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 operating across different categories.


Unseen paintings by ‘the Lowry of the Potteries’ revealed at Cheshire exhibition

02 September 2017

A group of previously unseen paintings by ‘the Lowry of the Potteries’ are on show in Cheshire.

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Shine on: Five pieces of jewellery at the LAPADA Fair

01 September 2017

The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair (September 15-20) features 110 dealers exhibiting a wide range of objects in Mayfair’s Berkeley Square. Here, ATG takes a look at five pieces of jewellery available at the fair.


Hemswell Antique Centres launches updated website

30 August 2017

An updated website for Hemswell Antique Centres has been launched as part of a larger programme of redevelopment marking its 30th year.

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5 Questions: Joss Graham

28 August 2017

Joss Graham specialises in ethnographic textiles and works of art and is taking part in 'Tribal Art London' in September.

Soapbox: Should galleries display the prices of the works they exhibit at fairs?

28 August 2017

Two opposing views on the big questions facing the trade… ATG asks whether galleries should display the prices of the works they exhibit at fairs?


Mid-century gives musician much to chew on

28 August 2017

This is the story of how James Watkins went from being half of the electro-pop duo Chew Lips, performing at music festivals across Europe including Glastonbury – “we were the sort of late afternoon band you don’t really listen to” – to running an online business selling mid-century design, particularly furniture.


Kimonos are a stand-out style

28 August 2017

The great flowering of the kimono was in the Edo period (1615-1868) when the merchant and artisan classes, or chōnin, could not use their new-found wealth to improve their social status, so rigid was the shogun military hierarchy.


Andrew Sim: a dealer who thinks outside the box

28 August 2017

Andrew Sim favours artists and images that have slipped through the system. Ahead of his appearance at the upcoming '20/21 British Art Fair' he talks to ATG about chasing the unknown...


Obituary: Leonard Sutton (1946-2017)

28 August 2017

Leonard started his antiques career in 1968, working in a small shop in Westbourne Grove, London, for Patricia Harvey.


Modern British art fair returns at new venue after two-year break

28 August 2017

Two years after its last edition, the '20/21 British Art Fair' is back for its 28th staging.

Obituary: David Wheatley

28 August 2017

David Wheatley of Wheatley Antiques, who specialised in Chinese and Japanese porcelain and works of art, has passed away, aged 69, after a short battle with cancer.


Record number of dealers in the London fair tribe

28 August 2017

Tribal Art London, the annual UK fair, seeks to raise the profile of this market in the capital.


Previews: £30,000 plus

28 August 2017

It was the 18th century Dutch silversmith John Schuppe who first popularised the silver cow creamer in Britain in the 1750s. Over the following centuries his design captured the imagination of the upper classes, who commissioned these novelty jugs in droves.


Hiroshige Japanese woodblock show hot on the heels of Hokusai

21 August 2017

A month after the British Museum’s hugely popular Hokusai exhibition in London finished, another Japanese master of the woodblock print is on show at a New York gallery.


Thomas Del Mar launches new west London militaria fair

21 August 2017

Thomas Del Mar, former Sotheby’s specialist and founder of the 25 Blythe Road group of auctioneers, turns fair organiser next month. The first Olympia Arms Fair takes place on September 30.


Taking a pause for Passchendaele

21 August 2017

The London Antique Arms Fair is usually a biannual event, but this year the organiser is rather busy – in November they are putting together the Passchendaele Salute 2017 at Fort Seclin near Lille, France.

Meet the trade support system

21 August 2017

Working as a dealer can mean long, solitary hours but it can also be a collaborative pursuit. Here, ATG highlights the work of three from around that trade whose work brings them into regular contact with the wonderful world of art and antiques dealers. Our spotlight falls on a marketer, artist and photographer who are the ‘added extras’.


Dealer makes eastern campaign in search of new markets

21 August 2017

Warwick arms and armour dealer Runjeet Singh will have a representative at the new Olympia fair (see separate story) but he has a ‘fixture clash’ to cope with. The west London show coincides with his first exhibition in Asia.


5 Questions - Alexander Loveday of Loveday Antiques

21 August 2017

Alexander Loveday of Loveday Antiques, which was started by his father David in 1969 in a small north London shop but is now based in a Hertfordshire showroom.


Shop talk - Regent Antiques

21 August 2017

In our continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops, ATG talks to Tino Quaradeghini, who opened Regent Antiques in 1980.