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.

Largest private art sale ever at $600m

12 May 2008

One collection that Sotheby's and Christie's will not be selling this season is that of Ileana Sonnabend. In what has been described as the largest private sale of art ever, the heirs of the legendary New York dealer who died in October 2007 have recently parted with some $600m worth of paintings and sculptures (including Jeff Koons’ 1986 Rabbit valued at $80m) to cover their estate taxes.

BADA accepts Hobbs resignation

12 May 2008

AFTER suspending the membership of London dealer John Hobbs following allegations made against him in the press in early April, the British Antique Dealers’ Association have announced that Mr Hobbs has resigned from the association.

The Mall is ‘jewel in the crown’ says council leader

12 May 2008

The leader of Islington Council has reaffirmed his commitment to supporting the dealers in The Mall in Camden Passage. This follows the decision by the planning committee to reject the landlord’s proposals to redevelop the antiques centre in the North London thoroughfare.

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Mall dealers triumph over developers

06 May 2008

DEALERS and supporters of the antiques trade in Camden Passage are celebrating after Islington Council threw out the proposals to redevelop The Mall.

Partridge open Sundays as aquisition is complete

29 April 2008

MARK Law and his fellow directors of Amor Holdings have completed their acquisition of Partridge of Bond Street about 18 months ahead of schedule.

Agnews make historic move from Bond Street

28 April 2008

ONE of London’s oldest and most traditional art dealerships, Agnew’s, has sold its historic galleries in Bond Street and will downsize its Old Master paintings department to concentrate on contemporary art.

BADA suspend member pending inquiry

14 April 2008

The British Antique Dealers’ Association have suspended the membership of John Hobbs pending an inquiry into the allegations made against the Pimlico Road dealer in a national newspaper.

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V&A acquire Godwin vases

02 April 2008

Kensington Church Street dealer Paul Reeves did a double-take at Sotheby’s earlier this month. As well as curating their March 20 mixed-owner decorative arts sale titled The Best of British, he also mounted a week-long selling exhibition of his own stock under the same title in their Bond Street Galleries.

Art Loss Register react to concern over ‘sting’ tactics

02 April 2008

The Art Loss Register (ALR) have defended their decision to mislead Kent dealer Michael Marks in the Souza paintings case after members of the trade expressed strong concern at the agency’s actions.

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Council tells landlord to stop work at Antiquarius

25 March 2008

KENSINGTON and Chelsea council have told the landlords of Antiquarius to halt the building work that has split the King’s Road antiques centre in two. This comes after the building received a Grade II listing last week.

Failure to keep proper records costs dealer hundreds of thousands

17 March 2008

A DEALER has had to hand over £300,000 worth of paintings after a judge ruled that his records were not sufficient to show he had acquired them in good faith. He is also facing what is anticipated to be a six-figure bill for costs.

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D’Offay deal sparks new programme of acquisition

10 March 2008

Anthony d’Offay’s decision to sell his art collection to the nation for a fraction of its value has sparked a new programme of acquiring and exhibiting works by contemporary artists for the nation.

South Africa insurance deal struck

10 March 2008

ARTINSURE have secured an arrangement to act as specialist insurance product provider to the South African Antique Dealers’ Association.

Greek courts use anti-terror rules in bid to have dealer extradited

18 February 2008

Widespread concern over warrants that can ignore human rights

Dealers bring in lawyers over eviction after bid to alter Mall

18 February 2008

DEALERS facing eviction from The Mall in Camden Passage are taking legal advice after the landlords submitted an application to the council to alter the interior of the building.

Compensation for buyer after dealer breaks contract to resell at higher price

11 February 2008

A dealer who agreed a price for a table and then resold it to another party at a higher sum has been told by a judge to pay compensation to his original buyer.

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Islington Council call on Mall owners to let antique dealers stay

14 January 2008

Mall dealers ‘have nowhere to go’ if forced to leave

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Partridge to sell $40m collection

22 October 2007

Not all the major single-owner collections are sold at auction. Last week Partridge Fine Art announced exclusively to ATG that they have secured the $40m (£20m) collection of Texas media and communications entrepreneur Scott Ginsburg for sale in their New Bond Street galleries.

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Daniella and the Lonely Prophets come to Agnew’s in October

24 September 2007

OCTOBER will see Daniella Luxembourg, a leading art market figure, launch a major selling exhibition of early 20th century German art at Agnew’s.

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Appeal for witnesses after £250,000 gems theft at fair

18 June 2007

Partridge Fine Art lost £250,000 worth of jewellery to thieves at the Summer Olympia Fair. The thieves struck at the dealers’ stand on Sunday afternoon, when four items were taken. The police were informed immediately and Partridge spokesman Oscar Humphries told ATG that they were hopeful of recovering the gems.

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