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.

Dealers move in the face of St James's revamp

30 June 2016

A number of St James’s dealers have chosen to relocate their premises in the face of extensive refurbishment plans on the part of Crown Estates.

Masterpiece London in Chelsea

10 highlights from Masterpiece London – a fair with high expectations

29 June 2016

The seventh edition of Masterpiece London opens its preview today with 154 dealers bringing a wide selection of desirable and big-ticket items. Here is ATG’s pick of 10 works on offer around the stands.

Art Antiques Fair Olympia

Olympia opens its doors – 10 highlights from the 44th year of the summer fair

27 June 2016

Now in its 44th year, the fair rebranded this year as ‘The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia’ opens today with 160 dealers offering works ranging from antiquity to the present day.

UK antiques trade asked to take part in survey into impact of ivory ban

27 June 2016

Art market stakeholders are being invited to take part in an online questionnaire on ivory.

Freya Mitton at Art Antiques London

Ten shots from Art Antiques London's opening morning

24 June 2016

The first of London's three major summer fairs, Art Antiques London, opened this morning. Here are ATG's 10 shots of the Haughton Fair's first morning.

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Our post-Brexit wish list and concerns: dealers and auctioneers hopeful that Artist’s Resale Right will be reviewed  

24 June 2016

Art and antiques dealers and auctioneers are already compiling a wish-list for the industry in the wake of last week's UK vote to leave the European Union.

Haynes Fine Art to open new gallery in London's Pimlico Road

22 June 2016

Haynes Fine Art, established in the Cotswolds in 1971, will open a satellite London gallery on Pimlico Road later this month.

A view of the 2015 Olympia fair

New survey shows antiques steep for young buyers but always in style

20 June 2016

A new survey shows that 25 to 34-year-olds form the group most likely in the UK to go to fairs or auctions – but the least likely to invest in antique furniture.

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Ivory on the agenda at global meeting of association heads

20 June 2016

Leaders of art and antiques trade bodies from key markets are due to discuss the rising tide of regulation against ivory, and the consequent threat to the trade of antique ivory, when they meet at the annual gathering international dealers in Paris later this week.

Complete set of Deluxe Peter Rabbit series

Harrington’s mark author’s 150th with selling exhibition of Beatrix Potter books

16 June 2016

Peter Harrington have announced a new exhibition to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter with a selling exhibition of her books.

Top French furniture dealers respond to allegations of forgeries in Versailles

16 June 2016

Two barons of the Paris antiques trade have been questioned in connection with the so-called Affaire Jean Lupu, a growing scandal surrounding fakes.

Winifred Knights portrait photo

Dealer sheds light on the forgotten Knights

15 June 2016

Sacha Llewellyn is a co-founder of Liss Llewellyn Fine Art, which specialises in reappraising under-represented artists of the past.

Contemporary art dealer David Zwirner

Contemporary art dealer David Zwirner opens fourth gallery in Hong Kong

13 June 2016

Contemporary art dealer David Zwirner has announced plans to open a fourth gallery in Hong Kong in 2017.

London International Antiquarian Book Fair

Book dealers in ‘paradise’ – party photos from 59th edition of London fair

13 June 2016

The 59th London International Antiquarian Book Fair (or “book paradise” as described by author Mark Beech in an admiring Facebook post), drew more than 180 book dealers to Olympia. View ATG's exclusive photogallery from the drinks reception held at the end of the fair’s second day.

Exhibitors unveiled for debut TEFAF New York

10 June 2016

TEFAF New York has announced the exhibitor list for its over-subscribed inaugural fair this autumn.

Utap, Dayak shield from Borneo, Indonesia from Patrick and Ondine Mestdagh

Belgian trade unite for 'Cultures'

02 June 2016

Tribal art will be making a splash in Brussels around the city’s Sablon area, as it is does every summer, but this year it will be as part of a new cross-cultural promotion.

Lawyer warns that ivory fines will punish trade for ‘honest mistakes’

02 June 2016

A leading CITES lawyer is warning that UK auctioneers and dealers risk hefty fines due to widespread confusion over the rules controlling the sale of antique ivory.

Messum's partner the new FAX

01 June 2016

Fine Art Exchange (FAX), an online peer-to-peer marketplace for pictures, has launched with Cork Street dealer Johnny Messum as a partner.

David Zwirner Gallery wins ‘open’ battle to represent Albers Foundation

01 June 2016

The David Zwirner Gallery has been appointed worldwide representative for selling works from the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, after a competitive, open competition between four galleries.

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Dealer plans online market hub as fire destroys shop and stock

28 May 2016

A Scottish dealer whose stock and business went up in smoke has vowed to carry on with an online venture

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