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 operating across different categories.

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British Museum unveils classical gems exhibition following return of stolen items

20 February 2024

The British Museum is showcasing classical gems that were recovered after a long-running theft was exposed.

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New online group aims to support dealers being targeted by thieves

19 February 2024

Market traders and dealers at fairs are being urged to join a Facebook group to share information to protect themselves from gangs of thieves.

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Five questions with furniture dealer Toby Taylor

19 February 2024

Toby Taylor launched Taylors Direct in the Cotswolds around three year s ago.

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UK dealers happy with ‘buzzy’ New York drawings fair

19 February 2024

Running for the first time under new ownership Master Drawings New York (MDNY) produced strong results for many of its exhibitors, including London dealer Guy Peppiatt.

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Moves include vote of confidence for both Mayfair and St James’s

19 February 2024

Latest dealer relocations show grounds for optimism that traditional dealing trade hubs of London are not in danger

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Ten years of Faversham street bonanza

19 February 2024

Charles Dickens spent a great many chapters of his life in Kent, and had much to say about the Medway towns including Faversham, where he described “the queer little market square... the lop-sided little town hall with its big-faced clock and supporting pillars forming a little arcade, in which probably the merchants of Faversham do congregate”.

New and old events to look forward to

19 February 2024

Jackie Edwards of ACVR Events has added an 11th event to her portfolio of markets in Surrey, Hampshire and west Berkshire.

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Go for vintage not mass market

19 February 2024

Focus on two events at the start of next month that offer an array of options for distinctive decorations

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Antiques dealers victorious in first step of saving London’s historic gas lamps

16 February 2024

Two dealers have declared a victory in their quest to save historic gas lamps in Westminster.

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Plea to recover huge collection of stolen tribal art

14 February 2024

Around 50 works of tribal art have been stolen in Belgium.

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Triceratops skull installed at Harrods by London dealership David Aaron

13 February 2024

David Aaron, the Mayfair antiquities specialist, is offering a major natural history specimen at Harrods.

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Classic fairs expands after a debut success

12 February 2024

A successful run at NEC Birmingham last year for Classic Antique Fairs has encouraged it to expand this year.

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Married artists brought together at last at New York show

12 February 2024

US artists Ruth Lewin (1924-75) and Charles Seliger (1926-2009) have their first joint exhibition in New York this month.

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Eye on an Object: a 17th century spice cabinet

12 February 2024

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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Serpent study by De Morgan slithers into view

12 February 2024

Among the images included in Emanuel von Baeyer’s latest catalogue is a study of a female nude by Evelyn De Morgan (1855-1919).

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LARTA exhibitors report strong sales and new buyers

12 February 2024

Nestled above The Decorative Fair, the London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair (LARTA) had a successful run with new and returning exhibitors reporting strong sales to trade and private buyers.

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Obituary: editor and antiques dealer Joan Root

12 February 2024

Joan Root, who has died aged 96 was born two days after Christmas in 1926 and given Elizabeth as her middle name as Princess Elizabeth had been born a few months earlier.

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God bless American buyers: Battersea decorative fair benefits from Stateside decorators visiting

12 February 2024

A fortuitously timed trip from a large group of top US interior decorators boosted sales at Battersea’s winter Decorative Fair.

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Love is in the air: St Valentine’s Day related items with dealers and at auction

12 February 2024

With catalogues titled Love Lust & Lechery and a tour called Love Motifs & Symbols, there is something for everyone among this selection of items for sale ahead of St Valentine’s Day this week.

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London arms fair finds new venue in Woodford Green

12 February 2024

The organiser of The London Antique Arms Fair had been searching for a new venue in which to hold the event throughout 2023.

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