Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt

Oliver Barker co-European chairman

Sotheby’s announces new strategy board and plans for growth with guidance of specialists

05 April 2016

Sotheby’s has announced the appointment of two new co-European chairmen as well as the establishment of a new strategy board which is set to drive growth.

Frank Partridge 18th century European furniture

Frank Partridge opens London gallery after more than a decade without premises

05 April 2016

London dealer Frank Partridge has opened a new shop in Knightsbridge specialising in 18th century French and English furniture and works of art.

TEFAF 2016 stand of dealers Charles Ede

Ten things we learned at TEFAF 2016

21 March 2016

ATG reporter Frances Allitt took her first trip to TEFAF Maastricht and, as well as witnessing the colour, excitement and love for art and objects that pervade the fair, she also learned some valuable lessons from dealers and visitors.

Tibetan statue Bellmans auctions

From £25 to £15,500 – the boot fair bronze

11 March 2016

A 16th century Tibetan gilt-bronze figure of the Buddhist deity Green Tara sold to an international bidder for £15,500 at Bellmans in Wisborough Green – a coup for the vendor who had paid just £25 for it at a car boot fair.

Interior designers pick favourites at BADA Fair

09 March 2016

Interior designers have picked a model of the Temple of Zeus and a tortoiseshell tea caddy as two of their favourite pieces at this year's BADA Fair.

Art Antiques Fair Olympia

Olympia fair gets a rebrand

08 March 2016

The organisers of the 44th Olympia antiques fair have announced a rebrand to emphasise the variety of the fair’s objects and give the event a more modern look.

New fair at Holkham Hall for October

29 February 2016

Lomax Fairs have announced a new event at Holkham Hall taking place from October 21-23 this year.

Picasso 1935 Tete de femme Sothebys

Mixed results for London Imps and Mods series

08 February 2016

In a week of varying results, the Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist Art sales at Christie's and Sotheby's London took £228.8m with premium in total (compared with £381.4m for the equivalent series last year).


Dealer calls for restitution of Ukrainian paintings

22 June 2022

Dealer James Butterwick has called for the restitution of of 41 artworks by Ukrainian artist Oleksandr Bohomazov (1880-1930) to national institutions.