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.


The web shop window: A collection of fishing priests

01 May 2023

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


Charles at age five failed to be popular

01 May 2023

Numismatic dealer Daniel Fearon has sold a group of bronzed galvano medals depicting Charles (then nearly five years old), The Duke of Edinburgh and Princess Margaret to the British Museum’s department of coins and medals just ahead of this year’s coronation.


Portrait depicts the last king to reign before Charles III

01 May 2023

Gallery Rountree Tryon brings to Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair a portrait of the last king to reign before Charles III – George VI.


Procession panorama stretches 30ft long

01 May 2023

Among the highlights of Grey-Harris & Company’s Coronation Exhibition is a panorama scroll that depicts the coronation procession of George IV.


Pins point to royal symbolism

01 May 2023

The Armoury of St James’s features a large number of coronation-related items in its next bulletin titled Cyphers & Symbols.


Royal memorabilia to be spotted at the Petworth fair

01 May 2023

Sarah Colegrave Fine Art, a regular at the Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair, will bring a chair from the investiture of the Price of Wales in 1969.


Son of prolific artist Robert Lenkiewicz opens gallery in south Devon town

01 May 2023

An addition to the businesses on the Ashburton Antiques Trail is Reuben Lenkiewicz Fine Art & Antiques Gallery, which is run by the son of the charismatic, renowned and prolific artist Robert Lenkiewicz who died in 2002.


Two to look out for at the Battersea Dec fair

01 May 2023

Shown is a finger bowl made by James Powell of Whitefriars Glass for Victoria’s coronation banquet given by the Corporation of London on November 9, 1837.


London dealer stages extensive exhibition and events celebrating women in the arts

01 May 2023

The next exhibition at Bowman Sculpture capitalises on the curent demand for the work of female artists in spectacular fashion.


Galloway closes Dover Street gallery space

01 May 2023

Asian art specialist Francesca Galloway has left her Dover Street, London, premises of 16 years as she considers new directions for the business and other interests.

Arundel Castle copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio

Dealers and auction house celebrate 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s First Folio

25 April 2023

An exhibition at Christie’s, a talk at Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair and a collection offered at book dealer Peter Harrington are all part of the celebration of the Bard.

Rufus Bird

Mallett makes a comeback at Gurr Johns

24 April 2023

Historic dealership Mallett has been relaunched with furniture specialist Rufus Bird to lead the firm.


Female quartet launches collective art fair

24 April 2023

A small Modern British art fair is launching in Aldeburgh this summer to coincide with the town’s historic music festival.

Ray Heath

Dealer reunited with Moorcroft vase

24 April 2023

Fifty years after buying it the first time, former dealer Ray Heath has been reunited with a beloved Moorcroft vase.


Taking the hassle out of buying from abroad

24 April 2023

Annual Kent fair supplies local and European stock


New faces in tents

24 April 2023

The biannual Antiques in Tents has its first outing of the year on Friday and Saturday May 12-13 with some new faces in the 60-dealer line-up.


New dealer Florence Evans is among the exhibitors at the next Battersea Decorative fair

24 April 2023

A new dealer brings works by female artists to her first fair as 130 exhibitors get ready for showpiece event.


Dealer news in brief including an exhibition at the Garden Museum in Lambeth

24 April 2023

A summary of news and events from around the trade including Liss Llewellyn's latest exhibition.


Fair review: So long to the showground as Peterborough’s Festival of Antiques comes to an end

24 April 2023

Two days of brisk trading mark a fond farewell to Peterborough’s Festival of Antiques.