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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London Summer Capital of Art: your route map to dealers

30 May 2017

In an era when much-loved galleries and antiques shops are disappearing from UK high streets, it is reassuring to know that, in London at least, the art and antiques trade continues to congregate – and indeed thrive – in the areas it has made its own for half a century or more. Here’s a guide to the best-known London dealing quarters.


Olympia: facts and objects

30 May 2017

The grande dame of the UK summer fairs scene marks its 45th year in West Kensington


Celebrating Agnew’s northern roots… in London

30 May 2017

“It has to be accessible. We don’t want to over-egg it. Trying to make Old Masters ‘sexy’ is not going to happen. But there are ways to get people interested.”


Petworth packs in the fair crowds

30 May 2017

Annual West Sussex event held for the third time is busy throughout its three-day run...


Penman full of confidence in its Firle Place base

30 May 2017

Like Petworth, Lewes is a place known for its antiques shops. A nearby fair running from June 2-4 provides a chance for visitors to get an extra dose of shopping.


5 Questions: Rebecca Beach

30 May 2017

Rebecca Beach is gallery director at British Modern art dealership Offer Waterman. The gallery is currently staging an exhibition of the works of Alison Wilding, 'Acanthus, asymmetrically' which runs until June 21.


Guess who’s coming to London this summer

30 May 2017

Dealers are heading to the capital from far and wide. ATG chats to some of them to find out their hopes for this busy time.


DIY dealers trade on their own turf

30 May 2017

Fairs aren’t the only option for dealers wanting to make a mark during London’s summer season. Some dealers are heading ‘outside the tent’ to focus on creating their own space.


New angle on Cornish view

30 May 2017

Kurt Jackson’s 'Western rocks off St Agnes, passing fisherman' (2013), is among the pieces on offer at Messum’s exhibition of the artist’s recent works.


Paris Tableau skates over to Brussels

30 May 2017

A Parisian fair is ‘exploring new horizons’ with its first international event held at a former royal ice rink in the Belgian capital.


On the hunt at Bexhill fair

30 May 2017

A stand-out 1930s Art Deco onyx table lamp from Belgium is one of the highlights of Style 1900’s 20th Century Decorative Arts Fair. It will be held at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on- Sea in East Sussex on Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18.


Charles Saumarez Smith: Seeing the bigger picture

30 May 2017

Dr Charles Saumarez Smith explains how and why the Royal Academy will help promote the London art market this summer.


Serve up teapots and tankards in York

30 May 2017

An early rare Lowestoft teapot and cover and a pair of 19th century glass marriage tankards from York are just two of the highlights at the third annual York Antiques, Decoratives & Fine Arts Fair.


Masterpiece: facts and objects

30 May 2017

Six years on, the most glamorous of the London summer fairs is going from strength to strength

Harrogate fair now at later date

30 May 2017

The newly rebranded Northern Antiques Fair (previously the Harrogate Antique and Fine Art Fair) has moved its dates to run from October 19-22.


Pink and red at Richard Green exhibition

30 May 2017

Samuel John Peploe’s (1871-1935) 'Still life of pink & red roses in a Chinese vase' is among the works in Richard Green’s ongoing exhibition devoted to the celebrated Scottish Colourist.


New events with eastern promise

30 May 2017

The fairs scene is largely thriving, as evidenced by the number of new event launches reported in Antiques Trade Gazette. This week brings news of two more, both in the east of England.


Leaving it late is just what fair organiser Adams wants

30 May 2017

Matthew Adams has announced that he has been able to fit in an extra date in June for his monthly Sunday antiques fairs held at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London’s SW1.


Walkabout in W8: About the decorators

30 May 2017

Meet the three decorators ATG took on its tour of Kensington Church Street to meet dealers.


Summer night in W8

30 May 2017

London’s Kensington Church Street will host a summer open evening on June 21 to coincide with the summer season when a number of collectors and shoppers visit the capital.