Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt


Bath Decorative Antiques Fair returns with new traders and loyal stalwarts

27 February 2023

A newcomer to the Bath Decorative Antiques Fair will bring a chest of drawers in a distinct painted style as part of their debut offering.


The web shop window: A sewing table by Charles-Guillaume Diehl

27 February 2023

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


5 Questions: dealer Jan Keyne

27 February 2023

Jan Keyne is a long-time exhibitor at the Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair in Battersea as Town & Country and has also appeared on Dickinson’s Real Deal for 13 years.


Art and antiques fair TEFAF takes safety first option

27 February 2023

Improved security is one of the priorities at the fair after the shock of a jewellery robbery last year.


The Open Art Fair plans new dates and venue after postponing 2023 edition

20 February 2023

The Open Art Fair (TOAF) is investigating new dates and venues after it was forced to scrap its edition for this year.

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Galloway Antiques Fairs' owners retire and close firm

20 February 2023

Galloway Antiques Fairs is closing because its owners Richard and Susan Galloway are retiring.

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The Open Art Fair called off due to insufficient interest

15 February 2023

The Open Art Fair (TOAF) has been scrapped for this year, the latest in a string of fair cancellations across the market.

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Former Masterpiece founders Thomas Woodham-Smith and Harry Van der Hoorn unveil London summer art fair

13 February 2023

The launch of a new high-end summer art fair in London has been hailed with several major dealers aligning themselves with the event just hours after the announcement.


Battersea Decorative fair reaps the rewards of endurance

13 February 2023

South London event benefits from extra business after the string of recent fair cancellations


The web shop window: A vintage biology poster

13 February 2023

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


Dealer news in brief including the sale of a photography archive from the pages of ATG

13 February 2023

A summary of news and events from around the trade


5 Questions: Stephanie Castell

13 February 2023

Stephanie Castell runs The Secondhand Warehouse in Leominster, Herefordshire, and Two Cs Antiques Fairs with Ben Cooper.


Exhibition of medieval and Renaissance treasures in Antwerp

13 February 2023

A large and highly decorated processional cross, 18 x 10in (45 x 25cm), from 13th century Limoges is among the highlights in Bernard Descheemaeker’s exhibition and latest catalogue.


Leaning towards Scottish artworks

13 February 2023

This oil on board by Willie Rodger (1930-2018), 'Burnley' from 1998, is included in Panter and Hall’s latest edition of its annual Scottish Show.

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Print dealer Andrew Edmunds remembered with Gillray exhibition at London fair

06 February 2023

An exhibition paying tribute to the late print dealer and restaurateur Andrew Edmunds (1943-2022) will be held at this year’s London Original Print Fair (LOPF).


The web shop window: 18th century cheese mould

06 February 2023

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


John Piper put in the spotlight by a London gallery

06 February 2023

An oil on board of Highclere Park painted in 1943 is the highlight image at Portland Gallery’s exhibition on John Piper (1903-92) this month.


5 Questions: Tom Mendel of Nonesuch Gallery

06 February 2023

Tom Mendel opened Nonesuch Gallery in 2020 and specialises in works on paper c.1500-1900.


Fair comment: what is the future?

06 February 2023

Despite some events falling by the wayside, those still running are experiencing decent visitor demand

Louis XV commode

Battersea Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair’s busy opening day heralds strong sales

30 January 2023

A Louis XV commode decorated c.1975 with shells by the designer Anthony Redmile was among the standout sales at the Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair’s opening day.