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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Sotheby’s wins court case over a disputed €10m ‘Frans Hals’ painting

11 December 2019

Auction house Sotheby’s has won its case against the former business partner of Old Master picture dealer Mark Weiss over a Frans Hals (1582-1666) painting that Sotheby’s now deems is a fake.

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Have your say: London dealership offers two antique ballot boxes

11 December 2019

With the election looming, Armoury of St James’s offers the chance to look back at polling history with two ballot boxes.

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Trio of works sold by West Midlands dealer go to major museums

10 December 2019

This 19th century Jamaican inlaid table by Ralph Turnbull was one of several pieces that Thomas Coulborn & Sons sold to major museums this year.

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Olympia fair to run over two weekends for 2020

09 December 2019

The next staging of the venerable Art & Antiques Fair Olympia will run longer to incorporate two weekends.

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Warm reception for Mengs and Cantagalli on London’s winter stage

09 December 2019

An autograph painting by German artist Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-79) was one of the stand-out sales during London Art Week (LAW).

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5 Questions: Polly Bielecka of Pangolin London

09 December 2019

Polly Bielecka is director at sculpture gallery Pangolin London.

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Lassco at the centre of market

09 December 2019

Outside and around the Bermondsey flooring and salvage showrooms of The London Architectural Salvage and Supply Company (Lassco), the annual Maltby Street Christmas Market runs on Friday evenings until December 20 from 6-9.30pm.

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The web shop window: George III reverse glass painting

09 December 2019

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

Obituary: David William Stoddart (1956-2019)

09 December 2019

David William Stoddart, trading as Black Ink Prints, passed away suddenly on November 20 aged 62. Much loved and sadly missed.

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Looks familiar…

09 December 2019

Dealer Jackie Harris of Puckhaber Decorative Antiques was on one of her regular buying trips to the South of France when she spotted a familiar face.

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New firms open north and south

09 December 2019

Focus on two shops launched in a former bank in Wiltshire and restaurant in Cumbria

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Fast tracking at IACF’s Runway Monday fair

09 December 2019

Sellers and buyers hit the ground running to make the most of the early-morning bargains

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Galleries get a move on: seven latest dealer developments

09 December 2019

Rumours of the death of shops are wide of the mark judging by the latest news of developments in the sector. Here is a selection of gallery moves and initiatives, starting with a new base for a business founded in 1884.

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‘Less is more’ idea drives new selling and buying website

09 December 2019

A new website founded by two dealers aims to offer a “user-friendly” hub for buying and selling art and antiques.

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Election winners: Ashley Gray and Howard Walwyn voted onto BADA’s council

06 December 2019

Ashley Gray of modern textile and fashion illustration dealer Gray MCA, along with horology dealer Howard Walwyn, have joined BADA’s ruling council, with Gray urging members to look beyond traditional antiques for the association’s future growth.

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IACF switches to compostable bags at fairs in green push

05 December 2019

The UK’s largest antiques fair organiser, International Antiques & Collectors Fairs (IACF), is switching from plastic to recyclable bags handed out at its 40 fairs around the country, starting this week at Newark.

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British Art Fair returns to its September slot for 2020 edition

02 December 2019

The British Art Fair (BAF) is to return to its previous dates in late September.

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Going pagan for Christmas: Study of pre-Christian relics is among a selection of the latest dealer offerings

02 December 2019

As with so many other businesses, art and antiques dealerships go into overdrive for the intense selling period up to Christmas. Here is a selection of five items from exhibitions and the latest catalogues.

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The web shop window: Gilded 18th century settee

02 December 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: Kelly Ross of The Art Stable

02 December 2019

Kelly Ross runs The Art Stable specialising in Contemporary and 20th century British painting, prints and ceramics.

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