Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt


Prepare to be bowled over in Yorks

23 December 2019

The first event of the year for Galloway Antiques Fairs is its local event in Harrogate.


Dad’s Army put into the picture

23 December 2019

Way before the TV comedy series artist Gilbert Spencer was depicting the Home Guard.


5 Questions: Max Rutherston

23 December 2019

Max Rutherston deals in Japanese art.


Asian art stands out in Cotswolds

23 December 2019

The Chinese carved wooden statue pictured below is one of the offerings at the January Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair, where the selection of Asian art is set to be wide and varied.


Collections management: "Even if you only have three works of art, you’re still a collector"

23 December 2019

Georgia Powell launched her collections management company CURA in September 2019 with her business partner Liza Shapiro.


The web shop window: Peter Lely portrait of George Villiers

23 December 2019

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


They said what!? Reactions as the number of missing stone troughs rises and more from the art and antiques market

22 December 2019

Should fair vetters see themselves as the bad guys? Find out what one fair organiser said in our weekly roundup of quotes from the art and antiques trade.

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Star Wars memorabilia stars at auction: Five recent saleroom highlights

19 December 2019

Star Wars has always made money. Even with lacklustre reviews its newest instalment, released today, is likely to clean up at the box office this season. The memorabilia attached to the 42-year-old franchise is also enduringly popular, revolutionising the toy industry and remaining a subject of interest for many collectors.

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Victorian carol singing engraving after Rossetti offered in London Christmas exhibition

18 December 2019

An engraving of A Christmas Carol after Dante Gabriel Charles Rossetti (1828-82) is on offer at The Maas Gallery’s Christmas exhibition.


Seasonal good cheer for BADA specialists after strong sales

16 December 2019

Two leading BADA members have reported strong sales to close out the year.


Gotcha: artist finds winning style

16 December 2019

Exhibition shows how painter’s shift from realism to Pre-Raphaelite fantasies paid off.


‘I don’t think dealers ever retire’ - Grosvenor Prints at 40

16 December 2019

Grosvenor Prints celebrated its 40th anniversary in Covent Garden this month.


The web shop window: Armoury of St James’s equestrian figure

16 December 2019

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


From natural subjects to Nativity and Christmas tree

16 December 2019

There is still time to buy art before the end of the year, and many galleries and dealerships host dedicated Christmas shows. Though prices range, here is a selection of works available across the UK for under £5000.


Have your say: London dealership offers two antique ballot boxes

11 December 2019

With the election looming, Armoury of St James’s offers the chance to look back at polling history with two ballot boxes.


Trio of works sold by West Midlands dealer go to major museums

10 December 2019

This 19th century Jamaican inlaid table by Ralph Turnbull was one of several pieces that Thomas Coulborn & Sons sold to major museums this year.


Olympia fair to run over two weekends for 2020

09 December 2019

The next staging of the venerable Art & Antiques Fair Olympia will run longer to incorporate two weekends.


Warm reception for Mengs and Cantagalli on London’s winter stage

09 December 2019

An autograph painting by German artist Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-79) was one of the stand-out sales during London Art Week (LAW).


5 Questions: Polly Bielecka of Pangolin London

09 December 2019

Polly Bielecka is director at sculpture gallery Pangolin London.


The web shop window: George III reverse glass painting

09 December 2019

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