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.


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.


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


Obituary: Jackie Mann (1935-2023)

09 October 2023

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


‘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.


Estate fast becoming an antiques supercentre

09 October 2023

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


Start spreading the news…

09 October 2023

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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'.


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.


5 Questions with Post-War art dealer Luigi Mazzoleni

02 October 2023

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


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.