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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Maggs makes its new move

30 May 2017

The builders were still applying the finishing touches to book dealership Maggs Bros’ new premises in London’s Bedford Square on the morning before the shop was officially opened with a party on May 23.

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Masterpiece: facts and objects

30 May 2017

Six years on, the most glamorous of the London summer fairs is going from strength to strength

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Leaving it late is just what fair organiser Adams wants

30 May 2017

Matthew Adams has announced that he has been able to fit in an extra date in June for his monthly Sunday antiques fairs held at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London’s SW1.

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Paris Tableau skates over to Brussels

30 May 2017

A Parisian fair is ‘exploring new horizons’ with its first international event held at a former royal ice rink in the Belgian capital.

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On the hunt at Bexhill fair

30 May 2017

A stand-out 1930s Art Deco onyx table lamp from Belgium is one of the highlights of Style 1900’s 20th Century Decorative Arts Fair. It will be held at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on- Sea in East Sussex on Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18.

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Celebrating Agnew’s northern roots… in London

30 May 2017

“It has to be accessible. We don’t want to over-egg it. Trying to make Old Masters ‘sexy’ is not going to happen. But there are ways to get people interested.”

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Charles Saumarez Smith: Seeing the bigger picture

30 May 2017

Dr Charles Saumarez Smith explains how and why the Royal Academy will help promote the London art market this summer.

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Walkabout in W8: decorators meet dealers

30 May 2017

Where do antiques fit into current interior design thinking? We took three decorators on a whistle-stop tour of Kensington Church Street to gather their views on trends in furnishing with antiques and dealing with dealers.

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Summer night in W8

30 May 2017

London’s Kensington Church Street will host a summer open evening on June 21 to coincide with the summer season when a number of collectors and shoppers visit the capital.

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Walkabout in W8: About the decorators

30 May 2017

Meet the three decorators ATG took on its tour of Kensington Church Street to meet dealers.

Underground RA

London Underground features in summer auction of vintage posters

29 May 2017

An upcoming auction at AntikBar features a collection of London Underground posters and memorabilia.

Stephen Fry at Maggs Bros

Book dealer Maggs opens doors of new premises in London’s Bedford Square

24 May 2017

Stephen Fry and Dan Cruickshank were among the guests who turned up to last night’s party at Maggs Bros to open the book dealer’s new premises in London’s Bedford Square.

Asprey clock

Clock worth hundreds of thousands of dollars stolen from antiques dealer at Chicago show

24 May 2017

US police and a New Orleans dealer have appealed to the trade to help find a stolen Asprey & Co clock.

Bath

Police appeal for help to find bronze sculptures stolen from Bath antiques dealer

23 May 2017

Police are appealing to the trade to help find a number of bronze statues that were stolen from an antiques dealer in Bath.

Books

ABA ‘Olympia’ fair will move to Battersea

22 May 2017

Next month’s 'London International Antiquarian Book Fair' at the National Hall, Olympia on June 1-3 will be the last held at the West Kensington venue.

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London International Premier Fair - one of the best opportunities to meet dealers and collectors

22 May 2017

The London International Premier Fair (June 2-3) is the flagship book fair of the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PBFA).

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Shop talk: Martlesham Antiques

22 May 2017

In the continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops in 2017, ATG talks to Robert Frost, who runs Martlesham Antiques from a thatched cottage in Suffolk. It specialises in 18th and 19th century furniture.

5 Questions: David Bownes

22 May 2017

David Bownes is the former head of collections at the London Transport Museum and director of collections at the National Army Museum. After a few years of building a collection mainly of British posters, he made the move from curating to selling with the launch of his Twentieth Century Posters website in January 2016.

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New chapter in the life of a bookcase back in Harrogate

22 May 2017

Cooper Events’ next outing is The Pavilions of Harrogate Antiques & Fine Art Fair in North Yorkshire, from June 2-4.

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Tide powers Scottish show

22 May 2017

Coming up next at The Fine Art Society in Edinburgh is the exhibition Between Tides: Scotland’s Working Culture of the Sea.

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