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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Fair Preview: Banned books is the theme of this year’s Firsts

12 September 2022

A copy of 'Howl' signed by leading lights of the Beat literature scene in New York is on offer at 'Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair', where this year the theme is banned books.

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Utopia for designers and stylists at Kempton Park antiques market

12 September 2022

Buyers, including film set producers, had plenty of choice at Kempton Park antiques fair.

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County Durham dealer and North Yorkshire auction house team up for online quiz show

08 September 2022

Barnard Castle antiques dealer David Harper and Ripon auction house Elstob & Elstob are calling on dealers, collectors and antique enthusiasts to join them as contestants for a new quiz.

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French antiques dealer teams up with Christie’s to auction blockchain-recorded furniture

07 September 2022

Antiques dealer Benjamin Steinitz is to offer 58 lots of furniture and decorative arts at auction that will be registered and secured on a blockchain.

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Warrior figure stolen from former antiques shop

05 September 2022

The art and antiques trade has been asked to help track down a stolen wooden sculpture from a renowned former antiques shop in Hampshire.

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'Pathway to Impressionism' photography show debuts at James Hyman

05 September 2022

London exhibition outlines how French photographers started to cover a changing world

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Event is anonymous no longer

05 September 2022

Church Street fair’s long-awaited return signalled by change to more specific title

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The web shop window: 1950s copy of Just William

05 September 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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Menzel pops up in Hamburg thanks to joint drawing exhibition

05 September 2022

Stephen Ongpin Fine Art is staging a pop-up exhibition from September 13-October 7 of drawings by Adolph Menzel in Hamburg after an earlier staging was cut short by Covid restrictions.

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Peruse antiques again along the Pantiles

05 September 2022

The first Pantiles Antiques Festival in the Kent town of Royal Tunbridge Wells in July was such a success for Love Fairs that the organiser is straight back with another.

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5 Questions: Alan Marcuson of Marcuson & Hall

05 September 2022

Alan Marcuson of Marcuson & Hall specialises in rugs and textiles, and studio pottery and stands at Tribal Art London (from September 15-18).

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Perfect for lovers of alternative frock

05 September 2022

'Frock Me!' was launched 25 years ago when vintage fashion was viewed by many as just someone’s old rubbish cast-offs, probably harbouring germs.

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Dealer establishes a new Bourne identity in Surrey

05 September 2022

Steampunk, 1990s rave culture and a Grade II-listed 17th century former mill may at first seem odd bedfellows, but catering to both new and old collectors’ tastes is what the new manager of Bourne Mill Antiques in Farnham is aiming for.

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Obituary: Metalware dealer Christopher Bangs

05 September 2022

Christopher Bangs, who is probably best known for his reference book on candlesticks, 'The Lear Collection', was a man of many talents.

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Police appeal after van and dealers' stock stolen in Lincolnshire

02 September 2022

Lincolnshire police and an antiques dealer are appealing for any information to help track down a stolen van filled with stock.

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Battersea Decorative now also launches a Contemporary dealer section

29 August 2022

The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair in Battersea is adding a new section dedicated to Contemporary dealers.

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The web shop window: Welsh sycamore mortar from c.1800

29 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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Burlingham in tune with the house mix

29 August 2022

Nestled in 400 acres of land in Hampshire is Heckfield Place, a Georgian manor house masterfully restored and renovated into a luxury hotel.

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Dreweatts to hold sale of items from Windsor House Antiques

29 August 2022

Auction house Dreweatts will conduct a sale at Barnwell Manor, Northamptonshire – home to dealership Windsor House Antiques – on September 7.

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York National Book Fair coincides with the ILAB Congress taking place in Oxford

29 August 2022

Visitor numbers are likely to be swelled above the usual 1000 a day at the annual 'York National Book Fair' held at the city’s racecourse on Friday and Saturday, September 9-10.

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