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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WATCH: Dealer Robert Young speaks about 'record-breaking' Masterpiece fair

06 July 2017

The eighth annual Masterpiece London concluded yesterday after two previews and a seven-day run.


Cork Street gallery seeks to widen buyer base by welcoming Bitcoin

06 July 2017

A Cork Street gallery has become the first in the UK to accept digital currencies such as Bitcoin.

Art and Antiques Fair Olympia

WATCH – “I’ve sold things at Olympia that I couldn’t sell at Masterpiece”

05 July 2017

This year was the 45th anniversary of the summer Olympia fair or, as it is now known, ‘The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia’. ATG visited during the middle of its latest run to gauge how exhibitors were finding the event this year.


Mayfair centre Grays Mews to close due to Crossrail chaos

03 July 2017

Rocketing business rates and the impact of building works for Crossrail are to force the closure of Grays Mews.


TEFAF takes first steps towards launching e-commerce platform

03 July 2017

TEFAF is to trial its own online selling platform at the fair organisation’s autumn New York event, with a view to building a permanent e-commerce presence.


Obituary: David Newell-Smith (1937-2017)

03 July 2017

David Newell-Smith, who together with wife Sonya ran the Tadema Gallery in Camden Passage, died on June 11.


Dealers report sales at Masterpiece London

03 July 2017

A set of four silver-gilt candlesticks priced at £350,000 by Koopman Rare Art, were among the top sales on the opening day of Masterpiece London last week.


Labours of love from fieldwork

03 July 2017

Painter who fled London to create country scenes is now the subject of a Holborn show...


Wander through a Welsh county

03 July 2017

Carmarthenshire is full of delights for antiques buyers. Here, we look at a brocante trial, views of castles coming up at a fair and another event in which you can go potty at a botanic garden.


Folk sits comfortably with contemporary

03 July 2017

Robert Young, the folk art dealer in Battersea, London, has launched an initiative which showcases the work of emerging contemporary artists and designers in his shop.


Shop talk: Steven Kirby

03 July 2017

In our continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops in 2017, ATG talks to Steven Kirby. He opened Messingham Farm Shop & Café in Lincolnshire earlier this year, which includes an antiques centre in an historic school house.


5 Questions: Marc and Marcia Harrison

03 July 2017

Book dealers Marc and Marcia Harrison were originally based in the UK but now live and work in the Netherlands. Alongside their business, Harrison-Hiett Rare Books, they continue to manage the annual PBFA International Fair in London.


Previews: £30,000 plus

03 July 2017

AD Antiques, run by British art pottery specialist Alison Davey, is selling this grotesque spoon warmer by the Martin Brothers.


European union is revived at Whitford Fine Art

03 July 2017

Whitford Fine Art’s ongoing exhibition Trans-Channel Crossing brings together works by four artists, two from the UK and two from Continental Europe, who lived and worked in both places after the Second World War.


Music and dance make impromptu performance

03 July 2017

Kevis House Gallery’s exhibition 'Impromptu' features the works of Frances Hatch depicting musicians and dancers.


Franco-Brit alliance at Browse & Darby’s show

03 July 2017

Browse & Darby’s ongoing exhibition of British and French drawings, prints and sculpture includes Edgar Degas’ c.1987 Danseuse Assise, a pastel and charcoal on paper mounted on card.


Why the Blairman bunch do like to be beside the seaside

03 July 2017

Furniture and works of art dealer Martin Levy took a trip to the north Wales seaside recently.

Masterpiece London fair

WATCH: what dealers told ATG at Masterpiece

30 June 2017

The eighth edition of ‘Masterpiece London’ opened its doors this week and some of the 150 exhibitors taking stands at the fair – billed as the capital’s premier art and antiques event – shared their thoughts about the event on camera with ATG.


Dealers “slow to adapt to new technology” says latest art market report

29 June 2017

More than $3.1bn of art, antiques and collectables sell online each year but around a fifth of dealers still have no plans to begin selling online, according to a recent report.

Palais Brogniart, venue of Fine Arts Paris

Exhibitor list released for newly-launched ‘Fine Arts Paris’ fair

29 June 2017

‘Fine Arts Paris’, the new fair in Paris being held in November at the Palais Brongniart , has announced its exhibitor list for its inaugural staging.