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 operating across different categories.

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First come, first served: Antiquities specialist Charles Ede's latest show

13 November 2023

Antiquities specialist Charles Ede releases its online Christmas catalogue at noon on November 15.

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Aldeburgh's Thompsons Gallery hosts latest Christmas exhibition

13 November 2023

Thompsons Gallery, Aldeburgh, opens its Christmas exhibition, one of the leading events of its yearly calendar, on December 2.

Andrew Singleton

Suffolk House Antiques – going out with a bang

13 November 2023

Andrew Singleton of Suffolk House Antiques is having his final selling exhibition in his shop in Yoxford from November 18-December 23.

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Art and antiques dealers gear up for a busy festive period

13 November 2023

ATG takes a look at some of the many dealer exhibitions being staged in the run-up to Christmas

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Obituary: Dudley Thompson (1942-2023)

13 November 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Mr Dudley Peter Louis Thompson who passed away peacefully on October 18.

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Interiors: Put on a road show

13 November 2023

The dealer ‘hub’ of Lillie Road is renowned among interior designers but now is the time to spread the word

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‘Three months’ became 32 years for Hexham antiques market

13 November 2023

When he launched his midweek antiques fair in the Northumberland market town of Hexham in 1991, Colin Caygill told the manager of the Wentworth Leisure Centre where it was held that “he would give it a go for three or four months”.

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5 Questions with dealer Paul Martin of Robin Martin Antiques

13 November 2023

Paul Martin runs Robin Martin Antiques of Notting Hill, London

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High time for an auction house

13 November 2023

Owners of a rapidly expanding chain of shops turn their attention to opening a saleroom in Somerset town

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Dealers full of praise for Frieze Masters after success of 2023 event

06 November 2023

Exhibitors have reported excellent results at Frieze Masters, confirming the event’s status as the UK’s top high-end art and antiques fair.

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Roman marble sold in 1961 auction resurfaces in Italy headless… but the head could be in UK

06 November 2023

In 1961 when Christie’s auctioned off items from the Wilton House Collection, the catalogue included a full-page image of a monumental Roman marble.

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The web shop window: A 'frozen moment' piece of pop art

06 November 2023

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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Frieze Masters racks up the sales

06 November 2023

Eleventh edition of the London event now widened in scope includes an impressive array of big results

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The London Antique and Vintage Textile Fair supports the next generation

06 November 2023

Textile Society fair is good business for dealers but it also acts as a fundraiser for student bursaries

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‘We can deal with stray shells - but not heartbreaking monotony’

06 November 2023

In November 1915, Captain Wilton John Rix of the 6th Bedfordshire Regiment wrote from France to the East Suffolk Gazette with an understated and moving plea for a relief from the war’s monotony.

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Suffolk village’s charms include two fairs and three antiques shops

06 November 2023

Two popular fairs are running in November and December in the Suffolk village of Long Melford which also offers three antiques businesses as an extra draw for buyers to part with their cash in a pre-Christmas splash.

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Organiser aims to deliver for dealers at Harrogate fair

06 November 2023

Several personal items grace The Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative Antiques & Fine Art Fair, Cooper Events’ final outing of the year and its third to that venue.

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Obituary: antiques dealer Lily Mitchell

06 November 2023

Those antique dealers present at the funeral of retired antiques dealer Lily Mitchell this autumn can vouch that her funeral was like no other.

Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould

BBC’s Fake or Fortune? expands into memorabilia

01 November 2023

The BBC’s 'Fake or Fortune?' is known for discovering artworks – from paintings to sculpture. But for its next series it is expanding into memorabilia.

The Alexandra Palace Antiques & Collectors’ Fair

Ally Pally antiques fair plea for support

30 October 2023

Dealers are being asked to support the well-known antiques fair at Alexandra Palace in north London that has announced its plans for 2024.

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