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.

SJ Phillips to leave Mayfair landmark

23 October 2015

Legendary London jewellery, silver and object d’art dealership SJ Phillips are planning to leave their landmark Mayfair store after almost one-and-a-half centuries.

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Godward’s dancer heads to online auction house

16 July 2015

The online auction house Fine Art Bourse (FAB) has announced a major consignment for its first sale in September. An Ionian Dancer by John William Godward (1861-1922) will be offered with $300,000-400,000 estimate.

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The old master who plays the long game

17 June 2015

ATG speaks to Richard Green as he reflects on six decades as a dealer, his firm’s debut at ‘Masterpiece’ this month and how his sons have broadened his taste in art

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De Heem returns home via Van Haeften

12 June 2015

This still life by Dutch artist Cornelis de Heem (1631-95) has been returned to its historical home, The National Trust’s Dyrham Park in Gloucestershire. The painting was bought through London dealer Johnny Van Haeften for £574,000.

Ely House to become London auction venue

05 June 2015

Auctioneers Dreweatts-Bloomsbury are to make increasing use of Ely House – Mallett’s showroom on Dover Street – as their primary London sale venue.

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Dealers bring Scott’s ‘Golden Age’ clocks back to market

24 April 2015

What is billed as “the best collection of English clocks that has come to the market in living memory” will go on sale later this year at Winchester dealers Carter Marsh.

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Personal portrait of the dealer Groovy Bob at Pace London

23 February 2015

They called him Groovy Bob, “one of the most influential people of the London sixties scene” according to Paul McCartney and immortalised, handcuffed to Mick Jagger inside a police van, by Pop artist Richard Hamilton in the screenprint, Swingeing London 67.

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Asking Portobello dealer to prove age of ivory carving is “a bridge too far” says judge

25 November 2014

A Portobello Road dealer, charged with the sale of an ivory carving police believed had contravened CITES rules, has won her case after a judge said it was up to the Crown to prove its age.

Why the British art and antiques industry is not helping itself

07 November 2014

Antiques Trade Gazette Editor Ivan Macquisten explains why leading dealers and auctioneers need to rethink their strategy if they want to get public opinion on their side

Ludwig sets out vision for future as he confirms Gibbons’ acquisition of Mallett

30 October 2014

The Fine Art Auction Group’s (TFAAG) acquisition of Mallett on behalf of the Stanley Gibbons Group has been confirmed following the acceptance of its cash offer by more than 95% of Mallett PLC’s shareholders.

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Haughtons prepare to welcome Mallett to New York fair

13 October 2014

Mallett’s first major outing following the announcement of the Stanley Gibbons deal will be at Brian and Anna Haughton’s 26th International Fine Art & Antiques Show in New York from October 17-23.

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Stanley Gibbons to acquire Mallett

29 September 2014

Stanley Gibbons are to acquire Mayfair dealers Mallett in a deal said to be worth £8.6m. The deal, just announced, caps almost a year of the stamp and coin specialists spreading their influence through the wider art and antiques world following their acquisition of Noble Investments last November.

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Westminster renew pledge to Mayfair galleries at Olympia

19 June 2014

Westminster City Council will set out their detailed vision for protecting the art trade in Mayfair by the beginning of next year.

The Young Guns shortlist is revealed

09 June 2014

The shortlist for this year’s Antiques Young Gun of the Year has been unveiled. The winner will be revealed at the awards party on July 4, hosted by Bennie Gray at Alfies Antiques in London. Founded last year by Gail McLeod, George Johnson and Mark Hill, the award is open to anyone working in the business aged 39 or under.

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Petworth centre picked up by new owners

28 May 2014

After a period of some 40 years in single ownership, Petworth Antique Centre in the antiques-rich town of Petworth in West Sussex has been bought by an investment company, Palladian Property Investment Limited, based in London.

Dealer triumvirate create new venture at Harris Lindsay

19 May 2014

Harris Lindsay, the works of art specialists on Jermyn Street, are to welcome two dealerships, Cohen & Cohen and Michael Lipitch, through their doors on what could prove a permanent basis in June.

Dealers avoid ARR at their peril

28 April 2014

COMMENT - As a relentless campaigner against the Artist’s Resale Right, IVAN MACQUISTEN explains why the trade should not avoid paying it now

Mallett set out 21st century vision as profits reappear

14 April 2014

London art and antiques dealership Mallett have announced an improved performance for the year ending December 31, 2013.

Lower price tag for Van Dyck self-portrait

31 March 2014

An appeal to buy Van Dyck’s final self-portrait for the nation, painted in England in 1640-41, has been given a boost by the news that a lower price is expected.

Ten Questions with Omar Vaja

26 March 2014

ATG’s 10 Questions with Omar Vaja, Director of sales at London jewellers Bentley & Skinner.

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