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.

Fair dates for the diary as La Biennale and BRAFA both return

22 November 2021

La Biennale fair opens in Paris this week at the Grand Palais Ephémère and runs from November 26-December 5.


Holt fills gaps as waiting-list hopefuls join for fair near Oxford

22 November 2021

Dealer Marcus Potts, a regular exhibitor at the larger fairs including IACF Shepton Mallet, has filled all 40 capacity spaces at his Antiques@The Holt fair at the Holt Hotel, Steeple Aston, near Oxford on Saturday and Sunday, November 27-28.


Sale highlights as Fine Arts Paris fair returns to action

22 November 2021

Fine Arts Paris, which returned for a physical staging at the Carrousel du Louvre after an online-only event last year, closed its doors on November 11 with the 55 exhibitors enjoying sales from museums and private collectors.


5 Questions: Art dealer Will Elliott

22 November 2021

Will Elliott set up Elliott Fine Art in 2020 following roles in Sotheby’s Old Master department and at Colnaghi London where he was director.


Hatton Garden makes a BID for the future

22 November 2021

London’s historic diamond and jewellery quarter faces challenges but also opportunities


Dealer finds there is no cure for his art habit

22 November 2021

“Dealing in art is not just a hobby but also a disease which is very hard to throw off,” says dealer Malcolm Innes.

Expect the unexpected at two Hackney flea events

22 November 2021

The organisers of Hackney Fleamarkets, which includes the Peckham Salvage Yard at Copeland Park, run two of their regular flea dates before Christmas.


‘Anne Boleyn falcon’ bought by dealer for £75 lined up for Hampton Court display

22 November 2021

A carved oak falcon depicting Anne Boleyn’s royal badge discovered in a Devon auction and bought for £75 could soon be on display at Hampton Court Palace if a dealer gets his wish.


Huge nativity scenes inspired by Old Masters dominate Colnaghi's gallery room for London Art Week

22 November 2021

As Christmas beckons it seems only appropriate that Old Masters are among the leading works at the latest winter edition of London Art Week (LAW).


Jewellery and picture sales buoyant as Olympia makes return

22 November 2021

After two years of Covid-19 disruption The Winter Art & Antiques Fair at Olympia finally reopened its doors in west London.


The web shop window: Paul Sandby watercolour of Windsor

22 November 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Hans Coper coup as studio pottery records tumble

15 November 2021

Records were set for studio pottery when the collection of the late New York art dealer Dr John P Driscoll was sold last week.


Dealer offers newly discovered Peter Lely portrait

15 November 2021

A newly discovered portrait by Sir Peter Lely (1618-80) of a civil war soldier is up for sale with dealership Peter Harrison Fine Art.

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Fabergé T-Rex soars at sale thanks to ATG advert

15 November 2021

A rare Fabergé jade carving of a Tyrannosaurus Rex emerged for sale at a US regional auction house to sell for $65,000 (£50,000).


5 Questions: Furniture dealer Holly Johnson

15 November 2021

Holly Johnson Antiques opened a showroom in Knutsford, Cheshire in summer 2020 and Johnson has been trading independently for 28 years via fairs and online. The dealership is run by Johnson and her husband Ben Aardewerk with a small team.

Malvern Flea postponed until January

15 November 2021

B2B Events has announced the cancellation of its last event of the year, the Malvern Flea & Collectors’ Fair at the Three Counties Showground on Sunday, December 5.


Art & Antiques for Everyone: Birmingham fair keeps it simple

15 November 2021

Tweaked procedures and pricing policy is proving successful as major event finally returns


The web shop window: Maison Jansen floor lamp

15 November 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.


Dealer portal 1stDibs launches auction format

15 November 2021

Online dealer portal 1stDibs has launched a new way of selling via its website.


How to go green in Glasgow

15 November 2021

Be inspired by the recent COP26 summit and buy sustainable, recycled items in the host city