Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt


5 Questions: Chinese porcelain specialist Alberto Santos

01 May 2023

Alberto Santos is among the exhibitors at the Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair (May 19-21).


The web shop window: A collection of fishing priests

01 May 2023

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


London dealer stages extensive exhibition and events celebrating women in the arts

01 May 2023

The next exhibition at Bowman Sculpture capitalises on the curent demand for the work of female artists in spectacular fashion.


Galloway closes Dover Street gallery space

01 May 2023

Asian art specialist Francesca Galloway has left her Dover Street, London, premises of 16 years as she considers new directions for the business and other interests.


Female quartet launches collective art fair

24 April 2023

A small Modern British art fair is launching in Aldeburgh this summer to coincide with the town’s historic music festival.

Ray Heath

Dealer reunited with Moorcroft vase

24 April 2023

Fifty years after buying it the first time, former dealer Ray Heath has been reunited with a beloved Moorcroft vase.


New dealer Florence Evans is among the exhibitors at the next Battersea Decorative fair

24 April 2023

A new dealer brings works by female artists to her first fair as 130 exhibitors get ready for showpiece event.


Dealer news in brief including an exhibition at the Garden Museum in Lambeth

24 April 2023

A summary of news and events from around the trade including Liss Llewellyn's latest exhibition.


5 Questions with tribal art dealer Els Verheij of Tribal Design, Amsterdam

24 April 2023

Dr Els Verheij of Tribal Design, Amsterdam, is one of the exhibitors at the Tribal Art Fair Online, which runs from April 26-May 1.


Dealers go to auction as the trade adapts to a new business landscape

17 April 2023

A spate of businesses taking stock and personal collections to the saleroom reflects wider changes in the market


When dealers host in-house auctions: 'It's a valve for our storage'

17 April 2023

While most dealerships look to existing auction houses to sell off excess stock, some dealers have brought the practice in house.


Virtual tribal gathering: The Tribal Art Fair Online returns this month

10 April 2023

One of the most striking items on offer at 'The Tribal Art Fair Online' this month is a hammered brass ‘ogba’ anklet.


US museum sales for Forge and Lynch during Asia Week

10 April 2023

Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch made a series of sales to US museums at the recent edition of Asia Week New York (March 15-30).

Agnews expands base with works on paper in Brussels

10 April 2023

Agnews has launched a new works-on-paper business in Brussels.

Sandy White

5 Questions with jewellery specialist Sandy White

10 April 2023

Sandy White runs Sandy’s Vintage Charms specialising in charms dating from the Victorian period through to the 1980s.


The web shop window: An Edo period gilt-lacquer cabinet

10 April 2023

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

Helen Nisbet

New face at Cromwell Place arts hub

10 April 2023

Cromwell Place, the South Kensington arts hub, has appointed Helen Nisbet to the newly created role of CEO and artistic director.

Royal Hospital Chelsea

New fair exhibitor list revealed for The Treasure House Fair

03 April 2023

The Treasure House Fair, the new June event in Chelsea, has released its initial exhibitor list.

Picture of Edwin Landseer

Early view of Landseer at work is rediscovered

03 April 2023

An early picture of Victorian artist Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-73) working with his animal subjects has been reidentified by Belgravia dealership Bagshawe Fine Art.


Millennials and museums flock to TEFAF Maastricht

03 April 2023

Dealers at the Dutch art and antiques fair noticed a welcome trend of more eclectic tastes among younger buyers