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 operating across different categories.

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5 Questions: antique clocks dealer Leigh Extence

09 October 2023

Leigh Extence trades in antique clocks in Exeter and is a member of BADA and CINOA.

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Dealers offering work by female artists

09 October 2023

A selection of picture for sale including from a Mariette Lydis exhibition project worked on over a number of years

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Obituary: Jackie Mann (1935-2023)

09 October 2023

Jackie Mann died on September 5. She was born in Maghull, Liverpool.

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‘Long live York’ is the books cry

09 October 2023

Increased private buying plus overseas trade purchases boost the huge annual extravaganza of the York National Book Fair.

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Estate fast becoming an antiques supercentre

09 October 2023

Another business launches near Stratford-upon-Avon offering 45 traders

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09 October 2023

Spotlight on three exhibitions taking place in New York – starting with 18th century art from Rome

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The current climate? Dealers go with the flow

09 October 2023

Jane Alexander, organiser of the Dovehouse Fine Antiques Fairs, is ruminative but positive about her monthly events.

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Mosse grew his pottery studio in Welsh barns

09 October 2023

Dealer Robert Pugh is bringing a collection of stoneware saltglaze pots by potter Michael Mosse (b.1951 in Yorkshire) from the 1980s onwards to the biannual Antiques in Tents.

Shakespeare

One of just five copies of a Shakespeare jointly written play in private hands comes up for sale through book dealer

03 October 2023

Peter Harrington Rare Books is offering a first edition of The Two Noble Kinsmen (1634) at Frieze Masters in London this month – the only extant Shakespeare play not included in any of the four folio editions.

La Balancoire

LAPADA fair footfall up nearly a third as it returns after four years

02 October 2023

LAPADA Berkeley Square Fair returned after a four-year break with visitors beating a path to Mayfair pushing footfall up 30% on the preview day (September 26) compared with the 2019 fair.

Irita Marriott

Former dealer branches out to open her own saleroom

02 October 2023

A new auction house has been launched in Derbyshire by former dealer Irita Marriott.

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Dealers help publish books covering furniture and Moorcroft

02 October 2023

Two books concerning the world of antiques have recently been released with the support of UK dealers.

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William Cookworthy the porcelain pioneer in focus at London dealer

02 October 2023

William Cookworthy (1705-80), a Quaker chemist from Plymouth, opened his porcelain factory in 1768 following years of experimentation with China clay he discovered in Cornwall.

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Eyton exhibition marks move

02 October 2023

Browse & Darby, the London firm specialising in British and French pictures and sculpture, is celebrating a move from Cork Street to St James’s with a retrospective on Anthony Eyton.

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Premier Glass Fairs launches with West Midlands event

02 October 2023

Collector starts event for contemporary, vintage and antique examples in spiritual home of British glassmaking

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Tribute to print dealer Andrew Edmunds

02 October 2023

Andrew Edmunds was easy to like but a bit difficult to really know. Despite the fact that we were friends for almost 50 years, he kept his life effortlessly compartmentalised.

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Frans Hals portrait hailed as a Frieze Masters stand-out

02 October 2023

A portrait by the Dutch painter Frans Hals (1582-1666) is set to star at this year’s 'Frieze Masters'.

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PAD London welcomes 13 first-time exhibitors

02 October 2023

Among the London events coinciding with Frieze Masters is PAD London, the annual design fair that takes place in Berkeley Square.

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5 Questions with Post-War art dealer Luigi Mazzoleni

02 October 2023

Luigi Mazzoleni is among the exhibitors at Frieze Masters this year.

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Cross collecting: artist and also a renowned art historian

02 October 2023

The work of artist and art historian Tom Cross (1931-2009) is showcased this autumn with an exhibition spanning two Cornish venues.

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