In the media

  • BRAFA 2019

    27/11/2018

    We are to excited to be returning to BRAFA for a second year in January with a new exhibition showcasing sculptural objects of natural beauty and well provenanced antiquities.

  • 'Maker Unknown' at Masterpiece

    05/07/2018

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    Our exhibition at Masterpiece, 'Maker Unknown', was very well received and often cited in publications as being one of the most engaging and exciting at the Fair.

    In the ancient world, objects of natural history were often associated with the gods and in some cases, worshipped in temples. Today they are understood in scientific terms.

    We wondered what would happen if we looked at natural history through the ancientsʼ lens, one in which we attribute a ʻmakerʼ to each object. Would we look at a meteorite, a fulgurite, a palm frond differently? Would we notice and admire their sculptural forms, colours and textures? Would we have an emotional response?

    And what of the objects made by the ancients themselves? Corrosion, fragmentation and reinterpretation have altered them. They are no longer seen as their unknown maker intended.

    We were highlighted in the following publications:

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    Artsy
    Apollo
    Culture Whisper
    Harper's Bazaar
    The Financial Times
    Süddeutsche Zeitung
    Il Sole 24 Ore
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  • Natural History for Art Collectors

    25/06/2018

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    We were recently featured in the Financial Times as dealers of 'spectacular natural objects', many of which we will be exhibiting at Masterpiece (28th June- 4th July) in our exhibition 'Maker Unknown'.

  • Masterpiece 2018

    11/04/2018

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    We are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at Masterpiece London for the first time from 28th June to 4th July.

  • 'Connections' at BRAFA

    07/02/2018

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    'Connections', our exhibition at BRAFA in which we paired seventeen objects with seventeen coins, was designed to be engaging and informative for both collectors and the general public. The stand was the subject of numerous tours and was popular with visitors throughout the duration of the fair. We were also featured and mentioned in the following publications:

    • The Financial Times
    • Forbes
    • Architectural Digest
    • Apollo
    • The Art Newspaper
    • The Antiques Trade Gazette
    • Le Quotidien de l’Art
    • Die Welt
    • Paris Match
    • Collect

  • Connections

    22/12/2017

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    For our first display at BRAFA, we will be presenting ‘Connections’, an exhibition which explores objects’ stories through their surprising connections with coins. Seventeen objects are paired with seventeen coins sharing visual, symbolic and historical connections. The display is designed to be engaging and enrich the visitor’s experience.

    As dealers, we’ve always enjoyed anecdotes relating to our objects, so we felt it would be fun to share these snippets of information at a fair like BRAFA, with its focus on connoisseurship, to encourage people to look closer at works of art.

    The display includes the oldest item ever shown at BRAFA; an extraordinary, sculptural meteorite, which predates the formation of our planet. The image on a little-known coin placed directly underneath proves that our fascination with these beautiful, otherworldly objects goes back millennia: a four-horse chariot tows the famous meteorite of Emesa to Rome exactly 1800 years ago.

    Sometimes coins show subtle changes in artistic style, and through comparison, help us date important objects and appreciate rare styles. Other times, they boast of conquest, the effects of which can be seen in the region’s artistic traditions centuries later. Whether the connection is academic or whimsical, the aim of the exhibition is to engage visitors and to encourage them to see objects in a new light.

    For more information, please find our press release here.

  • ArtAncient highlighted in the Press

    15/11/2017

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    Our exhibition of 35 objects, chronicling 4.55 billion years of history, presented at the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair was highlighted by the Antiques Trade Gazette as being one of the most ambitious of the show. See the press cutting here.

  • ArtAncient win best object

    29/09/2017

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    Yet another fantastic LAPADA fair in Berkeley Square this September. Our exhibition, 'Fragments & Glimpses' was well received and our centre piece, an important and monumental Roman inscription, won best object.

  • Fragments & Glimpses

    06/09/2017

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    Hoping to see friends and clients at our upcoming exhibition. Be taken on a journey from 4.55 billion years ago to 200 AD. Please Email for a complimentary ticket.

  • BRAFA 2018

    31/07/2017

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    We are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the BRAFA Art Fair at Tour & Taxis, Brussels, from 27th – 4th Feb 2018.

  • IADAA membership

    31/07/2017

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    ArtAncient are now members of The International Association of Dealers in Ancient Art (IADAA).

  • LAPADA Fair 2017

    31/07/2017

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    We are delighted to announce that we will again be participating at the LAPADA Fair in Berkeley Square, London, this September 15th- 20th.

  • BAAF Cultures fair 2017

    15/06/2017

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    In June ArtAncient participated in the Brussels Ancient Art Fair, installing a selection of quality works into Costermans Gallery for the week-long exhibition.

  • Collaboration with Chelsea Penthouse

    17/04/2017

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    ArtAncient have collaborated with the newly completed penthouse in Chelsea Creek Tower, lending a number of pieces for the project’s launch.

  • BADA membership

    11/03/2017

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    ArtAncient are now members of The British Antique Dealers’ Association.

  • ArtAncient win best stand

    15/11/2016

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    For the second year in a row ArtAncient has won the award for Best Stand at the LAPADA fair in Berkeley Square, London.

  • LAPADA Fair 2016

    31/07/2016

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    We are exhibiting once again at the LAPADA fair in Berkeley Square, London, this September 13th - 18th.

  • ArtAncient win best stand & object

    22/09/2015

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    We are thrilled to have been announced as Winner of Best Stand at LAPADA 2015. The ‘museological display’ caught the judge’s attention, with The Ryedale Jewel, an Early Medieval Anglo-Saxon Gold and Garnet Piece, also claiming the category award for Jewellery.

  • LAPADA Fair 2015

    12/08/2015

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    We are pleased to announce our participation at the LAPADA fair in Berkeley Square, London, this September.

  • New London Gallery

    11/05/2015

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    ArtAncient’s brand new gallery is set to open later this year in Chelsea Creek, London, providing a beautiful space for clients and friends to view our collection.

  • Glimpses Published

    11/03/2015

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    February saw the release of ArtAncient’s inaugural catalogue, Glimpses. Explore the issue online here.

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