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.

The Young Guns shortlist is revealed

09 June 2014

The shortlist for this year’s Antiques Young Gun of the Year has been unveiled. The winner will be revealed at the awards party on July 4, hosted by Bennie Gray at Alfies Antiques in London. Founded last year by Gail McLeod, George Johnson and Mark Hill, the award is open to anyone working in the business aged 39 or under.

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Petworth centre picked up by new owners

28 May 2014

After a period of some 40 years in single ownership, Petworth Antique Centre in the antiques-rich town of Petworth in West Sussex has been bought by an investment company, Palladian Property Investment Limited, based in London.

Dealer triumvirate create new venture at Harris Lindsay

19 May 2014

Harris Lindsay, the works of art specialists on Jermyn Street, are to welcome two dealerships, Cohen & Cohen and Michael Lipitch, through their doors on what could prove a permanent basis in June.

Dealers avoid ARR at their peril

28 April 2014

COMMENT - As a relentless campaigner against the Artist’s Resale Right, IVAN MACQUISTEN explains why the trade should not avoid paying it now

Mallett set out 21st century vision as profits reappear

14 April 2014

London art and antiques dealership Mallett have announced an improved performance for the year ending December 31, 2013.

Lower price tag for Van Dyck self-portrait

31 March 2014

An appeal to buy Van Dyck’s final self-portrait for the nation, painted in England in 1640-41, has been given a boost by the news that a lower price is expected.

Ten Questions with Omar Vaja

26 March 2014

ATG’s 10 Questions with Omar Vaja, Director of sales at London jewellers Bentley & Skinner.

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Fabergé discovery: Wartski win ultimate Easter egg hunt

18 March 2014

A previously lost Fabergé egg has been found by Mayfair jeweller Wartski in the American Midwest.


“I fell in love with antiques all over again”

14 March 2014

DEALER PROFILE – Carolyn Mackender started her professional life at Bonhams, changed direction to become a teacher and has now come full circle, working as a dealer in decorative, vintage and retro pieces.

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New owners for Agnew’s as National Gallery buy archive

10 March 2014

Just over a year since closing its Albemarle Street gallery, the long-established London art dealership Agnew’s has been acquired by new owners.

Portobello joins the silent greats of the silver screen

03 March 2014

It’s famously the backdrop to Richard Curtis’s film ‘Notting Hill’, starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts as well as the setting for many a TV drama over the years. Now it’s time for Portobello to take the starring role in a new film whose premiere takes place in Soho on March 14.

Marchant and the British Museum head for Art Antiques London

03 March 2014

Marchant, the eminent Kensington Church Street dealership, have signed up for Brian and Anna Haughton’s ‘Art Antiques London’ from June 12-18 in Kensington Gardens.

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Pop in to this Hamilton show

26 February 2014

EXHIBITION – As an artist in search of inspiration, the arrest of your dealer might not be your go-to choice of subject matter.

Ten Questions with Jason Clarke

25 February 2014

ATG’s 10 Questions with Jason Clarke, Period furniture and antiques dealer, Newbury, Berkshire.

Ten Questions with Sarah Seccombe

13 February 2014

ATG’s 10 Questions with Sarah Seccombe of Blighty Antiques and Interiors, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Deadline to help protect Mayfair trade

03 February 2014

Time is running out to have a say on Westminster Council’s bid to create a protected enclave for art and antiques galleries in Mayfair.

Where are they now?

03 February 2014

Update on the galleries that had to move due to the Native Land development in Cork Street:

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Chance visit leads to link up with top London store Liberty

23 January 2014

You never know just who might wander into your shop without you realising it on an apparently uneventful day.

Dealers’ Diary: Ten Questions with Natalie Smith

23 January 2014

This week’s 10 Questions is with Natalie Smith, owner of Woodbridge Antiques Centre, Suffolk

Murderer of silver dealer given life sentence

13 December 2013

A man has been sentenced to life in prison for the “cold and calculated” killing of a silver dealer.