Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt

Truman Capote Ashes

Auction of Capote's ashes keep author larger than life even in death

19 August 2016

The ashes of author Truman Capote are to go under the hammer at a Los Angeles auction of entertainment memorabilia next month.

Melted Mac from Tekserve

A thing of the past: auction of computer history follows closure of famous electronics shop

19 August 2016

A significant collection of computer history is to be auctioned off following the closure of a famous electronics shop, where the collection was compiled over nearly 30 years.

Isaac Oliver's portrait of Lord Herbert of Cherbury

Jacobean miniature acquired by National Trust for Powis Castle

17 August 2016

The National Trust has acquired an important Jacobean portrait miniature for £2.1m from a private seller in a sale brokered by Omnia Art.

Alfies Antiques Market makes first Battersea fair appearance

08 August 2016

Alfies Antiques Market will make its first appearance as a vendor at the Battersea Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair this autumn.

Reliquiae sacrae Carolinae

A prince among potboilers: 366-year-old book found in a box of 20th century paperbacks

08 August 2016

A 366-year-old book on the virtues of Charles I is to go under the hammer at Hansons Auctioneers after it was discovered in a box among 20th-century paperbacks.

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.