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.

Dr Clare McAndrew

Art market sales recover, topping pre-pandemic levels, as UK reclaims its second place globally

04 April 2023

Worldwide art and antiques sales increased 3% year-on-year to an estimated $67.8bn (£54.8bn) in 2022, according to the latest Global Art Market Report.

Royal Hospital Chelsea

New fair exhibitor list revealed for The Treasure House Fair

03 April 2023

The Treasure House Fair, the new June event in Chelsea, has released its initial exhibitor list.

Picture of Edwin Landseer

Early view of Landseer at work is rediscovered

03 April 2023

An early picture of Victorian artist Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-73) working with his animal subjects has been reidentified by Belgravia dealership Bagshawe Fine Art.


Millennials and museums flock to TEFAF Maastricht

03 April 2023

Dealers at the Dutch art and antiques fair noticed a welcome trend of more eclectic tastes among younger buyers


Massive collection of Second World War pictures recall dealers' boyhood

03 April 2023

A personal collection of Second World War pictures compiled by dealer John Noott over more than 40 years is on display at the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum.


The web shop window: French Art Deco clock

03 April 2023

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.


Darwin granddaughter’s art skills evolved into engraving

03 April 2023

The very first wood engraving by Gwen Raverat (1885-1957) is this 1909 work, 'The Knight of the Burning Pestle'.


Southwold show is just the start for new organiser of Lomax Fairs

03 April 2023

New organiser of Lomax Fairs says he wants to expand them through new social media, dealers and venues.


St Ives gallery celebrates local artists in annual show

03 April 2023

'Trees' by Karl Weschke is among the pictures featured in Belgrave St Ives’ annual exhibition on the Cornish seaside town and Modern British art.


Gallery celebrates Sayed Raza with exhibition and catalogue launch

03 April 2023

Grosvenor Gallery is holding an exhibition of works by Indian Modernist Sayed Raza (1922-2016) to coincide with the release of the second volume of the artist’s catalogue raisonné and his retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.


5 Questions with Julian Hartnoll

03 April 2023

Julian Hartnoll, who describes himself as a ‘Fine Artmonger’ has been trading since 1968.


Festival of Vintage returns to York Racecourse

03 April 2023

People watching as well as stall perusing is one of the big attractions of the Festival of Vintage held biannually at York Racecourse.

Younger buyers boost TEFAF

03 April 2023

Dealers at TEFAF Maastricht welcomed a batch of younger buyers during the most recent staging.

Joseph Friedman

New faces and promotions at galleries and auction houses

30 March 2023

A new appointment at art gallery Saatchi Yates is among the recent hires in the world of art and antiques.

Shakespeare's four Folios

Rare collection of Shakespeare’s four Folios and poems offered by London dealer

29 March 2023

Bookseller Peter Harrington is commemorating the 400th anniversary of the publication of William Shakespeare’s First Folio with the sale of a rare collection of works.

Christopher Bishop

Christopher Bishop takes over Master Drawings New York and new board appointed

27 March 2023

Master Drawings New York (MDNY) has a new owner, advisory board and partnership.


Art reunited: two pairs of historical coincidences brought together at TEFAF

27 March 2023

A still-life and the vessel it depicts showed up at the same Maastricht fair unexpectedly this year, as did a painting and its study


Easter Weekend options for a fair visit

27 March 2023

The long Easter Weekend this April is packed with art and antiques fairs taking place around the country. Here we pick out a few highlights from the calendar.


London Original Print Fair looks to the future at 38

27 March 2023

Specialist print fair has constantly evolved but remains at heart a celebration of these works on paper


Marlborough lion gem leads New York exhibition

27 March 2023

Les Enluminures’ next New York exhibition comprises a single well-documented Italian gem.