Dealers

Dealers come in all shapes and forms, from small sole-traders to powerhouse galleries. Both play an integral role in the art and antiques market.

They often specialise in a given fields such as jewellery, ceramics, paintings, Asian art or coins but there are also plenty of general dealers operate across different categories.

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Camden Passage antiques trade battle ‘tsunami’ of water that caused millions of pounds of damage

08 December 2016

Antiques dealers of Camden Passage in Islington are attempting to clear up debris and dry their shops and wares after a “tsunami” of water forced galleries to shut this week following a burst water main in the area.

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Contemporary art dealmaker Brett Gorvy departs Christie’s after 23 years

07 December 2016

Christie’s contemporary art chief Brett Gorvy is leaving the firm to become an art advisor.

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Islington antiques trade hit by major flooding caused by burst water main

07 December 2016

Antiques dealers of Camden Passage in Islington, north London have been forced out of their galleries by severe flooding following a burst water main in the area.

Philip Mould

Fake or Fortune? presenters ‘in dispute’ over new BBC show

06 December 2016

A media report of a spat between two of television’s best known art detectives – dealers Philip Mould and Bendor Grosvenor – has not been denied by the dealers when contacted by ATG.

Robin Mercer

Sixth arrest made in hunt for murderer of Surrey antiques dealer

06 December 2016

A sixth arrest has been made by police investigating the murder of antiques dealer Robyn Mercer.

London dealer sues artist’s foundation in New York

06 December 2016

London’s Mayor Gallery has filed a complaint in New York state court claiming the Agnes Martin foundation acted wrongly when rejecting works submitted for authentication.

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President of new Paris fair Louis de Bayser says event will offer fine art across a wider field

05 December 2016

The organisers of Fine Arts Paris, the new fair to be staged in the French capital in November 2017, have revealed more details about the concept.

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Paintings at Old Master exhibition reflect Caravaggio’s influence for a wider audience

02 December 2016

Theodore Johns aims to introduce younger collectors and Caravaggio enthusiasts to a group of more affordable works with an exhibition of paintings inspired by the Old Master.

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Antiques centre entrepreneur takes skills online as number of dealer portals grows

02 December 2016

James Podger, founder of Great Grooms Antiques Centre, has taken the ethos of his bricks-and-mortar dealer hubs online with the launch of a new dealer portal.

EU Parliament

Fears over new import licence system as EU targets trade on illicit art

02 December 2016

Leading trade bodies are voicing concerns that a revised EU consultation into the illicit trafficking of antiquities could lead to a “burdensome” new import licence system.

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Wartski director Geoffrey Munn appointed chairman of BADA Trust

30 November 2016

The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) has appointed Geoffrey Munn of Wartski as Chairman of Friends of the BADA Trust.

Bennet and Brown

Landlord agrees to let restorer stay in north London shop after petition

29 November 2016

A north London independent antique restorer who faced eviction has got the go-ahead to stay.

Laomedon Refusing Payment to Poseidon and Apollo

Art detectives needed for the nation

28 November 2016

Do you know who this bespectacled gentlemen is? Or whose hand is behind this painting of ‘Laomedon Refusing Payment to Poseidon and Apollo’? If you think you do, you could become an art detective for the nation.

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Trade reacts to Portobello plans

24 November 2016

Portobello Road traders remain unconvinced of revised plans to develop the vintage end of the west London market.

Mathias Ary Jan

French dealers’ association SNA appoints Mathias Ary Jan as new president

23 November 2016

The French national antique dealers’ association Syndicat National des Antiquaires (SNA) has appointed Mathias Ary Jan as its new president at a meeting of the board of directors yesterday.

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Dealer helps Fitzwilliam track down trophy mirror in France

21 November 2016

The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge hopes to raise the final £65,000 needed to buy a 17th century gilded mirror frame for its collection.

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They said what?! The week (14-20 Nov) in quotes from the art and antiques world

20 November 2016

In our weekend series, Antiques Trade Gazette brings you a selection of quotes from dealers, auctioneers, collectors and others. This week, sacrifice is urged in the name of progress and a fair organiser hints at her formula for success.

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Antiques trade gives verdict on protection policy for Mayfair and St James’s

18 November 2016

Concerns remain for the future of the historic art and antiques districts of Mayfair and St James’s despite planning protection coming into force last week.

Majestic Hotel

Galloway Antiques Fairs find two new venues for 2017

17 November 2016

Galloway Antiques Fairs have announced plans to hold fairs in two new locations in 2017.

Portobello plans

New £10m Portobello market development revealed

15 November 2016

A charity aiming to redevelop the vintage market end of London’s Portobello Road has revealed a new £10m scheme.

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