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.


That's a wrap: TEFAF Maastricht 2019 reviewed in eight key points

01 April 2019

A traditional art event keen to move with the times is pulling off a difficult double act.


Fair held in aid of hospice is ‘tribute to my grandad’

01 April 2019

A charity antiques fair in aid of a Kent hospice will run at the Skinners School in Tunbridge Wells on Sunday, April 28.


Henry Moore the early influencer in Mayfair exhibition

01 April 2019

Mayfair exhibition reveals the sculptor and painter’s huge impact on artists.


5 Questions with Martin Lister of InVogue Antiques

01 April 2019

Martin Lister of InVogue Antiques and Interiors specialises in furniture, collectors’ items and decorative pieces. He exhibits at The Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair at Westonbirt.


The web shop window - Victorian chair from Wick Antiques

01 April 2019

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


Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair brings a royal touch of glamour

01 April 2019

A Rosenthal porcelain model of the princess and the frog, c.1910, by Leo Rauth is among the objects on offer at The Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair.


Obituary – Martin Woolf Orskey

30 March 2019

Book dealer Martin Woolf Orskey, who died in December, aged 93, was a familiar figure in the trade. Indeed, OF Snelling, in his book Rare Books and Rarer People, published in 1982, described him as the “prince of all the book runners – for this is what he was to begin with, and he would be the first to admit it".

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Police appeal for help to catch criminal gang behind multi-million-pound gem theft from Fleet Street jeweller

27 March 2019

The Met Police’s Flying Squad are appealing for help to find a gang of criminals who reportedly tunnelled into jewellery dealer George Attenborough & Son on Fleet Street.


Scam alert sounded for art and antiques trade as email invoice fraud tops £100m

26 March 2019

The cost to firms of cyber fraudsters' invoice scams reached nearly £100m in 2018 and small businesses, such as those in the art and antiques trade, remain vulnerable, according to the latest report.


Early BADA 2019 sales augur well for London fair

25 March 2019

A pair of early George III carved walnut Gainsborough chairs, c.1765, were among the early highlight sales at BADA 2019. Offered from the stand of Richard Courtney in excellent original condition, they sold for a price in the region of £70,000.

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Peterloo pearlware jug offered at Art & Antiques for Everyone fair on bicentenary of massacre in Manchester

25 March 2019

A rare antique jug commemorating the events of the Peterloo Massacre is on offer in Birmingham on the 200th anniversary of the event.


Turn the spotlight on the the Gold Anchor period

25 March 2019

Offered for £18,000, a pair of Chelsea baluster shaped vases were one of the highlight sales at Albert Amor’s show of Chelsea Gold Anchor period work from a private collection.


Please sir, it was the Eton boys

25 March 2019

A piece of recycled wood used to make an Arts & Crafts reading table on offer at WR Harvey has been revealed to contain the names of mischievous boys from Eton College.


A further history of dealing

25 March 2019

Historic artefacts from leading antiques dealers feature in an exhibition at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery at the University of Leeds.


The web shop window

25 March 2019

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


Portrait of an art dealer

25 March 2019

This 1937 portrait of art dealer Ambroise Vollard is included in an exhibition of Picasso ceramics, linocuts, etchings, lithographs and books at Peter Harrington’s Fulham Road gallery.


Obituary – John Green

25 March 2019

We regret to announce the death on March 15 of John Green, aged 86. The elder brother of Richard Green, the two men began their art dealing careers in the early 1950s working for their father James Green, before setting up in business together in Jermyn Street, specialising in Old Master and British paintings.

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Constable cloud studies inspire Lindy Guinness exhibition at London gallery Browse & Darby

23 March 2019

Paintings by Lindy Guinness reinterpreting the cloud studies of John Constable (1776-1837) go on show at Browse & Darby next week.

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Former Flog It! presenter Paul Martin to launch new show 'Curiosity' next month

22 March 2019

TV presenter Paul Martin is about to launch his new show ‘Curiosity’ as he juggles recruiting for his other show ‘Make Me A Dealer’ and running his new gallery in Wiltshire.

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Rediscovered Joseph Wright of Derby painting sold to major institution in roundup of further TEFAF sales

22 March 2019

An unpublished work by Joseph Wright of Derby’s is among the further sales reported from this year’s TEFAF Maastricht.