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.

Contemporary art boosts Fine Art Society results

23 October 2006

CONTEMPORARY art has helped the Fine Art Society triple its turnover in the past four years, according to results just released.

Dealers bid to cut out art heirs forever

16 October 2006

DEALERS from all over Europe have launched a campaign to get rid of the resale right enjoyed by the heirs of dead artists.

Top French award for London Chinese dealer

16 October 2006

Giuseppe Eskenazi, London’s pre-eminent dealer in Chinese works of art, has been appointed a Chevalier (Knight) of the Légion d’honneur for services to the arts.

New Paris gallery to champion European decorative arts

02 October 2006

ON September 12 – the week the Paris Biennale returned to the Grand Palais – Paris celebrated another notable development on the city’s art scene with the launch of Galerie Historismus at 9 Place de Vosges, the oldest square in Paris.

Pelham move operation from London to Paris

02 October 2006

ESTABLISHED in London since 1928, Pelham Galleries have moved out of their well-known Mayfair showrooms in Mount Street and are now based in their greatly expanded gallery at Rue de Varenne, Paris.

Atlantic reassure centre dealers

25 September 2006

THE new owners of Atlantic Antiques have set out to reassure dealers at Antiquarius, The Mall in Islington and Rogers Antiques Gallery in Portobello about plans for the future. Following last week’s ATG report, they say that there will be no significant changes or rent rises, that the centres have enjoyed a recent revival and that they will concentrate on letting several unoccupied properties acquired with the portfolio.

Nahum defends trade over fakes – and blasts forgers

25 September 2006

THE dealer who originally reported the John Anster Fitzgerald (1826-1906) fakes to the police has defended the trade and issued a stark warning to art forgers.

Dealers fear for future after Atlantic sold

19 September 2006

THREE of London’s longest established antiques centres have changed hands following the acquisition of Atlantic Properties Ltd by London & Associated Properties PLC.


Three combine for one superb silver collection

19 September 2006

IN an unusual trade initative, three London dealers have combined forces to buy and sell one of the largest silver collections in private hands and one of the biggest for sheer numbers ever to be offered in the trade.


Linen covers the miles

15 September 2006

BEYOND France is the name of Maud Lombard’s linen company, but it is actually Hungary where Maud sources her homespun, handspun vintage linens in and around the village of Nagynyarad in the south west of the country, near the city of Pecs.

One year on – Trade enjoys mixed fortunes in New Orleans

11 September 2006

ALMOST one in five antiques dealers have not returned a year on from Hurricane Katrina, but there are tales of better fortunes for some.

£30,000 book theft as robbers go through wall

15 August 2006

Thieves broke into Goldsworth Books & Prints some time between 5pm on Saturday and 9am on Sunday July 29-30, stealing books, maps and prints to the value of over £30,000.


Line up for 4pm kick-off

25 July 2006

The fourth annual ATG-sponsored football match between the Dealers and the Auctioneers will take place at the Bank of England sports ground in Roehampton on Friday, September 1.


Treasure hunt helps make open evening a real gem

10 July 2006

THIS summer's Kensington Church Street Open Evening on June 29 proved a notable success for the many visitors who enjoyed the hospitality and company of the street's many dealers.


Guinevere's tiles bring judges' smiles

26 June 2006

A panel of judges, including interior designers Alidad and Kit Kemp and representatives from World of Interiors and Homes & Gardens, deemed Guinevere Antiques to have the best stand of The Summer Fair, Olympia.

Sotheby’s buy Noortman

17 June 2006

Auction house acquire leading Old Master dealer with debts of $26m

Looking ahead to a glorious Grosvenor

05 June 2006

This is the month the trade in London really goes into overdrive, starting this week with the opening of The Summer Fair, Olympia on Thursday (June 8). Olympia is just one of four major London June fairs and these are complemented by an increasing number of dealer exhibitions around the capital.

Met to recruit trade in bid to beat art crime

05 June 2006

Call for dealers to sign up as specials


Horne merges with Sampson

31 May 2006

Pottery specialist to leave landmark Kensington Church Street premises for Mount Street

Partridge sale totals $12.5m – enough to meet obligations with a bit left over

22 May 2006

CHRISTIE’S May 17 sale of Partridge stock in New York went according to plan, with a hammer total of $12.5m (£6.65m).