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.


Linen covers the miles

15 September 2006

BEYOND France is the name of Maud Lombard’s linen company, but it is actually Hungary where Maud sources her homespun, handspun vintage linens in and around the village of Nagynyarad in the south west of the country, near the city of Pecs.

One year on – Trade enjoys mixed fortunes in New Orleans

11 September 2006

ALMOST one in five antiques dealers have not returned a year on from Hurricane Katrina, but there are tales of better fortunes for some.

£30,000 book theft as robbers go through wall

15 August 2006

Thieves broke into Goldsworth Books & Prints some time between 5pm on Saturday and 9am on Sunday July 29-30, stealing books, maps and prints to the value of over £30,000.


Line up for 4pm kick-off

25 July 2006

The fourth annual ATG-sponsored football match between the Dealers and the Auctioneers will take place at the Bank of England sports ground in Roehampton on Friday, September 1.


Treasure hunt helps make open evening a real gem

10 July 2006

THIS summer's Kensington Church Street Open Evening on June 29 proved a notable success for the many visitors who enjoyed the hospitality and company of the street's many dealers.


Guinevere's tiles bring judges' smiles

26 June 2006

A panel of judges, including interior designers Alidad and Kit Kemp and representatives from World of Interiors and Homes & Gardens, deemed Guinevere Antiques to have the best stand of The Summer Fair, Olympia.

Sotheby’s buy Noortman

17 June 2006

Auction house acquire leading Old Master dealer with debts of $26m

Looking ahead to a glorious Grosvenor

05 June 2006

This is the month the trade in London really goes into overdrive, starting this week with the opening of The Summer Fair, Olympia on Thursday (June 8). Olympia is just one of four major London June fairs and these are complemented by an increasing number of dealer exhibitions around the capital.

Met to recruit trade in bid to beat art crime

05 June 2006

Call for dealers to sign up as specials


Horne merges with Sampson

31 May 2006

Pottery specialist to leave landmark Kensington Church Street premises for Mount Street

Partridge sale totals $12.5m – enough to meet obligations with a bit left over

22 May 2006

CHRISTIE’S May 17 sale of Partridge stock in New York went according to plan, with a hammer total of $12.5m (£6.65m).

Antiques sold for scrap as silver price rockets

15 May 2006

ATG have learnt that the strong prices for precious metals on the commodities market has meant some dealers have started selling silver and gold antiques as scrap.

Trade remove 1m books in online protest

24 April 2006

...but Web provider still won’t budge on credit card charges

NY dealers hit out at BADA fair

18 April 2006

A POWERFUL group of top-end American dealers have voiced opposition to the British Antique Dealers’ Association’s decision to stage a 50-stand fair at Sotheby’s New York early next year.


Stock of Iona Antiques to be sold on March 21

06 March 2006

Stephen and Iona Joseph began collecting and dealing in primitive animal portraits more than 30 years ago and as Iona Antiques were well-known exhibitors at top antiques fairs both here, where they were regulars at Grosvenor House, and in the United States. However, since Stephen Joseph died last year his wife has decided to stop dealing and is selling her collection at Bonhams on March 21.

From Toad Hall to Senegal – the first dame of the Dakar Rally

30 January 2006

An antiques dealer from Heathfield in Sussex has become the first British woman to complete the punishing Dakar Rally. The appropriately named Patsy Quick, owner of Toad Hall Antiques, set off on the 16-day trek on January 1 in Portugal, crossing Spain and Africa in the 5600-mile trip to Dakar, Senegal. She crossed the finish line on her motorbike one place ahead of her partner, Clive Town.

Frost & Reed revamp includes a move into the Contemporary

11 January 2006

ST James’s gallery Frost and Reed, founded in 1808, have undergone a management shake-up and will have an increased focus on Contemporary art.


I don’t want a resale right on my art…

11 January 2006

...and I’ll fight it in the courts if I have to

Partridge book BADA fair stand as takeover deal goes ahead

10 January 2006

PARTRIDGE are to relaunch themselves on the fairs scene with a stand at the British Antique Dealers Association fair in March.

Christie’s £6m Partridge sale – New York in May

14 December 2005

CHRISTIE’s will stage a sale of 200 items from Partridge’s stock in New York next May.