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.

William H Stokes Antiques

Five highlights from the upcoming sale of the collection of William H Stokes Antiques

25 February 2019

The collection and stock of former Cirencester dealership William H Stokes Antiques will be offered at auction in the Gloucestershire town by London firm The Pedestal.

  Miniature by Laurence Hilliard

Miniatures in the mainstream as London show coincides with major exhibition

25 February 2019

A dealer's one-day London show comes hot on the heels of major exhibitions that are drumming up interest in miniatures.

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Obituary: Book dealer Tony Parkinson

25 February 2019

Tony Parkinson, who died suddenly just after Christmas, at the age of 75, was a much-respected and well-loved book dealer in Southport for over 40 years. He opened Parkinson’s Books in its current location on Lord Street in 1981, specialising in antiquarian books, of which he had an encyclopaedic knowledge.

Miniature by Isaac Oliver

Philip Mould holds miniature exhibition in London gallery

25 February 2019

Dealer Philip Mould stages 'Jewel in the Hand: Early Portrait Miniatures from Noble and Private Collections' at its Pall Mall gallery from March 12-April 18.

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Obituary: Paola Noé (1958-2019)

25 February 2019

Alfies Antiques Market has paid tribute to one of its dealers, Paola Noé, who died on January 19.

Rob Shaw

5 Questions: Rob Shaw

25 February 2019

Chichester dealer Rob Shaw is a regular stallholder in the George Stephenson building at IACF Newark. He is a general dealer in antiques but specialises in Chinese works of art.

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Obituary: John Frederick Braund

25 February 2019

It is with regret we announce the death of John Frederick Braund of Turpin’s Antiques, who passed away peacefully on January 29, aged 90.

Obituary: Antique furniture dealer John Bedford

25 February 2019

John Bedford of William Bedford was one of the major dealers in antique furniture in London in the 1970s and for the next 35 years dominated his corner of the trade.

Gerry Cranham

Show under starter’s orders at Michael Hoppen Gallery

25 February 2019

An untitled photograph of a horse race is among the wide selection of photographs on offer from Michael Hoppen Gallery’s exhibition Simply the Best featuring works of 20th century sports photographer Gerry Cranham (b.1928).

Georgian chair

Relic ready to give a dealer lift at Scone Palace fair

25 February 2019

A rare Georgian invalid’s ‘chair lift’ is one of the highlights at the Scone Palace Antiques & Fine Art Fair.

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5 Questions: dealer Sarah Delves

25 February 2019

Sarah Delves of Bags of Glamour is an exhibitor at the next Art & Antiques for Everyone fair (April 4-7).

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Welsh antiques dealer enhances contemporary art show with loan of traditional furniture

20 February 2019

A 19th century Welsh oak bureau is among the furniture that Carmarthenshire dealer Tim Bowen has lent to enhance a local exhibition on creativity.

William Powell Frith painting

A Victorian who’s who: Dealer offers 'last of Frith's panoramas in private hands'

18 February 2019

A 19th century masterpiece by William Powell Frith (1819- 1909) that serves as a who’s who of influential Victorians is on offer from a new St James’s gallery for £10m.

oyal Worcester porcelain wall brackets

Eye for rare Royal Worcester at Paul Reeves auction

18 February 2019

Among the most eagerly-contested lots in the Paul Reeves: An Eye For Design sale at Lyon & Turnbull was this set of Royal Worcester porcelain wall brackets, c.1865, allegorical of the four seasons.

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Pick of the week: Maker’s great-grandson buys back model steam engine for family from UK dealer

18 February 2019

An exceptional Victorian scratch-built model steam engine has returned home after the maker’s great-grandson bought it from UK dealer Vavasseur Antiques.

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Former Wace director Brown to go it alone

18 February 2019

Claire Brown, formerly director of Rupert Wace Ancient Art, has launched a new independent venture after 30 years in the art and antiques trade.

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Fairs form a natural approach to source stock

18 February 2019

Two owners of antiques and vintage businesses who buy extensively from fairs and markets in the UK are showcased here.

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Chessboard checks into Bath fair in a selection of toys and games

18 February 2019

A selection of toys and games at the Bath Decorative Antiques Fair proves that antique playthings have their place as both decorative items and collectors’ pieces.

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5 Questions: Mark Murray

18 February 2019

Mark Murray of Mark Murray Fine Paintings is currently holding his Winter Exhibition at his East 63rd Street gallery, New York.

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Scottish Colourist with a world view

18 February 2019

'Portrait of a Woman in a Hat' by the Scottish Colourist John Duncan Fergusson (1874-1961) is among the 71 drawings and watercolours currently on show at Mayfair art gallery Browse & Darby.

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