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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The Dutch kids are all right: child portraits continue to bring demand

27 April 2020

Unlike in other parts of Europe where portraits of children were a rare phenomenon, the Dutch Republic experienced a rapid increase in this genre of painting between 1500-1700.

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Obituary: Silver dealer John Gewirtz

27 April 2020

It is with great sadness that I announce the sudden death of my father and mentor, John Gewirtz, aged 81.

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Brighten up your home and support charity with art dealers' offerings

27 April 2020

The last few weeks of lockdown may have left you wishing you could do more to fight coronavirus. Or they may have left you feeling like that blank stretch of wall in the living room could really do with brightening up.

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Specialist dealer plays his cards right with new website

27 April 2020

Dealer Timothy Millett, a specialist in historical medals and associated works of art, has launched a website to sell greeting cards based on images of some of his favourite objects.

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Obituary: Modern design dealer Roger Lloyd Tonkinson

27 April 2020

My father, Roger Lloyd Tonkinson, trained and worked as an architect until 1997 when he and my mother Anne moved to St Ives, Cornwall.

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Dealers come up with tech solutions to display an exhibition no visitors can now attend

27 April 2020

'Calyx (Blue)', a 1951 textile by Lucienne Day (1917-2010), sprouts with Modernist forms. Its colourful, flower-like shapes hint at the mobiles of Alexander Calder or the biomorphs of Joan Miro.

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More auction houses and dealers join movement to host sales to help Covid-19 NHS charity appeals

25 April 2020

A number of auction houses and dealers have set up sales to raise funds for the under-pressure NHS in the face of the coronavirus crisis.

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Picture dealers unite to hold online auction to help NHS Charities

23 April 2020

The Parker Gallery is holding an online timed auction on thesaleroom.com and part of the fees will be donated to NHS Charities to help with the coronavirus pandemic.

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Childhood scrapbook of double Victoria Cross winner Noel Chavasse sells to his old school

22 April 2020

A childhood scrapbook including tales of valour written and illustrated by double Victoria Cross winner Noel Chavasse and his twin brother has been bought by their old school in Oxford.

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Call for entries: Frame restorer launches children’s art competition for charity with dealer Philip Mould

21 April 2020

For many people living in lockdown, keeping the children entertained and educated is a major occupation. A new art world competition, held in support of charity, offers children the chance to get their creative – and competitive – juices flowing.

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Charles II era purse stars in US online show

20 April 2020

Following the raft of recent Covid-19 cancellations, The Antique Dealers’ Association of America (ADA) is seeking to help its members with an online antiques exhibition.

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Dealers Online: ATG's selection of 30 objects available from dealers' websites

20 April 2020

Our selection of 30 objects to view and buy from dealers online.

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Two very different Florence Nightingale letters for sale in UK and US auctions - plus dealer offers signed photograph

20 April 2020

One to a lord about an Ottoman sultan, the other asking for six eggs - two very different letters from Florence Nightingale have emerged at salerooms in the UK and US.

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Lively views during lockdown

20 April 2020

You can’t visit dealers in person – but you could pop in to their homes and gardens online

ATG letter: My thoughts on the retail world post-coronavirus

20 April 2020

MADAM – After this pandemic, retail will undergo a seismic shift even faster than the present move away from many high streets.

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Warm feeling generated by interior scene on offer from Karen Taylor

20 April 2020

As part of a spring sale featuring works on paper under £2000, British art dealer Karen Taylor is offering this watercolour by Lady Jane Harriet Pleydell-Bouverie (1819-1903).

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Catalogue for Bowes Museum show on history British antiques dealing made freely available

20 April 2020

The catalogue for the exhibition 'Sold! The Great British Antiques Story', which took place last year at The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle, County Durham, has been made freely available in its PDF format.

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Book of Hours made for Charles VIII of France offered online by Les Enluminures

20 April 2020

This small-scale book of hours, below, was made c.1490-93 for Charles VIII of France. Containing 12 full-page and 10 small miniatures by the Master of the Chronique scandaleuse, it is offered by Les Enluminures for $575,000 as part of its online initiative: a Books of Hours online update to be sent out biannually.

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Art dealers at home… and on the internet: dealers invite viewers to their homes and gardens  

17 April 2020

While the country has been in lockdown I have visited Philip Mould’s bedroom, Derek Johns’ wild flower garden, Simon Dickinson’s folly and Rhod McEwan’s Highland home.

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Philip Mould sells “Pride and Prejudice” portrait miniature to Jane Austen’s House museum

15 April 2020

Dealer Philip Mould has sold a portrait miniature of the woman who inspired a classic Pride and Prejudice character to the Jane Austen’s House museum in Chawton.

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