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.

Franses

Tapestry gallery wins ‘David vs Goliath’ court battle against landlord to stay in St James’s home

05 December 2018

Tapestry and textiles specialist Franses won a landmark Supreme Court case against its landlord the Cavendish Hotel, allowing it to continue to operate from the London gallery that has been its home for more than 25 years.

Paul Martin

Antiques dealer and TV presenter Paul Martin to open new gallery in Wiltshire

05 December 2018

Former Flog It! TV presenter Paul Martin is to open a new art and antiques gallery in the historic Cotswold market town of Corsham in February.

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Collectors tips from Serhat Ahmet: Meissen porcelain in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods

04 December 2018

Tips on how to spot and understand Art Nouveau and Art Deco Meissen porcelain was the focus of a recent BADA Friends event with Serhat Ahmet, a second-generation dealer in fine European porcelain.

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Pre-Raphaelite watercolour tops sales at Art & Antiques for Everyone fair in Birmingham

03 December 2018

Among the works selling at the recent Art & Antiques for Everyone fair in Birmingham was a watercolour by John Roddam Spencer Stanhope (1829-1908).

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A Pre-Raphaelite muse, a warrior’s shield, a panel from Napoleon’s clock and other highlights from London Art Week

03 December 2018

London Art Week celebrates 5000 years of art history around the galleries of Mayfair and St James’s.

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Sensuality and the nude explored in Rafael Valls exhibition

03 December 2018

Nudity and sensuality are themes running through London gallery’s look at eroticism

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5 Questions: Anna Wakerley

03 December 2018

Anna Wakerley of Oriel Fine Art specialises in pre- and post-war Modern British painting.

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Arundel shop seeks to bring back ‘brown’

03 December 2018

A new destination for antiques shopping in Arundel has opened at Merchants Hall.

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Vibrant French ceramics at Whitford Fine Art

03 December 2018

Jean Lurçat’s 'Sun Dancer', c.1955, is from a range of vibrant ceramics that the French artist produced during the 1950s, many of which are now on offer in Whitford Fine Art’s exhibition Poetry in Motion.

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Trade reacts to TEFAF ban on dealers vetting

26 November 2018

A number of dealers and auctioneers have reacted to TEFAF’s new policy on vetting which will prevent all commercial specialists from being members of its vetting panels.

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Colnaghi owners Coll and Cortés split company but stay in partnership

26 November 2018

Old Master dealers Jorge Coll and Nicolas Cortés are to restructure their business from January next year to focus on different regions.

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Art Fair East – Norwich sets world view

26 November 2018

For its fourth year, Art Fair East comes to Norwich.

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Book sale after 27 years makes Twitter conquest

26 November 2018

It has been a busy month for Broadhursts Bookshop owner Laurie Hardman.

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French dealer sings praises of designer Perriand

26 November 2018

The French dealer François Laffanour, whose Galerie Downtown is on the rue de Seine in Paris, has specialised for 25 years in furnishings by post-war architects and designers.

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Dedicated exhibition nurtures neoclassical understanding and reveals discoveries

26 November 2018

Admirers of American neoclassical decorative arts have been treated to a wealth of exhibitions in recent years, and now even more is available to discover and acquire.

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Andrew Singleton to offer portrait of Uncle Tom Cobley from Widecombe Fair song

26 November 2018

A portrait of Thomas Cobley Gent of Buttsford, Colebrooke (d.1844), is believed to portray ‘Old Uncle Tom Cobley’, from the tradition song Widecombe Fair, as a young boy.

John Bly

5 Questions: dealer John Bly

26 November 2018

John Bly, who recently became a director of wheretosell.co.uk, is a dealer specialising in English furniture and silver from 1560-1910.

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The big debate: should dealers be vetting?

26 November 2018

The TEFAF decision to remove dealers from vetting at their shows has caused debate (ATG Nos 2367 & 2368). Here, silver dealer Alastair Dickenson writes to ATG giving his view, while we canvass opinion from four more experts.

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Fairy tales float into Oxford gallery

26 November 2018

A deluxe issue of 'Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens' signed by celebrated illustrator Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) is one of the attractions at The North Wall Arts Centre’s exhibition 'Once Upon a Time'.

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Market focus on the mid-century design masters

26 November 2018

Born partly out of necessity and partly out of a reaction to austerity, British design in the immediate post-war era underwent a flowering of innovation with new styles, new materials and a fresh impetus that resulted in a very different class of furniture.

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