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 gallery highlights the influential modern painter David Bomberg and the wider circle he inspired

18 April 2017

Waterhouse & Dodd’s upcoming exhibition focuses on the influence of David Bomberg’s (1890-1957) paintings on a wide circle of artists.

Rich seams for dealers and auctioneers from Portuguese ‘golden period’

18 April 2017

From noble jewels to semi-precious gems, a show in May will celebrate a ‘golden period’ of Portuguese jewellery in the 18th century. Here we preview the exhibition and then present other recent and forthcoming sale highlights.

5 Questions: Nick Arkell of Walton House Antiques

18 April 2017

Nick Arkell is one of the owners of Walton House Antiques, a shop in Mere, Wiltshire, which specialises in furniture, fine art and antiques. He is exhibiting at the ADFL Petworth fair.


Why the Guus house is a jolly feast for the senses

18 April 2017

Maastricht in March. It’s difficult to think of anything other than TEFAF within this setting, but one local dealer has established his own tradition, coinciding with but apart from the fair.


Antiques fair helps Petworth thrive

18 April 2017

Petworth has faced some speculation about its future as a hub from members of the trade during the past few years. Once a celebrated spot for art and antiques, the closure of several local shops led to fears that it was losing its footing as a destination for collectors.


Folk art gallery gets visitors hands-on with egg painting workshop

13 April 2017

South London gallery Modern Folk is hosting a series of Russian egg-painting workshops this week, the first of several interactive events planned at the dealership.

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Dealers desired for new Dorset antiques centre

11 April 2017

A new antiques centre is to open in Dorset and is on the hunt for dealers to join the premises.

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Trade bodies seek multi-pronged Brexit lobbying plan ahead of Great Repeal Act

10 April 2017

The art and antiques trade is taking its Brexit concerns directly to government with the submission of a series of policy documents asking that art market interests are recognised.

A solution to ARR post-Brexit: UK to collect fees for UK artists and estates only

10 April 2017

MADAM – I read your Editor’s Comment on ARR and Brexit (ATG No 2286) with interest and write to you now with a different perspective.


Early maiolica market tester at Sam Fogg

10 April 2017

A ground-breaking Mayfair exhibition takes a rare focus on first examples of the maiolica technique.


Stair Sainty's ‘true’ Degas dancer discovery

10 April 2017

Two versions of Edgar Degas’ (1834-1917) statue of Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans exist. The traditionally recognised example, one bronze of which stands in the Tate Modern, was the only one known for many years and is a posthumous cast of Degas’ wax sculpture.


Henry Nicholls creates father and son team

10 April 2017

Based in the West Sussex town of Worthing, Henry Nicholls began dealing in antiques when he was eight years old, rummaging through the clutter at his grandmother’s house and then selling anything that caught his obviously keen eye.

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5 Questions: Meissen specialist Alexandra Alfandary

10 April 2017

Alexandra Alfandary specialises in Meissen ware and other European porcelain, with a particular concentration on 19th century Meissen. She is a regular exhibitor at fairs and is a member of BADA and LAPADA. Her shop is in Portobello Road.

My solution to the issue of email scams

10 April 2017

In April dealers and auctioneers were warned to be vigilant about invoice scams on email after fraudsters appeared to have hacked accounts and intercepted invoices. Here one dealer makes a suggestion to help prevent such fraud.


Dealer falls to ‘card not present’ scam

10 April 2017

A Petworth dealer has been the victim of a £2200 ‘card not present’ debit card fraud.


Judge says seized silver and ivory tea set won’t be returned

10 April 2017

A judge has ruled against a London gallery over the seizure by UK Border Force of a Chinese silver tea set containing a tiny quantity of elephant ivory.


Basement clear out planned at Kent's Design Gallery

10 April 2017

In Kent, the Design Gallery’s largest-ever furniture warehouse sale, including a basement clear-out, takes place on Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23.

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Taxidermy burglar sentenced after recovery of van full of stuffed animals

05 April 2017

A member of a gang which stole taxidermy from a well-known dealer a year ago, has been sentenced.

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Judge to probe Pimlico Road redevelopment planning go-ahead

05 April 2017

The redevelopment of the premises of Pimlico Road antique dealers and a historic timber yard on the same site has been challenged in the courts.


Wide world of the Welsh art market

05 April 2017

Two exhibitions mark the 25th anniversary of Welsh art specialist Martin Tinney Gallery.