from Continental Europe, who lived and worked in both places after the Second World War.


Music and dance make impromptu performance

03 July 2017

Kevis House Gallery’s exhibition 'Impromptu' features the works of Frances Hatch depicting musicians and dancers.


Franco-Brit alliance at Browse & Darby’s show

03 July 2017

Browse & Darby’s ongoing exhibition of British and French drawings, prints and sculpture includes Edgar Degas’ c.1987 Danseuse Assise, a pastel and charcoal on paper mounted on card.


David Hockney prints among early sales at Masterpiece London

30 June 2017

The eighth edition of Masterpiece London launched this week to large crowds and sales across the board.


TEFAF exhibitor list released for second annual New York edition

30 June 2017

The second TEFAF New York Fall features a total of 93 exhibitors at the Park Avenue Armory.

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Back to basics: Vauxhall art fair gets a re-boot

28 June 2017

The Vauxhall Art Car Boot has its next run at a new location: The Workshop in London’s Lambeth High Street on July 9, where it will also host a selection of vintage and antiques.


Early sales at summer Olympia open 45th anniversary edition

27 June 2017

The 45th annual Art & Antiques Fair Olympia opened last night to bustling crowds and some early sales.


Vagabond puts down fresh roots

26 June 2017

It is one week since doors opened to his new shop in the West Sussex village of Fittleworth and Joe Chaffer of Vagabond Antiques is in a whirl.