Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt
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.
Sputnik-1 model goes into orbit at New York auction selling at 15 times estimate21 July 2016
A full-scale test model of the satellite Sputnik-1 sold at Bonhams New York yesterday for $220,000 (£167,012), outstripping a $10,000-15,000 estimate.
Leslie Waddington collection comes to Christie's for Frieze week sale19 July 2016
Christie’s London has announced the sale of the late dealer Leslie Waddington’s collection in a single-owner auction during Frieze week in October this year.
Tate buys expressionist oil painting from dealer Andrew Sim19 July 2016
Sim Fine Art have sold their first ever painting to the Tate who have added it to their permanent collection.
Warwick Antique Centre to move as former premises sold to coffee shop chain19 July 2016
Warwick Antique Centre has been forced to move out of its home of more than 40 years following the expiration of its lease.
Trade associations aim for talks with new UK government19 July 2016
British Art Market Federation chairman Anthony Browne has written to Karen Bradley, the newly-appointed Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, in the hope of arranging a face-to-face briefing.
Post-Brexit partnership: BADA joins forces with Palm Beach Show Group18 July 2016
Members of the British Antique Dealers Association (BADA) will stand at the upcoming New York Art, Antique and Jewelry Show as part of a new partnership between BADA and The Palm Beach Show Group.
Roald Dahl books could be a golden ticket for dealer Peter Harrington18 July 2016
With the new film The BFG coming to cinemas this week, it’s a good time to revisit the words and works of its creator Roald Dahl (1916-1990).
Spend and be merry: Fair director urges buyers to do their part for the UK economy13 July 2016
A letter from Ingrid Nilson, the director of the Antiques Dealers Fair Ltd (ADFL), published in today’s Financial Times encourages buyers to stave off economic crisis by continuing to spend.
Gallery brings forward exhibition of British modernist in light of EU referendum12 July 2016
James Hyman Gallery opened an exhibition of William Gear's works yesterday, several months earlier than planned, in a reaction to Brexit.
Competition heats up with glut of new online art market platforms12 July 2016
Competition among online art trade start-ups is mounting judging by the number of new platforms launched during the past few months.