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.

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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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5 Questions: Old Master dealer Fabrizio Moretti

11 July 2022

Fabrizio Moretti recently opened an Old Masters gallery, Moretti Fine Art, on Duke Street, St James’s, London.

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The former mills now grinding out antiques sales

11 July 2022

Ex-industrial premises have been brought back by firms relying on heritage interest

Seongsan Bridge and the Han River in Seoul

Frieze Masters to make Korean debut

07 July 2022

Frieze is launching a Korean art fair and has signed up 110 galleries for the event scheduled for September 2-5.

Plaque of Anne of Cleves

Masterpiece achieves strong early results

04 July 2022

A strong turn-out of collectors at the patron and curator evening of Masterpiece London and a busy preview day helped exhibitors to achieve significant early sales as the fair returned after a two-year pandemic-induced break.

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Triple helping of St Ives treats

04 July 2022

Exhibitions in London, Cornwall and Edinburgh cover artists who worked in the town

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Bamberg dealers back to business at this year's festival

04 July 2022

After the difficult years of the pandemic, the organisers of the Bamberger Antiquitätenwochen are hoping that this year’s event will mark a return to some form of normality.

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