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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Modern British art dealer launches new website for paintings under £2000 to encourage new buyers

10 January 2019

Modern British art specialist Liss Llewellyn has divided its business across two buying platforms to help customers search for and find pictures from its 4000 items of stock more easily.

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Painting of 19th century ship that encountered sea monsters and pirates sells in the Cotswolds after 40 years off the market

10 January 2019

A huge painting of HMS Daedalus by Bristol artist Arthur Wilde Parsons (1854-1931) was a highlight at last week’s Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair where is sold for £12,500.

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And they're off! Who was selling what at this week's Kempton Park fair

09 January 2019

It's only the second week of the new year and temperatures outside have plummeted. Try telling this to the trade – sellers and buyers – as well as privates who came to the year’s first Sunbury Antiques Market fair at Kempton Park to find a few diamonds in the rough.

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Bookseller boost as number of independent shops grow in the UK

08 January 2019

The decline in independent bookshops in the UK appears to have been halted with growth recorded for the second year in a row.

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Two-decade labour of love now over as book is published by Antiques Roadshow glass specialist

08 January 2019

Glass dealer and Antiques Roadshow specialist Andy McConnell has launched a book to document the history of glass, from ancient to modern.

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‘A good way of getting it out there’: quartet of dealers take auction route in early 2019

07 January 2019

Four well-known dealerships have teamed up with auction houses for major sales of stock in the early months of the year.

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5 Questions: Jamie Anderson of Waterhouse & Dodd

07 January 2019

Twentieth century British art specialist Jamie Anderson has worked for 20 years at Waterhouse & Dodd, where he also deals with US and European paintings and sculptures.

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Obituary: Silver dealer Arnold Pash

07 January 2019

Arnold Pash (1928-2018), veteran silver dealer of A Pash & Son, passed away peacefully on December 6, 2018, at home surrounded by his family after battling cancer and ill health.

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The hand of Winston Churchill rubs shoulders with contemporary art at annual London event

07 January 2019

Works by major names in modern art are available in north London this month. The annual London Art Fair might have a contemporary focus, with many of the attending dealerships and surrounding projects concentrating on recent works, but a healthy supply of older 20th century art for buyers is available to snap up from established galleries.

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New York dealer Richard Feigen consigns series of Old Master paintings to Christie’s

04 January 2019

Christie’s has announced that it will offer a group of works from veteran art dealer Richard L Feigen later this year, valued at around $10m.

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Sixteen new exhibitors and a guest appearance from Gilbert & George at BRAFA 2019

04 January 2019

The 64th edition of Brussels’ BRAFA Art Fair will feature 133 dealers and galleries from 16 different countries.

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Bill Brandt's groundbreaking photography including newly discovered prints celebrated in London show

29 December 2018

British photographer Bill Brandt (1904-83) is remembered for his photojournalism and later pictures of distorted nudes, portraits of famous artists and landscapes.

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Banksy shredding stunt continues to inspire the art world around the globe

24 December 2018

Street artist Banksy stunned the art world when his picture 'Girl with Balloon' automatically shredded itself in its frame moments after it sold for £1.04m at Sotheby's.

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Specialist textile fair running alongside popular south London event hosts 17 dealers

21 December 2018

The 'London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair' (LARTA) is held alongside the 'Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair' at the beginning of the year.

Cocktail theme mixes it up for first Battersea Dec of 2019

21 December 2018

The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair takes place at Battersea Evolution in the new year, offering a wealth of objects from early oak furniture to fine art to 20th century design.

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5 Questions: Toby Campbell of Rafael Valls

21 December 2018

Toby Campbell of Rafael Valls specialises in Old Master paintings. The gallery, in London’s Duke Street, St James’s, stands annually at TEFAF Maastricht, which next runs from March 16-24, 2019.

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On the scent in Harrogate

21 December 2018

A rare Sampson Mordan gilt-mounted porcelain scent bottle features at the next Galloway Antiques Fair, which takes place at The Majestic Hotel in Harrogate from January 4-6.

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East Anglian folk get together for new trade association

21 December 2018

Philip and Claire Crosthwaite, who run Hingham Antiques Fairs in the south Norfolk town, have embarked on a new venture: launching the Norfolk and Suffolk Antique Dealers Association (NASADA).

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It’s a ‘copper comeback’, says Hungerford dealer

21 December 2018

An antiques dealer for nearly 40 years and the long-time owner of Below Stairs in Hungerford, Stewart Hofgartner, pictured below, is a colourful character.

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Dealer Peter Petrou to offer collection of works at Christie’s

20 December 2018

The well-known works of art dealer Peter Petrou is offering 150 lots from his eclectic collection at Christie’s in a dedicated sale on January 30.

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