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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What can BRAFA fair offer for the entry-level collector?

30 January 2019

Big international art fairs are inevitably a showcase for the exhibitors’ showstoppers. At one level, these key pieces highlight the galleries’ specialities and rare finds that they have been saving up for the occasion.

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Social media, succession planning and Brexit top agenda at latest LAPADA conference

28 January 2019

Around 100 dealers will gather at the House of Lords next month for the latest annual LAPADA conference.

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Trading right until closing time: Adams Fairs has an innovative way of discouraging early leavers

28 January 2019

A full house, a good balance between trade and private buyers and happy stall holders: Adams Antiques Fair in Victoria, London is doing something right. ATG went along to its latest event to find out what.

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Q&A with London’s rare book fair chairman Pom Harrington

28 January 2019

With Biblio as partner and a rebrand of its annual fair, the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association is expecting a spike in visitors and exhibitors at its flagship event.

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Expect the unexpected at Christie’s sale of eclectic objects from the collection of dealer Peter Petrou

28 January 2019

Well-known works of art dealer Peter Petrou offers 150 lots from his eclectic collection at Christie’s London this week.

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Art dealer steps back after 45-year career promoting Mod Brits and holds a final show

28 January 2019

British art specialist Patricia Jordan Evans rounds off more than four decades in the trade with her next show called 'The Last Hurrah! 45 Years at Bohun Gallery'.

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Fish servers are a rare find

28 January 2019

A rare pair of 19th century silver fish servers are on offer from Schredds at next month’s Petersfield Antiques Fair.

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5 Questions: Mark Peaker of 3812 Gallery

28 January 2019

Mark Peaker is co-founder and chief executive of Hong Kong’s 3812 Gallery, which specialises in Chinese post-war and contemporary art with a focus on ink. A new branch of the business opened in St James’s, London, last year. The exhibition 'Echoes' runs from January 28-March 9.

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Dealers team up as chapel view helps heart charity

28 January 2019

Barewall Art Gallery in Burslem recently sold 'Chapel' by Arthur Berry (1925-94), raising £2170 for the British Heart Foundation.

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Catalogue focus – six highlights showcased by dealers including a desk with royal provenance

28 January 2019

Dealers spend a lot of time and thought on the catalogues they bring out to showcase stock – here is the latest in our occasional series looking at recent examples covering a range of art and antiques

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Charity antique fair planned in Tunbridge Wells in memory of silver dealer

26 January 2019

The granddaughter of silver dealer George Paterson is to launch an antique fair in Tunbridge Wells in April to raise money for the hospice where her grandfather spent his last weeks.

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Oxford’s Bodleian Library buys 500-year-old book-box from Paris dealer

24 January 2019

The University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries has acquired a rare 15th-century French Gothic coffer – one of the largest-surviving examples of a late medieval box used for transporting precious books.

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Government halts export of 17th century southern Indian tray in hope of finding UK buyer

23 January 2019

A south Indian Bidri pear-shaped tray dating from the 17th century has been temporarily blocked from export from the UK by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

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Charles Dickens 'lost portrait' purchase for the nation fundraising hits £60,000

21 January 2019

A public fund-raising effort to purchase the ‘lost’ portrait of Charles Dickens for the nation from dealership Philip Mould & Company has reached £60,000, a third of the asking price.

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Dealer offers fine and extensive single-owner collection of porcelain in sections over a year

21 January 2019

Building a collection can be the work of a lifetime. Selling is often a much quicker affair. But dealer Haydn Hansell of Juno Antiques is being far from hasty when it comes to the fine assortment of mostly 18th century porcelain he offers this year.

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Artist Egan’s sharp eye outlines his vision of the world

21 January 2019

Sensual, satirical and grotesque: the works of Beresford Egan (1905-84) certainly fit a description of ‘distinctive’.

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5 Questions: Aaron Nejad

21 January 2019

Aaron Nejad trades in rugs, carpets and textiles from the East and Europe. In 2011 he launched the London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair (LARTA) which takes place in Battersea from January 22-27

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Get hooked on Mary Fedden at Portland Gallery’s show

21 January 2019

'Fish and Lemon', painted in 1964, is among the 65 works included in Portland Gallery’s show on Mary Fedden (1915-2012) opening this week.

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Snow show in London at John Mitchell’s seasonal exhibition

21 January 2019

'Snow on the farmhouses of Les Contamines-Montjoie' has begun to thaw in this oil by Charles-Henri Contencin (1898-1955), part of John Mitchell’s annual 'Peaks and Glaciers' exhibition (January 24-March 8).

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Ex-courthouse venue in Pontefract judged to be just right

21 January 2019

Former courthouse in West Yorkshire opens as antiques centre and community hub.

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