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.

Dr Philip Errington

Industry updates: New hires across UK dealers and US auction houses

02 June 2021

Among the latest Movers & Shakers is a new hire at book dealer Peter Harrington.

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From darkness comes light: John Craxton show opens at Osborne Samuel

31 May 2021

Exhibition concentrates on John Craxton works before he moved to Greece after the war

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Gateway to Salvo celebration

31 May 2021

Digital event marks 30 years since the reclamation and salvage firm was launched

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The web shop window: Elizabeth I oak coffer

31 May 2021

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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Chinese art expert makes his mark with new book

31 May 2021

Asian art specialist Gerald Davison has released his fourth and final book and it is a heavyweight work – literally.

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Napoleon and Josephine reunited at London dealer's exhibition

31 May 2021

In the year commemorating 200 years since the death of Napoleon, pendant portraits of Napoleon and Josephine Bonaparte have been reunited after more than a century apart.

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5 Questions: Swift Antique Lace

31 May 2021

Anne Swift and her son Phil run Swift Antique Lace, trading from a stall in London’s Portobello Road antiques market.

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Obituary: porcelain dealer Robyn Lynette Robb (1945-2021)

31 May 2021

It comes with great sadness to announce the death of Robyn Robb, who died on May 12 after a short and sudden illness.

Portobello Road

Kensington & Chelsea council launches study for locals to have say over development including in and around Portobello Road

29 May 2021

Kensington & Chelsea council has launched a study of locations across its borough including Portobello Road.

LAPADA Fair

Dealer association LAPADA cancels autumn fair due to ongoing coronavirus impact

27 May 2021

The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair usually held in the autumn in London’s Berkeley Square has been cancelled for a second year running.

Alex Branczik

New appointments at Sotheby’s Asia among the latest industry updates

25 May 2021

A reorganisation for Sotheby’s Asia, a new shop and new books are among the latest updates across the art and antiques sector.

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The web shop window: Giacometti's drawing of composer Stravinsky

24 May 2021

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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Dealer discovers highly rare labelled chest by eminent maker Giles Grendey

24 May 2021

This George II caddy-topped mahogany chest bears not one, but two original trade labels for the London cabinet maker Giles Grendey (c.1693-1780).

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Dealers on the move including a new gallery manager at Charles Ede

24 May 2021

Three appointments and moves among dealers in the UK and abroad.

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Mod Brits head to Suffolk coast

24 May 2021

This typical Monet-inspired, sun-drenched beach scene by Dorothea Sharp (1874-1955) is priced at £18,500 as part of a Modern British exhibition at Thompson’s Aldeburgh.

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Love returns at Lingfield Racecourse fair

24 May 2021

Like so many other organisers, Donny Mann of Love Fairs is delighted to be back running fairs after such a long absence.

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‘All outdoors and covid secure’ for Shepton Flea

24 May 2021

Nine months after the last Shepton Flea was held at the Royal Bath & West Showground the market returns on Sunday May 30.

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Selling on the Hoof

24 May 2021

Out on the Romney Marshes in east Sussex is a series of small buildings that is Hoof Brocante.

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‘Pent up demand’ sells out Rowley Mile

24 May 2021

Capacity has been reached for the upcoming Newmarket Antiques & Collectors’ Fair at Rowley Mile Racecourse on Sunday June 6, says organiser Paul Kelly.

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Darnley Fine Art exhibition turns spotlight on artists who painted by moonlight

24 May 2021

Artists throughout history have been inspired by the moon and its light. Mysterious, illusive, and ethereal, this celestial body has been utilised to convey all manner of themes from romance and religion to fantasy and intrigue.

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