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.

New galleries raise London’s Contemporary profile

02 June 2004

INCREASINGLY, London is showing its teeth as one of the world’s nuclei for international Contemporary art. And, with last week’s opening of two substantial commercial art galleries, its status is going only one way – upwards.

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Thinking big in Sculpture Week...

02 June 2004

ALTHOUGH many of the items on offer by the nine dealers taking part in London Sculpture Week (June 10-18) are antique, with some dating back more than 5000 years, there will be a few contemporary pieces.

AXA vow to sort out Momart claims as soon as possible: Trade still assessing impact of losses on summer fairs and exhibitions

01 June 2004

INSURERS Axa Art have promised to settle claims linked to art lost in last week’s fire at Momart’s London warehouse as soon as possible.

Arrest made over London thefts

01 June 2004

POLICE have arrested a woman wanted for questioning in connection with a series of thefts from London antiques shops earlier this year.

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Without a doubt, jades are the stars

28 May 2004

INEVITABLY fairs dominate June in London but there is also much activity in the galleries and showrooms with dealers taking advantage of the influx of serious collectors and trade into the capital.

Business Anglais

28 May 2004

SPECIALISING in what the name implies, British Import Antiques, who deal out of a wooden Belle Epoque pavilion at 23, Boulevard du Parc on Ile de Jatte in Neuilly, just west of Paris, are holding two open-door weekends on June 4 to 6 and June 11-13 when they hope to dispose of more than 1000 items of stock.

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Hoping for fair Kent trade winds

28 May 2004

KENT English furniture dealer Michael Sim holds his fifth Special Summer Exhibition of Scottish & English Barometers throughout the month of June at his showrooms in Royal Parade, Chislehurst.

Dealers lure June's fairgoers

28 May 2004

MAYFAIR dealers in things tribal, unusual and exotic, the Gordon Reece Gallery, are currently holding one of their periodic selling exhibitions of antique Chinese furniture at 16 Clifford Street, W1.

Court’s compassion in cancer case

26 May 2004

APPEAL Court judges have lifted the punishment given to a London dealer convicted of handling £1.5m worth of stolen silver after hearing how he had committed the crimes in order to pay for his wife’s cancer treatment.

And a garden in Pimlico

20 May 2004

PIMLICO dealer Appley Hoare unveils her new stock of antique garden items and associated antiques at her eponymous shop at 30 Pimlico Road, London SW1 on the evening of May 24; her selling Summer Garden Exhibition will continue at the gallery well into the summer.

Same standards but new twist as Bailey goes back to college

20 May 2004

AFTER a five-year gap, Essex organiser Robert Bailey returns to Seaford College for his 30th Petworth Antiques, Fine Art and Investment Fair. He had many successful years at the college near Petworth in West Sussex, then he took a break due to some difficulties over the venue. Now he is back in the college’s Robertson Centre.

Four dealers in same bed reveal the Great British cover-ups

20 May 2004

FROM May 22 to 29 there will be a selling exhibition of antique patchwork quilts at Pennard House, East Pennard near Shepton Mallet in Somerset.

Six of the best shows.... and every one a Lowry

19 May 2004

TO mount six major selling exhibitions in the space of eight years of paintings by iconic British 20th century artist L.S. Lowry (1887-1976) is, by any standards, impressive. Nonetheless, this is exactly what New Bond Street dealer Richard Green has done. His latest Lowry showcase opens this Wednesday, May 19.

Heal’s touch to enhance dealer’s solid reputation

13 May 2004

ALREADY well-known for their two selling exhibitions a year, The Antique Trader, who work out of The Millinery Works, 85/87 Southgate Road in Islington, London N1, should consolidate their reputation for commercial yet well- researched shows with The Arts and Crafts Movement: The Core Years 1880-1910 which runs from June 2 to 27.

Spreading stained glass gospel

13 May 2004

ARCHITECTURAL antiques and stained glass specialist Drew Pritchard is holding a trade and professional open day on Saturday June 19 to officially mark his company’s move into splendid new showrooms and workshops at St. George’s Church, Church Walks, Llandudno in North Wales.

Cabinet policy looks another barnstormer at Country Seat

13 May 2004

VAST, and certainly imposing, it will be impossible to miss the centrepiece of a selling exhibition The Cabinet & Other Notables which will be held at The Country Seat, near Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire from May 21 to June 11.

Trade alert as gems gang is suspected of staking out fairs

11 May 2004

THE jewellery dealer targeted by a gang at Sandown Park Fair on April 27 has told the Antiques Trade Gazette it was the second attack on him in as little as two weeks.

Cultivated Cotswolds

05 May 2004

AS part of their 25th anniversary celebrations, The Cotswolds Antique Dealers Association are holding a selling exhibition from May 21 to 23 at the restored tithe barn in the gardens of Bourton House, Bourton-on-the-Hill, Gloucestershire.

Arsenal’s move brings a chance for buyers to score...

05 May 2004

FROM May 17 to 23 inclusive, Adam Woolf of Dome Antiques will offer a genuine 30 per cent discount on all ticket prices on the extensive stock at his warehouse at 40 Queensland Road, London N7.

Strike One strike deal for takeover by Raffety & Walwyn

05 May 2004

STRIKE One, founded in Camden Passage in 1968 and long one of London’s best-known specialist dealers in antique clocks, have been absorbed into Raffety & Walwyn Fine Antique Clocks of 79 Kensington Church Street, London W8.

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