Dealers' Diary


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The web shop window: Sicilian giltwood casket from Anthony Outred

10 June 2019

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

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Welsh furniture dealer offers cupboard at festival

10 June 2019

Tim Bowen Antiques brings this Welsh oak cwpwrdd bara caws (bread and cheese cupboard) to the midsummer Carmarthenshire event Midsummer Cahoots at the Hall (June 22-30).

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Artists as celebs: debut sculpture show plays a fame game

10 June 2019

When Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863), leading artist of the French Romantic school, died in 1863, the Ecole des Beaux-Arts commissioned a bust to commemorate the painter and embody his genius.

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5 Questions: Nicky Gould

10 June 2019

Nicky Gould of Gould Antiques offers a range of small items including portrait miniatures, perfume bottles and various objects of vertu from the 16th-20th centuries. She next exhibits at Olympia.

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Olympia summer fair caters for decorative buyers and collectors

10 June 2019

French commode forms good example of selling strategy at long-standing London event

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Pimlico Road dealer Humphrey-Carrasco moves south

03 June 2019

Pimlico Road antiques dealer Humphrey-Carrasco has left the street after a quarter of a century.

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5 Questions: Book dealer Ben Kinmont

03 June 2019

Ben Kinmont specialises in antiquarian books on gastronomy in California and is among the exhibitors at 'Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair'.

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The web shop window: 'A Night in London' by photojournalist Bill Brandt

03 June 2019

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

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Distinct Barns-Graham images depict a distant isle

03 June 2019

An acrylic on paper of Timanfaya, the only active volcano on the Canary Island of Lanzarote, by British artist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912-2004), is one of the highlights of the exhibition A Distant Isle.

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Steamer trunk at Galloway's fair could be full of interest as eye-catching table

03 June 2019

A solid leather cabin steamer trunk by Harrods features on the stand of Malcolm Eglin Antiques at Galloway Antiques Fairs’ next event in South Yorkshire.

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Kent design decorates Chelsea vases at Albert Amor

03 June 2019

A pair of large c.1760 Chelsea ovoid vases made after a drawing by English architect and furniture designer William Kent (1685-1748), is on offer at Albert Amor this month.

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Book events provide real rarity value

03 June 2019

Spotlight on some of the items coming up at the four book fairs all running in the same week.

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PBFA fair in Earls Court promises a Lively time

03 June 2019

At the PBFA London Antiquarian Book Fair, from June 6-7 at Ibis London in Earls Court, Rainford & Parris brings a collection of seven children’s books by Penelope Lively.

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5 Questions: Book dealer Deborah Coltham

27 May 2019

Deborah Coltham specialises in rare books, manuscripts and ephemera relating to science and medicine. She is an exhibitor at 'Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair' (June 7-9).

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The web shop window: 19th century pill-making machine

27 May 2019

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

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Make a racket purchase in a magical selection of antiques

27 May 2019

Two rackets rackets (no, you aren’t seeing double) are on offer at the exhibition '#7 – It’s a Magic Number', organised by Cotswolds dealers Manfred Schotten and Christopher Clarke Antiques.

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It’s the Penmans’ party time

27 May 2019

On a sunny day in the beautiful surroundings of the Palladian Buxted Park Hotel in East Sussex, fair organiser Caroline and her husband Ricardo Penman celebrated their golden wedding and 75th birthdays.

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Decorative art dealer Oscar Graf opens a London gallery

27 May 2019

Oscar Graf, the French specialist in 19th decorative art, opens a gallery in London this summer.

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Bugatti anteater is highlight of London exhibition devoted to short-lived sculptor fascinated by zoos

27 May 2019

'Grand Fourmilier' (1906), a large bronze sculpture of a giant anteater, is distinctive among a collection of bronze sculptures by Rembrandt Bugatti (1884-1916) offered at a Sladmore Gallery exhibition.

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The Fine Art Society in Edinburgh offers late 'Sublime and the Beautiful' work by William McTaggart

27 May 2019

One of the last oil paintings by Scottish artist William McTaggart (1835-1910) is on offer in a show of highlights at The Fine Art Society in Edinburgh.

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