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.

Park Avenue Armory in New York

Dealers poised for opening of TEFAF New York – 10 highlights from around the stands

21 October 2016

The inaugural edition of ‘TEFAF New York’ opens today with an invitation-only preview as the organisers unveil the fair that represents their first transatlantic foray.

Two for the show: Rountree Tryon open up second location in Petworth

21 October 2016

Sporting and maritime art dealer Rountree Tryon has acquired a second gallery space in Petworth.

Portolan chart by Vesconte Maggiolo

$10m puts TEFAF – and New York – on the map

21 October 2016

Among the undisputed highlights of TEFAF New York Fall is the most expensive map ever offered on the open market.

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New folk art and furniture gallery for Bermondsey as dealers open first space

20 October 2016

A pair of folk art and furniture dealers aim to be Bermondsey’s “go-to” for furniture and interior décor with the opening of their first gallery.

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Richard Green sells Old Master painting to US National Gallery of Art

20 October 2016

Richard Green has sold the Old Master oil painting "A Woman Feeding a Parrot" by Caspar Netscher to the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.

Venus, a painting attributed to Lucas Cranach the Elder

Princely buyer defends Cranach attribution over ‘fakes’ claim

20 October 2016

The buyer of a major Old Master painting at the centre of a potential ‘fakes’ scandal has strongly defended its authenticity as a row threatens to erupt over its attribution.

Qianlong tureen, cover and stand

Dealer Michael Cohen sells ‘Holy Grail’ Qianlong tureen to US collector

20 October 2016

London dealer and BADA chairman Michael Cohen has found and sold his personal “Holy Grail”, in the shape of a Qianlong tureen, cover and stand.

BADA Insta

Unravelling Instagram: five top tips for dealers using social media app

19 October 2016

Social media is a low risk, low cost outlet for dealers and auction houses to promote their wares.

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Jupiter Antiques show off affordable finds at new autumn exhibition

19 October 2016

A new selling exhibition at Jupiter Antiques this weekend features a selection of the porcelain specialist’s more affordable pieces.

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PAD power: London art and design fair reports sales across disciplines

18 October 2016

The 10th anniversary edition of PAD London closed on October 9 after a week of steady sales.

Gordon Watson

Gordon Watson sells personal collection at auction

17 October 2016

Art and antiques dealer Gordon Watson sold part of his collection at auction last week, raising £842,939, including premium.

medieval marriage ring

Dealers Wartski buy metal detectorist’s medieval ring

17 October 2016

This late medieval marriage ring, unearthed by a metal detectorist last year in North Yorkshire, has been sold to London dealers Wartski for a five-figure sum after a private deal was negotiated by independent valuer Mark Littler.

ATG quotes of the week

They said what?! The week (10-16 Oct) in quotes from the art and antiques world

16 October 2016

In a new weekend series, Antiques Trade Gazette brings you a selection of quotes from dealers, auctioneers, collectors and others – from the future gazing to recalling past mistakes. For instance, which world famous art dealer sold a signed John Lennon album for a song?

Neville awaits sentencing in Mallett embezzlement case

14 October 2016

Henry Neville, former director at Mallett and head of their New York branch, has pleaded guilty to all criminal charges relating to an embezzlement case brought by US authorities.

Asian art dealer Roger Keverne

Roger Keverne sells works from personal collection at Hong Kong auction

13 October 2016

London Asian art specialist Roger Keverne chose to mark his 50th year in the trade with a sale of items from his personal collection.

Irish antique dealers fair

Irish trade dealing with the UK pin hopes on Brexit bounce and sterling’s fall in value

13 October 2016

The Irish antiques trade is hoping that Ireland will experience a ‘Brexit bounce’ to compensate for any negative impact when the UK, Ireland’s chief trading partner, leaves the EU.

Philip Mould

Philip Mould reveals his worst ever deal

12 October 2016

London dealer Philip Mould has revealed his “first and most stupid deal” and his regret at missing out on buying a drawing by David Hockney.

Marlborough College collectors fair

New collectors' fair at Marlborough College launches this month

12 October 2016

The organisers of a new collectors’ fair at Marlborough College say they have had “a tremendous response from the trade” but still have a few spaces left for the inaugural event later this month.

Market forced on defensive over Old Master ‘fakes’

10 October 2016

Lawyers representing the Frenchman Giulano Ruffini have defended his role in handling paintings at the centre of a ‘fakes scandal’ besetting the Old Masters market.

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“They came, they saw, they bought”... brisk business at a Battersea decorative fair

07 October 2016

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair ended October 2 after a six-day run that included a number of international sales.