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 operate across different categories.

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Textile trading continues despite fair postponement

05 July 2021

The planned 30-stand Designer and Makers’ Fair on July 17-18 at Charleston Manor, near Lewes in East Sussex was cancelled at the beginning of July.

Over 200 standholders expected at Festival of Antiques at Cheltenham Racecourse

05 July 2021

“I’m expecting a 50-50 split from the exhibitors who follow my fairs and dealers local to the area”, said Nick Bayliss, talking about his new annual Festival of Antiques at Cheltenham Racecourse.

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Sold! Highlights from Petworth Fair 2021

05 July 2021

Nine works sold by dealers at The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair

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Eric Knowles and Charles Hanson team up for Kent valuation day

03 July 2021

Specialist Eric Knowles and auctioneer Charles Hanson will be taking part in a valuation day in Tunbridge Wells to raise money for charity.

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New faces at Colnaghi, Koopman, Bonhams and Adam Partridge – the latest hires across the art and antiques sector

29 June 2021

This week’s Movers & Shakers includes a new specialist for Bonhams’ popular culture department.

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Pick of the week: £220,000 for enigmatic faces of the Interregnum

28 June 2021

Believed to date from the mid-17th century, this double portrait is a fascinating painting on many accounts.

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London dealer hails victory in six-year legal battle over St James’s lease

28 June 2021

“We want art and antiques galleries to know that this area is now affordable," says dealer S Franses after High Court victory

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Mudge Green stands out in Taylor clock sale

28 June 2021

Highlights from the first tranche of the clock collection of Isle of Man entrepreneur and horologist Dr John C Taylor (b.1936) were offered for sale by dealership Carter Marsh in London last week.

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5 Questions: modern art dealer Liberté Nuti

28 June 2021

One half of the master drawings gallery Härb Nuti, Liberté Nuti is a specialist in Modern and Impressionist art with a particular focus on works on paper. Härb Nuti is taking part in London Art Week, which runs from July 2-16.

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The web shop window: Surrealist picture by Eileen Agar

28 June 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Duchess daughters reunited via dealer and saleroom

28 June 2021

These pastel portraits depicting Georgiana and Henrietta Cavendish, the two legitimate daughters of Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire, are soon to hang side by side for the first time in over a century.

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Sixteen new members boost US association

28 June 2021

Over a dozen fine art dealers have joined The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) in one of the largest new member classes in the organisation’s history.

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New faces at Colnaghi and Peter Harrington

28 June 2021

Colnaghi has appointed Lily D Snyder as managing director of Modern and Contemporary art in North America, a newly created position at the long-running gallery.

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East to west is a cool move for dealer Phil

28 June 2021

After 10 years based at London’s Old Spitalfields Market, Phil Taylor Cool Stuff is moving west to the antiques hub of Lillie Road in Fulham.

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Dealer and ex-auctioneer join forces to develop Dorset business

28 June 2021

Former Edinburgh Woollen Mill turned into antiques market with more than 40 dealers

Updates on three UK fairs scheduled for July

28 June 2021

Three updates about events taking place in Hungerford, Charlwood and the East End of London

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Talking about Dorking brocante

28 June 2021

After much trepidation around the launch of her monthly outdoor brocante in Dorking, Jane Alexander of Dovehouse Fine Antiques Fairs finally saw it happen on Sunday, June 20.

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Exquisite silver from dealer’s collection offered at Lempertz auction

28 June 2021

Bernard De Leye has been trading in silverware since 1977 and has been a regular participant at major antiques fairs in Belgium and France for many decades.

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Three long-standing dealerships hold shows to mark major anniversaries in 2021

28 June 2021

Antiques Trade Gazette (50 years old) and Napoleon (200 years since his death) mark significant anniversaries this year – as do several venerable names in the art dealing business.

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Lyons debut in sculpture park

28 June 2021

This unique steel sculpture is among a series of monumental works by the late Michael Lyons (1943-2019) on display at Thirsk Hall & Sculpture Park in North Yorkshire thanks to London gallery Willoughby Gerrish.

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