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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5 Questions: Alan Marcuson of Marcuson & Hall

05 September 2022

Alan Marcuson of Marcuson & Hall specialises in rugs and textiles, and studio pottery and stands at Tribal Art London (from September 15-18).

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Perfect for lovers of alternative frock

05 September 2022

'Frock Me!' was launched 25 years ago when vintage fashion was viewed by many as just someone’s old rubbish cast-offs, probably harbouring germs.

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Dealer establishes a new Bourne identity in Surrey

05 September 2022

Steampunk, 1990s rave culture and a Grade II-listed 17th century former mill may at first seem odd bedfellows, but catering to both new and old collectors’ tastes is what the new manager of Bourne Mill Antiques in Farnham is aiming for.

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Obituary: Metalware dealer Christopher Bangs

05 September 2022

Christopher Bangs, who is probably best known for his reference book on candlesticks, 'The Lear Collection', was a man of many talents.

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Police appeal after van and dealers' stock stolen in Lincolnshire

02 September 2022

Lincolnshire police and an antiques dealer are appealing for any information to help track down a stolen van filled with stock.

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Battersea Decorative now also launches a Contemporary dealer section

29 August 2022

The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair in Battersea is adding a new section dedicated to Contemporary dealers.

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The web shop window: Welsh sycamore mortar from c.1800

29 August 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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Burlingham in tune with the house mix

29 August 2022

Nestled in 400 acres of land in Hampshire is Heckfield Place, a Georgian manor house masterfully restored and renovated into a luxury hotel.

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Dreweatts to hold sale of items from Windsor House Antiques

29 August 2022

Auction house Dreweatts will conduct a sale at Barnwell Manor, Northamptonshire – home to dealership Windsor House Antiques – on September 7.

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York National Book Fair coincides with the ILAB Congress taking place in Oxford

29 August 2022

Visitor numbers are likely to be swelled above the usual 1000 a day at the annual 'York National Book Fair' held at the city’s racecourse on Friday and Saturday, September 9-10.

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Dealer's Auerbach exhibition underlines artist's strong link with his sitters

29 August 2022

'Frank Auerbach: The Sitters' at Piano Nobile includes over 40 paintings and drawings with around a third of the works for sale.

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Tribal art: Worlds of opportunity in Paris

29 August 2022

International array of visitors will be strolling the streets during the Parcours des Mondes to peruse and buy tribal art

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Call to arms: fairs in Bristol and Birmingham

29 August 2022

Organised by Tricorn Fairs, the biannual Bristol Fine Antique Arms Fair returns on Sunday, September 11, at a new venue: the Aztec West Hotel and Spa.

Costs bite but B2B is robust

29 August 2022

B2B Events has a run of upcoming events this month including its two-day Detling antiques, vintage and collectors’ fair at the Kent County Showground on Saturday and Sunday, September 10-11.

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London tribal art event back as physical edition

29 August 2022

Tribal Art London returns as an in-person event this year with a roster of more than 20 international exhibitors.

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Grosvenor Prints' new catalogue offers more than 220 items

29 August 2022

Over 220 items (and counting) are in the forthcoming Catalogue 119 – the latest offering from Covent Garden dealership Grosvenor Prints.

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5 Questions: antiquities dealer Rolf van Kiaer

29 August 2022

Rolf van Kiaer runs web-based antiquities dealership Helios Gallery with Samantha Neal.

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Top stories this week – including Michael Baggott’s opinion on being forced to make online payments when buying at auction

28 August 2022

The top stories on this website over the last week included silver dealer Michael Baggott wondering if the days when dealers carried bundles of notes in their pockets is now a thing of the past.

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Fake or Fortune team investigate whether Sitwell sketch is a Modigliani

24 August 2022

In the second episode of the new Fake or Fortune? series, Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould investigate whether an artwork inherited from writer, critic and art collector Sacheverell Sitwell is a real Amedeo Modigliani sketch.

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British Art Fair sets out its fresh staging

22 August 2022

The British Art Fair is boosting its Contemporary profile for its first outing under Ramsay Fairs next month.

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