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.

Christopher Butterworth shop

Let there be light and music – two sales from well-known dealers come to auction this week

19 April 2022

Items from Pimlico Road dealer Christopher Butterworth and LAPADA dealer Tony Bingham are coming to auction in London and Essex.

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Dealers finalise institutional sales

18 April 2022

Several dealerships have completed sales to institutions after the winter showing of London Art Week (LAW).

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Fair report: trade day at Bath was buzzing

18 April 2022

Mary Hossack Decorative Antiques was among the many exhibitors enjoying a successful trade day at the recent Bath Decorative Antiques Fair, selling a 20th birdcage modelled on the Sacré Coeur for £1300 among many other items.

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Connect Art Fair re-connects with visitors

18 April 2022

This original poster design for a Mediterranean travel poster by British artist Frank Newbould (1887-1951) was among the highlight sales at the recent Connect Art Fair.

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Big day out promised at racecourse festival

18 April 2022

York vintage event returns as first to be staged for three years

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Your starter for $10,000…

18 April 2022

New York dealer’s show includes an attribution challenge with a cash prize on offer

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Pull up a chair or two in Cotswolds

18 April 2022

A pair of George III period carved giltwood salon armchairs in neoclassical taste, c.1775, are among the highlights at The Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair.

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Driving bargains at Beccles Antiques Markets

18 April 2022

Taking away a toy car for possible restoration for a young driver is this buyer at one of the biannual Beccles Antiques Markets.

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Tribal fair hosts online spring edition

18 April 2022

This wooden Nagaland pipe from north-east India is offered at this month’s Tribal Art Fair online. Available from Shropshire dealership Handbury Tribal Art, it comes from a UK private collection and is priced at €750.

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5 Questions: glass and ceramics dealer Dave Woodger

18 April 2022

Dave Woodger deals primarily on the fairs circuit, particularly the IACF events, specialising in Whitefriars, Worcester and Doulton porcelain.

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The ‘summer of salvage’ for Arthur Swallow Fairs

18 April 2022

Ripley Castle’s website describes a history of persecution, plague, loyalty, social turbulence and recklessness.

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Mill venue weaves atmosphere in West Yorkshire

18 April 2022

Sunny Bank Mills at Farsley near Leeds has been in the Gaunt family for six generations.

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The web shop window: Victorian 'canine' cufflinks

18 April 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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Peppiatt brings together Downman and Romney

18 April 2022

In his next exhibition London dealer Guy Peppiatt focuses on the drawings of John Downman (1750-1824) and George Romney (1734-1802), two contemporaneous British artists who at first glance seem very different.

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A pioneer of photojournalism

18 April 2022

British photographer Bert Hardy (1913-95) is best remembered for his contributions to Picture Post, the UK’s pioneering photojournalistic magazine of the mid-20th century.

Charles Darwin’s ‘Tree of Life’ notebook

‘Happy Easter’ after Darwin books returned

11 April 2022

The book trade has called for institutions to be more proactive in reporting missing items after two notebooks belonging to Charles Darwin were mysteriously returned to Cambridge University Library.

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First timers offered chance at TEFAF

11 April 2022

TEFAF Maastricht hosts 19 first-time exhibitors this year plus six new galleries in its Showcase.

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Brontë manuscript on sale at New York book fair

11 April 2022

A recently rediscovered miniature book by Charlotte Brontë (1816-55) is on offer at the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair (NYIABF) this month.

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At an indoor fair: All the fun – and serendipity – of the fair

11 April 2022

At a mid or high-end art and antiques fair buyers can comfortably get round all the stands in a day and have time to browse, consider and discuss with expert dealers. Such events have a more relaxed and social vibe to them: dealers invite their clients along and hope to meet new buyers by attracting them onto their stands with eye-catching items and displays.

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The treats of Philadelphia

11 April 2022

Pennsylvania dealership HL Chalfant, a specialist in American decorative arts, offers a turned banister back armchair at this year’s Philadelphia Show. The chair itself was made in Pennsylvania, c.1730- 40, and is available for $35,000.

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