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“I just stumbled into it.”

Dealer Joel Chen on how he started collecting antiques. Three hundred lots from his collection come up for sale at Christie’s next month.

"With 1696 lots to be offered without reserve and fresh to the market, the Reg Cheetham sale was always going to be a 'white glove' affair, but the worldwide interest in the auction led to some remarkable results over the two days of selling."

Chris Surfleet of Adam Partridge in Macclesfield on the auctioneers sale earlier this month.

“We operate in an apparently narrow field but Lowell has an amazing ability to reinvent what we do, at the same time preserving a continuity of taste.”

Jonny Yarker of Old Master dealership Lowell Libson which has recently been renamed Lowell Libson & Jonny Yarker.

“They effectively challenge and direct the organisation so that it continues to best serve its exhibitors and wider community of stakeholders.”

TEFAF chairman Nanne Dekking on its new board of trustees

"My problem has always been not having enough space to meet demand, rather than empty stalls." 

Helen Rix of the Northcote Road Antiques Market which has been open since 1986 selling a variety of vintage, retro and collectables. 

“It is a Chinese puzzle of interlocking cultural spaces and public functions that fuse art and culture with events and lifestyle.”

Ole Scheeren, principal of Büro Ole Scheeren, the German architect behind the new Guardian Art Center in Beijing.