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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Colnaghi’s Renaissance showcase includes bust by Donatello

04 April 2022

Old Masters dealership Colnaghi is collaborating with Direzione regionale Musei Veneto and Venetian Heritage on an exhibition of Renaissance sculptures to coincide with the 59th Venice Biennale.

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Modern style comes into play at Connaught Brown

04 April 2022

'Les Footballeurs', a 1916 oil on canvas by Andre Lhote (1885-1962), is among the works on offer at Mayfair dealership Connaught Brown’s exhibition 'Towards Modernity'.

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5 Questions: Rebecca Scott of Witney Antiques

04 April 2022

Rebecca Scott runs Witney Antiques, which is one of the businesses taking part in this week’s 'Cotswolds Curated' event.

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Bonnard and Vuillard friendship in focus

04 April 2022

Bonnard – Vuillard une Amitié is an exhibition of 70 drawings celebrating the friendship and close association of these two French intimiste artists.

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Antiques events taking place this Easter weekend from Cornwall to Glasgow

04 April 2022

Weather forecasters say that the Easter weekend is likely to be a sizzler and as this is a traditionally mega-busy time on the fairs and market scene there may be cheers all round across the bank holiday. Here is a short snapshot of a few events.

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A man with textiles in the blood

04 April 2022

Dealer offers vintage and new design art after more than 30 years in family weaving company

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Rome gallery makes Bourbon drawing sale to Hamburg museum

04 April 2022

Antonacci Lapiccirella Fine Art of Rome has sold a pencil drawing depicting Maria Luisa de Bourbon to The Hamburger Kunsthalle.

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Cotswolds Curated makes debut

28 March 2022

Exhibitions event features nine dealers from Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Oxfordshire

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International buyers ready for Birmingham

28 March 2022

Now UK restrictions on international travellers have eased, the organisers of The Art & Antiques for Everyone (AAfE) fair at the NEC Birmingham are hoping for a return of buyers from further afield.

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5 Questions: mid-century furniture dealer Stuart Murray

28 March 2022

Stuart Murray is from Retrovintage, specialist in British and Scandinavian design-led furniture of the mid 20th-century, from the 1950s-70s, with a “particular love for pieces by the preeminent Danish designers of this period”.

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Galloway Antiques Fairs returns to Duncombe Park

28 March 2022

Galloway Antiques Fairs is back in North Yorkshire this spring for its Duncombe Park event.

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Preparing for Peterborough: Organiser IACF looks forward to first Easter festival edition since it took over event in 2019

28 March 2022

Managing director of IACF William Thomas is building up the momentum to the bumper crowds which are expected this Easter at the two-day 'Peterborough Festival of Antiques'.

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Art dealer Ivor Braka hits back at artist resale rights groups' legal action against him

22 March 2022

Art dealer Ivor Braka has spoken out over legal action being taken against him jointly by The Artists’ Collecting Society (ACS) and the Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS).

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Stand prices rise for shorter TEFAF fair

21 March 2022

Exhibitors at the trade showpiece TEFAF Maastricht will pay significantly more for their stands this summer despite the fair being smaller and shorter than in previous years.

CINOA: ‘The wave after wave of damaging legislation has to stop’

21 March 2022

The art market is being unfairly targeted with restrictions and regulations over stolen cultural property according to its most senior trade federation.

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Clarion brings down prices for summer at the Olympia Grand

21 March 2022

The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia returns for its first in-person summer event in two years – at lower prices than before the pandemic.

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Museum buys PAN magazine prints

21 March 2022

California dealership Denenberg Fine Arts has sold a full set of 80 prints from the Jugendstil magazine PAN to Chicago’s Driehaus Museum.

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French fairs schedule returns to some normality – with caveats

21 March 2022

The French fairs calendar has developed a certain rhythmical repetition over the years but this has been changed as Covid restrictions necessitate cancellations and postponements.

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Explore the Oxford book fair after Endurance discovery

21 March 2022

News earlier this month of the discovery of Endurance, Sir Ernest Shackleton’s expedition ship, in the icy waters of the Weddell Sea in Antarctica, will surely have made the hearts of dealers and collectors of polar material beat a little faster.

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Going retro in Wolverhampton

21 March 2022

Trade at an antiques and retro shop which opened bang in the middle of the pandemic last year in the village of Wombourne, near Wolverhampton has started to blossom in the last few weeks say the owners of Raven’s Nest Antiques, Mel Jones and Marcus Wortans.

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