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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Dealers celebrate selling key items online from social media to online fairs

20 July 2020

Dealers including Philip Mould, Peter Harrington and Kevin Page Oriental Art have seen works snapped up online.

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London updated with a fifties festival

20 July 2020

The first version of this map of London was issued by the Southern Railway in 1938. It was designed by Kerry Lee (1902-88) who brought it up to date for British Railways in the 1950s.

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Books unite the trade

20 July 2020

This portolan atlas known as the Harisse Codex is attributed to cartographer Battista Agnese, who worked in Venice.

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A voyage of discovery as Robert Young releases extra catalogue this year

20 July 2020

This primitive English sailor-work ship picture, c.1870, depicting a cutter in full sail on a calm sea was made with coloured wools embroidered on canvas.

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Abbott & Holder promote Duncan Grant for the 21st century

20 July 2020

Abbott & Holder recently sold a bronze head of Duncan Grant (1885-1975) by Stephen Tomlin (1901-37) to the Charleston Trust, owners of the East Sussex home where Grant once lived and worked with other members of the Bloomsbury Group.

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Frieze London and Frieze Masters fairs cancelled this autumn

14 July 2020

Frieze London and Frieze Masters fairs have been cancelled this year due to the ongoing issues relating to coronavirus.

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Rare Spanish Armada maps blocked from export in the hope a UK buyer can pay £600,000 to save them for the nation

13 July 2020

A group of 10 drawings that depict the Elizabethan naval battle have been temporarily prevented from being exported in the hope an institutional buyer can raise funds to keep them in the UK.

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John Hampden Society buys lock of hair believed to belong to the famous parliamentarian

13 July 2020

English Civil War group The John Hampden Society has bought a lock of hair thought to be from the head of its eponymous patron.

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Online sales rise 4% as demand increases

13 July 2020

Online sales of art, antiques and collectables reached $4.82bn in 2019, a rise of 4% from the previous year, and digital demand is set to increase further in the years ahead.

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ATG letter: Dealer says Portobello needs help to survive... and council gives its response

13 July 2020

MADAM – I was astonished to learn that the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has specifically decided to refuse any grants under the Discretionary Grant Scheme to antiques market stallholders in Portobello Market.

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5 Questions: art and antiques dealer Daniel Hadden

13 July 2020

Daniel Hadden trades in art and antiques online and recently featured in ATG as one of the founders of the social media effort #alcoholandframes (see ATG Nos 2447 & 2449).

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Ashburton gets back on the antiques trail

13 July 2020

Eighteen months ago, dealer Lydia Wood launched an antiques trail in the small town of Ashburton on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park in south Devon.

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Party chock a block with artwork

13 July 2020

'Concetto spaziale' (1960) by Lucio Fontana is one of the works on offer at The Arts Club exhibition Block Party.

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10 mins creating, 70 years looking - take your time at exhibition of Scottish artist

13 July 2020

When once asked how long he had spent painting a certain picture, Scottish artist William Johnstone (1897-1981) is said to have replied: “Only 10 minutes, I suppose, but it’s taken 70 years of looking.”

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Take a break and switch off a little

13 July 2020

Trader reopens shop and stresses the need not to bombard customers with the safety message

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The web shop window: Gilbert Scott signed drawing

13 July 2020

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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Fashionable furniture among highlights of virtual edition of Masterpiece

13 July 2020

A George IV rosewood table with an Italian specimen marble top, c.1820, was among the highlight sales at Masterpiece’s recent virtual edition, selling with an asking price of £75,000 to a private collector.

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PAD and Coinex fairs are latest to call off autumn events

10 July 2020

Two more stagings of London fairs have been cancelled due to Covid-19.

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Birmingham’s brave new world

06 July 2020

Triannual 'Art & Antiques for Everyone' fair follows the online model for now ahead of scheduled November live event

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The web shop window: 18th century oil painting of Parliament

06 July 2020

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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