Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt
Europe's largest braderie cancelled in the face of security concerns05 August 2016
The annual Braderie de Lille was cancelled today just weeks before opening in light of continuing security concerns in France.
Record of Chinese emperor's journey south to lead a Sotheby's Asia Week sale05 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's collaboration with Frank Cohen brings Modern British artto Mayfair04 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 user04 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 uncertain03 August 2016
Auction House Kruger Gibbons have ceased trading after four years in business.
Travis Perkins call on public to save UK’s oldest timber yard from Pimlico Road redevelopment03 August 2016
Travis Perkins have issued a call to preserve Newson’s Timber Yard after 175 years in business.
Fifty-five years on dealer joins Acreman Street Antiques Centre01 August 2016
GERALD Davidson admits that he is still dealing – but then, as he points out, “does anyone ever give up?”
King’s Road dealers unite to claim compensation in face of ongoing works and falling profits01 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 closes after 25 years due to rising costs01 August 2016
The rising cost of building maintenance contributed to the final closure of Hereford Antique Centre which houses nearly 25 dealers.
Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I saved for the nation with the help of 8000 donors29 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.
HMRC revises Temporary Admissions policy following BADA Talk28 July 2016
BADA have continued to work with HMRC following last week’s seminar on Temporary Admissions (TA).
Dealers forced to move after only three weeks in new premises27 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.
Bold enterprise: a new book on the 250 year history of Christie's published by Phaidon26 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.
HMRC reps grilled over Temporary Admissions at BADA seminar26 July 2016
Two representatives from HMRC were part of a panel answering questions about Temporary Admissions (TA) at a BADA seminar last week.
Bowes Museum acquires Old Master with help from Art Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund26 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.
Drive my car: John Lennon's Austin Princess comes to RM Sotheby's25 July 2016
John Lennon's 1956 Austin Princess is one of the featured lots at RM Sotheby’s London auction in September.
Bonhams to auction set of original War Horse puppets23 July 2016
Bonhams is set to auction a full set of original puppets from the play War Horse this September.
Visitors cool off at this summer's Antiques for Everyone fair22 July 2016
The summer instalment of Antiques for Everyone opened yesterday at Birmingham’s NEC.
Jersey boy: a curious collection of 20th century treasures comes to auction22 July 2016
The collection of Jersey-based David Gainsborough Roberts leads Christie’s 250th anniversary Out of the Ordinary sale in September.
Dealers enjoy early success at new joint warehouse in East Sussex21 July 2016
Martin D Johnson and dealers from Fontaine Decorative are enjoying a successful start in their new joint warehouse in East Sussex.