Online portals

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Pop up vintage shop disguised as supermarket comes to Soho

18 April 2024

Online retailer Merchant & Found spent five years planning a new 'pop up' shop called The Vintage Supermarket.


Online marketplace 2Covet placed in liquidation

02 February 2023

The company behind dealer marketplace 2Covet and the Chelsea Antiques Fair has been placed into voluntary liquidation.

 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.


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.


Partial to a portal? Read on…

21 February 2022

Our special focus on the online marketplaces now available to support business


Helping hands for online

21 February 2022

Keeping multiple sites up to date can be crucial for sales, but also very time consuming. Companies such as Ronati help dealers keep their online presence up to date.


Online marketplace comes into effect

15 November 2021

The new art and antiques online marketplace portal The Bruno Effect (TBE) has launched this month with more than 30,000 items of antiques, vintage and contemporary design from hundreds of dealers across the US, UK and Europe.


Dealer portal 1stDibs launches auction format

15 November 2021

Online dealer portal 1stDibs has launched a new way of selling via its website.

Buying online

Online art sales hit $6.8bn for first half of 2021

12 October 2021

Online art sales reached $6.8bn (£5bn) in the first six months of the year, up 72% on the first half of 2020 according The Hiscox Online Art Trade Report.

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Dealer selling platform 2Covet expands team

09 August 2021

The online selling platform for dealers has expanded dur ing the coronavirus pandemic and has increased its team to 13.

Steve Sly and Charles Wallrock

New faces at art and antiques businesses as online platform 2Covet expands

28 July 2021

This week’s Movers & Shakers includes a group of new hires at online dealer platform 2Covet.


TEFAF online line-up revealed

12 July 2021

Organisers of TEFAF Maastricht have released the exhibitor line-up for its next digital edition.


Rutherston eases market woes

29 March 2021

Trading with EU member states has become more difficult and expensive since the UK left the European Union, but one dealer may have found a way to avoid the bureaucratic hurdles.

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Chelsea Antiques Fair is to return later this year under new ownership

04 February 2021

New owners have taken over Chelsea Antiques Fair and are planning an event later this year.

The Bruno Effect updates on latest dealer signings

04 January 2021

The Bruno Effect, a digital marketplace that will provide a platform for initially 650 dealers to sell their furniture and collectables online, has revealed new dealers ahead of its launch.


Fairy tales and bible stories on offer from Jörn Günther at pre-Christmas book fair

12 December 2020

A selection of top historic books is on offer from Swiss dealer Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books at this weekend’s Salon D’Hiver Virtuel.


The web shop window: Danish stoneware flambé fish jug

07 December 2020

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


Virtual fairs and digital listings help Portobello Road traders attract shoppers

28 November 2020

During lockdown traders of art and antiques around Portobello Road had been forced to close alongside all non-essential retail in England.


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.


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.