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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Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler host Christmas antiques selling show in Pimlico Road

29 November 2022

A Christmas selling show of more than 100 antiques will be offered at interior design and decorating firm Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler's Pimlico Road showroom.

Three versions of the Staffordshire figure The Italian Boy

Dealer solves Staffordshire figure crime mystery

28 November 2022

Dealer Damon Revans-Turner of RTS Antiques in Liverpool has put a name and story to a rare Staffordshire figure that has hitherto evaded attribution.

Johan Zoffany’s Beggar’s Ballad

London Art Week puts on winter show with a Zoffany performance

28 November 2022

London Art Week (LAW) has decided it will go ahead with a winter edition this season, contrary to initial reports.

John Paul Cooper goblet

Arts & Crafts Cooper goblet spotted by dealer at auction

28 November 2022

An Arts & Crafts goblet soared over estimate last week to land in the stock of dealer Anthony Bernbaum of The Peartree Collection, who recognised it as the work of John Paul Cooper (1869-1933).

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Dealer exhibitions: It’s the final countdown to 2023

28 November 2022

The high-spending end of the year is a particularly busy time for art and antiques dealers

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Weird and wonderful buys at Shepton Mallet Antiques Fair

28 November 2022

Some lucky youngsters were among the attendees at IACF’s Shepton Mallet Antiques Fair earlier this month.

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5 Questions: Andy Shield of Brave Fine Art

28 November 2022

Andy Shield is co-founder of Brave Fine Art which focuses on European artworks, researching the stories behind their creation.

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The web shop window: An early watch dating from c.1640

28 November 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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A taste of Olympia: Buteux sauceboat buy

28 November 2022

A silver sauceboat made in London, 1731, a scarce remaining work by Huguenot female maker Elizabeth Buteux, was one of the highlight sales at the recent Winter Art & Antiques Olympia Fair.

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Merchant takes BADA role

28 November 2022

The BADA Friends has appointed Nicholas Merchant as new northern regional ambassador.

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Outside move kept classic arms fair on the map

28 November 2022

‘Zero profit’ but event got through Covid and has 220 stands at the next event

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Toys, teddy bears and dolls fest is back – three years on

28 November 2022

To quote toys specialist supremo Daniel Agnew, ex-Christie’s teddy bear auctions, co-organiser of the annual 'London International Antique Doll, Teddy Bear and Toy Fair: 200 Years of Childhood': “It’s like being in a museum where everything is for sale.”

Obituary: Scientific instruments dealer Peter Delehar

28 November 2022

It is with the greatest sadness, that his family has announced that their brother Peter Delehar died after a short illness on October 7 at the age of 78.

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Holy acceptable price tag

28 November 2022

Small is indeed beautiful for traders at two redundant churches given a new life as antique centres in the heart of Norwich some years ago.

Gas lamp

Antiques dealers’ campaign to save Westminster’s gas lamps continues as a third of lanterns remain at risk

24 November 2022

The London Gasketeers, a group trying to preserve central London’s Victorian gas lamps, welcomed a step by Westminster City Council to retain 174 of the lamps but concerns remain for the 94 still earmarked for conversion to LED.

LAPADA Fair

LAPADA fair to make 2023 comeback

21 November 2022

The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair in Berkeley Square, London, will return next year.

Portrait by Robert Peake

To be or not to be a portrait of the Bard, that is the question surrounding this £10m work

21 November 2022

A 1608 portrait by Robert Peake (c.1551-1619) long believed to depict William Shakespeare (1564-1616) has gone on the market for £10m.

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Pick of the week: Buyer secures a strongbox at last

21 November 2022

An elaborate 17th century burr walnut coffre-fort (or strongbox) has been sold by Alexander George Antiques.

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TEFAF Maastricht Showcase expands

21 November 2022

TEFAF Maastricht is expanding its Showcase section to include 10 galleries next year.

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BRAFA returns to early slot in the fairs calendar

21 November 2022

BRAFA Art Fair in Brussels has announced its dates for the 2023 edition.

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