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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The web shop window: A Bow figure of Juno with an eagle

07 November 2022

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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Portland Gallery stages Fedden exhibition for new and old collectors

07 November 2022

The works of Modern British artist Mary Fedden (1915-2012) are accessible and have a wide appeal. Despite a spike in her prices following her death, these days they are relatively affordable too.

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Sunday proves a busy day for Sandown

07 November 2022

Edward Cruttenden of Sunbury Antiques is looking forward to November 20 and the last monthly antiques and interiors fair of the year he runs at Sandown Park Racecourse, near Esher.

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Portrait miniatures: The ‘indomitable spirit’ of Sarah Biffin

07 November 2022

The market presence of Sarah Biffin (1784-1850), a portrait miniaturist born without hands, arms and legs, has been rising over the past few years.

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The Swede sell of success at fishing tackle fair

07 November 2022

A dealer who acquired a long-closed angling shop is bringing a Swedish touch via Suffolk to the annual National Vintage Fishing Tackle Fair.

Hyde Park Antiques lots

Top US antique furniture dealer to sell stock at Sotheby’s auction as it downsizes New York premises

02 November 2022

New York dealership Hyde Park Antiques, founded in 1965, will sell nearly 500 lots at Sotheby’s next year.

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Strong dollar drives rise in US purchasers to UK

31 October 2022

US buyers have boosted sales for UK dealers and auction houses this autumn after the slump in sterling.

 Chelsea Antiques and Fine Art Fair

Dealer portal 2Covet will no longer run fairs

31 October 2022

The team behind 2Covet has closed its events division, abandoning all plans to run fairs.

Grays Antiques Centre

Antiques centre owner Bennie Gray gets the green light as Bond Street entrance opens

31 October 2022

Bennie Gray is celebrating the long-awaited opening of the new Bond Street station in Mayfair.

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Dealer makes a Canova cenotaph design find

31 October 2022

A dealer has identified a design for a cenotaph to Antonio Canova (1757-1822) in time for the 200th anniversary of the Italian sculptor’s death.

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5 Questions: Duncan Phillips

31 October 2022

As well as working in marketing for various major fairs and dealers, Duncan Phillips of Somerset deals in his own right, specialising in 19th and 20th century watercolours and studio ceramics

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The web shop window: Glass butter dish

31 October 2022

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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Ladies were flasking for trouble

31 October 2022

Solo Antiques brings a Daum glass and silver absinthe or opera muff flask to the next Scone Palace Antiques & Fine Art Fair in Perth.

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Toadstools head from Battersea to the US

31 October 2022

Highlight sales at the recent Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair included a collection of 40 stone and painted garden toadstools.

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Obituary: Antiques dealer Danny Robinson

31 October 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce Danny Robinson has passed away peacefully after a short stay in hospital at the age of 84.

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Chelsea Pensioner portrait offered at Perth exhibition

31 October 2022

This English watercolour of a Chelsea Pensioner c.1900, priced at £500, is among the offerings at the Christmas 2022 exhibition held jointly by former business partners Malcolm Innes and Anthony Woodd.

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Obituary: Glass dealer Shane Theophilus

31 October 2022

We are sad to announce the sudden death of Shane Theophilus (August 23, 1954-October 22, 2022).

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Fair report: Cotswold event has high-end appeal

31 October 2022

Vetted fair may be compact in scale but still packs a punch

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“Some truly original ideas": why dealer chooses to focus on Mid-century furniture

31 October 2022

Specialist event focuses on a popular period when ‘some truly original ideas’ developed

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Clock fairs at the double

31 October 2022

If horology is your passion then two events coming up will prove timely.

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