Dealers

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.

Philip Mould and Fiona Bruce

Art sleuth show Fake or Fortune? returns to screens this month

10 August 2022

BBC TV series 'Fake or Fortune?' is back for its 10th series later this month.

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Two extra fairs lined up for London 2023

08 August 2022

Two more London fairs are on the cards for next year.

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Petworth event sold to 2Covet

08 August 2022

The team behind dealer marketplace 2Covet has bought The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair.

It’s a Shaw thing in Berkshire

08 August 2022

Jackie Edwards launched her antiques and vintage street markets nearly 10 years ago as ACVR Events.

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Cooper Events returns to the Cotswolds and Chester

08 August 2022

Cotswolds fair provides a summer treat while Chester makes an autumn comeback

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Next step for dealers who opened during lockdown

08 August 2022

Two different dealers that started their businesses during lockdown are embarking on the next part of their careers.

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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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5 Questions: Paul Foster of Paul Foster Books

08 August 2022

Paul Foster set up Paul Foster Books in 1990 and trades online, at fairs and by appointment in London.

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Dealers' news in brief including a London gallery offering an important Flemish cabinet

08 August 2022

A quick look at some recent events and objects on offer around the trade.

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Teddy bear and doll fair is back

08 August 2022

Popular toys event returns after Covid disruption and includes ex-Woburn Abbey festival

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Civil war helps Wallingford centre to thrive

08 August 2022

Business is doing so well at the newly acquired and renovated antiques centre in Wallingford, formerly the Lamb Arcade, that turnover has increased by 25%.

Chilton Antiques closes after 32 years of trading

08 August 2022

A few antiques businesses operate in garden centres but sadly one of these is closing.

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John Constable painting from Danny Katz's collection goes on show at Brighton's Royal Pavilion

25 July 2022

London art dealer Danny Katz is loaning a John Constable (1776-1837) painting which he bought at Sotheby’s last year to Brighton’s Royal Pavilion.

TEFAF Maastricht

Strong sales at TEFAF and Masterpiece despite a dates clash

25 July 2022

Sales abounded at TEFAF Maastricht and Masterpiece London this summer.

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Game changer: LAPADA tries out a Welsh event

25 July 2022

LAPADA, The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, is returning to The Game Fair this summer and plans to debut at The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) Welsh Game Fair in the autumn.

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Traders take palace trip

25 July 2022

“Dealers are coming from far and wide including Yorkshire, Oxfordshire, Staffordshire, Gloucestershire and of course Worcestershire and the West Midlands in general,” says Paul Rowson, who in May launched his new antiques and collectors’ fair in the atmospheric setting of Hartlebury Castle in Worcester, known as the Bishops’ Palace.

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Head to Hexham midweek

25 July 2022

This display of copper and pottery pieces is from one of Colin Caygill Events’ busy monthly midweek antiques and vintage fairs run in Northumberland in the market town of Hexham.

Busy summer of fairs in Suffolk

25 July 2022

Plenty of antiques and vintage fairs take place in Suffolk this month and early in August.

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Fair reports: Two good or was it too much?

25 July 2022

Special report on Masterpiece and TEFAF Maastricht – both held in summer this year

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To be or not to be at both fairs, that was the question

25 July 2022

When a new client with an interest in Roman marbles visited Charles Ede at TEFAF, they liked what they saw but thought they would come back.

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