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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War posters on gallery roll-call

08 October 2018

'Who’s Absent? Is it you?' Simple and direct, these words appear on a British First World War poster, produced as recruits began to dwindle.

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Clay designs with golden touch

08 October 2018

The new catalogue White Gold, produced by Brian Haughton and colleague Paul Crane, includes the fine 18th and 19th century material for which Haughton has made his worldwide reputation.

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5 Questions: George Sandeman of The Armoury of St James's

08 October 2018

George Sandeman works at The Armoury of St James’s, which specialises in works of art with a naval or military flavour. The three-floor shop is in London’s Piccadilly Arcade.

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Family businesses fare well in the East of England

08 October 2018

Fair organising runs in the family for Gary Sheridan and his daughter Emma.

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Hot early sales at Frieze Masters

08 October 2018

Dealers at Frieze Masters reported a strong start to the London event with a number of six- and seven-figure sales recorded in the fair’s first days.

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Where to be: Five places to buy art, antiques and vintage in Ireland this month

05 October 2018

From rare books to vintage furniture to contemporary painting, here’s a look at some of the best placed to buy art and antiques around Dublin (and beyond) this month.

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Four collectables with royal connections up for sale this autumn

04 October 2018

Items with royal connections have extra cache for buyers when it comes to desirability and price. Here are four objects with direct connections to noble owners that are currently for sale across dealerships and auctions.

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Replica of the largest British Roman mosaic to return home to Gloucestershire

02 October 2018

A replica of the largest Roman mosaic to be found in Britain could return home to Gloucestershire where it was made.

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Where to be: Untangling Frieze and other events this week (October 1-7)

01 October 2018

The first week of October brings London’s spectacular duo of art fairs, Frieze London and Frieze Masters. But for buyers who do not spend at the high end of these fairs, the seven days around these events offer plenty of opportunities to find art and antiques of many levels around the capital.

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Exhibitor mix shaken up for TEFAF Maastricht 2019

01 October 2018

One-fifth of exhibitors change as New York events impact TEFAF flagship.

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A fresh look at the St Ives artist group

01 October 2018

Two exhibitions in Mayfair this month offer a reappraisal of a clutch of artists who lived and worked in St Ives.

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Asian art dealer recovers from Camden Passage flood and reopens

01 October 2018

Islington dealership Kevin Page Oriental Art is officially re-opening following a flood that forced many dealers in the area to close.

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ATG letter: Why dealers’ mark-up is their own business

01 October 2018

MADAM – I read with great interest your ‘The price is right’ report of the recent ATG round table, debating how to charge for expertise (ATG No 2358). I would like to respond to a question you posed as to whether dealers should have to justify their mark-up.

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5 Questions: Richard Lobel of numismatic dealership Coincraft

01 October 2018

Richard Lobel is the founder of numismatic dealership Coincraft. Trading for 63 years, it celebrates its 50th anniversary in London this year

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Asian art dealer recovers from Camden Passage flood and reopens

26 September 2018

Asian art dealer Kevin Page Oriental Art is officially re-opening following a flood that forced many dealers in Islington to close.

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Lost Henry VIII tapestry found in Spain goes on show in the UK

25 September 2018

A previously lost tapestry, commissioned by Henry VIII for Hampton Court during turmoil of the English Reformation, has been rediscovered in Spain.

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Discover Vintage, and an Ercol commission, in Leeds

24 September 2018

Trading as Discover Vintage, Keeley Harris runs shows in Coventry, Manchester and Leeds – the next on Sunday October 7 at the 1970s-built Pudsey Civic Hall, on the outskirts of Leeds.

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Northern Antiques Fair returns in October with a wealth of ceramic and glass

24 September 2018

The Northern Antiques Fair, an annual Harrogate event, is a chance for connoisseur buyers in the north to shop a little closer to home.

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Rare Minton majolica hens by Johann Henk are highlights at Arley Hall Fair

24 September 2018

This rare pair of Minton majolica hen and rooster vases priced at £16,675 on the stand of Madelena will be among the highlights of the Arley Hall Antiques & Fine Art Fair in Cheshire which runs from September 28-30.

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Autumn Battersea fair puts the focus on Japonism

24 September 2018

Japonisme, western art inspired by Japanese art and design, is the theme of the next Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair in London’s Battersea. At the event, which runs from October 2-7, a showcase in the foyer focuses on pieces that reflect the influence of Japanese design on European interiors.

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