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.


TEFAF New York Fall 2017: a selection of sales

20 November 2017

ATG picks out some significant sales made at TEFAF New York...


Modern Scots and rock ‘n’ roll line-up for Edinburgh art exhibition

20 November 2017

For its final pair of exhibitions this year, The Fine Art Society in Edinburgh is staging Modern Scottish Paintings, 1940-85 and John Byrne Rock ‘n’ Roll from November 24-December 23.


TEFAF New York Fall 2017: A decorator’s view

20 November 2017

For the past 25 years Thomas Jayne has incorporated ancient and modern works of art into the rooms he designs. William Cullum, 28, who has worked at Jayne Studio for the last six years, went to TEFAF New York Fall for inspiration.


Obituaries: Harold Black and Brian Flaxman

20 November 2017

Obituaries for Harold Black and Brian Flaxman.


5 Questions: Mark Jarrold of Vavasseur

20 November 2017

Mark Jarrold of Vavasseur discusses the appeal of barometers, the need for new fairs and his love of strong coffee.


Angels fly ahead of the furniture pack in Suffolk

20 November 2017

The second of Suffolk House Antiques’ two annual exhibitions has yet to kick off officially – Christmas Selling Exhibition 2017 runs from December 2-23 and showcases an array of early furniture and works of art in the Yoxford gallery. Even so, with the catalogue up online, sales have already started.


Where books and art meet: an exhibition you can read a lot into

20 November 2017

Literary enthusiasts could get their fix at Shapero Modern’s exhibition 'Still Reading' (until December 4) this month, held in conjunction with Sladmore Contemporary. It includes a number of maquettes and bronzes by sculptor Martin Jennings.

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They said what?! The week (Nov 13-19) in quotes from the art and antiques world

19 November 2017

In our weekend series, Antiques Trade Gazette brings you a selection of quotes from dealers, auctioneers, collectors and others. This week we cover pink stones, a Nelson portrait discovery and a multi-million-pound manuscript collection coming up for sale in Paris.

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Antique firearms dealer guilty of supplying weapons and handcrafted bullets to gangland criminals

15 November 2017

The conviction of a firearms dealer from Gloucestershire has highlighted the problem of antique weapons being adapted for criminal use.

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Searching not required: ‘Needle in a haystack’ is offered at Birmingham NEC’s ‘Antiques for Everyone’ fair

15 November 2017

Among the artworks, furniture and collectables on offer at the upcoming Antiques for Everyone Fair is an object which could be considered the needle found in the proverbial haystack.

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Dealer Humphrey-Carrasco reviews future on Pimlico Road after court case disappointment

14 November 2017

A Pimlico Road antiques dealer is considering leaving the road after two decades following a court case over the redevelopment of a timber yard in the area.


The case of the missing eyebrow – rediscovery of 'lost' painting reveals Nelson's battle scars

13 November 2017

Dealer Philip Mould has discovered a painting of Lord Nelson (1758-1805) that reveals the hero’s true war wounds that were hidden under over-paint for 100 years.

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Image gallery: Six works from Old Master dealer Otto Naumann’s collection offered at Sotheby’s auction in New York

13 November 2017

Old Master dealer Otto Naumann is retire from his New York gallery and has consigned a selection of paintings and sculpture to auction. The group will be offered in a dedicated sale at Sotheby’s New York on January 31 with an overall estimate of $4m-6m.


5 Questions: Mark Seabrook

13 November 2017

Mark Seabrook of Mark Seabrook Antiques deals in oak and country furniture and early metalwork. He stands at the upcoming Antiques for Everyone (November 23-26) fair in Birmingham’s NEC.


Bonhams sits comfortably in Asian art auction series

13 November 2017

Bonhams capitalised on the strong market for classical Chinese furniture to set the two highest prices of the London Asian art auction series.

1stdibs moves dealer names after website 'upgrades'

13 November 2017

1stdibs has changed the way it displays objects for sale on its website.


Asian Art in London gala fills fitting British Museum gallery venue

13 November 2017

Celebrating its 20th birthday in the British Museum’s refurbished Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery on November 9, the board of Asian Art in London was clearly proud of its achievements in promoting the city’s Asian art credentials.


Geoffrey Clarke's sculpture brought together with new book and show

13 November 2017

Lists of artwork by Geoffrey Clarke (1924-2014) can read like a travelogue.


Shop talk – Harp and Rose Antiques, 55 St Benedicts Street, Norwich, NR2 4AP

13 November 2017

In our continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops in 2017, ATG talks to Glenn Lawrence of Harp and Rose Antiques, which opened in May 2013 and specialises in early English porcelain and ceramics. It also stocks period furniture, clocks, glass, jewellery and more.

Asian Art in London awards

And the winner is… find out who won the awards at ‘Asian Art in London’

10 November 2017

Two works of art, both fashioned from lacquer but very different in execution, scooped the 2017 ‘Asian Art in London’ awards for dealers and auctioneers.