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.


Islington Council call on Mall owners to let antique dealers stay

14 January 2008

Mall dealers ‘have nowhere to go’ if forced to leave


Partridge to sell $40m collection

22 October 2007

Not all the major single-owner collections are sold at auction. Last week Partridge Fine Art announced exclusively to ATG that they have secured the $40m (£20m) collection of Texas media and communications entrepreneur Scott Ginsburg for sale in their New Bond Street galleries.


Daniella and the Lonely Prophets come to Agnew’s in October

24 September 2007

OCTOBER will see Daniella Luxembourg, a leading art market figure, launch a major selling exhibition of early 20th century German art at Agnew’s.


Appeal for witnesses after £250,000 gems theft at fair

18 June 2007

Partridge Fine Art lost £250,000 worth of jewellery to thieves at the Summer Olympia Fair. The thieves struck at the dealers’ stand on Sunday afternoon, when four items were taken. The police were informed immediately and Partridge spokesman Oscar Humphries told ATG that they were hopeful of recovering the gems.


Saying it with flowers – Starkey unveils the face of Lady Jane Grey

05 March 2007

Renowned Tudor historian and TV personality Dr David Starkey has discovered what is almost certainly the first and only known surviving portrait of Lady Jane Grey to be painted in her lifetime.

Byebye BABAADA, welcome WEADA

29 January 2007

AT the end of March, the Bath and Bradford on Avon Antique Dealers’ Association will cease operations. Members will join in the launch of the new West of England Antique Dealers’ Association.


HRH Princess Michael joins Partridge as president

22 January 2007

NEW Bond Street dealers Partridge have announced that HRH Princess Michael of Kent has joined them as president of the firm.

Sotheby’s to sell Mallett’s Bourdon House stock

18 December 2006

Sotheby’s are to sell the stock of Bourdon House, the historic Georgian townhouse in Mayfair recently sold by London dealers Mallett.


Footballers raise £10,000 to help beat breast cancer

11 December 2006

THIS year’s ATG-sponsored Charity Football Match between the Dealers and Auctioneers has raised more than £10,000 for Breast Cancer Haven.

Rent hikes force Camden Passage dealers out

11 December 2006

THE Christmas lights are now on in Camden Passage, but for some dealers this will be their last festive period in the London antiques thoroughfare.


Deal sees Degas saved for nation

04 December 2006

This Edgar Degas bronze owned by the late art dealer Lillian Browse has been saved for the nation in a deal brokered by Christie’s in lieu of inheritance tax. It follows a similar sale recently arranged by the auctioneers that saw the National Gallery acquire two works by Italian artist Giovanni Paolo Panini.

Trade weigh up pros and cons of two-dollar pound

04 December 2006

Dealers travelling to the United States for the New Year fairs season remained optimistic last week as sterling jumped to its highest level against the dollar in 14 years. The continued weakness in the US currency raised the prospect of a two-dollar pound in time for the January showpiece events in New York and Florida.


Hayman portraits back together again after 300 years

20 November 2006

Two sections of a painting by Francis Hayman are being officially re-united for the first time in almost three centuries at London dealer Philip Mould’s new gallery in Dover Street.

Contemporary art boosts Fine Art Society results

23 October 2006

CONTEMPORARY art has helped the Fine Art Society triple its turnover in the past four years, according to results just released.

Dealers bid to cut out art heirs forever

16 October 2006

DEALERS from all over Europe have launched a campaign to get rid of the resale right enjoyed by the heirs of dead artists.

Top French award for London Chinese dealer

16 October 2006

Giuseppe Eskenazi, London’s pre-eminent dealer in Chinese works of art, has been appointed a Chevalier (Knight) of the Légion d’honneur for services to the arts.

New Paris gallery to champion European decorative arts

02 October 2006

ON September 12 – the week the Paris Biennale returned to the Grand Palais – Paris celebrated another notable development on the city’s art scene with the launch of Galerie Historismus at 9 Place de Vosges, the oldest square in Paris.

Pelham move operation from London to Paris

02 October 2006

ESTABLISHED in London since 1928, Pelham Galleries have moved out of their well-known Mayfair showrooms in Mount Street and are now based in their greatly expanded gallery at Rue de Varenne, Paris.

Atlantic reassure centre dealers

25 September 2006

THE new owners of Atlantic Antiques have set out to reassure dealers at Antiquarius, The Mall in Islington and Rogers Antiques Gallery in Portobello about plans for the future. Following last week’s ATG report, they say that there will be no significant changes or rent rises, that the centres have enjoyed a recent revival and that they will concentrate on letting several unoccupied properties acquired with the portfolio.

Nahum defends trade over fakes – and blasts forgers

25 September 2006

THE dealer who originally reported the John Anster Fitzgerald (1826-1906) fakes to the police has defended the trade and issued a stark warning to art forgers.