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.


Shop talk – Focus on the Past

25 March 2017

In the continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops in 2017, ATG talks to Alison Roylance, owner of Focus on the Past antiques centre, Clifton Village, Bristol.

New watchdog sparks red tape fear

25 March 2017

Concerns are mounting that a new government money laundering watchdog will lead to further red tape for dealers and auctioneers in the UK.


Bath tipped as a smart selection

25 March 2017

The 28th annual Bath Decorative Antiques Fair closed on March 5 after a four-day run which included its busiest opening trade day on record.

Robert Eagle

5 Questions - Robert Eagle

25 March 2017

Robert Eagle started his business specialising in less well-known Modern British artists over three years ago. He will appear at his first fair, the Cotswolds Antiques, Decorative & Art Fair, at the end of March. He started dealing when he bought a David Rolt landscape for £250 and then acquired the whole estate of the artist.

Stephen Jarrett

Stephen Jarrett dies

25 March 2017

We regret to announce the death on March 11 of Cotswolds dealer Stephen Jarrett of Witney Antiques.

First arrests under German cultural law

25 March 2017

Munich coin fair raided by 30 police as Nagel moves Asian sale to Austria

Alejandro Guijarro photo

X-rays lead to ‘new’ Old Masters

25 March 2017

This image is one of the pieces featured in LEAD, an ongoing exhibition of the photographs of Alejandro Guijarro at the London gallery Tristan Hoare.

Masterpiece Fair in London

Masterpiece exhibitor list reflects high turnover as 28 depart and 26 join

23 March 2017

The list of dealers exhibiting at Masterpiece London this year shows a comparatively high turnover with 28 dealers who exhibited last year not appearing in this week’s announcement.

Bomber Command

Bomber Command Memorial maquette swoops in to north London gallery show

22 March 2017

A maquette of the Bomber Command Memorial in London will be on sale as part of an exhibition of works by sculptor Philip Jackson.

Salon du Dessin

Salon du Dessin draws the art crowd in Paris

22 March 2017

It was back to the drawing board in Paris this week, or rather the drawings fair. The vernissage of the Salon du Dessin, the city's longstanding and well respected drawings fair, opened for its 26th edition on March 21.

V&A Museum London

Fabergé treasures donated to V&A from collection of former Wartski chairman

20 March 2017

The V&A has been awarded a clutch of Fabergé treasures from the estate of Kenneth Snowman, the well-known collector of works by the Russian jeweller and former chairman of jewellery dealer Wartski.


Early fruits of labour at TEFAF

18 March 2017

A previously unknown work by Bartolomeo Cavarozzi (1587-1625) was snapped up within minutes of the opening of TEFAF in Maastricht.


Map out your route to busy Petworth antiques hub

18 March 2017

THE ongoing exhibition L’Absurdité is the result of the combined effort of two dealerships from Petworth. They are Kevis House Gallery, the Lombard Street space where the exhibition takes place, and Toni Arden, back for the first time in several years having closed her local photography gallery Arden and Anstruther in 2011.


ILAB launches mentoring programme for new and young antiquarian book dealers

17 March 2017

The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) has launched a mentoring programme to help encourage the next generation of book dealers.

BADA fair 2017 Private View Party

BADA Fair 2017 – slideshow from last night’s private view party

16 March 2017

BADA 2017 kicked off this week with a private view party at the venue in Duke of York Square in Chelsea. Among those attending was Lord Heseltine. ATG brings you a selection of 10 shots from the event.

Francesca Galloway and Christine Ramphal

Dealers tough it out as New York’s ‘Asia Week’ continues amid heavy snow

15 March 2017

Dealers braved the elements in New York this week as the city’s ‘Asia Week’ events kicked off in spite of 7in of snow falling.

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Sim Fine Art sells domestic painting of lazy Sunday to London's Geffrye Museum

13 March 2017

Sim Fine Art has made its second sale to a major London institution in two years with the sale of a painting the Geffrye Museum.

TEFAF Maastricht stand

TEFAF 2017: more sales announced and one work removed for being too provocative

10 March 2017

The official opening day of TEFAF Maastricht continued to glean sales for dealers with a number of strong six-figure sales adding to the handful of seven-figure sales reported at yesterday’s preview event.


American buyers in evidence among early sales at TEFAF Maastricht

10 March 2017

Yesterday at his stand Geoffrey Munn, managing director at jeweller dealer Wartski, described the Maastricht TEFAF fair as "a fascinating mix of art and mammon".


Touchdown at TEFAF: 10 shots from the preview day at the Maastricht fair

09 March 2017

TEFAF Maastricht's preview opened today at the MECC. The fair opens to the public tomorrow and runs from March 10-19. Here ATG takes a sneak peek at the fair, its exhibitors and its visitors.