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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Kensington Church Street hosts antiques treasure hunt this weekend

28 June 2019

Visitors to Kensington Church Street this weekend can participate in an antiques treasure hunt down the historic thoroughfare.

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International organised crime group arrested in €2m rare books heist

27 June 2019

Members of a crime gang believed to be behind the 2017 theft of 260 rare books in west London have been arrested in a joint operation with authorities across Romania, the UK and Italy.

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Silver casserole tureen serves up early top sale at the Olympia fair

24 June 2019

A silver casserole tureen was among the highlight sales during the early hours of The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia.

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Stanley Gibbons Group says Mallett claim now resolved

24 June 2019

Stamp and coin dealership Stanley Gibbons Group is due to receive £850,000 to resolve “all outstanding claims involving certain former directors of Mallett”, it announced on June 14.

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Swallow gives it some Welly

24 June 2019

Organiser says expectations are high for new showground fair starting at end of the month.

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Show pops up at Hepworth

24 June 2019

The Midcentury Modern Show’s pop-up event at the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield on Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30, will feature 32 dealers in Midcentury items.

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Pistol fires arms fair interest

24 June 2019

This c.1800 flintlock pistol below by James Wilkinson, London, was used on packet ships to protect the General Post Office mail.

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Handy man to know in art week

24 June 2019

Among stand-out exhibitions in the well-represented area of works on paper at this year’s London Art Week (LAW) is a collection of drawings by the German artist Adolph Menzel (1815-1905).

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Three day festival in Mayfair

24 June 2019

A group of pictures by self-taught Mendip artist John Caple is offered at Albemarle Street’s John Martin Gallery during this year’s Mayfair Art Weekend (MAW), the three-day festival event dedicated to the galleries in the heart of London.

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5 Questions: dealer Kaye Michie

24 June 2019

Kaye Michie deals mainly in works on paper from the early-and mid-20th century as well as a few oils only by Dame Laura Knight or Mary Fedden. She is standing at The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia, which runs until June 28.

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Pearlware gallops to BADA event

24 June 2019

A rare 19th century pearlware horse is available to buyers visiting BADA’s inaugural staging of the BADA Collection at 46 Pimlico Road this summer.

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The web shop window: copper plaques with Ramayana scenes

24 June 2019

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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Piper mixes it up at Saatchi

24 June 2019

An artwork painted with oil and sand is among the offerings at the inaugural Fair for Saatchi.

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Rug and textile show debut

24 June 2019

A festival of rugs and textiles organised by HALI magazine joins the busy line-up of London events this summer.

ATG LETTER: What the ‘handsome archway’ revealed

24 June 2019

MADAM – In last week’s edition (‘Trading Places’ ATG No 2397), you include a short piece about the London Silver Vaults. It is only a small point, but the article states that the Chancery Lane Safe Deposit opened in 1876.

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Six places to see and buy art in London this weekend including Summer Olympia and Sorolla at the National Gallery

21 June 2019

In the closing weeks of June, London is packed with commercial shows, museum exhibitions and art fairs.

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Street talking: Dealer exhibitions in London during summer 2019

19 June 2019

While fairs remain a vital part of the art market calendar, the rich series of gallery selling exhibitions in Mayfair and St James’s this summer offer more chances to view and buy – at a different pace.

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Away days: A selection of destinations that act as magnets for antiques enthusiasts

19 June 2019

Britain still has many ‘antiques’ towns and streets – those picturesque corners of the island populated by shops, galleries and centres that together act as a magnet for antiques tourists. Two of the largest communities of dealers close to London are Petworth and Hungerford, while a busy schedule of regular fairs and markets takes place to the south-west of London.

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Inside the Masterpiece tent for the tenth time

19 June 2019

Housed in a remarkable purpose-built marquee, Masterpiece London returns to the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea for its tenth anniversary

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Trading places: London's top hotspots for buying art and antiques

19 June 2019

For close to three centuries buyers of art and antiques have been spoilt for choice in London. A city synonymous with archives, galleries, museums, conservators and curators, it continues to support long-standing streets of antiques dealers, centres and a plethora of regular fairs and markets. As this guide to the hotspots suggests, most of them are complementary rather than in competition, and all budgets are catered for.

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