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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5 Questions: antiquities dealer Rolf van Kiaer

29 August 2022

Rolf van Kiaer runs web-based antiquities dealership Helios Gallery with Samantha Neal.

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Top stories this week – including Michael Baggott’s opinion on being forced to make online payments when buying at auction

28 August 2022

The top stories on this website over the last week included silver dealer Michael Baggott wondering if the days when dealers carried bundles of notes in their pockets is now a thing of the past.

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Fake or Fortune team investigate whether Sitwell sketch is a Modigliani

24 August 2022

In the second episode of the new Fake or Fortune? series, Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould investigate whether an artwork inherited from writer, critic and art collector Sacheverell Sitwell is a real Amedeo Modigliani sketch.

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British Art Fair sets out its fresh staging

22 August 2022

The British Art Fair is boosting its Contemporary profile for its first outing under Ramsay Fairs next month.

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An artist taught by Bomberg: London exhibition displays Leslie Marr paintings

22 August 2022

Portland Gallery shows works by painter who studied under David Bomberg at Borough Polytechnic

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Dealer Wace takes his shows on the road after gallery closure

22 August 2022

Different way of operating involves exhibitions, some non-commercial, in a variety of premises.

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Contemporary works in demand at Cotswolds fair

22 August 2022

A pair of Contemporary mixed media works by Yorkshire artist Susan Brown were among the standout sales at the Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair.

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Egyptian visions in exhibitions

22 August 2022

Time for some 21st century Egyptomania: this year marks 200 years since Jean-François Champollion deciphered hieroglyphs and a century since Howard Carter uncovered Tutankhamun’s tomb.

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5 Questions: antiquities dealer Guy Rothwell

22 August 2022

Guy Rothwell runs Antiquities Online.

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IACF relaunches Ally Pally fair

22 August 2022

Traders welcome the return of the organiser’s only London event which was last held in 2020

Strong bookings for Grandma’s Attic fair in Winchester

22 August 2022

Grandma’s Attic Fairs has a high number of bookings at the next event in Winchester on Bank Holiday Monday, August 29.

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Beccles antique centre scores well so far

22 August 2022

Three months ago Kate and Steven Lee opened Antiques at Four, a small 13-dealer antiques centre in the Suffolk town of Beccles, just up the road from their shop, Blyburgate Antiques.

Obituary: Jerome Eisenberg

22 August 2022

Jerome Eisenberg (1930-2022), who died aged 92 on July 6, was a leading member of the antiquities trade.

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Firsts book fair racks up many extra dealers

15 August 2022

Firsts: London’s Rare Books Fair has added an impressive 49 dealers to the roster for its 65th edition thanks to an influx of international traders.

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Clock pictured on ATG front page catches a buyer’s eye

15 August 2022

Clock dealer Ben Wright has sold an important English golden age clock following its appearance in the pages and front cover of the Antiques Trade Gazette.

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Gallery launches exhibition with young visitors in mind

15 August 2022

James Brett of The Gallery of Everything cultivates an attitude that selling for its own sake is less important than putting on a rattling good show.

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Three antiques fairs in Suffolk over the August bank holiday weekend

15 August 2022

Holiday weekend events previewed – including news of an organiser handing over the reins

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The web shop window: Black Forest postage stamp box

15 August 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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5 Questions: book dealer James Eaton

15 August 2022

James Eaton runs Alastor Rare Books specialising in British and continental antiquarian books, manuscripts, archives, and ephemera, with an emphasis on Italian and French imprints.

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Chancellor on ribbon-cutting duty as Top Dog increases antiques spending

15 August 2022

A brand-new building on the Dodwell Trading Estate outside Stratford-upon- Avon is the home of the recently opened Top Dog Antiques.

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