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.

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Katz catches a falcon for £950,000

07 May 2013

Standing in the same spot where he had placed the winning £3.25m bid for an Egyptian statue of Isis six months before, London dealer Daniel Katz was again in action at Christie’s South Kensington’s latest antiquities sale.

Art trade holds strong says Richard Green

19 February 2013

Leading Bond Street picture dealer Richard Green has made a stand for traditional art dealing and bricks-and-mortar galleries amid wider concern over the future of the trade.

Decision to close firm a sign of the times, says Julian Agnew

12 February 2013

Mayfair gallery Agnew’s, the 195-year-old family business best known for Old Masters, will close on April 30 after exhibiting for the last time at ‘The European Fine Art Fair’ in Maastricht next month.

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Burne-Jones at Bonhams

11 January 2013

Six pencil studies for The Days of Creation by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833-98) carry an estimate of £150,000-250,000 at Bonhams’ 19th century art sale in New Bond Street on January 23.

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Clarification: Partridge Fine Arts Limited

19 December 2012

In ATG No 2062 dated 20 October 2012, we published an article entitled “Court Orders in Partridge Case reveal extent of Amor trio’s defeat”.

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Bond Street dealers forced to move out as landlords favour fashion chains

17 December 2012

More West End art dealers will have to move premises as the trend for galleries finding their leases not being renewed continues.

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The dealer taking coin collecting to the high street

17 December 2012

A gold bullion dealer who has opened a chain of outlets in shopping centres across Britain is aiming to create a whole new generation of coin collectors among Britain’s youth.

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Katz aims to boost underrated artist

30 November 2012

‘Peculiar’ and ‘eerie’ seem the best words to describe the works of Algernon Newton (1880-1968).

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Cigar cutter at Mallett could be a perfect Christmas snip

30 November 2012

Mallett are about to celebrate their first Christmas in their lavish new home, Ely House in Dover Street, Mayfair, where they moved earlier this year when the rents and rates of nearby Bond Street became too much.

Save Cork Street open house event

29 October 2012

The fight to save the art galleries of Mayfair’s Cork Street continues, as developers' plans which could cause them to have to relocate are about to be submitted to Westminster Council.

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Case study: The use of the Public Catalogue Foundation to identify a Van Dyck

08 October 2012

The practical use of the Public Catalogue Foundation to the art trade is certainly obvious to Mayfair dealer Philip Mould, who is one of the project’s sponsors.

South African trade take new steps to court Chinese buyers

08 October 2012

The growing importance of Chinese buyers in South Africa has led Ricus Dullaert of icons specialists Kunsthandel H.W.C Dullaert to employ a specialist Chinese speaker to help bridge the language divide.

Saturday demo planned in Cork Street

08 October 2012

A peaceful demonstration in support of the Save Cork Street campaign will take place this Saturday, October 13 from 11am-12pm outside the offices of developers, Native Land, on Cork Street.

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Now Cork Street faces two major redevelopments

02 October 2012

A second major property development unveiled for Cork Street in Mayfair now means that over half of the galleries there face being forced out.

Cork St petition plea

17 September 2012

Last month, we reported that seven of the 22 galleries on Cork Street in Mayfair were informed in August that their leases will not be renewed next year.

Cork Street galleries face uncertain future

28 August 2012

In a new blow to art and antiques dealers who are increasingly being priced out of London’s West End, seven of the 22 galleries in Mayfair’s Cork Street have been informed that their leases will not be renewed next year.

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Grays dealers suffer as Crossrail woe continues

28 August 2012

Antiques dealers in the heart of central London who are suffering from being caught up in one of Europe’s largest construction projects are calling for some respite from the ongoing disruption.

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Beardsley’s drawing of Chopin knocked down to Maas

13 August 2012

An illustration of the Polish composer Frederic Chopin by Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898) was the star attraction at a recent auction in Wales.

Police urged to treat Portobello as a ‘priority’

19 June 2012

Pressure for better police cover is starting to pay off for Portobello antiques dealers – but they say there is still much to be done. The traders have been incensed by cuts that left just four officers to patrol the area in pairs on Saturdays despite a recent rise in robberies, and demanded action on extra patrols.

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Portobello dealers feel abandoned over policing

19 June 2012

COMMENT: More than 60,000 visitors on a summer Saturday, one of the most popular tourist spots in the UK, a name so recognised internationally that the local council wants to brand a Crossrail station after it... there are plenty of reasons to protect Portobello‘s antiques trade.

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