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.

ATG quotes of the week

They said what?! The week (2–8 Jan) in quotes from the art and antiques world

08 January 2017

In our weekend series, Antiques Trade Gazette brings you a selection of quotes from dealers, auctioneers, collectors and others – from Princess Diana letters to landlord disputes.

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1stdibs shut dealer site over emails

07 January 2017

THE online antiques marketplace 1stdibs has shut down the website of a London dealer following a disagreement over promotional emails.

Antiques on High in Oxford

Hunt on to save Oxford’s antiques centre

06 January 2017

Oxford’s sole antiques centre is hoping for a buyer to save it from closure in March.

Duke Street

Dealer Johnny Van Haeften leaves St James’s and relaunches in south-west London

05 January 2017

Old Master dealer Johnny Van Haeften has relaunched his business from his home in south-west London following a property deal that has forced a clutch of dealers to vacate their Duke Street homes.

S Franses

St James’s planning row to go to court

04 January 2017

A planning row over the redevelopment of the home of St James’s gallery S Franses will go to court later this month.

Harry Wilson

Stanley Gibbons boss tells investors ‘better days are ahead’

04 January 2017

Troubled collectables firm Stanley Gibbons has promised investors it is close to a “turning point” after more than a year of major upheaval.

Beijing China

Trade believes antiques are exempt from new Chinese ivory ban

03 January 2017

Antiques trade leaders are hopeful that China’s newly-announced plan to impose a total ban on the ivory trade in the country will exclude antique ivory.

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Five Christmas picks for Christmas Eve

24 December 2016

See our pick of Christmassy lots this month:

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A Georgian Christmas in York

23 December 2016

Want to recreate an authentic Georgian Christmas? Head to York for inspiration.

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Dealer Roger Keverne donates pirate painting to Hong Kong museum

15 December 2016

Asian art dealers Roger and Miranda Keverne donated a Chinese export painting, depicting pirates on the China coast, to the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

ATG Quote of the Week

They said what?! The week (5-12 Dec) in quotes from the art and antiques world

11 December 2016

In our weekend series, Antiques Trade Gazette brings you a selection of quotes from dealers, auctioneers, collectors and others – from ivory inlays to a tsunami.

Cork Street

New Cork Street strategy by landlord The Pollen Estate targets contemporary galleries

10 December 2016

The owner of large parts of Cork Street in Mayfair has launched a new strategy to attract Modern and Contemporary art galleries once the multi-million pound redevelopment is complete.

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Camden Passage antiques trade battle ‘tsunami’ of water that caused millions of pounds of damage

08 December 2016

Antiques dealers of Camden Passage in Islington are attempting to clear up debris and dry their shops and wares after a “tsunami” of water forced galleries to shut this week following a burst water main in the area.

Gorvy

Contemporary art dealmaker Brett Gorvy departs Christie’s after 23 years

07 December 2016

Christie’s contemporary art chief Brett Gorvy is leaving the firm to become an art advisor.

Camden Passage

Islington antiques trade hit by major flooding caused by burst water main

07 December 2016

Antiques dealers of Camden Passage in Islington, north London have been forced out of their galleries by severe flooding following a burst water main in the area.

Philip Mould

Fake or Fortune? presenters ‘in dispute’ over new BBC show

06 December 2016

A media report of a spat between two of television’s best known art detectives – dealers Philip Mould and Bendor Grosvenor – has not been denied by the dealers when contacted by ATG.

Robin Mercer

Sixth arrest made in hunt for murderer of Surrey antiques dealer

06 December 2016

A sixth arrest has been made by police investigating the murder of antiques dealer Robyn Mercer.

London dealer sues artist’s foundation in New York

06 December 2016

London’s Mayor Gallery has filed a complaint in New York state court claiming the Agnes Martin foundation acted wrongly when rejecting works submitted for authentication.

Louis de Bayser

President of new Paris fair Louis de Bayser says event will offer fine art across a wider field

05 December 2016

The organisers of Fine Arts Paris, the new fair to be staged in the French capital in November 2017, have revealed more details about the concept.

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Paintings at Old Master exhibition reflect Caravaggio’s influence for a wider audience

02 December 2016

Theodore Johns aims to introduce younger collectors and Caravaggio enthusiasts to a group of more affordable works with an exhibition of paintings inspired by the Old Master.

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