Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt

Lille brocante

Europe's largest braderie cancelled in the face of security concerns

05 August 2016

The annual Braderie de Lille was cancelled today just weeks before opening in light of continuing security concerns in France.

Wang Hui's Emperor Kangxi's Journey to the South

Record of Chinese emperor's journey south to lead a Sotheby's Asia Week sale

05 August 2016

A rare handscroll fragment recording the Qing dynasty's ambitious rule is a key lot at one of Sotheby’s upcoming sales.

Fortnum & Mason CEO Ewan Venters and Frank Cohen

Fortnum & Mason's collaboration with Frank Cohen brings Modern British artto Mayfair

04 August 2016

More than 60 works from the Frank Cohen Collection are set to be exhibited at Fortnum & Mason’s Mayfair location this autumn.

Art Loss Register doubles subscriptions with 100th user

04 August 2016

The Art Loss Register has doubled its number of subscribers over the past three years.

Wirral auction house closes but owner’s plans remain uncertain

03 August 2016

Auction House Kruger Gibbons have ceased trading after four years in business.

Historic view of Newson's Yark

Travis Perkins call on public to save UK’s oldest timber yard from Pimlico Road redevelopment

03 August 2016

Travis Perkins have issued a call to preserve Newson’s Timber Yard after 175 years in business.

Gerald Davidson at the Acreman Antiques Centre

Fifty-five years on dealer joins Acreman Street Antiques Centre

01 August 2016

GERALD Davidson admits that he is still dealing – but then, as he points out, “does anyone ever give up?”

King's Road with one-way system

King’s Road dealers unite to claim compensation in face of ongoing works and falling profits

01 August 2016

A contingent of more than 30 Chelsea dealers is seeking legal advice in the face of ongoing works on the King’s Road which have led to a significant fall in 2016 profits.

Hereford Antiques Centre

Hereford Antiques Centre closes after 25 years due to rising costs

01 August 2016

The rising cost of building maintenance contributed to the final closure of Hereford Antique Centre which houses nearly 25 dealers.

Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I saved for the nation with the help of 8000 donors

29 July 2016

The triumphal portrait of Elizabeth I has become public property with the help of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant and £1.5m pounds raised in public donations.

BADA seminar

HMRC revises Temporary Admissions policy following BADA Talk

28 July 2016

BADA have continued to work with HMRC following last week’s seminar on Temporary Admissions (TA).

The Vintage Look shopfront

Dealers forced to move after only three weeks in new premises

27 July 2016

Owners of a shop that houses 27 dealers have been given notice to leave their new premises just three weeks after moving in.

Starship Enterprise Christie's

Bold enterprise: a new book on the 250 year history of Christie's published by Phaidon

26 July 2016

A new book coming out in October offers a history of taste and collecting through 250 objects sold at Christie’s auction house since its opening in 1766.

BADA seminar

HMRC reps grilled over Temporary Admissions at BADA seminar

26 July 2016

Two representatives from HMRC were part of a panel answering questions about Temporary Admissions (TA) at a BADA seminar last week.

St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child is attributed to the workshop of Dieric Bouts the Elder

Bowes Museum acquires Old Master with help from Art Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund

26 July 2016

The Bowes Museum has secured funding at a sum of nearly £2.3m to keep an exit-barred painting attributed to the workshop of Dieric Bouts the Elder in the UK.

RM Sotheby's Austin Princess

Drive my car: John Lennon's Austin Princess comes to RM Sotheby's

25 July 2016

John Lennon's 1956 Austin Princess is one of the featured lots at RM Sotheby’s London auction in September.

War Horse auction Bonhams

Bonhams to auction set of original War Horse puppets

23 July 2016

Bonhams is set to auction a full set of original puppets from the play War Horse this September.

Mike Melody Antiques Antiques for Everyone

Visitors cool off at this summer's Antiques for Everyone fair

22 July 2016

The summer instalment of Antiques for Everyone opened yesterday at Birmingham’s NEC.

David Gainsborough Roberts

Jersey boy: a curious collection of 20th century treasures comes to auction

22 July 2016

The collection of Jersey-based David Gainsborough Roberts leads Christie’s 250th anniversary Out of the Ordinary sale in September.

Johnson and Fontaine interior

Dealers enjoy early success at new joint warehouse in East Sussex

21 July 2016

Martin D Johnson and dealers from Fontaine Decorative are enjoying a successful start in their new joint warehouse in East Sussex.