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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Maddox Street premises to close as Dreweatts & Bloomsbury join Mallett under one roof

07 October 2016

Auction group Dreweatts & Bloomsbury will close their Maddox Street premises next year to focus on a new London location in Pall Mall.

Cahn International

Fifth Frieze Masters starts off with salvo of sales to private buyers

06 October 2016

The opening of this year’s Frieze Masters was marked by a number of sales. Among the fashionable crowd who queued at Regents Park into the early evening yesterday for the opening of the fifth edition of the event, were many who came prepared to buy.

Leslie Waddington by Sir Peter Blake

Christie’s sale of Leslie Waddington's collection brings lively start to London’s Frieze week

05 October 2016

The sale of Leslie Waddington's art collection drew a lively crowd to Christie’s last night as friends and family of the late art dealer watched bidders competing for virtually every single lot on offer.

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Make way for Mayfair: local galleries winners at PAD London's 10th anniversary

04 October 2016

The Moët Hennessy-PAD London prize for best stand 2016 was split between two Mayfair galleries.

Adrian Greenwood

Book dealer’s murder linked to attempt to steal £50,000 first edition Wind in the Willows

04 October 2016

The murder of book dealer Adrian Greenwood was part of an attempt to steal a £50,000 first edition of the Wind in the Willows, a court has heard.

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Old Master market faces the “biggest art scandal in a century”

04 October 2016

A series of Old Master paintings has come under the spotlight as further details emerge about a potentially major fakes scandal.

Claude Monet oil painting Normandy

Monet sails into Hong Kong at upcoming Fine Art Asia fair

30 September 2016

Fine Art Asia, the international fine art and antiques fair in Hong Kong, will open its doors with an invitation-only preview on October 1.

Robert Kime

Interior designer Robert Kime to furnish new Pimlico Road home

29 September 2016

Robert Kime, interior designer to royalty and celebrities, is to close his famous Bloomsbury shop and move to Pimlico Road in London.

Daniel Crouch

New gallery for Daniel Crouch Rare Books opens in New York

29 September 2016

Daniel Crouch Rare Books have confirmed plans to open a branch of their London-based dealership in January 2017.