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.

Spreading stained glass gospel

13 May 2004

ARCHITECTURAL antiques and stained glass specialist Drew Pritchard is holding a trade and professional open day on Saturday June 19 to officially mark his company’s move into splendid new showrooms and workshops at St. George’s Church, Church Walks, Llandudno in North Wales.

Cabinet policy looks another barnstormer at Country Seat

13 May 2004

VAST, and certainly imposing, it will be impossible to miss the centrepiece of a selling exhibition The Cabinet & Other Notables which will be held at The Country Seat, near Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire from May 21 to June 11.

Trade alert as gems gang is suspected of staking out fairs

11 May 2004

THE jewellery dealer targeted by a gang at Sandown Park Fair on April 27 has told the Antiques Trade Gazette it was the second attack on him in as little as two weeks.

Cultivated Cotswolds

05 May 2004

AS part of their 25th anniversary celebrations, The Cotswolds Antique Dealers Association are holding a selling exhibition from May 21 to 23 at the restored tithe barn in the gardens of Bourton House, Bourton-on-the-Hill, Gloucestershire.

Arsenal’s move brings a chance for buyers to score...

05 May 2004

FROM May 17 to 23 inclusive, Adam Woolf of Dome Antiques will offer a genuine 30 per cent discount on all ticket prices on the extensive stock at his warehouse at 40 Queensland Road, London N7.

Strike One strike deal for takeover by Raffety & Walwyn

05 May 2004

STRIKE One, founded in Camden Passage in 1968 and long one of London’s best-known specialist dealers in antique clocks, have been absorbed into Raffety & Walwyn Fine Antique Clocks of 79 Kensington Church Street, London W8.

...and the bargains go on

05 May 2004

STILL on the bargain front, Hampshire dealers Millers Antiques will slash 20 per cent off all stock to be offered at their annual Open Weekend Exhibition to be held from May 7 to 10 at their extensive premises at Netherbrook House, 86 Christchurch Road, Ringwood.

Sorting out ceramics – by piece or pattern ... Of course there is always the hope that a visitor to the show might be able recognise and match a sherd to a complete item in their own possession.

05 May 2004

KENSINGTON Church Street will be a worthwhile call for those interested in brushing up their ceramics scholarship over the next week or so, with two specialist dealers holding non-selling exhibitions aimed at furthering our knowledge.

A cow as a weather vane – and that’s not all folk

05 May 2004

ANTIQUE folk art specialist Robert Young’s distinctive stock has found favour both here and in America, very often at fairs, but from May 14 to 22 you can see some choice pieces displayed on his home patch at the fifth annual exhibition at his showrooms at 68 Battersea Bridge Road, London SW11.

…gang target jewellery dealer at Sandown fair

05 May 2004

A SUBSTANTIAL reward is being offered after thieves smashed a dealer’s car window and made off with a large amount of jewellery at Sandown Park Fair on April 27.

Hit US show for Mayfair

05 May 2004

ONE of the most acclaimed exhibitions of the late March Asian Art Week in New York was London dealers’ Rossi & Rossi’s show Styles from the Steppes: Silk Costumes and Textiles from the Liao and Yuan Periods.

The Raj comes to Bury Street

28 April 2004

ST JAMES'S specialists in Asian art Jonathan Tucker and Antonia Tozer are among the many exhibitors who enjoyed success at the recent International Asian Art Fair in New York where they sold some fine early monumental pieces of sculpture.

Hallidays unveil their next select gathering

28 April 2004

FOR more than 20 years Hallidays have been holding selling exhibitions at their picturesque Oxfordshire showrooms at The Old College, Dorchester-on-Thames. Over the years to broaden the appeal they have invited guest specialist dealers to participate in the shows.

£10,000 reward offered over raid at Saffron Walden

27 April 2004

DEALERS at the Saffron Walden Antiques Centre have offered a reward of up to £10,000 for information leading to the return of their stock and the capture of the burglars who stole it.

BACA’s back – but toned down for 2004: Miller’s promise return to glitz and glamour in 2005

27 April 2004

THE British Antiques and Collectables Awards are going ahead this year, but not quite in the usual format.

£12,000 – the cost of failing in due diligence

27 April 2004

THE importance of exercising due diligence has been driven home in the most painful way for a dealer, whose oversight has cost them £12,000.

Head and shoulders above the rest at $650,000

22 April 2004

THE international Asian art community descended upon New York in March to secure the most enticing exhibits in Manhattan’s two major Asian art fairs and numerous dealers’ shows. They were also there to contest the best quality Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Southeast Asian fare in Sotheby’s and Christie’s five specialist auctions that took place between March 23 and 25.

Art Fortnight aims to extend London in June

19 April 2004

LONDON’S art world leaders have come up with an initiative for extending the peak selling period that is London in June.

Van Dyck and Dixwell mix well in Canterbury

15 April 2004

THE Royal Museum & Art Gallery of Canterbury have acquired a van Dyck portrait of one of the city’s most famous sons from one of London’s leading Old Master picture dealers.

Foreign field for Aspidistra

01 April 2004

WELL-KNOWN exhibitors at a number of fairs, the Northamptonshire restoration and retail business Aspidistra Antiques are planning to sell their shop in the small country town of Finedon, near Wellingborough, and move to France.

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