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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Salvaged shipwreck items create a niche dealing field at Ally Pally

26 November 2018

IACF is expecting a buoyant antique and collectors’ fair at Alexandra Palace on Sunday, December 2, including items sourced from shipwrecks.

Page turns over new Devon leaf

26 November 2018

News from Antiques on High, the antiques centre saved for the city of Oxford when it was bought by antique furniture dealer Vincent Page last year, alerted via a tweet about a story in ATG.

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Fifty exhibitors at Larmer Tree Gardens as brocante blossoms

26 November 2018

Sally Knott has been running the biannual two-day Dorset Brocante for three years at two venues: in August at Deans Court, Wimborne, and in the autumn at Larmer Tree Gardens, near Salisbury.

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'Flog It!' presenter and dealer Paul Martin publishes buying guide and memoir ‘My World of Antiques’

23 November 2018

Antiques dealer and TV presenter Paul Martin took a break from his busy television filming schedule to host a book launch for his memoir of the last 17 years on BBC’s 'Flog It!', the daytime antiques show that was axed last month.

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Art galleries join new King’s Road neighbourhood business group for Christmas events

23 November 2018

Art galleries AntikBar, Signet Contemporary Art and Tanya Baxter Contemporary are among the more than 20 businesses who have joined the new King’s Road Curve.

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Art dealer and Fake or Fortune? presenter Philip Mould rediscovers Charles Dickens miniature

22 November 2018

Dealer and Fake or Fortune? presenter Philip Mould has rediscovered a portrait miniature of Charles Dickens which will now go on public display.

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Bookshop goes viral on Twitter after selling book that had been on the shelf for 27 years

19 November 2018

A bookshop’s tweet announcing it had sold a book that had been on its shelf for 27 years went viral over the weekend.

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Appeal to trade to help locate furniture after antiques dealer’s van stolen in Walthamstow

19 November 2018

An antiques dealer is appealing to the trade to help locate stolen stock.

BADA tweaks fair vetting panels – but defends use of dealers after TEFAF change

19 November 2018

Dealer association BADA has introduced changes to the vetting committee of its fairs to “ensure independence”. While dealers can still hold vetting positions, the chairs of 16 specialist sub-committees must now be non-exhibitors.

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Where to be: Dorset for Black Friday deals and more art and antiques

19 November 2018

Black Friday, this year on November 23, might be an import from the US where it takes place the day after Thanksgiving, but the shopping phenomenon has taken hold in the UK.

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Couple bank on a centre venture in Pontypool

19 November 2018

Two years ago we featured ex-paramedic Allun Davies and his business selling vintage luggage in the Gwent town of Pontypool.

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London Art Week showcases the fascinating living history behind dealers‘ selections

19 November 2018

London Art Week, the festival of art and antiques that runs from November 29-December 7, showcases 5000 years of art in galleries across Mayfair and St James’s. For this edition, many dealers are focusing on stories to bring their stock to life and immerse visitors in its history.

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Table with Rockingham porcelain plaques rocks into Yorkshire for Galloway fair

19 November 2018

A unique, high-quality specimen table fitted with Rockingham porcelain plaques is on offer at the next Galloway Fair, which runs from November 23-25 at Wentworth Woodhouse in South Yorkshire.

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5 Questions: Liza Scolding of LVS Decorative Arts

19 November 2018

Liza Scolding works at LVS Decorative Arts, a family run business and LAPADA member, which offers an eclectic mix of fine quality and decorative furniture and works of art from the 16th century early 20th century.

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Previews: £30,000 plus

19 November 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealers.

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Glorious art partnership provides inspiration for Messum’s exhibition

19 November 2018

An exhibition at Messum’s this month celebrates the ‘glorious and most extraordinary partnership’ of the artists Lionel Bulmer (1919-92) and Margaret Green (1925-2003).

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Mirrors provide reflection at Battersea decorative fair

19 November 2018

Mirrors in a variety of styles and types found new homes at the recent Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair (October 2-7) in Battersea, reinforcing the event as a destination for private buyers and decorators on the hunt for interesting and unusual home furnishings.

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Porcelain specialist retires after more than 50 years of trade

15 November 2018

Well-known English porcelain specialist Simon Spero is retiring after a professional career lasting 54 years.

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BADA dinner marks 100 years of standing up for the trade

13 November 2018

Nostalgia and future-gazing abounded at BADA’s centenary dinner on Monday November 12, as a wide span of dealer generations celebrated 100 years of the association’s history.

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