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 operating across different categories.

Frieze Seoul

Fewer European exhibitors to stand at Frieze Seoul Masters section

10 June 2024

Frieze Seoul returns for its third edition this autumn at COEX from September 4-7. Once again, it will be showcasing a Masters section dedicated to more historic works.


Hey presto, it’s painter Giordano

10 June 2024

Exhibition showcases work of Neapolitan Baroque artist who was famed for the speed of his production


Sunday chance to try Sunbury

10 June 2024

Coming up on June 30 is the annual Sunday Kempton organised by Sunbury Antiques’ Edward Cruttenden, whose bi-monthly market at Kempton Park Racecourse recently featured as one of just two “antiquing” destinations in Qantas’ in-house flight magazine on the Sydney to London route.


Dealers' news in brief including positive results at the Little London Art Fair

10 June 2024

In dealer news this week we focus on a Modern art fair, a dealer offering a wartime map, the line up at 'PAD London' and the latest initiative at 'FAB Paris'.


Ephemera event ready to go

10 June 2024

John Robertson, the new fairs secretary of the Ephemera Society, got into the world of collecting ephemera and antique photographs back in the 1980s “due to my interest in local Sussex postcards and topographical views showing social history subjects”.


Five questions with dealer David Marshall

10 June 2024

David Marshall runs Hammer and Hand Antiques, which focuses on Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau works.


Beautifully bound bible among stand-out sales at Firsts

10 June 2024

An 18th century folio bible in mosaic binding was among the notable sales at the recent Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair.


Cirencester Park event returns with 90 dealers standing

10 June 2024

Show held for the first time last year returns at same location and is fully booked


Obituary: Horologist Derek Roberts

03 June 2024

Derek Roberts, who has died aged 93, was an antiquarian horologist, author and dealer, who brought the modern world into a previously somewhat rarified business.


Tiffany rings up the sales at Emporium

03 June 2024

When antiques-hunting in Northumberland, the fine market town of Morpeth is well worth a visit.


'Great location and traditional buyers': why it pays to arrive early at Petworth Park

03 June 2024

Buyers were out in force early at the 'Petworth Park Antiques and Fine Art Fair', with sales taking place in the first few minutes.


Seago stays close to East Anglian roots

03 June 2024

Flooding in the Waveney Valley features among a group of more than 50 paintings by Edward Seago (1910-74) on show at Portland Gallery this month.


Time to beehive yourself

03 June 2024

The Beehive in Alnwick, which offers the “largest second-hand vinyl collection in the North” has been owned by Mark and Sam Hobrough for seven years.


Five stars for the Aldeburgh fair

03 June 2024

After launching last summer with four dealers, the Aldeburgh Art Fair is back this month with five.


Plenty to see at the Old Forge

03 June 2024

In use at Ford as a blacksmith’s forge until the 1970s, these days it is known as Old Forge Antiques where you can find gents’ vintage clothes, antiquarian books and much more.


Five questions with art dealer Simon Lamb

03 June 2024

Simon Lamb of The Swan Gallery in Sherborne works with his wife Kristina and their son Chris specialising in oil paintings and watercolours 1800-1950, along with antique prints and early maps.


The varied delights when antiques-hunting in Northumberland

03 June 2024

The privately owned Ford & Etal Estates is described in tourism-speak as “one of Northumberland’s best kept secrets”.


Furniture (and a very big flag) feature strongly in Harrogate

03 June 2024

Furniture features as a strong showing at the second Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair of the year.


Firm follows ‘curious byways’

03 June 2024

Latest focus at London dealership is on the homeworkers who bought blanks to embellish with enamel


Dealer loses entire fair stock in van theft

03 June 2024

A Colchester dealer has warned the trade of the risk of van thefts after his own vehicle, containing his entire stock for a fair, was taken from his driveway.