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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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”.

TEFAF NY

Mixed reviews despite strong individual sales at TEFAF New York Fall

05 November 2018

Though an assortment of highprofile sales took place at the recent TEFAF New York Fall, some participants reported that business was markedly slower than in other editions.

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Winter Olympia to return for satisfied exhibitors

05 November 2018

The Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia is to return next year in its new format after dealers made significant early sales and said they were “very happy” with its latest staging,.

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Awards for excellence mark start of Asian Art in London

05 November 2018

Copenhagen auction house Bruun Rasmussen and London dealer Grace Tsumugi Fine Art were the recipients of the 2018 Asian Art in London Awards, co-sponsored by ATG.

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Art & Antiques for Everyone offers suggestions to brighten the home this winter

05 November 2018

Those looking to brighten their home this winter could turn to the wide selection of bright or colourful antiques on offer during the next edition of 'Art & Antiques for Everyone'.

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Ballet designs take the stage at Abbott and Holder

05 November 2018

Yolanda Sonnabend’s (1935-2015) costume and stage designs helped revolutionise the look of British ballet.

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5 Questions: Tony Horsley

05 November 2018

Tony Horsley specialises in English porcelain and pottery and is among those exhibiting at the next edition of Art & Antiques for Everyone (November 15-18).

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Obituary: dealer Mary Pearson

05 November 2018

Mary Pearson, who died peacefully on September 5, was a well-known and highly knowledgeable dealer, trading at various London markets as well as running her own antiques shop.

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Details announced for the Chelsea brocante revived by Matthew Adams

05 November 2018

As we announced in April, fair organiser Matthew Adams of Adams Antique Fairs is relaunching an event at Chelsea Town Hall this month which he last held in 2005.

Budget briefcase

Business rates cut is relief for antiques dealers and art galleries

29 October 2018

Small antiques shops and art galleries have been given a reprieve on business rates with Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announcing a cut by a third for many small businesses.

Gustave le Gray

Five images from pioneer photographers on sale in Paris

29 October 2018

November is a major month in the Paris calendar for photograph events. The central focus is the mammoth Paris Photo fair at the Grand Palais which opens to the public from November 8-11.

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Poignant teddy bear taken to the front features in First World War exhibition at fair

29 October 2018

One of the highlights of the upcoming International Antique Doll, Teddy Bear and Toy Fair: 200 Years of Childhood at Kensington Town Hall will be an exhibition of toys to commemorate the centenary on November 11 of the end of the First World War.

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Sandown Park event develops a taste for the continental

29 October 2018

The toy fair at Sandown Park in November is usually “the busiest one of the four we hold there each year”, says Barry Potter, founder in 1979 of BP Fairs, which first launched at this racecourse venue 31 years ago.

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Antiquities for all in Charles Ede Mayfair Christmas exhibition

29 October 2018

Gallery emphasises ahead of exhibition that items can be bought for as little as £100...

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Bonnie Prince Charlie doorstop strides into Galloway's fair at Scone Palace

29 October 2018

This large, rare Victorian doorstop depicting Charles Edward Stuart, or Bonnie Prince Charlie as it is inscribed, is offered by Malcolm Eglin Antiques for £395 at the next Galloway fair.

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Tooting calls lovers of vintage and retro

29 October 2018

So Last Century Vintage and Retro Fairs, aka dealers Alison Davis and Alan Old, run their popular south London events in Catford, at two locations in Beckenham and in Tooting.

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Obituary: Brian Thompson (1952-2018)

29 October 2018

Brian Thompson boarded a boat in Sydney and set sail for the UK at the age of 17. He was unhappy that his country of birth was taking part in the Vietnam War.

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Rise in interest in fauvist Brasilier as his works go on show at Opera Gallery

29 October 2018

A vivid palette of primary colours and an equestrian theme in a natural yet abstracted landscape: the elements that define André Brasilier’s painting 'Cavalcade d’automne' are integral to his wider output.

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5 Questions: Tiffany Panter

29 October 2018

Tiffany Panter is a co-founder of London art gallery Panter & Hall, which next exhibits at Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia (October 29-November 4).

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Fine Arts Paris: French capital gets set for young fair with new venue and expanded exhibitor list

29 October 2018

Fine Arts Paris is the young November arrival on the fairs scene in the French capital. Launched last year, it celebrates its second staging in a new venue with a much enlarged exhibitor list.

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