Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt


Fresh start for Master Drawings New York fair

15 January 2024

This month Master Drawings New York (MDNY) has its first run under new ownership.


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15 January 2024

Markus Voigt returns to the London Antique Rug & Textile Art (LARTA) Fair after some years away with a silk and wool tapestry fragment that stars as the main image for this year’s fair logo.


Textiles take centre stage at fairs, exhibitions and auction

15 January 2024

Focus on quilt on offer at the first Decorative event of the year - which shares its venue with specialist fair LARTA

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New Midlands fair MADA postponed

12 January 2024

Stable Events' and LAPADA's new venture at Birmingham's NEC may run in the autumn.


Rediscovered Spanish drawing among the highlights at MDNY

12 January 2024

A 16th century drawing would have been brought to "full technicolor" by women makers.


Five questions with art dealer Nick Skipp

08 January 2024

Nick Skipp launched Nick Skipp Fine Art in 2022. He specialises in Modern European and British abstract art and studio ceramics alongside selected antiquities such as sculpture and pottery. Skipp exhibits at this week’s Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair.


Chest chimes with Harrogate fair

08 January 2024

A late 17th century moulded chest with bone inlays is among the offerings from a new exhibitor at this month’s Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative Antiques & Fine Art Fair.


Promising start as fairs return to Birmingham after event’s demise

08 January 2024

Dealer Mark Goodger’s first sale at the inaugural Classic Antique Fairs staged at Birmingham’s NEC was a satinwood painted tea caddy.


Long-standing New York Winter Show marks a milestone

08 January 2024

One of the first big fairs of the year for British dealers takes place across the pond in New York at The Winter Show.

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A change for online fairs and a host of events as the PBFA marks five decades

04 January 2024

The PBFA has announced plans for its 50th anniversary year.


New Midlands art fair details announced

02 January 2024

Early details of the new spring fair organised by Stable Events in association with LAPADA at Birmingham’s NEC have been announced.

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Five highlights coming up at dealer events this month

02 January 2024

The January calendar is packed with fairs and other outings for dealers in the UK and across the pond. Here we look at some of those events and what can be found at each.


5 Questions with sculpture specialist Willoughby Gerrish

02 January 2024

Willoughby Gerrish is a sculpture specialist trading from Yorkshire and London, and is among the exhibitors at London Art Fair.


Mapplethorpe without the whips

02 January 2024

It’s Robert Mapplethorpe but not, perhaps, as you know him.


Circus lit up London fair venue nearly a century before artworks

02 January 2024

Picture on exhibitor’s stand depicts an equestrian act when Islington's Business Design Centre hosted agricultural shows


The web shop window: temperance movement Staffordshire figures

02 January 2024

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


Review of the year 2023: The good and the bad in a changing landscape

18 December 2023

Although the year began with a string of gloomy announcements about fairs closing, much more positive news followed as fresh events sprang up across the country

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Sculpture of a juvenile T-rex skeleton goes on show in Berkeley Square

14 December 2023

A bronze statue created through 3D scanning the skeleton of a juvenile T-rex has been installed in London by antiquities specialist David Aaron.


5 Questions: Roo Irvine of Kilcreggan Antiques

11 December 2023

Roo Irvine of Kilcreggan Antiques specialises in jewellery, silver and decorative items with a particular bent for Georgian glass, art glass and mourning jewellery. She appears on BBC’s Antiques Road Trip and Bargain Hunt.


The web shop window: Aesthetic Movement fireplace

11 December 2023

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