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.

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Silver cup ‘rewarded to a loyal Jacobite’ offered jointly by auction house and dealer

10 August 2020

Is this the silver cup given by Bonnie Prince Charlie to a trusted aide for his role in returning Jacobite gold to France? Auction house Spink and dealer Martyn Downer believe it is and are looking for a buyer at around £150,000.

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The web shop window: Asprey Art Deco cigar box

10 August 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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Isle of Wight Festival remembered in photo exhibition for 50th anniversary

10 August 2020

During the third and final staging of the original 'Isle of Wight Festival' in 1970, photographer Charles Everest (1929-2015) was granted unrivalled access to the stage, documenting some of the biggest artists of the day as they prepared and performed.

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Wish you were here: Dealers offering British art with a sunny disposition

10 August 2020

This summer UK dealers are holding a host of shows featuring British artists and many are devoted to sunny views of holiday destinations.

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5 Questions: map dealer Massimo De Martini

10 August 2020

Massimo De Martini started trading as Altea Maps in 1992 and now runs the business from his Mayfair premises. He is also co-organiser of the London Map Fair.

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Dutch winter scene among works offered at Richard Green’s exhibition

10 August 2020

This winter village landscape showing peasants on a frozen waterway is among the works on offer at Richard Green’s exhibition Cabinet Paintings.

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Dorking Antiques opens with 20 dealers

10 August 2020

The timing could have been a disaster, but three dealers who opened an antiques centre in Dorking at the beginning of the month have been rewarded for their ambition by a very encouraging start.

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Former dealer launches third Robin’s Nest antique centre in historic old bank

10 August 2020

Nathan Alexander is a busy man. He has opened three antiques centres in three years with two in Southampton and a third in Fareham, all under the same title of Robin’s Nest Emporium.

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‘Outdoor’ Petworth can go ahead in September as indoor events cancelled until October

03 August 2020

The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair can go ahead as planned in September after the National Trust deemed it an ‘outdoor’ event.

Long Melford centre ready to reopen

03 August 2020

The planned reopening at Easter of the former antiques warehouse in the Suffolk village of Long Melford was one of the last features to appear in this column prior to lockdown.

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Carmarthen fair put on hold

03 August 2020

Towy Events organiser and dealer Robert Pugh has cancelled his August antiques and fleamarkets monthly event at the Carmarthen Showground and will await government guidance about when he can restart.

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New stock offered at Cecil Court's summer showcase

03 August 2020

This Nast two-handled cup and stand with classical decoration, c.1800, is among the objects set to be featured at the Cecil Court Summer Showcase.

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Dealers get busy and hope for August uplift as post-lockdown trade resumes

03 August 2020

Normally a quiet month, this August dealerships across the UK are reacting to a world changed by coronavirus.

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Five dealer-led online showcases opening up this summer

03 August 2020

As well as dealers’ websites and multi-dealer portals, a number of online events are taking place this summer that feature a range of traders. Here is a selection of some of the places to find art and antiques online in the coming months.

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Rare Alphonse Visconti poster provides memory of travel joys

03 August 2020

As foreign travel is greatly restricted for now, we can feast our eyes instead on this extravagant poster of the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco.

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Obituary: Gillian Jason (1941-2020)

03 August 2020

Gillian Jason, the pioneering art dealer of the Modern British art movement and founder of Gillian Jason Gallery, died peacefully at home in Norfolk on July 21, three weeks after her 79th birthday.

Shepton Flea leaps back into action at showground

03 August 2020

Six months after the last Shepton Fleamarket was held at the Bath & West Showground in Somerset, the event returns on Sunday, August 16, with more than 250 stalls.

Stallholders raring to go at Jay fair

03 August 2020

Jay Fairs aka Joy O’Meara, who launched her fairs in Oxfordshire in the 1980s with her sister Jill Napper, is excited about the return after a four-month absence of her popular monthly antiques fair at the parish hall in Benson, near Oxford, on Sunday, August 16.

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Obituary: Tony Coakley (1926-2020)

03 August 2020

Tony Coakley was a fun, attractive character, a dealer noted for his tall, slender figure with trademark ponytail and beard.

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Elisabeth Frink studio reconstructed thanks to dealer Messums

03 August 2020

Last year Messums rescued the Wolland studio of artist Elisabeth Frink (1930-93) from collapse and has now reconstructed it in its Wiltshire premises.

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