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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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Online art buying fuels business growth

21 November 2022

The pandemic forced more buyers online and the trend has continued.

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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.

 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.

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The web shop window: A children's Art Deco see-saw

12 September 2022

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

Galerie Steinitz

French antiques dealer teams up with Christie’s to auction blockchain-recorded furniture

07 September 2022

Antiques dealer Benjamin Steinitz is to offer 58 lots of furniture and decorative arts at auction that will be registered and secured on a blockchain.

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The web shop window: Italian polychrome table

08 August 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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The web shop window: gothic pitch pine bookcase

18 July 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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The web shop window: a 19th century portrait of a smuggler

11 July 2022

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

Simon de Pury

Simon de Pury launches new Contemporary art sales

06 July 2022

Auctioneer Simon de Pury, who previously owned and ran Phillips and worked as an art advisor, has launched de-Pury.com with auctions planned for next month.

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The web shop window: Danish drop-leaf table

04 July 2022

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

ATG letter: Why, with experience, I prefer offline bidding

27 June 2022

The wholesale switchover by some auction houses to mainly online bidding and information is no doubt beneficial on a financial basis but, in my view, for the serious collector it is a serious backward step.

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The web shop window: Michel Dahl portrait of Mrs Theodora Cowper

20 June 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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The web shop window: 18th century armchairs

30 May 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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The web shop window: Vintage litter bin

16 May 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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The web shop window: Victorian 'canine' cufflinks

18 April 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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On Instagram: Scrolling surprise and delight

11 April 2022

When Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger founded photo-sharing app Instagram in 2010 they probably did not expect that 12 years later it would have become a platform for selling antiques.

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From a dealer portal: Stock selection

11 April 2022

Dealer portals provide a handy online view of a selection of stock from a large number of traders. They offer a connection to dealers for both the buyer casually browsing from home and the buyer seeking a specific type of item.

Tom Österman of Auctionet with Lawrences' Helen Carless.

Swedish firm Auctionet buys Lawrences of Crewkerne

30 March 2022

Auctionet, the online auction platform, has bought Lawrences Auctioneers in Somerset but the team at the Crewkerne firm will remain in place.

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Second-hand and sustainable: A special report from Auction Technology Group

21 March 2022

Firms selling second-hand items such as antiques can now quantify the environmental advantages thanks to a new report. They can also improve their competitive edge by auditing and publishing their own green credentials.

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The web shop window: 19th century hall lantern

07 March 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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