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.

TEFAF Maastricht

Strong sales at TEFAF and Masterpiece despite a dates clash

25 July 2022

Sales abounded at TEFAF Maastricht and Masterpiece London this summer.

Shortcoming Winner of the Waterloo Cup picture

Game changer: LAPADA tries out a Welsh event

25 July 2022

LAPADA, The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, is returning to The Game Fair this summer and plans to debut at The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) Welsh Game Fair in the autumn.

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Traders take palace trip

25 July 2022

“Dealers are coming from far and wide including Yorkshire, Oxfordshire, Staffordshire, Gloucestershire and of course Worcestershire and the West Midlands in general,” says Paul Rowson, who in May launched his new antiques and collectors’ fair in the atmospheric setting of Hartlebury Castle in Worcester, known as the Bishops’ Palace.

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Head to Hexham midweek

25 July 2022

This display of copper and pottery pieces is from one of Colin Caygill Events’ busy monthly midweek antiques and vintage fairs run in Northumberland in the market town of Hexham.

Busy summer of fairs in Suffolk

25 July 2022

Plenty of antiques and vintage fairs take place in Suffolk this month and early in August.

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Fair reports: Two good or was it too much?

25 July 2022

Special report on Masterpiece and TEFAF Maastricht – both held in summer this year

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To be or not to be at both fairs, that was the question

25 July 2022

When a new client with an interest in Roman marbles visited Charles Ede at TEFAF, they liked what they saw but thought they would come back.

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Three-day fair launch in Ascot

25 July 2022

Famous Berkshire racecourse hosts new event featuring 60 high-end dealers

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TEFAF Maastricht returns – but not in March

25 July 2022

A portrait of a boy with a white cravat by Michaelina Wautier (1604- 89) was among the highlight sales at TEFAF Maastricht.

Page pledges to open fourth Antiques on High centre

25 July 2022

Another centre will be added to the Antiques on High brand currently in Oxford, Sidmouth and Bowness-on-Windermere when owner Vincent Page opens a fourth shop “north of Birmingham but south of Bowness,” he says.

Stanley Gibbons Group

Stanley Gibbons Group proposes de-listing from London Stock Exchange

23 July 2022

Stanley Gibbons Group, the stamps and coins dealership and auction specialist, has proposed to go private and remove its listing from the Alternative Investment Market (AIM), which is a junior sub-market of the London Stock Exchange.

Frieze Masters

Frieze Masters to celebrate 10th anniversary as it returns this autumn

21 July 2022

Frieze Masters is celebrating its 10th anniversary returning to Regent’s Park this autumn from October 12-16.

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Promotions and appointments – the latest Movers & Shakers across the world of art and antiques

20 July 2022

A new boss for Bonhams’ Knightsbridge saleroom is among the latest updates.

Daniel Crouch

Book sellers face extra export red tape

18 July 2022

New environmental laws in Germany and France mean overseas sellers of smaller items such as books are tackling another layer of red tape on top of those already presented by Brexit.

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5 Questions: Sally Honey of Opus Antiques

18 July 2022

Sally Honey runs Opus Antiques trading mostly online but also at events such as Art and Antiques for Everyone (next running in November).

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Art dealer influenced by social media

18 July 2022

This is one of the pictures offered in Stow Art House’s one-man show featuring British artist Tim Woolcock (b.1952).

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Obituary: furniture specialist Sheila Hough

18 July 2022

My mother Sheila Hough (nee Haptie), who died in May at the age of 98, started her career in the antiques trade after leaving the WRAF [Women’s Royal Air Force] at the end of the Second World War.

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Taxidermy and lots of other stuff

18 July 2022

Couple move upstairs in their 17th century Cotswolds townhouse to open an antiques shop below

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Hockney stars at Thirsk Hall this summer

18 July 2022

Accessible art is the aim of North Yorkshire dealer who hopes to enthuse a younger crowd

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Wembley organisers take over Cheltenham market

18 July 2022

The organisers of the Wembley Antiques Market in north London have taken over the monthly Cheltenham Antiques and Vintage Market from Corky Events, which runs antique markets in St Albans and Chiswick.

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