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.

ATG letter: Not really ‘sharing the pain’

22 March 2021

MADAM – Re: ‘Fair loses appeal over early closure’, front page, ATG No 2484.

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The web shop window: Ada Lovelace's first-edition copy of key mathematical text

22 March 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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5 Questions: textiles dealer Esther Fitzgerald

22 March 2021

Esther Fitzgerald handles textiles from across the globe covering a time span of 2000 years. She has been trading for three decades and is based in Hampstead, London.

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Northern exposure: Antiques centre branches out from the south to the Lake District

22 March 2021

Vincent Page, owner of Antiques on High in Oxford and Sidmouth, has turned his sights northwards.

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Hemswell Antique Centres boss shares “crazy" experience of lockdown

22 March 2021

“Due to our digital presence with our website, social media and the live virtual shopping tours I have been conducting all over the world my skeleton team of 10 staff have been kept extremely busy.”

Clare McAndrew of Arts Economics

Covid-hit art market shrinks by 22% according to Art Basel report

16 March 2021

Global trade widely affected by pandemic but online sales double in value

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5 Questions: vintage wristwatches specialist Alex Stevens

15 March 2021

Alex Stevens began selling collectables aged 14, going on to specialise in vintage wristwatches. He launched Alex Stevens Vintage in late 2020.

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William Hazlitt portrayed at his ‘great hope’ stage

15 March 2021

This rediscovered portrait depicts a youthful-looking William Hazlitt (1778-1830).

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The web shop window: Pablo Picasso doodle

15 March 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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The 1970s new wave of ceramics flows to Wiltshire

15 March 2021

British Studio Ceramic is Messums Wiltshire’s third annual show.

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ATG letters: This ‘world-beating’ Brexit deal is making a mess of business

15 March 2021

MADAM – I run an online antiques business. I have now found that since January 1, 2021, when I export to the EU, my customers are having to pay additional import duties of between 18-25% on each order.

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Obituary: art dealer Ian Godfrey Appleby (1928-2021)

15 March 2021

Former London fine art dealer Ian Godfrey Appleby sadly died on January 24, in St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands at the age of 92, after complications following breaking his hip.

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Clerkenwell vintage fair is latest to keep virtual events going once live ones return

15 March 2021

Spring is here (ignore the weather) and fairs and markets are suitably blooming again with the prospect of getting back to business.

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Sunday means salvage at Drew Pritchard’s regular virtual events

15 March 2021

Angela Whittle is one of the 30-plus group who take part in salvage supremo Drew Pritchard’s regular virtual Salvage Sundays.

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Pandemic? A perfect opportunity

15 March 2021

Spotlight on two London art businesses launched despite the challenges of lockdown

Bonnie Brennan and Jennifer Zatorski

Promotions and appointments across the art and antiques sector

11 March 2021

The latest hires and moves including at Christie’s, London Art Week and Gem-A.

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Police probe provenance of Meiji ivories

08 March 2021

Police are investigating the provenance of a collection of Japanese ivories in connection with a high-value burglary in Surrey.

Sunbury Antiques fair at Kempton Park Racecourse.

Fairs make welcome return to calendar

08 March 2021

Fair organisers are now planning for the spring and summer as the roadmap to ease coronavirus restrictions in England allows outdoor events to be held from April.

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Dealer hails artist Hennell as a genius

08 March 2021

Dealer Sim rates this little-known painter so highly he calls him ‘the English Van Gogh’

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Antiques centres look ahead to reopening

08 March 2021

Adrian Gilmour, co-owner of the Hungerford Arcade, is thrilled at news that non-essential retail can reopen in April.

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