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 operating across different categories.

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Taunton centre ‘is becoming quite a hub’

08 April 2024

Antiques on High on the hunt for more dealers

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Eye on an object: Equestrian painting by Claude Grosperrin

08 April 2024

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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Five questions: Mike Sparks of The Light House

08 April 2024

Mike Sparks of The Light House sells and restores period and antique lighting

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Schendel powers into London venue

08 April 2024

An untitled ink on rice paper work by Brazilian artist Mira Schendel (1919-88) is among the works starring at the exhibition 'Live With It', staged at Battersea Power Station, where it is offered for $18,000.

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Marlborough Gallery to close after nearly 80 years in business

05 April 2024

Marlborough Gallery is to close after nearly 80 years in business following a decision by its board of trustees to wind down its operations.

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Booksellers team up at New York fair to sell major collection chronicling the first Europeans in America

05 April 2024

Four dealers are behind the sale of the R David Parsons collection at the New York book fair

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Police appeal after violent robbery at Ian Towning’s Chelsea antiques centre

03 April 2024

Two thugs armed with hammers targeted Bourbon Hanby Antiques Arcade and smashed cabinets and attacked three people.

Winter

Winter Olympia organisers plan to adjust fair but call for dealer commitment

03 April 2024

This year’s fair is set to have a more distinct identity.

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Five questions with Scottish art dealer Malcolm Innes

01 April 2024

Though officially retired for many years, dealer Malcolm Innes continues to trade, focusing on Scottish landscape, sporting and military art.

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Eye on an Object: Toleware candelabra and planter

01 April 2024

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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Dealer news in brief including Shapero Modern's latest show on Helen Frankenthaler

01 April 2024

A roundup of news and events from around the trade

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Range of highlights spotted in the Cotswolds

01 April 2024

A pair of Second World War Japanese binoculars are among the highlights at the Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair where the dealer offering them, Jeroen Markies Art Deco, is part of a group of newcomers.

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Hennell’s wartime agricultural scenes in focus at dealer’s first online sale

01 April 2024

In his first online sale, dealer Andrew Sim of Sim Fine Art features a series of Second World War pictures of the ‘Food War’ on the home front.

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Textiles fair weaves an Indian pattern

01 April 2024

Handmade quilts, jackets, shawls, cushions and bags from Rajasthan will be on offer at textiles fair

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International museums boost sales at latest Salon du Dessin

27 March 2024

Institutions visiting from the US, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK boosted demand at the 32nd edition of Salon du Dessin in Paris.

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UK dealers announce series of sales to overseas museums

25 March 2024

Several pictures and one leatherwork portrait have recently gone to institutions in the US and France.

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New event for Scottish Borders region as fair to be held at Paxton House

25 March 2024

The Scottish Borders region welcomes a new fair in the summer at Paxton House, less than a 10-minute drive from the coastal town of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

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Dawgs gives visitors lots to chew over

25 March 2024

Among the many recommendations on the Facebook page of Spotty Dawgs Antiques & Used Furniture is a particularly praiseworthy one in which the poster has said that he would pay an entrance fee to wander round this treasure trove all day.

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Nottinghamshire organiser reconfigures event set-up as heavy rain causes problems

25 March 2024

Winter 2024 turned out to be the wettest ever in the UK - which inevitably threw up significant challenges for fair organisers.

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Furniture restoration: The hidden workshop aiming to restore confidence

25 March 2024

A challenging middle market and soaring property prices have driven most restorers out of central London but a workshop still remains hidden away in Mayfair

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