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The art and antiques market continues to grow its presence in the online sphere thanks to the development of online catalogues and auctions, dealer portal sites as well as giant trading sites such as eBay.


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Website portals welcome lockdown growth

23 November 2020

Online art and antiques portals for dealers have been growing this year – largely due to these websites being one of the few options when shops, centres, fairs and markets have been forced to close through the various lockdowns.

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The web shop window: 18th century leopard painting

23 November 2020

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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Battersea Decorative launches online platform and private shopping services

21 November 2020

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair is launching new digital initiatives after being forced to cancel two out of its three annual events.

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Hammershøi interior stars among sales at first virtual TEFAF

11 November 2020

A painting by Danish artist Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916) was among the highlights at the inaugural staging of TEFAF Online.

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CADA takes to Instagram for Christmas

09 November 2020

The Cotswolds Art and Antiques Dealers Association (CADA) is taking to Instagram to give its members a boost before the festive season.

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The web shop window: Aesthetic movement slipper chair

09 November 2020

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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Irish fair organiser prepares for Christmas with third virtual fair

05 November 2020

Hibernian Antique Fairs opens its third virtual fair this week.

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Art and antiques businesses in England start making lockdown plans

03 November 2020

While waiting for full details of government guidance on the new lockdown in England starting from Thursday November 5, art and antiques businesses have been announcing their plans for the coming months.

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The web shop window: 17th century memento mori ring

02 November 2020

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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Timed auctions: Salerooms of all sizes see advantages in a format that can deliver

02 November 2020

Live or timed? It used to be an easy answer: nothing compares to the thrill and theatre of the live sale. Now it is not so simple.

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Timed auctions: All objects great and small

02 November 2020

This timeline shows a sample of items across many price points sold in 2020 at timed online auctions by a wide range of auction houses.

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Drouot building soon open to all auction houses

26 October 2020

Paris auction group Hôtel Drouot has reorganised its operations and will soon allow non-shareholder businesses to operate from its premises.

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The web shop window: Arne Jacobsen's Swan Chairs

26 October 2020

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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East Asian: Virtual realities as Asian Art in London adapts to Covid-19 changes

26 October 2020

While galleries remain open during Asian Art in London, the ever-changing world of Covid-19 restrictions means the internet has also become an important resource for doing business

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The web shop window: coloured wax portrait of a famous actress

19 October 2020

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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Dealerships awarded freedom of the digital city

19 October 2020

A Flemish lacquer inlaid and tortoiseshell cabinet-on-stand made in Antwerp, c.1660-70, is among the highlights at the first edition of digital fair ArtCity.

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The web shop window: A group of 300 Swarovski figures

12 October 2020

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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LAPADA website moves into e-commerce

05 October 2020

The LAPADA website, which acts as a dealer portal for its members, has added an e-commerce option for objects under £5000.

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Podcasts now the big deal

05 October 2020

From newsletters to viewing rooms, dealers have embraced the internet like never before since lockdown, and now some are experimenting with another new media outlet: podcasts.

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TEFAF launches digital marketplace

23 September 2020

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) is set to launch a new online platform next month.

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