Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt

The last Morris model G taxi

The last of its kind: 1920s taxi once filled with explosives comes to auction

08 June 2016

The only remaining 1928 Morris model G taxi will come up for auction at Richard Edmonds Auctions in Chippenham this month.

Battle Scene by Aniello Falcone

Two stolen paintings return to Italy after 22 years

07 June 2016

Two large Old Master paintings worth up to €180,000 (£123,530) have been returned to Italy 22 years after they were stolen.

Sewell in Christie's warehouse

Sewell collection expected to bring £2m at Christie’s

03 June 2016

Brian Sewell’s art collection will come up for auction at Christie’s in September, it was announced today.

Wedgwood vase also the subject of painting by Cadell

Vase and painting reunited for Scottish auction

03 June 2016

A Wedgwood vase and the painting that depicts it have been reunited for the upcoming sale of the Wood collection at Lyon & Turnbull’s Edinburgh saleroom.

Churchill's painting to be auctioned at Boningtons in July

Boningtons to hold first regional sale of Churchill paintings

01 June 2016

Boningtons Auctioneers will become the first regional auction house to offer original works by Winston Churchill at a sale in July.

David Zwirner Gallery wins ‘open’ battle to represent Albers Foundation

01 June 2016

The David Zwirner Gallery has been appointed worldwide representative for selling works from the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, after a competitive, open competition between four galleries.

Lee Young during Lyon & Turnbull's Hong Kong sale

Ming stem cup takes £3.68m at Lyon & Turnbull's inaugural sale in Asia

31 May 2016

A Ming stem cup sold at Lyon & Turnbull’s debut auction in Hong Kong today for £3.68m (HK$41,560,000) including buyer’s premium.

BADA and ABA will ‘work towards closer cooperation’

27 May 2016

The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) and the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) have announced plans to create a ‘memorandum of understanding’ between the two venerable trade bodies.

The Rolex Submariner came with an Explorer 3-6-9 gloss dial and its box and booklet.

Rolex sets record at regional sale

26 May 2016

A rare Rolex Submariner took a record £160,000 plus buyer’s premium at a Gardiner Houlgate sale in Wiltshire on May 25.

BADA members to voice trade history

26 May 2016

The British Antique Dealers Association (BADA) is launching ‘BADA Voices,’ an oral history of the trade as the first of their 2018 centenary initiatives.

Bidding for the Oppenheimer Blue diamond at Christie's Geneva

Blue diamond sets new auction record

19 May 2016

The Oppenheimer Blue diamond set the world record for any jewel sold at auction at Christie’s Geneva yesterday.

A view of the 2015 Olympia fair

Olympia to showcase new talent in June

12 May 2016

For the first time at a major UK event, next month’s summer Olympia is giving five ‘new’ dealerships the chance to experience an international fair.

Cover image of George Smart the Tailor of Frant by Jonathan Christie

Talk at Robert Young to feature George Smart - a folk artist emerging from the shadows

10 May 2016

An upcoming talk at Robert Young Antiques will focus on the life and art of a British folk artist who is celebrated today though he died a pauper.

Middle-earth map annotated by Tolkien and Baynes

Tolkien's Middle-earth map bought by the Bodleian

09 May 2016

Oxford’s Bodleian Library has acquired a map of Middle-earth annotated by JRR Tolkien (1892-1973).

Fire destroys entire showroom stock of Aberdeenshire dealer

05 May 2016

An Aberdeenshire dealer whose shop was destroyed by a fire last week says she may not return to deal from a shop.

Deauville Beach Resort, venue of Miami Beach fair

New jewellery and antiques fair launched in Miami

05 May 2016

The Palm Beach Show Group have announced the launch of a new fair in Miami Beach.

New customs rules on Temporary Admissions come into effect

04 May 2016

The Union Customs Code (UCC), designed to standardise how customs information is processed, became law on May 1.

Richard Green in his Bond Street premises

Climbing the ladder is harder than ever, says Richard Green

25 April 2016

Dealers starting out today will struggle to replicate the success of established Old Master dealers, according to Richard Green.

Temple Newsam House

Plus ça change.. conference sheds light on the history of British antique trade

15 April 2016

A conference on the history of UK dealers opened in Leeds yesterday with delegates hearing how the practices and identity of British antique dealers have changed during the past century.

Francesca Leoni of the Ashmolean Museum

LAPADA to host Ashmolean’s Francesca Leoni as headline speaker at upcoming fair

13 April 2016

Francesca Leoni, the Yousef Jameel Curator of Islamic Art at the Ashmolean Museum, will be the headlining speaker at the 2016 LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair taking place from September 13-18 in Berkeley Square, London.