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.


Dreweatts to offer John Hobbs’ stock ‘as seen’ in December auction

29 November 2010

IN the week when dealer John Hobbs was due to meet his former restorer a London court, Dreweatts have announced they will be selling his stock at auction in December.

Dealer facing four years in a Greek jail appeals over lack of evidence

22 November 2010

It could be less than a month until the date is named when antiquities dealer Malcolm Hay will be extradited to serve a four-year jail sentence in Greece – on the strength of no credible evidence.

Amex alert as gang targets London fine art trade

22 November 2010

DEALERS are being warned that they could be targeted by credit card fraud after a noticeable increase in cloned American Express cards.

Deydier back to lead French trade

01 November 2010

PARIS furniture dealer Hervé Aaron was removed as President of France’s Syndicat National des Antiquaires (SNA) at its AGM on October 25 – to be replaced by the man he ousted two years ago, Christian Deydier.

Art dealers Krugier close New York gallery

22 October 2010

FOR decades one of the world’s leading modern art dealerships, the Jan Krugier Gallery will close its New York headquarters at the end of this year and transfer all its operations to Geneva, Switzerland.

Dealers told to beware of fairground pocket slasher

22 October 2010

SHOWGROUND fair dealers are reminded to be vigilant after a visitor to the recent Newark fair had his pockets slashed.

Jail for gang after Petworth raid

04 October 2010

THREE masked raiders who stole £30,000 of antiques from a Petworth gallery before leading police on a chase across the home counties, have been jailed.

Cato hat-trick seals trade win

13 September 2010

THE eighth annual Dealers versus Auctioneers football match ended in a resounding victory for the dealers, thanks in no small part to a hat-trick from the man who founded the event, Edenbridge dealer Lennox Cato.

Australian trade see off ‘double whammy’ threat

06 September 2010

DEALERS Down Under have successfully fought off the recommendations of a government report that threatened to disrupt the status quo in the Australian art market.

Courts finally catch up with Salander and Scott

16 August 2010

DISGRACED New York art dealer Lawrence Salander has been jailed for a minimum of six years after pleading guilty to orchestrating one of the world’s biggest ever art frauds.

National Antiques Week – 20% off with BBC Homes & Antiques

09 August 2010

THIS year’s National Antiques Week (November 15-21) will see offers of 20 per cent discounts from dealers all over the country.

What has happened to the council’s vision for Portobello?

19 July 2010

WHEN the Commission for Retail Preservation was set up by Kensington and Chelsea Council in 2006, the borough’s mayor at the time, Tim Ahern, was quoted in an official release, as follows:

Concern grows over council’s vision for Portobello as another market is lost to developers

12 July 2010

THE antiques trade in Portobello Road has suffered another blow, with the demise of The Good Fairy market now confirmed. Added to what has gone before, it calls into question Kensington and Chelsea Council’s entire vision for the borough as set out in its Core Strategy, currently being reviewed by the Planning Inspectorate, which talks time and again about how Portobello should be protected as a Special District Centre.

Portobello planning meeting set for July 6

02 July 2010

TRADERS and campaigners at Portobello Road are urging fellow dealers and members of the public to attend the planning meeting regarding the redevelopment of The Good Fairy Market taking place at Kensington & Chelsea Town Hall on Tuesday, July 6.

Owner gives notice to quit another Portobello arcade

21 June 2010

DEALERS at another antiques arcade in Portobello Road are having to vacate the centre after being given notice to quit.


MBE for Jonathan Horne

21 June 2010

CERAMICS dealer Jonathan Horne, former Chairman of the BADA and Past Master of the Guild of Arts Scholars, Dealers and Collectors, was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to English ceramics.

Burglar alert as centre owner spots gang ‘casing the joint’

01 June 2010

GREAT Grooms owner James Podger has issued an alert to the Hungerford antiques trade after his premises were ‘cased’ by potential burglars.

Portobello’s Good Fairy opens its doors again

01 June 2010

AFTER being closed since early March, The Good Fairy Market in Portobello Road reopened on May 8, to the surprise of some dealers at the Saturday market.

If ‘vigorous’ council lobbying for Portobello is taking place, let’s hear more about it

11 May 2010

LAST week's letter from the deputy leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council, Councillor Daniel Moylan, (click here to read letter) replying to my commentary on the Portobello planning dispute in ATG No 1937, took me to task for swallowing 'uncritically the claims being made about the council' with regards to Portobello Road, 'almost as if he is unaware that there are elections on and that Portobello lies at the heart of a ward being bitterly contested by Labour and the Lib Dems'.

The council is being treated unfairly over Portobello’s planning debate

11 May 2010

THIS letter from the Deputy Leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council Daniel Moylan appeared in ATG issue no. 1939, May 8.