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Plea to recover huge collection of stolen tribal art

14 February 2024

Around 50 works of tribal art have been stolen in Belgium.

BRAFA

Early sales boost Belgium art fair BRAFA

26 January 2024

Several dealers got off the mark in the early hours of BRAFA, which opened yesterday at Brussels Expo.

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Fair preview: BRAFA finds its feet at Brussels venue

15 January 2024

The 69th edition of BRAFA, Belgium’s longstanding art and antiques fair, starts this month opening to the public on January 28 and continuing to February 4.

Peacock vase

Massive prices for Massier majolica

13 November 2023

Top prices set for majolica by the French Massier factory at auction in Belgium

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Belgian dealership takes pride in sales to Dutch and American institutions

07 August 2023

Antwerp dealership Galerie Lowet de Wotrenge has made two sales to international institutions.

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Dealer news in brief including the first-ever exhibition on the Flemish Old Master Cornelis Schut

12 June 2023

A summary of news and events from around the trade including an Antwerp dealer's upcoming show focusing on the Flemish artist Cornelis Schut (1597-1655).

Agnews expands base with works on paper in Brussels

10 April 2023

Agnews has launched a new works-on-paper business in Brussels.

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On a mission to make porcelain

27 March 2023

Items sold at auction show how Jesuit expertise helped China to gain technological skill for enamelling

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BRAFA: Brussels fair settles successfully into its new home

20 February 2023

The 68th edition of the BRAFA Art Fair closed its doors to the public on February 5 with 65,000 visitors having passed through its doors, writes Anne Crane.

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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.

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BRAFA preview: Celebrate Art Nouveau in Brussels

16 January 2023

The BRAFA fair this year – and several of its exhibitors – has adopted the city’s theme for 2023

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Visit Antwerp to view godly goods

05 December 2022

This head of Buddha Sakyamuni from Thailand, c.1500, is among the offerings from Marcel Nies’ latest show and catalogue on Asian sculpture.

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BRAFA returns to early slot in the fairs calendar

21 November 2022

BRAFA Art Fair in Brussels has announced its dates for the 2023 edition.

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BRAFA fair report: Bright start for new Brussels venue

11 July 2022

BRAFA’s new Expo base hailed as a success as Belgian fair returns to face-to-face business

Bruno Vinciguerra and Arnaud Cornette

Bonhams steps up European expansion with French auction house purchase

29 June 2022

Bonhams has bought its fourth auction house this year: Cornette de Saint Cyr with salerooms in Paris and Belgium.

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Busy Brussels: BRAFA and Civilisations fairs coming up

30 May 2022

From mid-June Brussels will be a hive of activity on the art and antiques front with plenty on offer to interest residents and draw visitors to the city.

Woolley & Wallis

New appointments and premises across the world of art and antiques

10 May 2022

New faces at Woolley & Wallis, Runjeet Singh and Freeman’s are among the latest Movers & Shakers.

Galleries team up for a Brussels fair taster

07 February 2022

With Brussels’ major art and antiques fair BRAFA postponed from its usual January slot until June, a group of exhibitors have got together to present a foretaste of the type of pieces on offer later in the year at Brussels Expo in galleries around the city under the title Brussels Art Walk supported by BRAFA.

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It’s good to Torck

31 January 2022

Certain areas became hubs for the manufacture of toys, such as Nuremberg and Erzgebirge in Germany.

Willem Wissing portrait

Dealer uncovers Countess of Carnarvon in Portugal

24 January 2022

Found covered in grime in a Portuguese auction house, a three quarter-length portrait of a dark-haired lady by Dutch artist Willem Wissing (1655-1709) has been restored to its former glory by a Belgian dealership and the identity of its sitter revealed as a British aristocrat.