Dealers' Diary


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Views of a vanishing world: Supply of mountain paintings begins to melt

03 February 2020

Nineteen years after launching the annual 'Peaks and Glaciers' exhibition, dealer William Mitchell reflects that as the snow on the peaks themselves has contracted, so too has the supply of topographical Alpine scenes.

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Exhibition at London gallery showcases the free spirit of artist André Derain

27 January 2020

Exhibition showcases the compromising but also capricious artist André Derain

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Career of Fred Yates in full focus at Mayfair show

27 January 2020

Among the oils on offer at the John Martin show on Fred Yates (1922-2008) is 'The Blizzard' (2007-8), a thickly painted scene of a street in Manchester.

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5 Questions: Tom Lintern-Mole

27 January 2020

Book dealer Tom Lintern-Mole runs Antiquates in Corfe Castle, Dorset.

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The web shop window: Viktoria Gorynska self portrait

27 January 2020

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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Striking Russian Empire chairs offered at Petersfield Antiques Fair

20 January 2020

A pair of Russian Empire chairs, 1810-15, featuring striking decorative brass inlay is offered for £25,000 by Ellis Fine Art at the Petersfield Antiques Fair.

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Bernadette bounds into London Art Fair

20 January 2020

A sculpture by Modern British artist Kenneth Armitage (1916-2002), 'Bernadette Going to Wales', is among the works on offer at the 'London Art Fair'.

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New decade, new premises: six dealers opening new shops

20 January 2020

Here is a selection of gallery updates, including a new showroom and shop for a Hertfordshire business dating back to the 19th century.

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London Calling: Mall Galleries hosts second staging of the Connect fair

20 January 2020

A view of Tower Bridge from the Thames, commuters on the District Line, a 1970s punk and historical shopfronts are among the images of London offered at the second staging of 'Connect: The Independent Art Fair'.

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5 Questions: Richard Turkington of Fifties Art and Design

20 January 2020

Richard Turkington of Fifties Art and Design, which focuses the mid-1940s-50s as well as the work of John Piper, is among the exhibitors at 'Connect: The Independent Art Fair'.

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The web shop window: George Jones majolica 'kingfisher' dish

20 January 2020

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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Hogarth shows the sleazy side of life

13 January 2020

William Hogarth (1697-1764) became famous in his day with the help of numerous prints he produced.

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US in the spotlight: Winter Show, Master Drawings and ceramics fair coming up

13 January 2020

In late January, New York hosts a clutch of high-calibre dealer events coinciding with the major auctions.

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Discover a Battersea wonderland as Decorative fair goes for a theme in homage to the illustrator of Lewis Carroll’s work

13 January 2020

An original Queen Anne walnut wingback armchair is among the items featured in the showcase foyer at the next Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair.

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London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair saddles up for the 10th time

13 January 2020

The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair (LARTA) celebrates its 10th anniversary this year on the mezzanine of the Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea Park.

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New York Antique Ceramics Fair offers transatlantic treats

13 January 2020

A creamware American-market jug probably made in Liverpool, c.1800, is offered by Pennsylvania dealership Earle D Vandekar of Knightsbridge at the New York Antique Ceramics Fair.

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Drawings are streets ahead

13 January 2020

A view from the steps of the 42nd Street New York Public Library completed in 1915 by US artist Jules André Smith is among the highlights at Master Drawings New York.

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The web shop window: A gold repoussé sewing etui

13 January 2020

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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5 Questions: Vivien Hilton of Moonstruck Experience

06 January 2020

South African dealer Vivien Hilton of Moonstruck Experience is among the exhibitors at the upcoming Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair.

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Mayfair event aims to drum up trade

06 January 2020

Table with striking shape is one highlight of the first major London antiques fair of 2020

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