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.


5 Questions: glass specialist Brian Watson

15 May 2023

Brian Watson deals in antique glass and stands at Petworth Park Antiques Fair this month.


London Map Fair reaches outwards

08 May 2023

The London Map Fair, which bills itself as the world’s oldest and largest event of its kind, is widening its scope.


Obituary: ceramics dealer Richard Barker (1950-2023)

08 May 2023

I am very sorry to report the death of Chinese and Japanese ceramics dealer and expert Richard Barker at the age of 72.


Take a peak at Buxton

08 May 2023

The picturesque spa town of Buxton in the Peak District will once again host its long-running annual fair.


Bloomsbury Book Fair springs forward

08 May 2023

A copy of Johann Kraft’s 'Pomona Austriaca' (Fruit Trees of Austria) featuring both the French and German texts as well as 100 hand-coloured plates is on offer at this spring’s Bloomsbury Book Fair Spring Event.


PBFA event: They’ll love it in London

08 May 2023

The PBFA’s London International Antiquarian Book Fair takes place on May 20-21. Book dealer and PBFA publicity manager Jeremy Carson explains to ATG what to expect this year


Firsts fair commits to spring slot in future

08 May 2023

'Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair' is returning to its usual May schedule this year and is committed to a spring date.


Two’s company in Cambridge

08 May 2023

Sarah Key and Phil Salin celebrated 30 years at the helm of the PBFA’s Cambridge Premier book fair in February. They chat to ATG about changes facing the fair, recent trends in the trade – and working together as a married couple


Brocante bonanza in the east of England

08 May 2023

Lawns of a Norfolk hall form the venue for another event staged by Blackdog in a beautiful setting


West Sussex event benefits from the ‘triangle’ location

08 May 2023

Fair in Petworth benefits from its setting near to a famous National Trust’s property and an 'antiques destination' town


Big Apple TEFAF all set to open

08 May 2023

TEFAF New York returns this year to the Park Avenue Armory from May 12-16.


Love Fairs on track with two extra events

08 May 2023

So popular are Love Fairs’ events at both Brighton and Lingfield racecourses that organiser Donny Mann has added an extra annual fair to each event.


Kean kept a low profile but is now in the spotlight

08 May 2023

The stand-free fair, 'Eye of the Collector', returns to London this May for its third physical edition.


The web shop window: recent discovery of a work by artist Georgette Rondel

08 May 2023

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


5 Questions: export porcelain specialist Allard van Halm

08 May 2023

Allard van Halm runs van Halm & van Halm, specialising in 17th and 18th Chinese and Japanese export porcelain from his base in Portobello Road. He will be exhibiting at The Decorative Fair in Battersea from May 9-14.


Chalmers charmed by tennis book dealer award

08 May 2023

Alan Chalmers of The Tennis Bookshop (established in 1988) has been awarded the United States Court Tennis Association’s 2023 George Plimpton Prize for his “fine work as a book dealer”.


Fair previews: Up to London from Down Under

08 May 2023

Australian dealer coming to the UK for Firsts describes the attractions of the Chelsea event

Grays coronation display

Art and antiques trade celebrates Charles III's coronation

03 May 2023

The art and antiques trade are celebrating the coronation of Charles III and Camilla as King and Queen ahead of the big day at Westminster Abbey on May 6.

Gallery salaries

Art market salaries revealed in new pay report

02 May 2023

Large art galleries in the US were the top payers of 2022, according to a new salary report.


5 Questions: Chinese porcelain specialist Alberto Santos

01 May 2023

Alberto Santos is among the exhibitors at the Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair (May 19-21).