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.

London Art Week

Summer fair turmoil: London Art Week steps up to fill the void

23 January 2023

London Art Week (LAW), which has announced dates for its summer edition, is welcoming dealers from cancelled summer events and plans to expand.

Toussaint Louverture

Pick of the week: Haitian hero rides into the New York Met

23 January 2023

A drawing of Toussaint Louverture (c.1743-1803), a leader of the Haitian Revolution, has sold from London’s Nonesuch Gallery to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

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A 275-year-old London gallery celebrates its history

23 January 2023

Last week ice descended once again on London where Gladwell & Patterson, celebrating its 275th anniversary, is offerings an appropriately wintry scene.

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Fresh faces of the antiques fairs world

23 January 2023

Younger dealers are making names for themselves at fairs – here we chat to a couple of them about their work

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Clive Barker: a sculptor who took a hard look at the Swinging Sixties

23 January 2023

In August and September 2021 London gallery Whitford Fine Art held an exhibition titled Sand Casts devoted to a British pop artist prominent in the Swinging Sixties who had renewed his successful career in the Nineties.

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Albany Gallery stages exhibition of works from artist Josef Herman's estate

23 January 2023

The pen and wash drawing of three men and a barrel by Josef Herman (1911-2000) shown above is on offer at Albany Gallery’s upcoming exhibition for £500.

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Windmill whirls into a shop

23 January 2023

A dealer in 18th to 20th century decorative pieces who launched a shop in the Worcestershire town of Alcester, near Stratford-upon-Avon, in October to complement his online business says business is brisk.

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The web shop window: Photographic portraits archive

23 January 2023

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: carpets and textiles dealer James Cohen

23 January 2023

James Cohen is one of the dealers standing at LARTA which opens this week in Battersea Evolution on the mezzanine of the Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair.

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Dealer news in brief including a sell-out collection of African and Oceanic art

23 January 2023

A summary of news and events from around the trade

Summer fairs cancelled

Shock closure of Olympia and Masterpiece summer fairs leaves dealer plans in disarray

16 January 2023

The 2023 edition of Masterpiece London and the summer Art & Antiques Fair Olympia have both been cancelled, leaving a crater in the capital’s summer season.

Volubilis sculpture

Art dealers Bowman sell sculpture to French museum

16 January 2023

The Camille Claudel Museum has unveiled its newly purchased Volubilis sculpture by Alfred Boucher.

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London fairs scene under threat amid rising cost of staging events

16 January 2023

Brexit and decline in international exhibitors also blamed as Masterpiece is among the latest to close

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Hampstead Antique Emporium given stay of execution

16 January 2023

Asset of Community Value status breathes life into campaign to save Hampstead antiques centre

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Obituary: Ceramics dealer and Shakespearean actor Michael Graham

16 January 2023

It’s with regret that I report that Michael Graham, the well-known partner in the long-established firm, Graham & Oxley, died on November 25.

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BRAFA preview: Celebrate Art Nouveau in Brussels

16 January 2023

The BRAFA fair this year – and several of its exhibitors – has adopted the city’s theme for 2023

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Harrogate Pavilions forms a Yorkshire triangle of events

16 January 2023

At this month’s 'Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative Antiques & Fine Art Fair', Elaine Phillips Antiques, a returning exhibitor, offers a pair of 17th century high-back oak chairs featuring finely carved details.

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The web shop window: 'The funniest car mascot on the market’

16 January 2023

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: Clare Wabe of Molly and Harlequin

16 January 2023

Clare Wabe of Molly and Harlequin specialises in antique maps and prints with a focus on natural history, though the stock ranges wider.

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Derwen event re-establishes roots at Welsh glasshouse venue

16 January 2023

Back among the ferns in the Norman Foster glasshouse at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday and Sunday, January 28-29, will be 40 dealers including Richard Bebb who specialises in Welsh art.

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