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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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?

Francis Picabia Waddington Christie's

Leslie Waddington collection comes to Christie's for Frieze week sale

19 July 2016

Christie’s London has announced the sale of the late dealer Leslie Waddington’s collection in a single-owner auction during Frieze week in October this year.

Topolski Tate Sim Fine Art

Tate buys expressionist oil painting from dealer Andrew Sim

19 July 2016

Sim Fine Art have sold their first ever painting to the Tate who have added it to their permanent collection.

Warwick Antique Centre Move

Warwick Antique Centre to move as former premises sold to coffee shop chain

19 July 2016

Warwick Antique Centre has been forced to move out of its home of more than 40 years following the expiration of its lease.

James and the Giant Peach Peter Harrington

Roald Dahl books could be a golden ticket for dealer Peter Harrington

18 July 2016

With the new film The BFG coming to cinemas this week, it’s a good time to revisit the words and works of its creator Roald Dahl (1916-1990).

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BADA to conduct ‘full review’ after debut online auction hit by technical issues

18 July 2016

The British Antique Dealers’ Association have promised a full review in the wake of its first live online auction for its members.

Doucai winepot at Nagel in Stuttgart

Sales move out of Germany as controversial culture bill becomes law

18 July 2016

German auctioneers are preparing to move sales abroad following the passing of a controversial new cultural heritage law.

Charles Ede at London Art Week

London Art Week: a round-up of sales

14 July 2016

The fourth edition of London Art Week which ended last Friday achieved some notable sales, with prices ranging from £1000 to over £1m.

Nilson director of ADFL

Spend and be merry: Fair director urges buyers to do their part for the UK economy

13 July 2016

A letter from Ingrid Nilson, the director of the Antiques Dealers Fair Ltd (ADFL), published in today’s Financial Times encourages buyers to stave off economic crisis by continuing to spend.

Art dealer faces fresh questions over Picasso theft after images of works found on his laptop

13 July 2016

A Paris art dealer was placed under renewed investigation last week in the latest twist involving the alleged theft of three works from Pablo Picasso’s stepdaughter.

Colnaghi sell Italian Old Master to Art Institute of Chicago

13 July 2016

The Art Institute of Chicago have purchased a rediscovered work by Sebastiano del Piombo (1485-1547) from London dealers Colnaghi.

William Gear Seated Nude James Hyman

Gallery brings forward exhibition of British modernist in light of EU referendum

12 July 2016

James Hyman Gallery opened an exhibition of William Gear's works yesterday, several months earlier than planned, in a reaction to Brexit.

BADA chief executive Marco Forgione

Plans to modernise BADA's operations get thumbs up from members

12 July 2016

Members of the British Antiques Dealers' Association have voted overwhelmingly in favour of plans to update the way the association is run, including a proposal to cut the size of its council to allow swifter decision making.

BADA chief executive Marco Forgione

BADA members to vote at EGM today on plans for streamlined council

11 July 2016

Members of the British Antique Dealers’ Association will vote later today on proposals to cut the size of its council to allow swifter decision making.

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Triple threat: Three major fairs hold steady in the wake of Brexit concern

08 July 2016

It is two weeks since the first of the three major London summer fairs opened. With all three now concluded, ATG looks back on a summer season acknowledged as surprisingly successful.

Symbolic & Chase catch second space on Bond Street

07 July 2016

Jewellery specialists Symbolic & Chase have doubled the size of their premises with a move into an additional floor of their building in Mayfair.

Decorator-dealers are latest addition to Pimlico Road

06 July 2016

Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler are set to move their antiques and decorative showroom to Pimlico Road in late September.

Dear (future) Prime Minister: a wish list from the art and antiques trade

06 July 2016

As our next Prime Minister negotiates our exit from the EU from September, she/he will have many pressing priorities. In this 'letter' the industry sets out its own priorities in the hope of relief from the red tape that bedevils our sector

London dealer Roger Keverne

Keverne: trade should seize Brexit moment

06 July 2016

Roger Keverne, London dealer in Chinese ceramics and works of art and chairman of Asian Art in London, believes the Leave vote is the moment for the art market to re-examine some of its more onerous laws.

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