Dealers' Diary


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Ellis works line up in London before Somerset

15 October 2018

Paintings and graphic works by Clifford Ellis (1907-85) are on show at 8 Holland Street’s London gallery this month.

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5 Questions: Simon Shore of 1793 gallery

15 October 2018

Simon Shore is a north Cotswolds dealer and agent who runs 1793 gallery in Stow on the Wold.

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Garden by a Churchyard

15 October 2018

View of a Garden by Thomas Churchyard of Woodbridge (1798-1865) is offered for £1400 in the exhibition Artist on the Deben, which features 19th century Suffolk artists.

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Japan shines in grainy focus

15 October 2018

The exhibition Shashin: are-bure-boke at Michael Hoppen Gallery in Chelsea celebrates the work and legacy of Japan’s post-war photographers who rejected glossy, commercial and documentary images during the country’s turbulent period of reconstruction.

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Dealers at the Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair offer advice on discovering your top table

08 October 2018

Fairs can be an ideal place to hunt out that perfect piece of furniture thanks to the high volume and wide variety these events provide. At 'The Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair' there is a particularly strong selection of tables (and much else) this year.

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Olivier takes the stage at Canon Gallery exhibition

08 October 2018

A painting by Herbert Arnould Olivier (1861-1952), a British artist and the uncle of the actor Lawrence Olivier, is among the stand-out works on show in Jeremy Green’s third gallery exhibition this year.

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War posters on gallery roll-call

08 October 2018

'Who’s Absent? Is it you?' Simple and direct, these words appear on a British First World War poster, produced as recruits began to dwindle.

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5 Questions: George Sandeman of The Armoury of St James's

08 October 2018

George Sandeman works at The Armoury of St James’s, which specialises in works of art with a naval or military flavour. The three-floor shop is in London’s Piccadilly Arcade.

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A fresh look at the St Ives artist group

01 October 2018

Two exhibitions in Mayfair this month offer a reappraisal of a clutch of artists who lived and worked in St Ives.

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Asian art dealer recovers from Camden Passage flood and reopens

01 October 2018

Islington dealership Kevin Page Oriental Art is officially re-opening following a flood that forced many dealers in the area to close.

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Golfing mystery comes to the fore at Chester fair

01 October 2018

What year was the Chester Golf Club established? This 19th century silver snuff box on offer for £565 from Acorn Antiques at The Chester Antiques Fair offers some key evidence on an debated issue of local history.

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5 Questions: Richard Lobel of numismatic dealership Coincraft

01 October 2018

Richard Lobel is the founder of numismatic dealership Coincraft. Trading for 63 years, it celebrates its 50th anniversary in London this year

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Asian art dealer recovers from Camden Passage flood and reopens

26 September 2018

Asian art dealer Kevin Page Oriental Art is officially re-opening following a flood that forced many dealers in Islington to close.

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Northern Antiques Fair returns in October with a wealth of ceramic and glass

24 September 2018

The Northern Antiques Fair, an annual Harrogate event, is a chance for connoisseur buyers in the north to shop a little closer to home.

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Rare Minton majolica hens by Johann Henk are highlights at Arley Hall Fair

24 September 2018

This rare pair of Minton majolica hen and rooster vases priced at £16,675 on the stand of Madelena will be among the highlights of the Arley Hall Antiques & Fine Art Fair in Cheshire which runs from September 28-30.

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Autumn Battersea fair puts the focus on Japonism

24 September 2018

Japonisme, western art inspired by Japanese art and design, is the theme of the next Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair in London’s Battersea. At the event, which runs from October 2-7, a showcase in the foyer focuses on pieces that reflect the influence of Japanese design on European interiors.

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5 Questions: John Briggs

24 September 2018

Persian rug dealer John AW Briggs from Scotland is among the exhibitors at this year’s Northern Antiques Fair.

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British Art Fair changes could help ensure bright future for collecting field

17 September 2018

The British Art Fair is an annual feeding ground for collectors of modern and post-war British art. This year’s staging of the 30-year-old event, which runs from September 20-23, marks a new chapter for the fair as it moves to London’s Saatchi Gallery.

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Prints of the legendary 47 ronin feature in New York exhibition

17 September 2018

A series of woodblock prints by the Japanese artist Kuniyoshi (1798-1861) portrays the 47 ronin, a group of ferociously loyal samurai who famously avenged their master’s death.

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Dealers take up arms in London for Olympia fair

17 September 2018

A Maori quarterstaff and an Indian suit of armour are among the diverse highlights being shown at the next Antiques Arms Fair taking place at the Pillar Hall, Olympia.

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