Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt


DIY dealers trade on their own turf

30 May 2017

Fairs aren’t the only option for dealers wanting to make a mark during London’s summer season. Some dealers are heading ‘outside the tent’ to focus on creating their own space.


London Map Fair attracts international and domestic exhibitors

30 May 2017

The annual London Map Fair unites the classic and the quirky of cartographic history under one roof as a host of international dealers show up for what organisers boast is the world’s largest event of its kind.


Olympia: facts and objects

30 May 2017

The grande dame of the UK summer fairs scene marks its 45th year in West Kensington


Russian artist’s horse sense

30 May 2017

An exhibition by Russian artist Damir Krivenko celebrates classical art in contemporary painting.


Charles Saumarez Smith: Seeing the bigger picture

30 May 2017

Dr Charles Saumarez Smith explains how and why the Royal Academy will help promote the London art market this summer.

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London Underground features in summer auction of vintage posters

29 May 2017

An upcoming auction at AntikBar features a collection of London Underground posters and memorabilia.


They said what?! The week (22-28 May) in quotes from the art and antiques world

28 May 2017

In its weekend series, Antiques Trade Gazette brings you a selection of quotes from dealers, auctioneers, collectors and others from across the trade. This week, auctioneers and fair directors reflect on the state of the market.

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Interstellar treasure: “Most important space artefact” and seminal Nobel Prize appear in New York summer sales

25 May 2017

Human understanding and exploration of space took off in the 20th century and relics of that time of discovery remain popular today. This summer, two lots appearing on the New York market highlight the continuing enthusiasm for space.

Investment sought for art shares trading platform

22 May 2017

An online platform for trading shares in artworks could become a reality if a new company manages to meet its fundraising target.


London International Premier Fair - one of the best opportunities to meet dealers and collectors

22 May 2017

The London International Premier Fair (June 2-3) is the flagship book fair of the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PBFA).


Shop talk: Martlesham Antiques

22 May 2017

In the continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops in 2017, ATG talks to Robert Frost, who runs Martlesham Antiques from a thatched cottage in Suffolk. It specialises in 18th and 19th century furniture.

5 Questions: David Bownes

22 May 2017

David Bownes is the former head of collections at the London Transport Museum and director of collections at the National Army Museum. After a few years of building a collection mainly of British posters, he made the move from curating to selling with the launch of his Twentieth Century Posters website in January 2016.


New chapter in the life of a bookcase back in Harrogate

22 May 2017

Cooper Events’ next outing is The Pavilions of Harrogate Antiques & Fine Art Fair in North Yorkshire, from June 2-4.


Tide powers Scottish show

22 May 2017

Coming up next at The Fine Art Society in Edinburgh is the exhibition Between Tides: Scotland’s Working Culture of the Sea.


Osborne Samuel exhibition makes a romantic gesture

22 May 2017

John Minton’s 1940 painting 'Landscape with Figures' is among the pieces included in Osborne Samuel’s exhibition 'The Romantic Impulse: British Neo-Romantic Artists at Home & Abroad 1935-1959'.


Book fairs turning the page

22 May 2017

Coming up in early June are the two stalwart fairs of the London antiquarian book trade: 'The London International Antiquarian Book Fair', hosted by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (ABA), and 'The London International Premier Fair', hosted by the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PBFA).


Interview with dealer Gordon Reece on the tribal art market

22 May 2017

The Fine Art Society’s exhibition Gordon Reece: The Art of Collecting runs from May 23-June 16. It has been curated by Reece and presents African sculpture and artefacts from the former dealer’s collection alongside the FAS’s own 20th century art and design.


Auction records for Dunbar and Garwood at Cheffins' latest Art & Design sale

16 May 2017

A keen buyer at Cheffins’ Art & Design sale helped set two auction records for British artists Eileen Lucy ‘Tirzah’ Garwood and Evelyn Dunbar.


Imperfect Jiaqing vase surpasses expectations to lead Sworders’ Asian art sale

15 May 2017

A Chinese Jiaqing (1795-1820) vase led Sworders’ recent Asian art sale with a five-figure result despite imperfect condition.