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.

TEFAF Maastricht

June fair calendar fills up as TEFAF reveals new date

18 January 2022

TEFAF Maastricht has announced a new date following its postponement in March.

Waistel Cooper pot

Fine Art Society promotes studio potter Waistel Cooper

17 January 2022

The first half of a single-owner collection of more than 100 works by British studio potter Waistel Cooper (1921-2003) is on offer at the Fine Art Society.

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The web shop window: symbolist's painting of owls

17 January 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: Barney James of The Home Bothy

17 January 2022

Decorative dealer Barney James of The Home Bothy stands at the Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair in Battersea from January 25-30.

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Little Chelsea fair on hold but all go in Dorking

17 January 2022

Dovehouse Fine Antiques Fairs’ organiser Jane Alexander says that her long-planned Little Chelsea Decorative Arts and Antiques Fair at Chelsea Old Town Hall is on hold for the time being.

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Taken up a Peggy or two in Warrington

17 January 2022

New Cheshire shop allows couple to expand their offerings, especially vintage fashion

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Clay shuts up shop after 48 years

17 January 2022

After 48 years dealing from a shop on New Kings Road in Fulham, dealer John Clay is closing his doors.

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Now it’s Harvey & Woodd

17 January 2022

Edinburgh dealer Anthony Woodd has joined forces with James Harvey, pooling their combined 70 years of dealing experience to open Harvey & Woodd.

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Waistel Cooper could join pottery elite

17 January 2022

Gallery hopes single-owner collection shows will boost profile of a prodigious talent

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Yorkshire artist stars on home turf at Harrogate pavilions fair

17 January 2022

A selection of paintings by Yorkshire artist Owen Bowen (1873-1967) is exhibited on the stand of Walker Art Galleries at this month’s 'The Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair'.

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Here comes Johnny…

17 January 2022

Back in 2019 we ran a story on Nicola and Kris Brown who had opened an antiques business called Nics Nacs next to their off-the- beaten-track farmhouse at Rixton outside Warrington.

George II caddy-topped chest of drawers

Just read the label: dealer sells Giles Grendey chest

10 January 2022

A rare George II caddy-topped chest bearing trade labels for London cabinet maker Giles Grendey (c.1693-1780) has been sold to a London collector after its discovery by dealer Alexander George Fine Antiques.

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Twin research resources launch online from The Goldsmiths' Company and Cotton regional furniture archive

10 January 2022

New online databases for extensive archive material of two core disciplines in the antiques trade have been launched.

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Fedden feline appeals among the Freya Mitton highlights

10 January 2022

The Tabby Cat by Mary Fedden is among the highlights in Somerset dealer Freya Mitton’s upcoming exhibition of British art.

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5 Questions: Masoud Mazaheri

10 January 2022

Masoud Mazaheri of Bakhtiyar is among the dealers set to appear at LARTA this month.

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Dec fair left unexpectedly leading the field

10 January 2022

The Decorative Fair becomes first major event to be held in 2022 after others are postponed.

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Fresh platform for antiques shoppers

10 January 2022

An antiques shop is part of a now award-winning imaginative transformation of some of a North Yorkshire railway station’s disused buildings.

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New York’s The Winter Show postponed

04 January 2022

A major US art and antiques fair has become the latest event to be postponed because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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The year in review: How traders sprang into action

03 January 2022

As pandemic restrictions eased, businesses and event organisers breathed sighs of relief in 2021.

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The web shop window

03 January 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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