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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UK dealers trot out horse related offerings perfect for Boxing Day

26 December 2019

Beyond the busy schedule of races, Boxing Day is traditionally associated with horses.

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Dad’s Army put into the picture

23 December 2019

Way before the TV comedy series artist Gilbert Spencer was depicting the Home Guard.

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Asian art stands out in Cotswolds

23 December 2019

The Chinese carved wooden statue pictured below is one of the offerings at the January Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair, where the selection of Asian art is set to be wide and varied.

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The web shop window: Peter Lely portrait of George Villiers

23 December 2019

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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At last! Some Christmas cheer for high street dealers

21 December 2019

Trade body leaders and dealers have given a collective thumbs up to the new Conservative government’s pledge to slash small business rates by half.

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Rare and early white porcelain sculpture from Chelsea factory bought by V&A museum

20 December 2019

A white porcelain sculpture made in the experimental years of the Chelsea factory has been acquired for the national collection of ceramics at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

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Victorian carol singing engraving after Rossetti offered in London Christmas exhibition

18 December 2019

An engraving of A Christmas Carol after Dante Gabriel Charles Rossetti (1828-82) is on offer at The Maas Gallery’s Christmas exhibition.

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Art & Antiques for Everyone fair to expand disciplines to include mid-century

16 December 2019

Organisers of Art & Antiques for Everyone at Birmingham’s NEC are looking to include mid-century, vintage, salvage and garden statuary at the fair to boost visitor and exhibitor numbers.

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Biffin’s powerful story recognised with £110,000 self-portrait

16 December 2019

Artist Sarah Biffin (1784-1850) is believed to have had the condition phocomelia and was born without hands, arms or feet.

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Seasonal good cheer for BADA specialists after strong sales

16 December 2019

Two leading BADA members have reported strong sales to close out the year.

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Art and Antiques for Everyone: ‘We’re rebuilding from the ground up’

16 December 2019

Exhibitors were encouraged by the second Art and Antiques for Everyone (AAfE) under ambitious new owner MaD Events.

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Gotcha: artist finds winning style

16 December 2019

Exhibition shows how painter’s shift from realism to Pre-Raphaelite fantasies paid off.

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‘I don’t think dealers ever retire’ - Grosvenor Prints at 40

16 December 2019

Grosvenor Prints celebrated its 40th anniversary in Covent Garden this month.

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What I would like for Christmas

16 December 2019

Organisers and dealers tell us their wishes for movie posters, motorbikes and much more.

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The web shop window: Armoury of St James’s equestrian figure

16 December 2019

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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From natural subjects to Nativity and Christmas tree

16 December 2019

There is still time to buy art before the end of the year, and many galleries and dealerships host dedicated Christmas shows. Though prices range, here is a selection of works available across the UK for under £5000.

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Sold at Art and Antiques for Everyone

16 December 2019

A selection of sales made at Art and Antiques for Everyone.

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Sotheby’s wins court case over a disputed €10m ‘Frans Hals’ painting

11 December 2019

Auction house Sotheby’s has won its case against Fairlight Art Ventures, the former business partner of Old Master picture dealer Mark Weiss, over a Frans Hals (1582-1666) painting that the auction house now deems is a fake.

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Have your say: London dealership offers two antique ballot boxes

11 December 2019

With the election looming, Armoury of St James’s offers the chance to look back at polling history with two ballot boxes.

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Trio of works sold by West Midlands dealer go to major museums

10 December 2019

This 19th century Jamaican inlaid table by Ralph Turnbull was one of several pieces that Thomas Coulborn & Sons sold to major museums this year.

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