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.


India depicted by the ‘Slavic Gauguin’

16 October 2023

Grosvenor Gallery, dedicated to European art when it was founded in 1960, made a serious commitment to Indian art in 2006 when it opened an outpost in New Delhi.


Bumper selection of British dealers among Boston exhibitors

16 October 2023

Among the highlights at the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair (BIABF) is a first edition of a 19th century German children’s book.


The rise of Mann in the year 1976

16 October 2023

In the summer of 1976, the British artist Sargy Mann (1937-2015) experienced a burst of creativity.


Secret weapon: hidden depths of the keris

16 October 2023

Runjeet Singh, a specialist in Asian antique arms and armour, stages 'The Secret of the Indonesian Keris Dagger'.


Gallery’s eye on the lie of the land

16 October 2023

This oil on canvas 'Petworth Park, Early Spring', by Dennis Creffield (1992), is among the works on offer at Portland Gallery’s 'The Lie of the Land'.


New chapter begins with Picasso show

16 October 2023

A strong dealer-client relationship forms the backbone of the major Picasso exhibition at Ward Moretti this autumn.


Colourful creations but the work of Quakers

16 October 2023

A small thread-covered purse or sweet bag in the shape of a pair of bellows is one among the highlights at Witney Antiques’ exhibition 'Choice and Precious Work: Treasures from the Schoolroom', which looks at historic needlework creations beyond the sampler.


Previews: Unrecorded Tipu Sultan swords among highlights on offer this season

16 October 2023

Two previously unrecorded swords from the Tiger of Mysore are among the stand-out lots on offer in upcoming auctions and from dealers


Arthur Swallow Fairs: quirky buys ideal for the curious

16 October 2023

The Cheshire showground event run by Arthur Swallow includes plenty of conversation starters.


5 Questions with sculpture dealer Margaret Cowley

16 October 2023

Margaret Cowley co-founded Garret and Hurst Sculpture with Wendy Grellman. The firm is one of the exhibitors at Winter Art & Antiques Olympia.


Cloves boat comes into view at Tribal Art Fair Amsterdam

16 October 2023

A boat modelled out of cloves created in the Moluccan islands of Indonesia is among the highlights at 'Tribal Art Fair Amsterdam'.


Jonathan Horne sale: Importance of name recognition to auction success

16 October 2023

Consignment from the late dealer Jonathan Horne helps a buoyant ceramics section in the saleroom


Dealers set for first staging of Olympia fair since the summer version cancelled

16 October 2023

London’s fair season is in full swing, and next up is 'Winter Art & Antiques Olympia'.


Botanic garden venue set to be full of life as dealers buzz in this November

16 October 2023

An antiques and vintage fair which is held in one of the most attractive garden settings in the country is set to blossom over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, November 4-5.


Indian and Islamic Art: On the shortlist

16 October 2023

The awards shortlist for Asian Art in London’s Indian & Islamic section has been announced.


Frock me! fair on a roll

16 October 2023

The 'Frock Me! Vintage Fashion Show' on Sunday, October 22, at Kensington Hall looks set to be one of the most popular this year, says organiser Matthew Adam.


Club that keeps the flame alive

16 October 2023

Lighter Club of Great Britain holds fair open to both members and non-members


Weaving magic on Jacquard a loom

16 October 2023

In its latest catalogue, 'Networks of Knowledge', Peter Harrington Rare Books features one of the first pictures produced by a Jacquard loom.


Souza inspired at the age of 16

16 October 2023

This painting by Goan artist Francis Newton Souza (1924-2002) is part of dealer Rob Dean’s exhibition of views of India from the 18th century to the present day.

Fire Control Room by Eric Ravilious

Ravilious fires the imagination among big buys at British Art Fair

09 October 2023

Queues snaked around the block for the opening of British Art Fair at the Saatchi Gallery in Duke of York Square.