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.

Benin bronze

Benin bronze helps Woolley & Wallis retain lead in regional sales league

20 January 2017

A private treaty sale of a Benin bronze head helped Woolley & Wallis retain its status as the UK’s leading regional saleroom in 2016.

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Tapestry dealer S Franses in court to defend right to stay in St James’s gallery

19 January 2017

St James’s textile specialist S Franses is this week in court fighting for the right to stay in its gallery in central London.

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Slideshow: 14 shots from IACF's opening day at Ardingly

18 January 2017

The first of the 2017 Ardingly fairs run by the International Antiques and Collectors Fair (IACF) opened yesterday on a chilly morning at the South of England Showground. The fair, which can host up to 1700 dealers, brings in stallholders and buyers from around the world. Yesterday was acknowledged to be a quieter fair but a number of stallholders saw a brisk trade. Below is a selection of snaps from ATG’s visit to day one.

Bruton Street

Jewellery dealer SJ Phillips to make Mayfair’s Bruton Street its new home

17 January 2017

Antique jewellery dealer SJ Phillips is moving out of Bond Street next month to a second floor of Bruton Street in Mayfair.

Hendrix tree

Exhibition at Shapero Modern showcases illustrations for Seamus Heaney’s Aeneid translation

16 January 2017

An exhibition of illustrations for Nobel-prize winning poet Seamus Heaney’s translation of the Aeneid opens this month at Shapero Modern in London.

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Dealer Guy Wildenstein cleared of tax fraud after Paris criminal trial

12 January 2017

Art dealer Guy Wildenstein has been cleared of tax fraud in a surprise verdict following a criminal trial in Paris.

London dealers Finch and Co stand at BRAFA

Dealers gear up for BRAFA art fair in Brussels

11 January 2017

Over 130 dealers will start setting out their stands next week as the BRAFA art fair, Belgium’s premier art and antiques show, opens in Brussels on January 21.

Ruth Asawa

Another Christie’s departure brings artist’s estate to David Zwirner

10 January 2017

Christie’s specialist Jonathan Laib has left the auction house to take up a role as director at contemporary art dealers David Zwirner this month.

ATG quotes of the week

They said what?! The week (2–8 Jan) in quotes from the art and antiques world

08 January 2017

In our weekend series, Antiques Trade Gazette brings you a selection of quotes from dealers, auctioneers, collectors and others – from Princess Diana letters to landlord disputes.

Antiques on High in Oxford

Hunt on to save Oxford’s antiques centre

06 January 2017

Oxford’s sole antiques centre is hoping for a buyer to save it from closure in March.

Duke Street

Dealer Johnny Van Haeften leaves St James’s and relaunches in south-west London

05 January 2017

Old Master dealer Johnny Van Haeften has relaunched his business from his home in south-west London following a property deal that has forced a clutch of dealers to vacate their Duke Street homes.

S Franses

St James’s planning row to go to court

04 January 2017

A planning row over the redevelopment of the home of St James’s gallery S Franses will go to court later this month.

Harry Wilson

Stanley Gibbons boss tells investors ‘better days are ahead’

04 January 2017

Troubled collectables firm Stanley Gibbons has promised investors it is close to a “turning point” after more than a year of major upheaval.

Beijing China

Trade believes antiques are exempt from new Chinese ivory ban

03 January 2017

Antiques trade leaders are hopeful that China’s newly-announced plan to impose a total ban on the ivory trade in the country will exclude antique ivory.

Jacob Savery the Elder

Five Christmas picks for Christmas Eve

24 December 2016

See our pick of Christmassy lots this month:

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A Georgian Christmas in York

23 December 2016

Want to recreate an authentic Georgian Christmas? Head to York for inspiration.

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Dealer Roger Keverne donates pirate painting to Hong Kong museum

15 December 2016

Asian art dealers Roger and Miranda Keverne donated a Chinese export painting, depicting pirates on the China coast, to the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

ATG Quote of the Week

They said what?! The week (5-12 Dec) in quotes from the art and antiques world

11 December 2016

In our weekend series, Antiques Trade Gazette brings you a selection of quotes from dealers, auctioneers, collectors and others – from ivory inlays to a tsunami.

Cork Street

New Cork Street strategy by landlord The Pollen Estate targets contemporary galleries

10 December 2016

The owner of large parts of Cork Street in Mayfair has launched a new strategy to attract Modern and Contemporary art galleries once the multi-million pound redevelopment is complete.

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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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