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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Growth in online sales of art and antiques set to continue, predicts latest art market report

07 July 2020

Online sales of art, antiques and collectables reached $4.82bn in 2019, a rise of 4% from the previous year and digital demand is set to increase further in the years ahead.

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Birmingham’s brave new world

06 July 2020

Triannual 'Art & Antiques for Everyone' fair follows the online model for now ahead of scheduled November live event

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The web shop window: 18th century oil painting of Parliament

06 July 2020

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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Blairman offers rare Richard Redgrave-designed christening mug

06 July 2020

The original Richard Redgrave (1804-88) design for this 5in (12cm) christening mug – offered for sale by H Blairman & Sons priced at £12,000 – was published in the 1847 catalogue Art Manufactures Collected by Felix Summerly.

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5 Questions: bookseller John Martin of Mayfly Ephemera

06 July 2020

Dealer John Martin runs Mayfly Ephemera. Available via ebay and on the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PBFA) website.

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Celebrate a ruby anniversary

06 July 2020

'Still Life with Red Chrysanthemums' is among the works featured at The Fosse Gallery in Stow on the Wold as it celebrates its 40th anniversary. It was painted by Bristol artist Karen Edwards, a regular exhibitor at the now historic gallery.

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Dealers turn their focus to ATG

06 July 2020

Our coverage of two dealers’ #alcoholandframes exploits on Instagram (ATG No 2447) encouraged them to create tributes to the Gazette in recent social media posts.

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Dealer delights from the London Silver Vaults and beyond

06 July 2020

It has been an undeniably difficult few months for antiques dealers with shops and centres shuttered and fairs cancelled. However, online events such as the recent ‘virtual’ 'Masterpiece' fair have helped generate some business, and many shops are now open under the usual restrictions.

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Baron Grantham's 'upgraded' George III silver wine coolers offered by Koopman Rare Art

06 July 2020

This set of George III silver wine coolers by Robert Garrard, London, 1803, is priced at £175,000 from Koopman Rare Art.

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Roman altar stands out among highlights of revamped art week

06 July 2020

More than 400 online enquiries came through the 'London Art Week' (LAW) website during its preview day last Thursday as it kicked off a new virtual format.

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Portobello dealer’s collection of kitchenalia and more proves a sell-out at Newbury auction

06 July 2020

Joan Dunk (1930-2019) was a Portobello Road market stalwart. Her stall, for decades an outside pitch on the corner of Westbourne Grove, was affectionately known as IDA – the trade name of an early 20th century German kitchen equipment manufacturer which she adapted to mean ‘Interesting Domestic Appliances’.

ATG letter: Legends of the late Laurie Langford

06 July 2020

MADAM – It was with great sadness that I heard of the passing of Laurie Langford, the renowned maritime antique dealer (Obituary, ATG No 2448).

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Sanity returns (with sanitisers)

06 July 2020

Focus on two centres and a Cheshire fair as dealers and organisers encourage visitors

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Painter-etcher Blaker showcased by Harvey-Lee

06 July 2020

A new catalogue on painter-etcher Michael Blaker (1929-2018) includes a picture he executed of one of his friends as well as an etching by her.

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The show goes on: London Art Week galleries open doors for a modified event

02 July 2020

An impressive Roman funerary altar is among the highlights at London Art Week (LAW), which promises to have much life starting with a preview day on July 2 and opening to the public on July 3.

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Online marketplace seeks The Bruno Effect

29 June 2020

The former boss of Online Galleries and 1stdibs International plans a ‘private members club’ marketplace for antiques dealers.

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Mayfair Italian art specialist reopens with help from ‘the fictional collector’

29 June 2020

A 1913 still life painted by Italian modernist Alberto Magnelli (1888- 1971) early in his career and a magazine holder of stitched leather and brass, c.1955, by French designer Jacques Adnet (1900-84) are among the works offered at M&L Fine Art’s post-lockdown show 'Close Quarters'.

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Obituary: Gerardus A Widdershoven (1951-2020), founder of Maison Gerard

29 June 2020

Born in the Netherlands in 1951, ‘Gerard’ arrived in New York in 1973 and began his long and illustrious career as one of the great ‘antiquaries’ of Art Deco soon after in 1974.

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5 Questions: Rebecca Eames

29 June 2020

Rebecca Eames runs Eames Fine Art, which currently hosts an exhibition on Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore in its south London premises.

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ATG letter: Portobello landlord - grants are to help dealers pay their rent

29 June 2020

MADAM – Following on from ATG news articles (issues 2447 and 2448), it seems clear to me there is a group of Portobello Road traders who simply do not want to pay their rent during lockdown despite being in receipt of government grants.

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