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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Cooper Events springs back into action

08 March 2021

West Country-based fair organiser Cooper Events is targeting a late spring return following the government announcement that hospitality venues would be permitted to reopen indoors as part of ‘stage three’ of its timetable for easing Covid-19 restrictions in England.

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William James joins the 'fifty' line-up at Richard Green

08 March 2021

Little is known about the life of British artist William James (f.1754-71) other than he painted topographical views and may have been one of Canaletto’s studio assistants while the Venetian was visiting England.

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5 Questions: sculpture and works of art dealer Matthew Holder

08 March 2021

A specialist in early European sculpture and works of art, Matthew Holder established his eponymous gallery in 2011 on London’s Portobello Road.

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Bonhams to conduct sale of stock from Chinese art dealership Roger Keverne

08 March 2021

Bonhams is to auction the remaining stock of the long-established London Chinese art dealership Roger Keverne.

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The web shop window: Regency mahogany wine cooler

08 March 2021

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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Clock dealer hosts comic opera with full farce

08 March 2021

Howard Walwyn Fine Antique Clocks in Kensington Church Street has been transformed into 18th century Toledo for a bedroom farce.

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Trade tastes a virtual slice of the Big Apple

08 March 2021

Without the usual January influx of collectors, curators and dealers to the Big Apple, two significant art-buying dealer events decided to go virtual. For some exhibitors, the results were better than expected.

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Dealers take part in events from across the Atlantic

08 March 2021

While plenty of Asian auctions are taking place for Asia Week New York (March 11-20), this annual US spring event will be rather different for galleries.

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London Art Week starts spring online events with Strawberry Hill House lecture

06 March 2021

The female artists, actresses, and playwrights of Strawberry Hill Theatricals will be in focus at an upcoming London Art Week (LAW) webinar.

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Portrait miniatures head to Compton Verney from the estate of the late Lady Grantchester

04 March 2021

A group of rare portrait miniatures has been gifted to the Warwickshire art gallery and country house Compton Verney.

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Art and antiques sector cheered by easing of lockdown

01 March 2021

Plans for shop reopenings, new fair dates and rescheduled auctions are under way as the art and antiques sector welcomed the news of the government ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown in England.

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The Brexit effect: Dealers learning to live with complicated new trading rules for the vital EU market

01 March 2021

When Freya Simms presented at a European art market conference in late January, forecasting what dealers should expect in 2021, the LAPADA chief executive illustrated her slides with an image of someone dragging a ball of red tape up the hill.

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Mail robber’s candid story of seduction and smuggling will go on museum display

01 March 2021

A rare, candid autobiographical account by a soon-to-be-executed 18th century brickmaker has been bought by Horsham Museum.

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ATG letter: Don’t forget Richard Feigen's British art role

01 March 2021

MADAM – Your article ‘A great connoisseur of art‘ (News, ATG No 2479) recording the death of the impressive American dealer/collector Richard Feigen, and the obituary in the same edition (right), while rightly lauding the range of his connoisseurship from early Italian art through to Contemporary artists, didn’t mention his passion, and exceptional eye, for British artists such as Richard Wilson, JMW Turner, David Wilkie, RP Bonington and Samuel Palmer.

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Obituary: Johnny von Pflügl (1940-2021)

01 March 2021

Johnny, of Austrian, Belgian and English parentage, was born in London and educated at Downside, a Catholic boarding school in Somerset.

The EU-UK trade deal: what it means for…

01 March 2021

Approved by parliament on December 30, 2020, the long-awaited trade accord between the EU and the UK is an unwieldly 1300 pages long.

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Brexit case study: ‘The hassle factor is enormous’ – Daniel Crouch Rare Books

01 March 2021

One of the pleasures of Daniel Crouch’s work life has been buying trips to the Continent – for the serendipity of making contacts as well as the chance to handle the goods.

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News in Brief – including BADA's election of council members

01 March 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the British Antique Dealers’ Association's election of council members

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Brexit case study: ‘We’ll absorb the extra cost’ – Butchoff Antiques

01 March 2021

Butchoff Antiques sells fine quality English and Continental furniture, mirrors and objects from its 3000 sq ft Kensington Church Street showroom and increasingly online.

A BADA Friends virtual tour

Visit palaces, museums and private collections from the comfort of your armchair with BADA Friends online events

28 February 2021

BADA Friends, part of The British Antique Dealers' Association, has continued its events virtually until in-person versions can take place later this year.

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