Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt

London Art Week

Drawing foundation Trois Crayons links up with London Art Week

24 February 2024

New partnership aims to boost London as a centre for Old Master drawings

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Digital museum to fuel interest in clocks and watches

19 February 2024

A digital museum showcasing items from the celebrated clock collection of John C Taylor launches next month.


Five questions with furniture dealer Toby Taylor

19 February 2024

Toby Taylor launched Taylors Direct in the Cotswolds around three year s ago.


UK dealers happy with ‘buzzy’ New York drawings fair

19 February 2024

Running for the first time under new ownership Master Drawings New York (MDNY) produced strong results for many of its exhibitors, including London dealer Guy Peppiatt.


Moves include vote of confidence for both Mayfair and St James’s

19 February 2024

Latest dealer relocations show grounds for optimism that traditional dealing trade hubs of London are not in danger

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Triceratops skull installed at Harrods by London dealership David Aaron

13 February 2024

David Aaron, the Mayfair antiquities specialist, is offering a major natural history specimen at Harrods.


Married artists brought together at last at New York show

12 February 2024

US artists Ruth Lewin (1924-75) and Charles Seliger (1926-2009) have their first joint exhibition in New York this month.


Eye on an Object: a 17th century spice cabinet

12 February 2024

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


Serpent study by De Morgan slithers into view

12 February 2024

Among the images included in Emanuel von Baeyer’s latest catalogue is a study of a female nude by Evelyn De Morgan (1855-1919).


Write them on the beaches

05 February 2024

Winston Churchill’s desk which he used to write his Second World War memoirs has been sold by Peter Harrington Rare Books at The Winter Show in New York (January 19-28).


Five questions with Kent Tschanz of Tschanz Rare Books

05 February 2024

Kent Tschanz of Tschanz Rare Books in Salt Lake City, Utah, is among the exhibitors at the ABAA’s 56th California International Antiquarian Book Fair (February 9-11).


Dealers news in brief including a new home for the Eye of the Collector fair

05 February 2024

Our roundup of dealer news includes a new date a time announced for the 'Eye of the Collector' fair


Buyers slow to commit but sales continue at Mayfair antiques event

05 February 2024

A bronze heron by French sculptor Auguste Cain was among the sales made at 'The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair', the first major London antiques fair of the year.


Two British firms added to TEFAF New York roster

03 February 2024

TEFAF New York returns to the Park Avenue Armory in May with 90 exhibitors including nine newcomers.

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Churchill's personal writing desk sold in New York

01 February 2024

Winston Churchill’s desk which he used to write his Second World War memoirs has been sold by Peter Harrington Rare Books at The Winter Show in New York (January 19-28).


Shades of Scottish life at Fine Art Society show

29 January 2024

Fine Art Society kicks off its in-person exhibition programme in Edinburgh with Fine Shadings: 250 Years of Painting in Scotland.


La Belle France art styles shine in Sussex

29 January 2024

A portrait by Raoul Dufy (1877-1953) is the chief work in the exhibition La Belle France at Ottocento in Petworth.


First-time fair exhibitor makes a tasty sale at London Art Fair

29 January 2024

The oil painting 'Four Pears' (1976) by British artist William Scott (1913-89) was one of the stand-out sales at London Art Fair.


Five questions with Jesse Rossa of Triolet Rare Books

29 January 2024

Jesse Rossa of California firm Triolet Rare Books is one of the exhibitors at the California International Antiquarian Book Fair.


California fair reveals a 19th century version of AI

29 January 2024

Catalogue of ‘mechanised thought’ counts as one of the stand-out items for sale at San Francisco event