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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Flea visitors find warm welcome at Carmarthen Showground

16 May 2022

Crowds descend on first event under new ownership in Welsh town

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Farnham antiques centre targeted by thieves

12 May 2022

A Farnham antiques centre is hoping to track down items stolen after a break in last week.

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Panel show forms an orderly Kew

09 May 2022

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea Park is well known for selling garden items.

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Royal commemorative items could be crowning glories at Petworth fair

09 May 2022

Among the stand-out items at 'The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair' are two Regency glass crown scent bottles made for the coronation of King George IV.

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5 Questions: antique rugs and carpets specialist Jason Nazmiyal

09 May 2022

Jason Nazmiyal is the founder of Nazmiyal Collection in New York and specialises in turn-of-the-century antique and vintage rugs and carpets.

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Duo helped to revive golden age Japanese ceramics

09 May 2022

The Bizen ware of Kaneshige Tōyō (1896-1967) and the Hagi ware of Miwa Kyūwa (1895-1981) star at 'Branching Out', an exhibition at Joan B Mirviss of New York.

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The web shop window: Edwardian leather suitcases

09 May 2022

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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No hiding the attractions of Buxton’s 56th edition

09 May 2022

First-time exhibitor William Cook Antiques brings a pair of early 19th century gilded Japanese screens to the 56th Annual Buxton Antiques Fair.

Dealer news in brief including change of ownership at Portland Gallery

09 May 2022

A round-up of news and events from around the trade.

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'The Glastonbury of the antiques calendar': Henley suits the mood music

09 May 2022

Tunes play an important part at this four-day riverside fair with a festival feel

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Event builds on resurgence in vintage cameras

09 May 2022

Photographica is back on Sunday, May 22, at the Royal Horticultural Society in London.

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Whistler fashion statement at Philip Mould exhibition

09 May 2022

Philip Mould’s exhibition 'A Brush with Fashion: 500 Years of Male Portraiture' includes this 1869 portrait of James Whistler, the American Gilded Age painter, by Walter Greaves (1846- 1930).

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Covid and data drive ticketing changes at fairs

02 May 2022

Dealers and fairgoers are having to come to terms with widespread changes in the ticketing of fairs.

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The web shop window: 1940s railway sign

02 May 2022

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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How Londoners got stuffed

02 May 2022

Book on offer at fishing tackle fair tells story of East End taxidermists who preserved catches

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Keep an eye on the return of this London event

02 May 2022

An Attic black-figure vessel decorated with a striking pair of eyes to the outside is among the highlights at the second physical staging of Eye of the Collector.

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Well-presented stands essential at the park

02 May 2022

“The sun will shine, the cow parsley will be out and we can’t wait to see you all again”, said Caroline Zoob, co-organiser with Hetty Purbrick of the annual Decorative Living Fair.

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Hackney hopes for Pop Up Vintage Fairs

02 May 2022

Maxine Stonehill of Pop Up Vintage Fairs popped up in March at the Grade II-listed St John’s Church in Hackney, which has had a £6m restoration and is now a busy music and events venue as well as remaining a working church.

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Paris drawings week: Three fairs, works on paper auctions and museum events all add up

02 May 2022

Paris opens its doors to the world of drawings later this month with three dedicated fairs plus a selection of auctions featuring works on paper and a raft of drawing-related events in the city’s museums – all under the umbrella of the 'Semaine du Dessin' (or Drawing Week).

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Battersea Decorative fair to showcase Ukrainian art

02 May 2022

Decorative fair exhibitor puts his post-Soviet works on hold for a different dedicated focus

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