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.

Beware of unknown courier companies says dealer

01 December 2008

ANTIQUES dealers are being warned against using unfamiliar courier companies that they find through web directories.

Hotspur and Jeremy sale sets £3.6m total

24 November 2008

WHEN Jeremy and Hotspur, two of London’s best-known furniture dealerships, announced in the late summer that they were shutting up shop and selling off their remaining stock, few could have predicted the ensuing market slump. Both dealerships, who intend to continue as consultants, must have had their fingers crossed at Christie’s on November 20, when the sale took place.

Sampson & Horne to hold sale as they move premises

24 November 2008

MAYFAIR dealers Sampson & Horne are moving out of their premises at 120 Mount Street, London W1 and next week from December 4 to 6 hold a three day Moving Sale at the shop.

Late-night shopping in Camden Passage

10 November 2008

DESPITE all the recent bad news about The Mall antiques centre, the dealers in Camden Passage, are holding a late-night shopping evening on Saturday November 29.

Serious concern over lost post payout policy

06 November 2008

A DEALER has raised serious questions over Royal Mail’s compensation policy for items lost in the post following a dispute that ended in court. Despite the county court judge ruling against the postal service, Royal Mail are refusing to change their policy.


Fresh alert over fake Lenkiewicz paintings

20 October 2008

The Lenkiewicz Foundation have exposed two fake Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) portraits after they were seen advertised for sale on a dealer's website. The dealer immediately withdrew the two paintings, a self-portrait and Study of Lisa Stokes, once contacted by the foundation.


Dealers evicted as The Mall closes its doors

13 October 2008

THE campaign to save The Mall in Camden Passage appears to be facing defeat, with the landlords of the North London antiques centre having evicted all the remaining dealers. The iconic Grade II listed building at the head of the famous antiques thoroughfare, which formerly housed over 30 dealers, now lies empty with the shutters down.

Christie’s announce details of Hotspur/Jeremy dispersal

22 September 2008

CHRISTIE’S have announced that their sale of the joint stock of the two London dealerships Hotspur and Jeremy will be at a dedicated auction at their King Street rooms on November 20.

Portobello – officially a Great Street

05 September 2008

Portobello Road is one of three finalists for the Great Street Award 2009.

Beware of swapped labels says dealer

05 September 2008

A DEALER from Exeter has called on members of the trade to beware of opportunists conning sellers by swapping price labels when they purchase antiques.

Football challenge goes to penalties

05 September 2008

The sixth annual Dealers vs Auctioneers charity football match was the most closely fought yet seen at the Bank of England sports ground, Roehampton, home to the event since its inception.

Rent rises hit Bond Street dealers

01 September 2008

Art and antiques dealers trading on and around Bond Street in London are facing massive rent hikes as global brands vie for space in the world's top shopping destinations.


Largest-ever exhibition of a Modern British favourite

01 September 2008

The largest ever retrospective exhibition of the work of popular Modern British painter Edward Seago (1910-1974) will be held from September 8-19 at the Bond Street dealers Colnaghi, who represented the artist in his heyday.

Council tell Mall owners to withdraw notice to quit

26 August 2008

ISLINGTON Council has called on the owners of The Mall in Camden Passage to withdraw a new notice to quit issued to dealers at the North London antiques centre.


Thieves steal a collection built up over a lifetime

04 August 2008

A YORKSHIRE dealer lost a lifetime's collection in one night when thieves stole the bulk of his Clarice Cliff stock built up over the last 25 years. Art Deco dealer Muir Hewitt lost around 55 pieces of Clarice Cliff when the thieves targeted his shop in the Redbrick Mill in Batley in the early hours of July 26.

Antiquarius owners appeal over planning rejection

21 July 2008

retail property investment company London & Associated Properties, have appealed against the rejection of their plans to redevelop King’s Road antiques centre Antiquarius.

Credit card clone scam targets West End dealers

21 July 2008

ANTIQUES shops in the West End of London are being warned to watch out for a man who has been stealing valuable works of art using cloned credit cards.

Cato apologises after TV mistake at Olympia fair

14 July 2008

AT their Council meeting last week the British Antique Dealers Association decided on no further action regarding complaints by some members that well-known Kent dealer and fellow member Lennox Cato was fitted with a microphone while carrying out vetting duties at last month's Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair.

Top furniture dealers bow out together

07 July 2008

HOTSPUR and Jeremy, two of London’s long-established top antiques dealerships, are to cease trading later this year and hold a joint sale of their stock at Christie’s.