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.


Organiser makes plea for Fawley Hill reinforcements

18 March 2024

Judy, Lady McAlpine needs more antique and vintage traders to sign up for her vintage festival held in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support at Fawley Hill, near Henley, from Friday to Sunday, May 17-19.

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Trend setters: Are interior design influencers all hype or helping the market?

18 March 2024

Are influencers driving this market or is it just hype? We talk to dealers to find out what is really in demand and why.


Showground showcase in Norfolk

18 March 2024

The Norfolk Antique & Collectors’ Fair has been running for 24 years at the Norfolk Showground, near Norwich.

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Sarah Biffin self-portrait acquired by Museum of Somerset from dealer Philip Mould

16 March 2024

A self-portrait by Sarah Biffin (c.1784-1850) bought by the Museum of Somerset has recently gone on display.

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New section for Battersea decorative fair this spring

14 March 2024

London fair's new section of Contemporary home suppliers set to complement art and antiques

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Classic Antique Fairs says spaces are filling up at trio of events

13 March 2024

Despite launching in December, organisers of the new fairs series say it is already in high demand

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Robust sales and strong attendance mark TEFAF Maastricht’s opening weekend

11 March 2024

Van Gogh, Munch, Cedric Morris and Giambologna sales help paint a picture of the strongest fair for several years

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Victorian sampler returns to Berkswell primary school where it was created

11 March 2024

Historic school acquires needlework created by a former pupil


Make it a weekend with Warwick visit

11 March 2024

A 20-minute drive from NAEC Stoneleigh takes you to the town of Warwick, dominated by its castle originally built by William the Conqueror. Hunters and gatherers at IACF’s antiques event at Stoneleigh may well take in what the city has to offer antiques-wise. Here are two businesses to visit.


Celebration event filling up fast

11 March 2024

With one hall full and the other getting very close, IACF counts down to its new Midlands two-day fair


Eye on an object: a portrait by Michael Dahl

11 March 2024

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

Obituary: Mark Hayter (1952-2023)

11 March 2024

Mark Hayter was a part of the Chenil Galleries success story in Chelsea of the early 80s, specialising mostly in Art Nouveau and Art Deco with wife Myrna and colleague Tony Coakley.


Dealer news in brief including a book published on the prints of Norman Webster

11 March 2024

Our roundup of dealer news includes Andrew Froste Antiques launching a new book


Rich mix in Paris as spotlight shines on drawings

11 March 2024

Drawing Week, the Paris annual spring celebration staged around the Salon du Dessin fair and a raft of works on paper auctions, takes place in the latter part of this month when the French capital traditionally turns the spotlight on drawings


New firm urges fresh buyers to feel alive with mourning jewellery

11 March 2024

The founder of a new dealership devoted to antique jewellery is determined to bring the field to a fresh generation of buyers.


Historic works hold their own at London Original Print Fair

11 March 2024

Despite print fair’s focus having shifted over the years, more traditional works still play an important part


Five questions with print dealer Gwen Hughes

11 March 2024

Gwen Hughes is among the exhibitors at the London Original Print Fair.

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Early sales at TEFAF Maastricht as US buyers make their presence felt

08 March 2024

US museums were back buying at TEFAF Maastricht this year, with a flurry of sales taking place in the opening hours of the 37th staging of the international event.

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Treasure House exhibitor numbers soar for second edition

07 March 2024

London fair returns with 70 exhibitors in more than 20 fields


Cyber criminals target art and antiques dealers

04 March 2024

Dealers have been targeted by cyber criminals setting up copycat scam sites and tampering with existing websites.