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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Rare Alphonse Visconti poster provides memory of travel joys

03 August 2020

As foreign travel is greatly restricted for now, we can feast our eyes instead on this extravagant poster of the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco.

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Obituary: Gillian Jason (1941-2020)

03 August 2020

Gillian Jason, the pioneering art dealer of the Modern British art movement and founder of Gillian Jason Gallery, died peacefully at home in Norfolk on July 21, three weeks after her 79th birthday.

Shepton Flea leaps back into action at showground

03 August 2020

Six months after the last Shepton Fleamarket was held at the Bath & West Showground in Somerset, the event returns on Sunday, August 16, with more than 250 stalls.

Stallholders raring to go at Jay fair

03 August 2020

Jay Fairs aka Joy O’Meara, who launched her fairs in Oxfordshire in the 1980s with her sister Jill Napper, is excited about the return after a four-month absence of her popular monthly antiques fair at the parish hall in Benson, near Oxford, on Sunday, August 16.

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Obituary: Tony Coakley (1926-2020)

03 August 2020

Tony Coakley was a fun, attractive character, a dealer noted for his tall, slender figure with trademark ponytail and beard.

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Elisabeth Frink studio reconstructed thanks to dealer Messums

03 August 2020

Last year Messums rescued the Wolland studio of artist Elisabeth Frink (1930-93) from collapse and has now reconstructed it in its Wiltshire premises.

Organisers frustrated by venue rules

03 August 2020

Fairs held at conference and events venues that involve more than 30 people at any one time will not be possible under government legislation until October 1.

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London Art Week dealers report strength in online format

01 August 2020

During the seven days of London Art Week, St James’s gallery Colnaghi sold more than 50% of its exhibition.

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Kempton owner tests Sunday ‘interiors’ format fair at new Wimbledon venue

30 July 2020

Sunbury Antiques Market, organiser of the bi-weekly Kempton Park Racecourse fair, is moving into London with a trial Sunday event in Wimbledon next month.

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Messums opens Modern and Contemporary gallery in Harrogate

30 July 2020

Art dealership Messums has opened a permanent exhibition space in Yorkshire.

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Dealer and restorer Gary Wallis launches new antiques TV programme

29 July 2020

Fans of antiques TV have a new show to try.

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New Burne-Jones digital catalogue raisonné shows scholars the way ahead

20 July 2020

Art dealer Peter Nahum has created a free-to-access digital catalogue raisonné for the Victorian painter Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833–98).

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Cliffs rise up at Pall Mall exhibition

20 July 2020

'Cliffs Edge, Porth Dafarch' by Martin Llewellyn is featured in an upcoming online exhibition on the artist at Panter & Hall.

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On a stairway to sales heaven

20 July 2020

It’s not often that an antiques fair is likened to a Led Zep reunion, but bear with us…

ATG letter: Our thanks to Bennie Gray

20 July 2020

MADAM – We have read, with great interest, your reports about the problems encountered by so many antiques dealers since the start of the Covid-19 crisis.

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Colnaghi caters for Mod Art fans

20 July 2020

This picture by Ramon Casas (1866- 1932), sold from Colnaghi during London Art Week.

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Active in August: Art and antiques dealers get down to business this summer

20 July 2020

With the lockdown easing significantly and an uncertain calendar of autumn events ahead, the London trade will be far busier than usual this August.

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Osborne Samuel show includes Denis Mitchell yew sculpture

20 July 2020

'Roseveor' (1985) was carved by British artist Denis Mitchell (1912- 93) out of yew, an unusual material for him used in just one other sculpture.

Upcoming fair dates as 'Frieze' and 'Frieze Masters' join list of cancelled events

20 July 2020

'Frieze' and 'Frieze Masters' have joined the steadily lengthening list of fairs to be cancelled or rescheduled as a result of coronavirus.

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Breaking down barriers: How redecoration is boosting trade

20 July 2020

Stephanie Castell, owner of The Secondhand Warehouse in the Herefordshire town of Leominster, resorted to an extreme measure to make social distancing easier when the centre reopened: she took a wall out.

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