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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Couple bank on a centre venture in Pontypool

19 November 2018

Two years ago we featured ex-paramedic Allun Davies and his business selling vintage luggage in the Gwent town of Pontypool.

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London Art Week showcases the fascinating living history behind dealers‘ selections

19 November 2018

London Art Week, the festival of art and antiques that runs from November 29-December 7, showcases 5000 years of art in galleries across Mayfair and St James’s. For this edition, many dealers are focusing on stories to bring their stock to life and immerse visitors in its history.

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Table with Rockingham porcelain plaques rocks into Yorkshire for Galloway fair

19 November 2018

A unique, high-quality specimen table fitted with Rockingham porcelain plaques is on offer at the next Galloway Fair, which runs from November 23-25 at Wentworth Woodhouse in South Yorkshire.

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5 Questions: Liza Scolding of LVS Decorative Arts

19 November 2018

Liza Scolding works at LVS Decorative Arts, a family run business and LAPADA member, which offers an eclectic mix of fine quality and decorative furniture and works of art from the 16th century early 20th century.

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Previews: £30,000 plus

19 November 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealers.

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Glorious art partnership provides inspiration for Messum’s exhibition

19 November 2018

An exhibition at Messum’s this month celebrates the ‘glorious and most extraordinary partnership’ of the artists Lionel Bulmer (1919-92) and Margaret Green (1925-2003).

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Mirrors provide reflection at Battersea decorative fair

19 November 2018

Mirrors in a variety of styles and types found new homes at the recent Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair (October 2-7) in Battersea, reinforcing the event as a destination for private buyers and decorators on the hunt for interesting and unusual home furnishings.

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Porcelain specialist retires after more than 50 years of trade

15 November 2018

Well-known English porcelain specialist Simon Spero is retiring after a professional career lasting 54 years.

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BADA dinner marks 100 years of standing up for the trade

13 November 2018

Nostalgia and future-gazing abounded at BADA’s centenary dinner on Monday November 12, as a wide span of dealer generations celebrated 100 years of the association’s history.

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How Holt fair holds the attention

12 November 2018

Decoratives dealer Marcus Potts is the enthusiastic organiser of the well-regarded biannual Antiques at the Holt Fair which runs at the Holt Hotel, Steeple Aston.

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Innovative exhibition allows Cotswolds dealers to showcase their wares via the web

12 November 2018

When buying online from dealers, it makes sense to look out for expertise and top-quality objects. But where do you find them?

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Artist Alfred Priest makes a show splash

12 November 2018

A marine scene by Alfred Priest (1810-50) is among the highlights at English and Continental Antiques’ final exhibition of the year.

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Online giant AbeBooks to continue trade in four countries after dealers remove books from site

12 November 2018

A mass boycott by more than 580 book dealers across 27 countries has forced AbeBooks to U-turn on its planned withdrawal from four countries.

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5 Questions: John Stanley of Blackbrook Gallery

12 November 2018

John Stanley runs Blackbrook Gallery with his wife Pat. They will stand at Art & Antiques for Everyone in Birmingham from November 15-18.

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Trade excluded from future TEFAF vetting

12 November 2018

Art dealers and auction house specialists have been removed from all TEFAF vetting panels to avoid any potential conflict of interest.

Books

Amazon-owned AbeBooks u-turns on plan to quit trading in four countries after boycott by more than 550 book dealers

07 November 2018

A backlash against Amazon-owned AbeBooks over the online book portal’s decision to quit selling in a number of countries has forced the company to backtrack on its plans.

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Global bookseller protest against Amazon-owned AbeBooks begins after decision to quit four countries

05 November 2018

The backlash against Amazon-owned AbeBooks over the online book portal’s decision to quit selling in four countries has escalated to an online protest.

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Little Vintage Lover Fairs back in Norwich this month

05 November 2018

Little Vintage Lover Fairs, aka Zoe Durrant, runs events at venues across Norfolk including the privately owned village of Heydon, near Norwich.

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Overhaul business rates despite Budget reprieve, say trade bodies

05 November 2018

The UK art and antiques trade is calling for an overhaul of the “archaic and regressive system” of business rates and dismissed the Budget rates relief announcement as “too little too late”.

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