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 operating across different categories.


The web shop window: A Grand Tour collection of plaster casts

30 October 2023

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


Summer shines in Northern Antiques Fair's autumn run

30 October 2023

Among the sales at the recent Northern Antiques Fair was a painting by Lucy Harwood (1873-1972) offered on the stand of first time exhibitor Bink Fine Art. The decorative oil, Summer, sold for a price in the region of £4000-5000.


5 Questions with carpet dealer Christopher Legge

30 October 2023

Christopher Legge of Legge Carpets is among the exhibitors at the Cotswold Art & Antiques Dealers’ Association Fair. He specialises in high-quality handmade carpet and textiles especially tribal weavings from Iran and central Asia.


A week to remember: a trio of antiques festivals by BADA, CADA and Cooper Events

30 October 2023

Annual events held by trade associations CADA and BADA overlap to offer plenty of choice

Antique and vintage street market expands into Surrey

30 October 2023

Jackie Edwards of ACVR Events increased her tally of antique and vintage street markets in southern England earlier this year, launching in Kingston and Cranleigh, both in Surrey.


Midcentury Modern fair looks back over the past 20 years

30 October 2023

Business partners look back at how their events and the market have evolved since their fairs launched.

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Sculpture dealers Tomasso to offer collection at Dreweatts auction

26 October 2023

Leeds and London dealership Tomasso is to hold a sale of stock at Dreweatts on November 14-15.


Kangxi sweetmeat set comes from private collection

23 October 2023

Marchant’s exhibition Kangxi Biscuit and Pottery: A Private French Collection includes this early Kangxi famille verte biscuit porcelain circular sweetmeat set, c.1670.


Flight of the phoenix

23 October 2023

Jacqueline Simcox stages her exhibition of Chinese textiles in South Kensington’s Cromwell Place.

ATG letter: Beware of antiquities claims that cloud the true picture

23 October 2023

Re: ‘More than $19m of antiquities have been returned to Italy following an investigation by New York authorities’, an ATG website story on October 17.


Product of the ancient Tokoname kiln

23 October 2023

The ancient Tokoname kiln was the largest and most prolific of the so-called six ancient kilns of Japan.


Antiquities dealers hit back at ‘exaggerated’ claims of trafficking

23 October 2023

The Antiquities Dealers’ Association (ADA) has spoken out against claims made by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and Homeland Security Investigations.


So Last Century goes for interiors

23 October 2023

Alan Old of So Last Century Fairs has been talking to ATG about his ambitions as well as giving news of a new fair to be launched next year.


Of a sunny disposition

23 October 2023

'Sun’s Daughter' is one of the highlights in the solo show on Contemporary artist Emily Young at Richard Green, held in association with Willoughby Gerrish.


5 Questions with Megan Corcoran Locke

23 October 2023

Megan Corcoran Locke is gallery director at Stephen Ongpin Fine Art.


Thirty dealers lined up for new Kensington event in historic church

23 October 2023

Offering an impressive line-up of stallholders including Antiques Roadshow expert Mark Hill, a new vintage fair is being launched in west London.


Two heads better than one

23 October 2023

Emerging dealer Shanshan Wang (trading as W Shanshan) collaborates with Stern Pissarro Gallery of St James’s for this edition of Asian Art in London.


Show with noble intentions

23 October 2023

This Kangxi period double-gourd ewer decorated in underglaze powder blue, overglaze famille verte enamels and gold is part of Jorge Welsh’s exhibition.


Asian Art in London award nominees: Eyes on the East

23 October 2023

The awards shortlist for Asian Art in London’s East Asian art season has been announced. The Antiques Trade Gazette Award for Outstanding East Asian Work of Art from an Auction House and the Apollo Award for Outstanding East Asian Work of Art from a Dealer each have three finalists. There is also an award for Modern & Contemporary Art


The web shop window: photograph of Frida Kahlo

23 October 2023

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