Dealers' Diary


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Fifty female artists in the frame: Gallery holds exhibition devoted to works by women in the first half of the 20th century

10 December 2018

“When I was putting this exhibition together, a lot of people thought I would not be able to find 50 different women British artists to show. In the end, I could have shown 500,” says Sacha Llewellyn of 20th century British art specialist Liss Llewellyn.

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Museum's tribute to Manxman Archibald Knox

10 December 2018

A c.1900 gold and enamel Archibald Knox (1864-1933) necklace is among the items lent by Anthony Bernbaum of The Peartree Collection for an exhibition at the Manx Museum.

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5 Questions: Paul Garner

10 December 2018

Paul Garner of Garners Antiques has a showroom in Rutland which offers art, antiques and British handmade furniture.

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Silver show is history lesson at Cotswolds fair

10 December 2018

Keith Richards Antiques brings a selection of early 20th century silver modelled on historic pieces to the first 2019 staging of The Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair at Westonbirt School.

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Six new dealer catalogues – including Mackinnon Fine Furniture's latest offering

10 December 2018

Dealers spend a lot of time and thought on the catalogues they bring out to showcase stock – here is the first in an occasional series looking at recent examples covering a range of art and antiques.

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Sensuality and the nude explored in Rafael Valls exhibition

03 December 2018

Nudity and sensuality are themes running through London gallery’s look at eroticism

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5 Questions: Anna Wakerley

03 December 2018

Anna Wakerley of Oriel Fine Art specialises in pre- and post-war Modern British painting.

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Arundel shop seeks to bring back ‘brown’

03 December 2018

A new destination for antiques shopping in Arundel has opened at Merchants Hall.

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Vibrant French ceramics at Whitford Fine Art

03 December 2018

Jean Lurçat’s 'Sun Dancer', c.1955, is from a range of vibrant ceramics that the French artist produced during the 1950s, many of which are now on offer in Whitford Fine Art’s exhibition Poetry in Motion.

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Dedicated exhibition nurtures neoclassical understanding and reveals discoveries

26 November 2018

Admirers of American neoclassical decorative arts have been treated to a wealth of exhibitions in recent years, and now even more is available to discover and acquire.

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Andrew Singleton to offer portrait of Uncle Tom Cobley from Widecombe Fair song

26 November 2018

A portrait of Thomas Cobley Gent of Buttsford, Colebrooke (d.1844), is believed to portray ‘Old Uncle Tom Cobley’, from the tradition song Widecombe Fair, as a young boy.

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5 Questions: dealer John Bly

26 November 2018

John Bly, who recently became a director of wheretosell.co.uk, is a dealer specialising in English furniture and silver from 1560-1910.

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Fairy tales float into Oxford gallery

26 November 2018

A deluxe issue of 'Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens' signed by celebrated illustrator Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) is one of the attractions at The North Wall Arts Centre’s exhibition 'Once Upon a Time'.

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London Art Week showcases the fascinating living history behind dealers‘ selections

19 November 2018

London Art Week, the festival of art and antiques that runs from November 29-December 7, showcases 5000 years of art in galleries across Mayfair and St James’s. For this edition, many dealers are focusing on stories to bring their stock to life and immerse visitors in its history.

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Table with Rockingham porcelain plaques rocks into Yorkshire for Galloway fair

19 November 2018

A unique, high-quality specimen table fitted with Rockingham porcelain plaques is on offer at the next Galloway Fair, which runs from November 23-25 at Wentworth Woodhouse in South Yorkshire.

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5 Questions: Liza Scolding of LVS Decorative Arts

19 November 2018

Liza Scolding works at LVS Decorative Arts, a family run business and LAPADA member, which offers an eclectic mix of fine quality and decorative furniture and works of art from the 16th century early 20th century.

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Glorious art partnership provides inspiration for Messum’s exhibition

19 November 2018

An exhibition at Messum’s this month celebrates the ‘glorious and most extraordinary partnership’ of the artists Lionel Bulmer (1919-92) and Margaret Green (1925-2003).

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Mirrors provide reflection at Battersea decorative fair

19 November 2018

Mirrors in a variety of styles and types found new homes at the recent Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair (October 2-7) in Battersea, reinforcing the event as a destination for private buyers and decorators on the hunt for interesting and unusual home furnishings.

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BADA dinner 2018 in pictures

19 November 2018

Images from BADA dinner to mark 100 years of standing up for the art and antiques trade.

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Innovative exhibition allows Cotswolds dealers to showcase their wares via the web

12 November 2018

When buying online from dealers, it makes sense to look out for expertise and top-quality objects. But where do you find them?

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