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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Ephemera Society fair to include postcards

14 November 2022

Postcards are going to be on sale for the first time at the Ephemera Society’s fair on Sunday, December 4, at the Holiday Inn in Bloomsbury, London.

2022 Sale Selection

Dealer roundup: 300 frames on offer in West London, attendance up at IFPDA Print Fair plus other recent news from the trade

12 November 2022

More than 300 antique and modern frames are on offer from Charles Daggett Gallery this month. This is an annual event and comes with the territory of Daggett’s job.

Items from the Hyde Park Antiques auction

New York dealership Hyde Park downsizes with Sotheby’s sale

07 November 2022

The New York dealership Hyde Park Antiques, founded in 1965, will sell nearly 500 lots at Sotheby’s next year.

In Flight by Pierre Le Faguays

Olympia takes Flight as fair opens in challenging climate

07 November 2022

Sales were hard won at times during the opening days of the Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia.

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Mid-range sales of practical Georgian furniture among sales at Winter Olympia

07 November 2022

One of the best places to find furniture from across the ages this autumn was the 'Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia'.

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Portrait miniatures: Hammer highlights and previews from auctions and dealers

07 November 2022

A round up of portrait miniatures appearing at auction and offered by dealers.

Portrait miniatures

Portrait miniatures: It’s a small world

07 November 2022

Despite being buffeted by the vagaries of fashion and now the modern crusade against antique ivory, portrait miniatures have managed to keep a keen collecting base.

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In a new era for the art market Masters star at Frieze

07 November 2022

Old Master and a string of heavy hitters boost an encouraging event despite challenging times

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5 Questions: silver and jewellery specialist Natalie Smith

07 November 2022

Natalie Smith owns Woodbridge Antiques in Suffolk and specialises in silver and jewellery.

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Kent bookings bring festive cheer

07 November 2022

Venue clash means Malvern Flea is off but Detling is a definite B2B destination

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The web shop window: A Bow figure of Juno with an eagle

07 November 2022

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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Portland Gallery stages Fedden exhibition for new and old collectors

07 November 2022

The works of Modern British artist Mary Fedden (1915-2012) are accessible and have a wide appeal. Despite a spike in her prices following her death, these days they are relatively affordable too.

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Sunday proves a busy day for Sandown

07 November 2022

Edward Cruttenden of Sunbury Antiques is looking forward to November 20 and the last monthly antiques and interiors fair of the year he runs at Sandown Park Racecourse, near Esher.

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Portrait miniatures: The ‘indomitable spirit’ of Sarah Biffin

07 November 2022

The market presence of Sarah Biffin (1784-1850), a portrait miniaturist born without hands, arms and legs, has been rising over the past few years.

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The Swede sell of success at fishing tackle fair

07 November 2022

A dealer who acquired a long-closed angling shop is bringing a Swedish touch via Suffolk to the annual National Vintage Fishing Tackle Fair.

Hyde Park Antiques lots

Top US antique furniture dealer to sell stock at Sotheby’s auction as it downsizes New York premises

02 November 2022

New York dealership Hyde Park Antiques, founded in 1965, will sell nearly 500 lots at Sotheby’s next year.

Toadstools

Strong dollar drives rise in US purchasers to UK

31 October 2022

US buyers have boosted sales for UK dealers and auction houses this autumn after the slump in sterling.

 Chelsea Antiques and Fine Art Fair

Dealer portal 2Covet will no longer run fairs

31 October 2022

The team behind 2Covet has closed its events division, abandoning all plans to run fairs.

Grays Antiques Centre

Antiques centre owner Bennie Gray gets the green light as Bond Street entrance opens

31 October 2022

Bennie Gray is celebrating the long-awaited opening of the new Bond Street station in Mayfair.

Design for a cenotaph

Dealer makes a Canova cenotaph design find

31 October 2022

A dealer has identified a design for a cenotaph to Antonio Canova (1757-1822) in time for the 200th anniversary of the Italian sculptor’s death.

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