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UK dealers announce series of sales to overseas museums

25 March 2024

Several pictures and one leatherwork portrait have recently gone to institutions in the US and France.


BAFTA awards accepted for American fair

25 March 2024

Norfolk dealer Voewood Rare Books will offer two prototype BAFTA awards at a US book fair where the UK is well represented this year.

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Artist’s still-life paintings snapped up at auction as museum wing opens in her honour

22 March 2024

The life and work of Austrian-British artist Marie-Louise von Motesiczky feature at Olympia Auctions and Amersham Museum

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London Gallery Weekend announces new partnership and expanded curator bursary fund

19 March 2024

More than 130 galleries will participate in the fourth edition of the event

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More highlights from TEFAF Maastricht include seven-figure successes

18 March 2024

Further high-ticket sales from this year’s TEFAF Maastricht have been announced.

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Little fair launches aiming at lots of appeal

18 March 2024

A new boutique art fair launches in London this spring.


Hundred works highlight Modern British artists

18 March 2024

'Mudflats' by Hilda Goldwag (1912- 2008) is among the highlights in Belgrave St Ives’ show 'St Ives and Modern British Art Exhibition 2024: 100 works, from Gillian Ayres to Alfred Wallis'.


Eye on an object: George IV mahogany box

18 March 2024

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.


Burr wood furniture is back in the groove

18 March 2024

According to a recent Financial Times article, “burr wood furniture has its groove back”. Burr wood furniture has hardly been out of fashion – used in 16th century onwards in fine furniture it had a resurgence at least twice in the 20th century. But dealers note it is having its time in the sun again.


Ceri Richards' costermongers add colour to London show

18 March 2024

Street traders or costermongers of 1930s-40s London star in Browse & Darby’s current show on Welsh artist Ceri Richards (1903-71).


Five questions with Natalie Macgowan-Spencer

18 March 2024

Natalie Macgowan-Spencer trades as Vintage Stockroom at Alfies Antique Market in London and specialises in Americana and advertising as well as vintage clothing and memorabilia.


Smaller lamps making a bigger impact

18 March 2024

Are you a ‘big light’ fan or foe? According to various social media posts and newspaper articles last year, there is a move away from the ‘big light’ (in part due to Tik Tok influencers decreeing so) to lamps.


Albert Amor offers second slice of British couple’s ceramics collection

18 March 2024

Part two of the Creed Collection, a group of top Plymouth and Bristol pieces amassed by a British couple over 25 years, is on offer at London dealership Albert Amor.

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Trend setters: Are interior design influencers all hype or helping the market?

18 March 2024

Are influencers driving this market or is it just hype? We talk to dealers to find out what is really in demand and why.

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New section for Battersea decorative fair this spring

14 March 2024

London fair's new section of Contemporary home suppliers set to complement art and antiques

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Market report reveals online sales rising despite contraction of art and antiques sector

13 March 2024

Art Basel and UBS report includes 'bright spots' in its economic analysis of a difficult year

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Classic Antique Fairs says spaces are filling up at trio of events

13 March 2024

Despite launching in December, organisers of the new fairs series say it is already in high demand

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Forrest Gump’s feather goes under the hammer at Propstore Auctions

12 March 2024

Sale of entertainment memorabilia includes items from Oscar winners including 'Star Wars', 'Braveheart' and 'Alien'

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Robust sales and strong attendance mark TEFAF Maastricht’s opening weekend

11 March 2024

Van Gogh, Munch, Cedric Morris and Giambologna sales help paint a picture of the strongest fair for several years

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Victorian sampler returns to Berkswell primary school where it was created

11 March 2024

Historic school acquires needlework created by a former pupil