Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt

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.

Sputnik-1 model at Bonhams

Sputnik-1 model goes into orbit at New York auction selling at 15 times estimate

21 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.

Francis Picabia Waddington Christie's

Leslie Waddington collection comes to Christie's for Frieze week sale

19 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.

Topolski Tate Sim Fine Art

Tate buys expressionist oil painting from dealer Andrew Sim

19 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 Move

Warwick Antique Centre to move as former premises sold to coffee shop chain

19 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.

Karen Bradley MP

Trade associations aim for talks with new UK government

19 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.

Scott Diament president and CEO of Palm Beach Show Group

Post-Brexit partnership: BADA joins forces with Palm Beach Show Group

18 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.

James and the Giant Peach Peter Harrington

Roald Dahl books could be a golden ticket for dealer Peter Harrington

18 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).

Nilson director of ADFL

Spend and be merry: Fair director urges buyers to do their part for the UK economy

13 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.

William Gear Seated Nude James Hyman

Gallery brings forward exhibition of British modernist in light of EU referendum

12 July 2016

James Hyman Gallery opened an exhibition of William Gear's works yesterday, several months earlier than planned, in a reaction to Brexit.

Artstaq owner of Artex500

Competition heats up with glut of new online art market platforms

12 July 2016

Competition among online art trade start-ups is mounting judging by the number of new platforms launched during the past few months.