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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Renewed threat of US tax on Chinese art

19 August 2019

A UK dealer is considering moving Chinese objects to the US earlier than planned in the hope of staying ahead of import tariff changes.

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Obituary: London silver dealer Lawrence Block

19 August 2019

Sadly, Lawrence Block, the well-known London silver dealer, passed away in April on his 93rd birthday.

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Latest edition of Tribal Art London focuses on female representations in this field

19 August 2019

An example of a 'ngaady a mwaash' mask made by the Bushoong Kuba peoples is among the large offering of female-themed items at the next staging of 'Tribal Art London' (TAL).

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Irish dealers urge no border checks

19 August 2019

At a collectables fair in Dublin, talk was of post-Brexit free movement of antiques from north to south.

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Jacobson shows a personal touch

19 August 2019

Bernard Jacobson, who has bought and dealt in works by artists such as Henri Matisse, David Hockney and Ben Nicholson, is not afraid to show off a little.

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The web shop window: English silver-plated student lamps

19 August 2019

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: Michael Wilson of Highland Antiques

19 August 2019

Michael Wilson of Highland Antiques in Aberdeen specialises in rare and collectable antique silver.

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West country dealers keeping busy in August

19 August 2019

This still-life painting by Joan Gillchrest (1918-2008), offered for £1995, is part of an online exhibition staged by Devon dealership British Ceramics and Paintings.

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Rugby club substitute for the palace

19 August 2019

A dealer who was so disappointed that the second of the biannual Art Deco fairs held at Eltham Palace in September had been cancelled has launched his own nearby.

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Truth behind mystery Venetian view investigated by Fake or Fortune? revealed by art dealer Charles Beddington

15 August 2019

A painting thought to be by well-known Venetian painters Francesco Guardi (1712-93) or Michele Marieschi (1710-43) has emerged as an English copy, worth a fraction of its supposed value.

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The latest Movers and Shakers across the art and antiques market including new auctions in cars and collectables

13 August 2019

An update on recent appointments or launches at auction houses and dealers.

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Dealer offers cup awarded to Peterloo magistrate who beat demonstrators with stick

12 August 2019

Wick Antiques has on offer a monumental silver-gilt cup and cover presented to Ralph Fletcher (1757-1832), who is remembered for his actions during the ‘Peterloo Massacre’.

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Fine home for Fairfield centre

12 August 2019

A fine Victorian building in the town of Cockermouth in the Lake District which was built in 1868 for the founder of Mitchell’s Auctions – whose saleroom is still in the town – is now home to the Fairfield House Antiques Centre.

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Tetbury: Taking the long view in the ‘antiques capital of Gloucestershire’

12 August 2019

ATG explores Tetbury’s Long Street to discover dealers evolving to lure casual buyers as well as connoisseurs

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Catalogues keep August active with wide array of items available

12 August 2019

The traditionally quiet month of August means that fairs and exhibitions are thin on the ground while some dealers take a few well-earned weeks off.

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Visitors to Westonbirt fair ‘happy to travel and keen to buy’

12 August 2019

A 19th century plaster bust of Napoleon was among sales at the recent Cotswold Decorative Antiques & Art Fair, which takes place in Westonbirt School near Tetbury three times a year.

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Dealers in Tetbury get ready for Brexit disruption

12 August 2019

The dealers of Tetbury who trade with the Continent are determined to work through whatever turbulence Brexit may bring. A no-deal departure, likely to result in tariffs and customs checks, would present problems for import and export of stock.

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Antiques dealer Howe London holds warehouse sale for the first time

12 August 2019

Antiques dealer and furniture designer/maker Christopher Howe hosts a warehouse sale this autumn giving buyers access to his entire stock for the first time in his 30-year career.

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The web shop window: Portrait miniature by William Wood

12 August 2019

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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Arms fair now in 52nd year

12 August 2019

The 102nd staging of the London Antique Arms Fair is on Saturday, August 24.

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