Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt


Q&A with Olympia returner James Brett

12 June 2017

Norwich dealer James Brett vowed to continue dealing when he sold 300 pieces of stock at a Sworders sale in 2010. He has been good to his word and this year returns to Olympia for the first time in seven years. ATG spoke to Brett about his business and the wider market.


Harry Moore-Gwyn offers Sir George Clausen works on paper at Olympia

12 June 2017

Harry Moore-Gwyn Fine Art brings a selection of 20 works on paper by English artist Sir George Clausen (1852-1944) to mark the 45th anniversary of The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia.


Emporium is added to Asian art empire

12 June 2017

Asian art dealer Gerald Davison has taken a selling space in The Emporium in Berkshire, which he plans to run as well as his current space at Acreman St Antiques & Interiors.


5 Questions: Matt Dixon of TallBoy Unique Interiors

12 June 2017

Matt Dixon of TallBoy Unique Interiors, specialises in a mix of taxidermy, architectural salvage, religious artefacts and other items. He will stand at the upcoming Salvo 2017 (June 23-25).


They said what?! The week (5-11 June) in quotes from the art and antiques world

11 June 2017

In our weekend series, Antiques Trade Gazette brings you a selection of quotes from dealers, auctioneers, collectors and others. This week we cover fair size, Terry Frost and the result of the General Election.

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Trade takes to Twitter for General Election outpourings

08 June 2017

Auctioneers, dealers and other members of the trade have taken to Twitter to vent their feelings on today’s General Election.

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Boy wizard still conjures top prices: Harry Potter material on offer for 20th anniversary

08 June 2017

First it was rejected by 12 publishing houses. Then Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was released in an initial run of 500 hardback copies.

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Darren Hudson joins Decorative Fair team

07 June 2017

Darren Hudson of Hudson Antiques has joined the organisational body behind the Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair.

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Botanical illustration exhibition toasts bicentenary of explorer and scientist Joseph Dalton Hooker

06 June 2017

Botanist Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911) is remembered for his directorship of Kew Gardens, his close friendship with Charles Darwin, and the more than 30 plants with the specific name ‘hookeri’ and ‘hookeriana’ in his honour.

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A tale of two book fairs: ABA and PBFA kick off Rare Books London

05 June 2017

Two antiquarian book fairs held by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) and Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PBFA) kicked off Rare Books London last week. The ABA’s London International Antiquarian Book ran from June 1-3 and the PBFA’s London International Premier Fair ran from June 1-2. Here, ATG takes you on a journey through the two west London events.

New BADA boutique fair for October

05 June 2017

The British Antiques Dealers Association (BADA) will launch a new collectors’ show this autumn bringing together 20 dealers for a “curated collectors’ event”.


Castle looms over local Ludlow show

05 June 2017

A view of Ludlow Castle is one of the works included in Miles Wynn Cato’s ongoing exhibition.


Furniture collectors make quality count in Suffolk

05 June 2017

Andrew Singleton’s first of two annual exhibitions this year opens on June 10, and he is prepared for a rush of interest in early furniture.


Mayfair gallery exhibition shows that Rodin sculpture is readily available to start a collection

05 June 2017

On the centenary of Auguste Rodin’s (1840-1917) death the French sculptor is still much in evidence.


Austrian dealer moves into former Mallett premises

05 June 2017

White walls, harsh lighting, edgy urban location: this is the usual checklist for global contemporary art galleries, writes Laura Chesters.


Shop talk: Bow Windows Bookshop

05 June 2017

In our continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops in 2017, ATG talks to Jonathan Menezes, who has owned Bow Windows Bookshop in partnership with Ric Latham since 2010.


5 Questions: Mark Skipper of Cheltenham Rare Books

05 June 2017

Mark Skipper of Cheltenham Rare Books talks about opening a shop, travelling as a dealer and the importance of fairs.


Gallery gains Barns-Graham estate artworks

05 June 2017

More than 35 works by the artist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham populate Waterhouse & Dodd’s retrospective from June 7-July 8.


Pop up power: Art business launches international programme of exhibitions

02 June 2017

The pop-up exhibition is nothing new but a new business seeks to take the model to the next level by staging museum-quality, international shows.

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Antique jewellery lost during £200,000 raid on West Sussex home

01 June 2017

A West Sussex robbery has resulted in the loss of more than £200,000 of antique jewellery, handbags and other valuables.