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.

Obituary: Mark Hayter (1952-2023)

11 March 2024

Mark Hayter was a part of the Chenil Galleries success story in Chelsea of the early 80s, specialising mostly in Art Nouveau and Art Deco with wife Myrna and colleague Tony Coakley.


Dealer news in brief including a book published on the prints of Norman Webster

11 March 2024

Our roundup of dealer news includes Andrew Froste Antiques launching a new book


Rich mix in Paris as spotlight shines on drawings

11 March 2024

Drawing Week, the Paris annual spring celebration staged around the Salon du Dessin fair and a raft of works on paper auctions, takes place in the latter part of this month when the French capital traditionally turns the spotlight on drawings


New firm urges fresh buyers to feel alive with mourning jewellery

11 March 2024

The founder of a new dealership devoted to antique jewellery is determined to bring the field to a fresh generation of buyers.


Historic works hold their own at London Original Print Fair

11 March 2024

Despite print fair’s focus having shifted over the years, more traditional works still play an important part


Five questions with print dealer Gwen Hughes

11 March 2024

Gwen Hughes is among the exhibitors at the London Original Print Fair.

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Early sales at TEFAF Maastricht as US buyers make their presence felt

08 March 2024

US museums were back buying at TEFAF Maastricht this year, with a flurry of sales taking place in the opening hours of the 37th staging of the international event.

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Treasure House exhibitor numbers soar for second edition

07 March 2024

London fair returns with 70 exhibitors in more than 20 fields


Cyber criminals target art and antiques dealers

04 March 2024

Dealers have been targeted by cyber criminals setting up copycat scam sites and tampering with existing websites.

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Snake armlet designed by Alma-Tadema slithers for sale

04 March 2024

This gem-set gold snake armlet, a gift from the celebrated Victorian artist Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) to his second wife Laura Epps (1852-1909), will take centre stage on the stand of London jeweller Wartski at TEFAF Maastricht.

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TEFAF shakes up vetting committees

04 March 2024

Ahead of the 37th edition of TEFAF Maastricht the organisation has streamlined its Old Masters vetting committees.


Five questions: Old Master dealer Flavio Gianassi

04 March 2024

Flavio Gianassi of FG Fine Art specialises in Italian Old Master paintings and is among the dealers standing at the TEFAF Maastricht Showcase this year


TEFAF Maastricht focus: Charles Ede and Sean Kelly

04 March 2024

Antiquities specialists Charles Ede of London and Contemporary New York gallery Sean Kelly share a stand at TEFAF Maastricht’s inaugural Focus section, which is aimed at presenting complementary works from different artists and disciplines.


TEFAF launches its new focus

04 March 2024

Our preview of the upcoming Maastricht fair which includes a new section to promote cross-collecting


Auctions and dealer shows aplenty at Asia Week New York

04 March 2024

Fifteeth year of the New York event involves 28 dealers and 12 salerooms taking part


Dealers head to Highgate for new Pop-Up fair

04 March 2024

Maxine Stonehill of Pop Up Vintage Fairs has added two new locations in London to her list of fairs this year.


From Massive Attack to manor house fair

04 March 2024

Organiser and dealer whose previous experience was putting on a 1990s gig tries running an antiques fair


TEFAF Maastricht Showcase: Tommaso Calabro

04 March 2024

Despite specialising in Modern art, Tommaso Calabro hopes to snag some Old Master collectors at his first TEFAF.

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Huge demand at auction for the extensive collection of the late George Withers

26 February 2024

Buyers descend on the late George Withers collection in Somerset

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No London return for art dealer Fine Art Society

26 February 2024

The Fine Art Society (FAS) has confirmed that it has no plans to reopen a London premises after closing its Carnaby Street gallery last October.