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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Dealer Katz defined and refined

22 June 2020

London auction of dealer's works follows similar 2013 sale and Rafael Valls offering held this April

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5 Questions: Simon Beattie

22 June 2020

Simon Beattie specialises in European cultural history, with interests in cross-cultural material and the history of decorated paper. He is also the founder of Facebook group We Love Endpapers, which has 5000 members.

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Tribal focus on the trade and travel impact

22 June 2020

A ceremonial woman’s apron from Geelvink Bay, West Papua, Indonesia, is one of the highlights in a new event staged by Tribal Art London (TAL).

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David Bomberg coverage takes in Tower Bridge and Jerusalem

22 June 2020

Different in style, medium and subject but both bringing demand, two contrasting works by David Bomberg (1890-1957) sold above estimate at Sotheby’s auction of works from the Daniel Katz collection.

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The web shop window: Coalport porcelain clock

22 June 2020

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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London Art Week gets intimate after lockdown

22 June 2020

Unofficial theme of event this year reflects a few months cooped up at home

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Hepworth and Moore united in exhibition

22 June 2020

The weighty three-dimensional forms for which Henry Moore (1898-1986) is best known are the subject of his 1940s lithograph, Sculptural Objects, offered in an exhibition at Eames Fine Art.

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Obituary: Antique ship model expert Laurence Langford (1927-2020)

22 June 2020

Laurence (Laurie) Langford died on June 7, aged 93.

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Legal wrangle into disputed Frans Hals painting continues as investment firm wins right to appeal

17 June 2020

The legal dispute over a Frans Hals (1582-1666) painting sold via Sotheby’s by Old Master picture dealer Mark Weiss and Fairlight Art Ventures is set to reach the Court of Appeal.

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Olympia set to return in November offering the art and antiques trade a boost

17 June 2020

Dealers and organisers are looking forward to Winter Olympia on the date that the summer fair would have opened.

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Dealers put themselves in the picture with Instagram art challenge

16 June 2020

How have you kept yourself busy during the long days of lockdown? Some people may have turned to drink but two dealers have turned to drink and dressing up and framed their exploits on Instagram.

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Portobello arcades owner defends its rents stance but some dealers may not return

15 June 2020

As Portobello Road market dealers come under financial pressure following the lockdown, the owner of many of its arcades has defended its stance on rent payments.

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A new face to lead the tribal gathering

15 June 2020

Tribal Art London has hired a new director to organise and lead the fair.

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Kiwi calls on British dealers to be optimistic about opening

15 June 2020

Auckland gallery says it has been doing well despite lockdown as UK firms relaunch

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The web shop window: a French Empire mahogany sofa table

15 June 2020

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

5 Questions: dealer David Gilbert

15 June 2020

David Gilbert runs Driffold Gallery in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands.

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Dealer duo adept at the frame game

15 June 2020

Two dealers who met at Kempton antiques fair have kept a group of loyal followers happy and entertained during lockdown with inspired Instagram posts.

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ATG letter: NZ post-lockdown: good news for traders

15 June 2020

MADAM – Re: the article on the front page of ATG No 2446 regarding art and antiques premises reopening.

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Quiet moment in conflict at art exhibition

15 June 2020

This placid picture 'At the Billet’s Open Window, San Severo' depicts a moment of quiet in the midst of war.

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A colossal coat of arms offered at the Masterpiece online fair

15 June 2020

This 18th century monumental royal coat of arms by John Steell is offered by Wick Antiques in its second edition of 'Britain and the High Seas' at 'Masterpiece', held online this year.

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