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.

La fête de l’amitie

Firsts book fair racks up many extra dealers

15 August 2022

Firsts: London’s Rare Books Fair has added an impressive 49 dealers to the roster for its 65th edition thanks to an influx of international traders.

Clock by Daniel Quare

Clock pictured on ATG front page catches a buyer’s eye

15 August 2022

Clock dealer Ben Wright has sold an important English golden age clock following its appearance in the pages and front cover of the Antiques Trade Gazette.

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Three antiques fairs in Suffolk over the August bank holiday weekend

15 August 2022

Holiday weekend events previewed – including news of an organiser handing over the reins

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Gallery launches exhibition with young visitors in mind

15 August 2022

James Brett of The Gallery of Everything cultivates an attitude that selling for its own sake is less important than putting on a rattling good show.

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The web shop window: Black Forest postage stamp box

15 August 2022

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: book dealer James Eaton

15 August 2022

James Eaton runs Alastor Rare Books specialising in British and continental antiquarian books, manuscripts, archives, and ephemera, with an emphasis on Italian and French imprints.

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De Wint Whitby went to private collector at London Art Week

15 August 2022

Between reserving various pieces to museums, Guy Peppiatt was pleased to sell a large watercolour of Yorkshire by Peter de Wint (1748- 1849) during the latest London Art Week (LAW).

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Chancellor on ribbon-cutting duty as Top Dog increases antiques spending

15 August 2022

A brand-new building on the Dodwell Trading Estate outside Stratford-upon- Avon is the home of the recently opened Top Dog Antiques.

Philip Mould and Fiona Bruce

Art sleuth show Fake or Fortune? returns to screens this month

10 August 2022

BBC TV series 'Fake or Fortune?' is back for its 10th series later this month.

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Two extra fairs lined up for London 2023

08 August 2022

Two more London fairs are on the cards for next year.

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Petworth event sold to 2Covet

08 August 2022

The team behind dealer marketplace 2Covet has bought The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair.

It’s a Shaw thing in Berkshire

08 August 2022

Jackie Edwards launched her antiques and vintage street markets nearly 10 years ago as ACVR Events.

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Cooper Events returns to the Cotswolds and Chester

08 August 2022

Cotswolds fair provides a summer treat while Chester makes an autumn comeback

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Next step for dealers who opened during lockdown

08 August 2022

Two different dealers that started their businesses during lockdown are embarking on the next part of their careers.

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The web shop window: Italian polychrome table

08 August 2022

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: Paul Foster of Paul Foster Books

08 August 2022

Paul Foster set up Paul Foster Books in 1990 and trades online, at fairs and by appointment in London.

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Dealers' news in brief including a London gallery offering an important Flemish cabinet

08 August 2022

A quick look at some recent events and objects on offer around the trade.

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Teddy bear and doll fair is back

08 August 2022

Popular toys event returns after Covid disruption and includes ex-Woburn Abbey festival

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Civil war helps Wallingford centre to thrive

08 August 2022

Business is doing so well at the newly acquired and renovated antiques centre in Wallingford, formerly the Lamb Arcade, that turnover has increased by 25%.

Chilton Antiques closes after 32 years of trading

08 August 2022

A few antiques businesses operate in garden centres but sadly one of these is closing.

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