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.

New UK dealer portal launches after nearly 10 years of construction

30 August 2016

A new antiques sourcing website, Looking for Antiques, has been launched after a construction period of nine years.

Queen Victoria coronet designed by Prince Albert

Export bar for Queen Victoria’s coronet sold by London dealer

30 August 2016

A temporary export bar has been placed on the coronet designed for Queen Victoria by her husband Prince Albert, giving UK buyers an opportunity to raise the £5m (plus £1m VAT) asking price to keep it in the country.

Wilton House Mammoth Car Boot fair

Bank Holiday weekend brings bonanza of antique fairs

26 August 2016

The August Bank Holiday is one of the busiest weekend in the fairs and markets calendar. Here’s a quick look at just a few of the many events taking place across the country.

First printing of Harry Potter

False friends: some early copies of Harry Potter may not be all that they appear

25 August 2016

Not all copies of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone that bear a tell-tale typo that sometimes signifies the first edition, first run of the book are the real deal.

Hatton Garden jewellery quarter under threat from rent hikes

25 August 2016

The imminent arrival of Crossrail services in London are threatening the character of the Hatton Garden jewellery quarter.

UK silver hallmarks

Backlash from silver and jewellery trade over ‘offshore’ hallmarking

24 August 2016

A group of British silversmiths, jewellery retailers and manufacturers has launched a campaign against the ‘outsourcing’ of UK hallmarks overseas.

Joakim Hansson of 1700 Antiques in Loddekopinge

Malmo decorative fair – ‘a trade secret amongst Swedish dealers’

19 August 2016

The annual Malmo Decorative Antiques Fair (Malmo Dekorativa) takes place at the end of this month at Katrinetorp, a pretty manor house and garden oasis around 10 minutes from the city centre and within easy distance of the airport.

Cancellation of Lille Braderie “an economic and cultural disaster”

15 August 2016

The head of Lille’s Chamber of Commerce has called the cancellation of this year’s Braderie “an economic and cultural disaster”.

Asian Art in London logo

Asian Art in London up for prestigious UK business award

09 August 2016

Asian Art in London, the annual festival celebrating art and antiques from Asia, has been nominated for a national business award against stiff competition.

Duccio Madonna

Nicholas Hall leaves Christie's after 12 years and returns to dealing

04 August 2016

After 12 years with Christie’s, Nicholas Hall, international head of Old Master and 19th century paintings, is leaving to return to private dealing.

Historic view of Newson's Yark

Travis Perkins call on public to save UK’s oldest timber yard from Pimlico Road redevelopment

03 August 2016

Travis Perkins have issued a call to preserve Newson’s Timber Yard after 175 years in business.

Gerald Davidson at the Acreman Antiques Centre

Fifty-five years on dealer joins Acreman Street Antiques Centre

01 August 2016

GERALD Davidson admits that he is still dealing – but then, as he points out, “does anyone ever give up?”

King's Road with one-way system

King’s Road dealers unite to claim compensation in face of ongoing works and falling profits

01 August 2016

A contingent of more than 30 Chelsea dealers is seeking legal advice in the face of ongoing works on the King’s Road which have led to a significant fall in 2016 profits.

Hereford Antiques Centre

Hereford Antiques Centre closes after 25 years due to rising costs

01 August 2016

The rising cost of building maintenance contributed to the final closure of Hereford Antique Centre which houses nearly 25 dealers.

The Vintage Look shopfront

Dealers forced to move after only three weeks in new premises

27 July 2016

Owners of a shop that houses 27 dealers have been given notice to leave their new premises just three weeks after moving in.

Letter to the Editor

27 July 2016

Renowned Old Masters dealer, Johnny van Haeften, writes:

BADA seminar

HMRC reps grilled over Temporary Admissions at BADA seminar

26 July 2016

Two representatives from HMRC were part of a panel answering questions about Temporary Admissions (TA) at a BADA seminar last week.

COMMENT: As the clock ticks on ivory antiques, there are three things the industry must do

26 July 2016

As world legislators clamp down on the modern ivory trade, an ATG round table reveals the antique variety has a serious image problem to tackle

Johnson and Fontaine interior

Dealers enjoy early success at new joint warehouse in East Sussex

21 July 2016

Martin D Johnson and dealers from Fontaine Decorative are enjoying a successful start in their new joint warehouse in East Sussex.

Antiques insurance

Insuring valuables in a changing world: the art and antiques market takes cover

20 July 2016

Increased risk around compliance, global trade and even terrorism suggests antiques firms need to insure a wider range of activities. But how can they do so without breaking the bank?