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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Collection from Portobello Road market trader comes to Berkshire auction

03 June 2020

The house contents of Portobello Road market stalwart Joan Dunk (1930-2019) is to be sold in Newbury next week.

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David Hockney print stars among early sales at first online IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair

02 June 2020

Results from an online prints fair prove that sales continue at online events.

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The grand reopening pushed back to June 15 for auction houses and antiques shops in England

01 June 2020

Date for English trade premises to accept visitors again is now set and Covid-19 safety measures planned

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Dealers Online: 23 books, maps and works on paper available from dealers' websites

01 June 2020

Our selection of books, maps and works on paper available to view and buy from dealers online.

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Visions of East Anglia – and Venice – at selling exhibition

01 June 2020

This pastel of Venice by Leonard Squirrell (1893-1979) forms part of an online exhibition that features him and two other contemporaries also from Suffolk, Harry Becker (1865-1928) and George Thomas Rope (1846-1929).

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Georges Folmer’s online retrospective

01 June 2020

'Composition bleue' (1940-42), an oil by French artist Georges Folmer (1895-1977), is on offer at Waterhouse & Dodd’s online retrospective 'Il n’y a pas de hasard en Art'.

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The Welsh stick chair: Turning the pages on a vernacular classic

01 June 2020

Welsh furniture and folk art dealers Tim and Betsan Bowen have released 'The Welsh Stick Chair – A Visual Record' as a resource for collectors and designers.

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Cummings and goings at Harper’s

01 June 2020

As we mentioned in ATG No 2443, David Harper has been busy fitting out his antiques shop in Barnard Castle, a town that hit the headlines recently for other reasons, as you have probably noticed.

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No place like home: Holly Johnson opens showroom in Knutsford

01 June 2020

As antiques businesses prepare to reopen across the country, Holly Johnson Antiques is set to launch a new showroom in Knutsford, Cheshire.

Obituary: Art dealer Jocelyn Feilding (1940-2020)

01 June 2020

Jocelyn Feilding, who died aged 80 on May 9, was a distinguished art dealer and bon viveur. He had an authoritative eye and a passion for Italian painting.

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London Art Week prepares for record participation this summer

30 May 2020

London Art Week is set to have record participation this summer as it launches an altered, online-focused format.

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Runway Monday could restart IACF’s fair schedule

29 May 2020

IACF, organiser of the UK’s largest outdoor antiques fairs and markets, is making tentative steps back into the live events arena.

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Auction houses and the art and antiques trade get go-ahead to re-open to public in June

26 May 2020

Auction houses, art and antiques shops, galleries and markets can reopen to the public in June in England – as long as strict new measures are adhered to.

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Charles Dickens books: A market always wanting more

26 May 2020

No other Victorian could equal Charles Dickens for fame, earnings and sheer popularity. And few can match him today in the collecting arena.

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Dealers Online: ATG's selection of 39 books, maps and works on paper available from dealers' websites

26 May 2020

The annual 'Rare Books London' schedule of events is cancelled this year due to COVID-19, but plenty of book dealers are still doing business.

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Collector Interview: Crime scene investigator

26 May 2020

Jeremy Carson’s passion for collecting a very appropriate sub-genre of crime fiction – bibliomysteries – led to a career as an antiquarian book dealer.

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Ancient classic stars in tech-savvy catalogue

26 May 2020

Luxury edition adds rhyme and reason

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Saving the Pickwick Papers

26 May 2020

In keeping with the convention of the time, autograph leaves of serialised novels were nearly always destroyed as soon as they were set in type.

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How distancing brings us closer: booksellers produce joint catalogues in lockdown

26 May 2020

Dealers collaborate on catalogues – building on existing trends of pooling resources

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‘The dust and mud of humanity’

26 May 2020

In 2017, this lost portrait miniature of a young Dickens emerged at an auction in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa where it sold together with some household goods for the equivalent of £27.

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