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.

Jon Gilbert

ILAB calls for entries to prestigious bibliography prize

03 April 2017

The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) has put out a call for entrants to the 2018 ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography.

japanned bureau cabinet

‘Amazingly positive’ after six-figure sale at BADA fair

01 April 2017

An imposing sight on the stand of London furniture dealer Godson & Coles, this early 18th century japanned bureau cabinet sold for a six-figure sum at the BADA 2017 fair.


Antiques for Everyone – and that includes the interior decorators

01 April 2017

First Birmingham NEC fair of 2017 courts the interior design trade with welcome BIID tie-up


Evolution of the spring Battersea Decorative fair

01 April 2017

The next Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair runs from April 4-9 in London’s Battersea Park. The second of three fairs to take place in the Battersea Evolution Marquee, it follows a successful January edition.


‘The good old days’ at Chelsea

01 April 2017

This unusual Staffordshire figure of Billy Walters, c.1820, by Enoch Wood was among the pieces sold at the recent Chelsea Antiques, Art & Design Fair (March 15-19).


5 Questions

01 April 2017

West Sussex dealer Joe Chaffer started Vagabond Antiques & Décor in October 2015.


A modern look at traditional India

01 April 2017

Crane Kalman’s upcoming exhibition Jethro Buck – Axis Mundi features recent work by a contemporary artist interested in Indian miniature painting.


Sculpture in the Sixties

01 April 2017

Among the pieces available at Pangolin London’s ongoing exhibition Sculpture in the Sixties is Tower, a painted fibreglass and aluminium work by Nigel Hall (b.1943).

Exhibitors call for change at TEFAF flagship

01 April 2017

Established dealers are calling for a “shake up” at the venerable TEFAF Maastricht in the wake of its 30th showing last month. Proposals include moving the fair to Amsterdam, making it shorter and including fewer exhibitors.


New and familiar faces for Masterpiece

01 April 2017

Masterpiece London has revealed the list of 149 dealers to stand at its eighth annual fair taking place this summer, a similar number to 2016.


Victorian printmakers Charles and George Hunt celebrated with the launch of first full-length book on the artists

31 March 2017

A new book on two prolific Victorian printmakers launched last night.

Cox London

Cox London joins Pimlico Road area line-up

30 March 2017

Furniture and lighting designer Cox London has joined the line-up of interior designers around Pimlico Road.


Massive Duke of York centrepiece leads Christie’s Robert de Balkany auction with sale to Koopman

28 March 2017

A large, striking George IV silver-gilt centrepiece led Christie’s sale of the Robert de Balkany collection after it was hammered down to London silver dealer Koopman Rare Art.


Copy of Churchill and Roosevelt ‘Allies' bench sculpture sold to Lake District hotel

28 March 2017

A copy of London tourist favourite, the bronze bench sculpture of Sir Winston Churchill and Franklin D Roosevelt between Old and New Bond Streets, has been sold to a Lake District hotel.


Furniture dealer Rolleston sells William and Mary marquetry cabinet to international museum

27 March 2017

Kensington Church Street dealer Rolleston recently sold a William and Mary cabinet to an international museum for a mid-six-figure sum.

TEFAF Maastricht fair entrance

Should TEFAF move from Maastricht?

27 March 2017

While dealers are always discussing ways a fair can be improved, one issue raised at this year’s TEFAF Maastricht by a number of exhibitors was whether the fair should move to Amsterdam.


London gallery stages theatre design showcase

25 March 2017

Caspar Neher, the focus of Abbott and Holder’s upcoming exhibition, was a long-time collaborator with the German playwright Bertolt Brecht. Neher designed the stage sets for a number of his theatre productions in the 1920s and ‘30s.


Young dealer’s open-door policy

25 March 2017

Sixteen-year-old following family tradition launches his latest entrepreneurial initiative


Piper plays an East Anglian tune

25 March 2017

Mod Brit artist who produced many local scenes is subject of Suffolk gallery show


Dealers aim for business boom

25 March 2017

Brothers Ben and Harry Tucker have given new meaning to the term ‘war cabinet’.