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.


Calendar strips back the mystery for the bare essentials of the trade

15 November 2021

A group of dealers will be putting themselves on show for once instead of displaying art and antiques.


Bruty joins the cheery Cecil Court line-up

15 November 2021

Cecil Court, the charming pedestrianised street lined with Victorian shop frontages off London’s Charing Cross Road, has welcomed a new tenant


London markets: Sunday dates announced

15 November 2021

Portobello and Golborne markets are opening for four Sundays only before Christmas this year: November 28, December 5, December 12 and December 19.


Online marketplace comes into effect

15 November 2021

The new art and antiques online marketplace portal The Bruno Effect (TBE) has launched this month with more than 30,000 items of antiques, vintage and contemporary design from hundreds of dealers across the US, UK and Europe.

Fabergé T-Rex

Rediscovered Fabergé T-Rex takes five-figure sum at US auction

09 November 2021

A rare Fabergé jade carving of a Tyrannosaurus Rex emerged for sale at a US regional auction house to sell for $65,000 (£50,000) last week.

Chippendale invoice

Chippendale-Garrick invoice sold to society

08 November 2021

A previously unknown bill for furnishings supplied by Thomas Chippendale (1718-79) has been bought at auction on behalf of The Chippendale Society (TCS).

Harriet Williams and Sylwia Newman

“It was a spur of the moment thing”: Specialist poster fair provides boost for sector

08 November 2021

Poster market thought to be the first such specialist UK event will return for a second instalment

Paris photo fest set to open

08 November 2021

This week Paris Photo, the French capital’s annual fair dedicated to photographs, takes place at the Grand Palais Ephémère from November 11-14.


The web shop window: Pre-Raphaelite painter's self-portrait

08 November 2021

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


Phoenix back on the rise with a new venue

08 November 2021

Petersfield event moves to Waterlooville after NHS bags hall


Antiques dealer play now available on the screen

08 November 2021

A film of the antiques dealer play Quinneys will be available online and in screenings next month after seven years in the planning.


Peake performance: the master carver recognised

08 November 2021

Great-granddaughter reunited with great-grandfather's work at The Chelsea Antiques Fair


Fishing gear to catch your eye

08 November 2021

‘I have laid aside business and gone a’fishing,’ said Izaak Walton in 'The Compleat Angler', a celebration of the art and spirit of fishing first published in 1653.


Silver salute to the great Sir Stanley Matthews sold by dealer

08 November 2021

A silver tea service presented to Sir Stanley Matthews (1915-2000) to mark his record England cap has been sold by a Hampshire dealer.


Contemporary gallery rebooked as Firsts fair enters new chapter

08 November 2021

For just a few short days in October, the white-walled contemporary space of the Saatchi Gallery was transformed into a veritable feast of rare and sought-after first-edition books, prints and posters.


Boyd up by award: Antiques Roadshow specialist Geoffrey Munn honoured by jewellery industry

08 November 2021

Jewellery and BBC Antiques Roadshow specialist Geoffrey Munn was honoured at the jewellery industry’s The Leopard Awards last week.


Gibson offers Asian auction

08 November 2021

Fashioned into a recumbent billy goat or deer, this diminutive Qing dynasty rhinoceros horn carving goes under the hammer in the inaugural live auction of Asian art from St James’s dealer Alastair Gibson of Gibson Antiques.


Sporting memorabilia: Dealer keeps boxing clever to add to collection

08 November 2021

A painting of a pugilist will now be researched by the dealer who bought it at auction thanks to his collecting fascination with the early days of the sport


Express delivery: Bowie stars in Tunbridge Wells

08 November 2021

David Bowie is the star of a retrospective selling show of 1970s photography which will run at the Design Gallery in the Pantiles Arcade, Tunbridge Wells, from November 13 to December 31.


5 Questions: Cheshire art dealer Martin Heaps

08 November 2021

Martin Heaps is the founder and owner of Collect Art in Lymm near Warrington.