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.

Mark Law takes over Partridge

26 November 2005

Plans to rejuvenate firm include big stand at Olympia

Partridge devalue by £10m in bid period

23 August 2005

A much-publicised decision to devalue their stock by £10m, is the headline figure of the six-monthly accounts published by Partridge Fine Arts.

Mallett to expand further in New York

23 August 2005

MALLETT, one of Bond Street’s most famous names, are to expand their New York branch, with work hopefully starting in November.

Mallett’s win £80,000 court case over stolen bookcase

24 May 2005

London antique dealers Mallett’s of New Bond Street have been awarded €111,533 (£80,000) by the Irish High Court after suing an Irish dealer over a stolen bureau bookcase.

Malletts sue Dublin dealer over stolen bureau

12 May 2005

LONDON antique dealers Malletts are waiting to hear whether a Dublin dealer will have to pay them more than £100,000 in compensation over a stolen 18th century bureau bookcase.

Veterans for the Vaults

26 January 2005

AFTER more than 41 years, veteran silver dealers Hymie and Shirley Dinerstein have left West London’s Portobello Road.

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OBE for portrait expert Mould

04 January 2005

PORTRAIT dealer Philip Mould has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours.

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Owls and pussycats

23 December 2004

THE last of the four annual selling shows of Japanese woodblock prints at The Japanese Gallery, 66D Kensington Church Street, London W8, is Cats, Birds and Flowers which opened earlier this month and continues until February 28, 2005.

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Horologists clocking on to 2005

23 December 2004

NOTED Manchester horologists Northern Clocks, run by Robert Love and his daughter Mary Anne, always have more than 100 good, craftsman-restored clocks in stock at Boothsbank Farm, Leigh Road, Worsley, but you can also see what they have on offer in their just published 2005 catalogue.

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...and, illustrating the point

22 December 2004

“Business has been good, but to achieve this I have had to work extremely hard.” This is how Chris Beetles summed up 2004 and, having already taken over £500,000 in sales from his renowned annual exhibition of British illustrators, he is ending the year on a bullish note.

NY-Paris dealers to target Russia in London

01 December 2004

FEIGEN Aaron is a new firm in London’s St James’s launched by two top dealers from New York and Paris and aimed at the expanding Russian market.

Fresh offer to cash in compensation vouchers

11 November 2004

THE Chicago Clearing Company, the US firm trading in auction house class action certificates, will be in London again this week.

Guess what – yes, they’re back again

28 October 2004

AS certain as Autumn’s falling leaves, the scam fair guides have come out of the woodwork once more to trap dealers in the run-up to the Winter Olympia fair.

RA fairs news at the double

20 October 2004

NEXT year’s Watercolour and Drawings Fair will move to a new venue, the Royal Academy rooms at 6 Burlington Gardens, London W1, where it will run from February 3 to 6 with an opening evening preview on February 2.

Months of work pay off in minutes

14 October 2004

BUSINESS could not be better for Simon Spero, the Kensington Church Street, London W8 18th century porcelain specialist who opened his annual exhibition on Tuesday last week (October 5) at noon.

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Three specialists make their points

14 October 2004

THREE leading international dealers in antique needlework are getting together in New York later this month for a special selling exhibition – The Admirable Art of the Needle: Samplers & Embroideries 1650-1850.

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Old campaigner in the Cotswolds

14 October 2004

SOME of the 16 shows which comprise the traditional autumn season of selling exhibitions held by the Cotswold Antiques Dealers’ Association have already been covered in this column but here are a few more to whet the appetite.

Board changes at LAPADA

13 October 2004

GRAHAM Smith of Graham Smith Antiques in Jesmond, Newcastle has joined LAPADA’s board of directors. He started his own business in 1999 after 27 years working with Owen Humble Antiques.

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Hodges’ War and Peace prints found after appeal

13 October 2004

THE National Maritime Museum has purchased two prints from a London dealer following its appeal in the Antiques Trade Gazette for information about two missing William Hodges paintings.

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Double celebrations for London ceramics duo

29 September 2004

NOW an autumn institution in Kensington, two of the London borough’s top ceramics specialists hold their concurrent annual selling exhibitions from October 5 to 16. Both have something to celebrate.

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