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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Newton celestial globe stolen after smash and grab raid in Fulham

03 February 2021

The antiques trade has suffered another smash and grab theft following a wave of robberies targeting map dealers in central London before Christmas.

Summer Art & Antiques Fair Olympia

Summer Olympia fair cancelled as coronavirus restrictions continue

02 February 2021

The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia 2021 scheduled for this summer has been cancelled.

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New online fair dates as lockdowns and coronavirus restrictions continue

02 February 2021

A raft of online events and fairs have been launched as coronavirus restrictions continue in the UK and Europe while some physical events have also been planned for the autumn.

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Interview: ‘Patience is a virtue when it comes to Brexit’ says dealer William Thuillier

01 February 2021

A flexible attitude and eclectic tastes have kept William Thuillier dealing in pictures for 40 years

A lawyer writes: Dealers beware – the High Court could override your attempts to keep buyers unidentified

01 February 2021

Case shows how confidentiality cannot always be completely relied on

French export licensing thresholds for cultural goods change

01 February 2021

France has changed its export licensing system for cultural goods, increasing the value thresholds and removing some red tape.

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‘High priestess of the grotesque’: Pat Douthwaite’s challenging oil paintings took a look at the wicked side of life

01 February 2021

Challenging, grotesque and raw, 'The Fete' sums up the art of Pat Douthwaite (1934-2002).

Portrait of Henry III by court artist Jean Decourt

'Lockdown locket' of Henry III could go home to France

30 January 2021

A ‘lockdown locket’ discovered at a regional auction house has been identified as depicting Henri III, King of France (1551-89) by portrait miniature consultant Emma Rutherford at dealership Philip Mould.

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New faces and hires in the art and antiques market in the UK and overseas

27 January 2021

An update of moves and other developments from across the art and antiques industry including at Bellmans and Sworders.

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Apter-Fredericks sale a ‘shot in the arm’ for furniture market

25 January 2021

The market for antique furniture received a welcome boost last week with Christie’s sale titled Apter-Fredericks 75 Years of Important English Furniture.

Bermondsey Antiques Market

New management for Bermondsey market

25 January 2021

Bermondsey Antiques Market is under new management and will return to trading once lockdown restrictions ease.

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Antiques trade chiefs: Resourcefulness and ingenuity will be crucial in 2021

25 January 2021

The heads of three associations say dealers need to rise to the challenges during the toughest trading period for decades

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FCA insurance ruling welcomed by the trade

25 January 2021

News of the Supreme Court ruling that will allow thousands of small businesses to receive insurance payouts covering losses from the first national coronavirus lockdown has been largely welcomed within the art and antiques trade.

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London Art Week makes plans for spring and summer

25 January 2021

London Art Week has a full calendar of events for this year including virtual exhibitions and plans to host in-person shows if restrictions allow.

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LARTA’s online coverage as 11th edition gets underway

25 January 2021

Usually held on the mezzanine of the Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea Park, the London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair (LARTA) migrates online this year with an extended run.

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Dealer offers epic Habsburg poem on vellum at Stuttgart Rare Book Fair

25 January 2021

Presented on vellum with luxury colouring and illuminated with silver and gold, this is a rare first edition of Theuerdank.

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Palm Beach Show set to run as live event in February

25 January 2021

The annual winter fair schedule in the Sunshine State has been upended by the pandemic but one of its anchor events plans to go ahead.

Bermondsey Antiques Market

Bermondsey market reborn for 2021

25 January 2021

Famed south London market will open again under new management when conditions allow

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Relocation, relocation, relocation: movers boost Norfolk trade

25 January 2021

A summer boom sent property prices soaring by up to 20% in some rural areas of Norfolk as buyers moved out of commuter-land to what is described in estate agent-speak as ‘lifestyle-sustainable’. We talk to four antiques business in the county.

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London dealers Tucker and Tozer relocate business to Wiltshire

25 January 2021

After more than 20 years operating a gallery in St James’s, central London, Asian Art dealers Jonathan Tucker and Antonia Tozer have relocated the dealership to Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

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