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.


5 Questions with tribal art dealer Els Verheij of Tribal Design, Amsterdam

24 April 2023

Dr Els Verheij of Tribal Design, Amsterdam, is one of the exhibitors at the Tribal Art Fair Online, which runs from April 26-May 1.


Obituaries: Edward Smith and Eberhard Kornfeld

24 April 2023

Edward Smith passed away peacefully on January 16, 2023 after a short illness. He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends


Too much VAT charged on imports from EU, say collectors and dealers

17 April 2023

Collectors and dealers say they are being incorrectly charged for import VAT by eBay and logistics providers such as DHL.

Millicent Garrett Fawcett

Swynnerton’s Suffragette portrait of Millicent Fawcett enters Parliament

17 April 2023

A rediscovered portrait of a leading figure in the fight for women’s suffrage has been purchased for the UK Parliament.

Francis Frith photograph

Three events to provide a snapshot of the vintage photographica market

17 April 2023

Collectors of photography have an eyeful next month in London with three fairs dedicated to the art, both vintage and modern.

Visitors to Beccles Antiques Market

Beccles Antiques Market is back

17 April 2023

It’s coming up to open season for open-air markets and the popular Beccles Antiques Market is back this month on Sunday, April 30.


Dealers go to auction as the trade adapts to a new business landscape

17 April 2023

A spate of businesses taking stock and personal collections to the saleroom reflects wider changes in the market


Salon du Dessin draws in buyers despite Paris protests

17 April 2023

Demonstrations and the bags of rubbish piled up on the Paris streets were no deterrent for visitors to the Salon du Dessin in March.


When dealers host in-house auctions: 'It's a valve for our storage'

17 April 2023

While most dealerships look to existing auction houses to sell off excess stock, some dealers have brought the practice in house.

Helen Nisbet

New hires, mergers and launches: the latest Movers & Shakers in the world of art and antiques

13 April 2023

A new CEO at arts hub Cromwell Place is among the latest recruitment and business updates.


Rain doesn't stop trade at latest Lincoln Showground antiques fair

10 April 2023

Barry Fletcher of the Carpet Merchant is an Arthur Swallow regular, making the journey over from Belgium.


Virtual tribal gathering: The Tribal Art Fair Online returns this month

10 April 2023

One of the most striking items on offer at 'The Tribal Art Fair Online' this month is a hammered brass ‘ogba’ anklet.


Textile fair hopes to encourage fresh talent to the trade

10 April 2023

Textile Society’s annual fair is part of a drive to help fund ways of bringing in fresh talent to the field.


US museum sales for Forge and Lynch during Asia Week

10 April 2023

Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch made a series of sales to US museums at the recent edition of Asia Week New York (March 15-30).


Flea London expands to Hackney

10 April 2023

The team that launched 'Flea London' originally at Flat Iron Square and now at neighbouring Vinegar Yard at London Bridge are holding a second weekly market.

Punch bowl

Hyde Park's 18th century punch bowls were Beggars belief

10 April 2023

Objects associated with the infamous 18th century ‘Beggars Bennison’ society command a certain appeal.

Agnews expands base with works on paper in Brussels

10 April 2023

Agnews has launched a new works-on-paper business in Brussels.

Sandy White

5 Questions with jewellery specialist Sandy White

10 April 2023

Sandy White runs Sandy’s Vintage Charms specialising in charms dating from the Victorian period through to the 1980s.


The web shop window: An Edo period gilt-lacquer cabinet

10 April 2023

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

Helen Nisbet

New face at Cromwell Place arts hub

10 April 2023

Cromwell Place, the South Kensington arts hub, has appointed Helen Nisbet to the newly created role of CEO and artistic director.