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 operating across different categories.

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Young dealers: Fresh thinkers bringing new skills to the trade

25 March 2024

Younger sellers have the advantage of combining an array of online tools with traditional trade techniques

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London Gallery Weekend announces new partnership and expanded curator bursary fund

19 March 2024

More than 130 galleries will participate in the fourth edition of the event

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University of Leeds to hold conference on the history of furniture

19 March 2024

Organisers behind the planned 'What is Furniture History?’ conference are calling on the antiques sector to contribute papers or presentations on this theme.

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More highlights from TEFAF Maastricht include seven-figure successes

18 March 2024

Further high-ticket sales from this year’s TEFAF Maastricht have been announced.

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Little fair launches aiming at lots of appeal

18 March 2024

A new boutique art fair launches in London this spring.

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Popular fairs set for single Hampshire and Dorset date

18 March 2024

Grandma’s Attic Fairs will be very busy on Monday, April 1, with two of the organiser’s most popular fairs running on the same day.

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Eye on an object: George IV mahogany box

18 March 2024

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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Burr wood furniture is back in the groove

18 March 2024

According to a recent Financial Times article, “burr wood furniture has its groove back”. Burr wood furniture has hardly been out of fashion – used in 16th century onwards in fine furniture it had a resurgence at least twice in the 20th century. But dealers note it is having its time in the sun again.

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Ceri Richards' costermongers add colour to London show

18 March 2024

Street traders or costermongers of 1930s-40s London star in Browse & Darby’s current show on Welsh artist Ceri Richards (1903-71).

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Five questions with Natalie Macgowan-Spencer

18 March 2024

Natalie Macgowan-Spencer trades as Vintage Stockroom at Alfies Antique Market in London and specialises in Americana and advertising as well as vintage clothing and memorabilia.

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Smaller lamps making a bigger impact

18 March 2024

Are you a ‘big light’ fan or foe? According to various social media posts and newspaper articles last year, there is a move away from the ‘big light’ (in part due to Tik Tok influencers decreeing so) to lamps.

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Dealer Colnaghi pays tribute to former owner Lord Rothschild

18 March 2024

London art dealership Colnaghi pays tribute to its former owner, Lord Rothschild, who died on February 26 (see Obituary, ATG No 2633).

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Albert Amor offers second slice of British couple’s ceramics collection

18 March 2024

Part two of the Creed Collection, a group of top Plymouth and Bristol pieces amassed by a British couple over 25 years, is on offer at London dealership Albert Amor.

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Decorative textiles to brighten the home

18 March 2024

There have been various trends around decorative textiles recently, including a move to curtains from blinds, as well as a desire for wall hangings, rugs and bed covers – any soft furnishing fabric to brighten up the home.

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Get the Friday feeling in Cirencester

18 March 2024

Every Friday since the early 1970s, the Corn Hall in Cirencester, a building at the heart of the town’s life since the 19th century, hosts an antiques and collectables market.

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Kitchenalia: Demand increases for Victorian jelly moulds

18 March 2024

In the world of kitchenalia, jelly moulds are in demand.

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Organiser makes plea for Fawley Hill reinforcements

18 March 2024

Judy, Lady McAlpine needs more antique and vintage traders to sign up for her vintage festival held in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support at Fawley Hill, near Henley, from Friday to Sunday, May 17-19.

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Trend setters: Are interior design influencers all hype or helping the market?

18 March 2024

Are influencers driving this market or is it just hype? We talk to dealers to find out what is really in demand and why.

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Showground showcase in Norfolk

18 March 2024

The Norfolk Antique & Collectors’ Fair has been running for 24 years at the Norfolk Showground, near Norwich.

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Sarah Biffin self-portrait acquired by Museum of Somerset from dealer Philip Mould

16 March 2024

A self-portrait by Sarah Biffin (c.1784-1850) bought by the Museum of Somerset has recently gone on display.

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