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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Sign up for York attractions

14 June 2021

The annual York River Art Market is running every Saturday from June 26 to the end of August with 30-plus artists and designers selling their work.

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Gwen John in a new light at Cork Street show

14 June 2021

She was among the first female students to study at the Slade and exhibited with major galleries, but for many years Gwen John (1876- 1939) was forgotten, overshadowed by her famous lover Auguste Rodin and flamboyant artist brother Augustus John.

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John Ebsworth table clock emerges at London dealer

14 June 2021

John Ebsworth was in the first rank of early makers who were working during the last quarter of the 17th century.

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5 Questions: Gavin Morgan of Morgan Strickland Decorative Arts

14 June 2021

Gavin Morgan founded Morgan Strickland Decorative Arts with fellow dealer Gary Strickland. It will be exhibiting at The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair from June 18-20.

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Thomas Cole tripod clock: a birthday present to a marquess

14 June 2021

This Victorian gilt-brass month-going tripod clock by Thomas Cole is engraved with a dedication dated July 6, 1861, from the Marchioness of Anglesey as a birthday present to her husband, the 2nd Marquess of Anglesey.

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The web shop window: British-built ejection seat

14 June 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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TEFAF goes through the keyholes of the art world experts

14 June 2021

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) has announced the launch of an online series that explores the homes and private collections of high-profile figures in the art world.

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Clocks & watches: Taylor made collection comes for sale

14 June 2021

The first tranche of one of the finest English clock collections in private hands comes for sale in London and Winchester this summer

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Battersea decorative fair returns this autumn

12 June 2021

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair is returning to its home in Battersea Park this autumn.

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Petworth fair: 'People are absolutely gagging to take part'

07 June 2021

Dealers eager to attend Petworth event say online is fine but they miss contact with the public

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Little Bird takes over North Yorkshire market from council

07 June 2021

The organisers of artisan markets in seven North Yorkshire towns – including Wetherby – are about to take over the weekly antiques and fleamarket run by Wetherby Town Council for 40 years.

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Kent County Showground gets set to welcome 300 dealers

07 June 2021

B2B Events is off to Kent again with the second antiques and vintage market this year running on Saturday and Sunday, June 19-20.

Ex-cinema centre in Kent could continue

07 June 2021

A former Victorian picture house in the Kent town of Herne Bay which now serves as an antique furniture and collectables centre was pulled from auction last month.

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Photograph dealer Michael Hoppen moves from Chelsea after 37 years

07 June 2021

Photography specialist the Michael Hoppen Gallery is relocating from Jubilee Place in Chelsea, its home of 37 years.

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Cecil Beaton celebrated as photography show takes place

07 June 2021

With a major photography exhibition under way at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire dedicated to celebrity portraits by Cecil Beaton, two satellite shows open their doors celebrating the British photographer’s costume designs and theatrical pictures.

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Left Bank tempts visitors to galleries in Paris

07 June 2021

Dozens of art and antiques galleries in the Left Bank area of Paris known as the Carré Rive Gauche are enticing art lovers back to the district with a five-day event showcasing new stock and exhibitions.

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The web shop window: portrait miniature of artist's sister

07 June 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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5 Questions: furniture and works of art dealer Claire Penhallurick

07 June 2021

Claire Penhallurick, a former director of Islamic and Indian art at Bonhams, founded BEAR in Petworth in 2020 specialising in 20th century and antique furniture and works of art, with an emphasis on Mid-century design. BEAR will be exhibiting for the second time at The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair on June 18-20.

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It’s been a long wait but Harrogate is back with a minuet to go

07 June 2021

Measuring over 7ft long, this 18th century work, below, is believed to be one of the longest engravings produced in the past 300 years.

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Business bright in Buxton despite weather

07 June 2021

The Buxton Decorative Antiques & Art Fair made a welcome return to the annual fair calendar with a well-attended four-day event in the Peak District.

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