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.

Plaque of Anne of Cleves

Masterpiece achieves strong early results

04 July 2022

A strong turn-out of collectors at the patron and curator evening of Masterpiece London and a busy preview day helped exhibitors to achieve significant early sales as the fair returned after a two-year pandemic-induced break.

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Bamberg dealers back to business at this year's festival

04 July 2022

After the difficult years of the pandemic, the organisers of the Bamberger Antiquitätenwochen are hoping that this year’s event will mark a return to some form of normality.

Obituary: antiques dealer Gino Viscossi

04 July 2022

I am writing with fond and cherished memories of a much loved and admired character, recently passed, in June 2022.

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Triple helping of St Ives treats

04 July 2022

Exhibitions in London, Cornwall and Edinburgh cover artists who worked in the town

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An ideal business if you love pottery

04 July 2022

Lovers of Blue & White, the antique printed British pottery dealership of that name, is available to acquire as its owners prepare to retire.

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5 Questions: David Hall of Hall Fine Art

04 July 2022

David Hall opened Hall Fine Art in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, with his father last year.

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Dealer news in brief including a David Bomberg self-portrait on offer

04 July 2022

A round-up of news and events from around the trade.

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The web shop window: Danish drop-leaf table

04 July 2022

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

The Yorkshire Fleabag

Fleabag firm scratches an itch with new antiques shop

04 July 2022

Event organiser with memory of family antiques shop starts a bricks and mortar venture

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Grand car boot venue in east Yorkshire

04 July 2022

The Sykeses of east Yorkshire made their fortunes in the 18th century not only from cloth but from the flourishing Baltic trade in crude iron.

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Help make Thames festival a buoyant event

04 July 2022

Calling all antiques and vintage dealers, more of whom are needed to swell the numbers in the antiques street at the annual Thames Traditional Boat Festival held this year from Friday to Sunday, July 15-17.

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Shepton all set for summer

04 July 2022

“After a very busy Easter event which was spectacular, our Shepton Flea is back in full force with our next flea on Sunday, July 17”, says Sue Ede.

TEFAF

Thieves attack TEFAF Maastricht fair

28 June 2022

Thieves entered the TEFAF Maastricht venue and stole jewellery from dealer Symbolic & Chase by smashing a display case.

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Early trading brings brisk sales at TEFAF

27 June 2022

The TEFAF Maastricht fair opened with a raft of high-value sales last week.

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Museums make 300 new purchases thanks to Art Fund

27 June 2022

Close to 300 objects and works of art found permanent homes in UK museums and galleries thanks to contributions from the Art Fund charity, a new report reveals.

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Tribute to a legendary dealer

27 June 2022

The number of six-figure bids received reflects the quality of William S Reese collection

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Cygnus takes flight in Berwick

27 June 2022

Named after the Cygnus swan constellation on the Milky Way with a nod to the White Swan Inn nearby, a shop in Berwick-on-Tweed is certainly looking starry since it opened in mid-June.

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Only here for the Beer – and antiques

27 June 2022

A jewellery dealer with years of experience honed at Portobello, Greenwich and Covent Garden markets now owns a busy antiques shop in east Devon.

Portobello Road Market

Summer Sundays return to Portobello Road Market

27 June 2022

Portobello Road Market will return to Sunday trading this summer.

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Capital letters: ‘It’s all happening here and it’s fun to be part of it’

27 June 2022

Don’t forget to visit London’s shops and galleries when in town for the multi-dealer events

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