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.

Stanley Gibbons Group

Stanley Gibbons Group proposes de-listing from London Stock Exchange

23 July 2022

Stanley Gibbons Group, the stamps and coins dealership and auction specialist, has proposed to go private and remove its listing from the Alternative Investment Market (AIM), which is a junior sub-market of the London Stock Exchange.

Frieze Masters

Frieze Masters to celebrate 10th anniversary as it returns this autumn

21 July 2022

Frieze Masters is celebrating its 10th anniversary returning to Regent’s Park this autumn from October 12-16.

Matthew Haley

Promotions and appointments – the latest Movers & Shakers across the world of art and antiques

20 July 2022

A new boss for Bonhams’ Knightsbridge saleroom is among the latest updates.

Daniel Crouch

Book sellers face extra export red tape

18 July 2022

New environmental laws in Germany and France mean overseas sellers of smaller items such as books are tackling another layer of red tape on top of those already presented by Brexit.

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5 Questions: Sally Honey of Opus Antiques

18 July 2022

Sally Honey runs Opus Antiques trading mostly online but also at events such as Art and Antiques for Everyone (next running in November).

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Art dealer influenced by social media

18 July 2022

This is one of the pictures offered in Stow Art House’s one-man show featuring British artist Tim Woolcock (b.1952).

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Obituary: furniture specialist Sheila Hough

18 July 2022

My mother Sheila Hough (nee Haptie), who died in May at the age of 98, started her career in the antiques trade after leaving the WRAF [Women’s Royal Air Force] at the end of the Second World War.

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Taxidermy and lots of other stuff

18 July 2022

Couple move upstairs in their 17th century Cotswolds townhouse to open an antiques shop below

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Hockney stars at Thirsk Hall this summer

18 July 2022

Accessible art is the aim of North Yorkshire dealer who hopes to enthuse a younger crowd

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Wembley organisers take over Cheltenham market

18 July 2022

The organisers of the Wembley Antiques Market in north London have taken over the monthly Cheltenham Antiques and Vintage Market from Corky Events, which runs antique markets in St Albans and Chiswick.

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Chelsea exhibition tells tale of grape expectations

18 July 2022

A cheery Retail Fruit Trade Federation 1930s poster promoting healthy breakfast food features in AntikBar’s summer exhibition The visual Impact of Nourishment in Vintage Posters.

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Berkhamsted boost: Herts in the right place

18 July 2022

Another day, another antiques street market. What could be better on a sunny day than browsing stalls and buying something you didn’t know you wanted but are so pleased you did?

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James I oak chest with big plus of lining paper

18 July 2022

A small James I oak chest lined with original block-printed lining paper incorporating the Royal Arms within the Garter is on offer at the Suffolk House Antiques summer exhibition.

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The web shop window: gothic pitch pine bookcase

18 July 2022

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

Portrait by Joan Carlile

London Art Week attracts strong US interest

11 July 2022

US museum curators and collectors were among the buyers at London Art Week (LAW) this month.

Ashley Gallant

The British Antique Dealers’ Association appoints new MD

11 July 2022

The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) has appointed Ashley Gallant as its new managing director.

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The web shop window: a 19th century portrait of a smuggler

11 July 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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BRAFA fair report: Bright start for new Brussels venue

11 July 2022

BRAFA’s new Expo base hailed as a success as Belgian fair returns to face-to-face business

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The elusive Button Gwinnett completes a Declaration full set

11 July 2022

Unknown as he is to the vast majority of people, even Americans, Button Gwinnett is certainly renowned among collectors of early US history.

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Olympia fair proves to be a golden oldie

11 July 2022

Return of the physical event underlines continued value of doing business the traditional way

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