Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt

John Adams

The Presidential Selection: John Adams

01 November 2016

In the run-up to the US election on November 8, Frances Allitt takes a look at the objects previous presidents borrowed, bought – and sometimes broke.


The Presidential Selection: George Washington

31 October 2016

In the run-up to the US election on November 8, Frances Allitt takes a look at the objects previous presidents borrowed, bought – and sometimes broke.

ATG quotes of the week

They said what?! The week (24-30 Oct) in quotes from the art and antiques world

30 October 2016

In our weekend series, Antiques Trade Gazette brings you a selection of quotes from dealers, auctioneers, collectors and others – from inventive anglers and atomic bombs to those collectors who are getting cannier all the time.

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Five frightful fancies: spooky stock at the upcoming Winter Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia

29 October 2016

The 26th Winter Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia opens for its preview on October 31 and visitors can get into the Halloween spirit by going for exhibitors’ spooky offerings.

John Lennon letter

Letter from John Lennon to the Queen bought for £10 could earn owner £60,000

29 October 2016

John Lennon’s letter to the Queen returning his MBE could make its £60,000 for the vendor who acquired it for only £10.

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TEFAF closes its six-day run with strong sales to the US market

28 October 2016

The inaugural TEFAF New York closed earlier this week following a six-day run and sales across a number of disciplines.

ILAB Leaders

ILAB elects new members of its international leadership committee

27 October 2016

The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) elected a new president and vice-president at their recent biannual OGM.


New bibliophile society launched for aspiring book collectors - and three tips for getting started

26 October 2016

A new group for book collectors and enthusiasts is set to launch at the University of London this Friday.

New centre in Palm Beach offers permanent space for international dealers

26 October 2016

The Palm Beach Show Group are to open a new permanent centre to provide a permanent showcase for local and international dealers.

Musée d’Orsay receives pledge of private collection estimated at €350m

24 October 2016

A 600-work collection of late 19th and early 20th century French paintings worth an estimated €350m has been pledged to the Musee d’Orsay.

Lee Young of Lyon & Turnbull: 'There is no fast track to Asian art scholarship'

24 October 2016

The next generation of Asian art experts will be the focus of a Lyon & Turnbull panel discussion in partnership with ATG as part of the ‘Asian Art in London’ festival in November.

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“The Phantom of Love” - Art-filled Rolls-Royce comes up for auction at Bonhams

22 October 2016

An ornately decorated Rolls-Royce, which includes Rococo-style panels, a French ormolu clock and Elkington gilt bronze mounts, is one of the starring lots at Bonhams' upcoming Bond Street sale.

Two for the show: Rountree Tryon open up second location in Petworth

21 October 2016

Sporting and maritime art dealer Rountree Tryon has acquired a second gallery space in Petworth.

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New folk art and furniture gallery for Bermondsey as dealers open first space

20 October 2016

A pair of folk art and furniture dealers aim to be Bermondsey’s “go-to” for furniture and interior décor with the opening of their first gallery.

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Richard Green sells Old Master painting to US National Gallery of Art

20 October 2016

Richard Green has sold the Old Master oil painting "A Woman Feeding a Parrot" by Caspar Netscher to the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.

BADA Insta

Unravelling Instagram: five top tips for dealers using social media app

19 October 2016

Social media is a low risk, low cost outlet for dealers and auction houses to promote their wares.

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Jupiter Antiques show off affordable finds at new autumn exhibition

19 October 2016

A new selling exhibition at Jupiter Antiques this weekend features a selection of the porcelain specialist’s more affordable pieces.

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PAD power: London art and design fair reports sales across disciplines

18 October 2016

The 10th anniversary edition of PAD London closed on October 9 after a week of steady sales.

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

Recently rescued national treasure to go on public display

17 October 2016

An Old Master painting recently saved for the nation by the Bowes Museum is set to be showcased at a new exhibition held in the painting’s new home.

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“They came, they saw, they bought”... brisk business at a Battersea decorative fair

07 October 2016

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair ended October 2 after a six-day run that included a number of international sales.