Dealers' Diary


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The web shop window: rare Bergman chess set

07 September 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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Accessibility is central to oak dealer's relocation

07 September 2020

Furniture dealership Early Oak has moved from Burford in the Cotswolds to a more central location for all its UK buyers in Harringworth, near Northamptonshire’s border with Rutland.

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Firsts book fair forms second digital staging as Boston event offers online showcase

31 August 2020

'Firsts, London’s Rare Book Fair' has announced a second digital staging to take place this month.

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All eyes now on Petworth as the first higher-end physical fair to take place after lockdown gets ready

31 August 2020

Nearly six months after doors closed on the last major British antiques fair, another is ready to open.

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5 Questions: Book dealer Bernard Shapero

31 August 2020

Bernard Shapero of Shapero Rare Books is among the newcomers to the Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair (September 11-13) this year.

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The web shop window: Antique blackboard with a revolving lesson

31 August 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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Belgrave St Ives goes to online

31 August 2020

Belgrave St Ives is moving from its premises of 22 years to operate as an online gallery from September 1. Formerly using a space on Fore Street, it will now run out of its studio and art store in nearby Towednack, where individual viewings may be arranged.

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The web shop window: marriage casket

24 August 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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Lifelong friends paired up at Eames

24 August 2020

The lithographs of Alexander Calder (1898-1976) and Joan Miró (1893-1983) feature at Eames Fine Art’s exhibition Miró and Calder: Simpatico, which runs until August 30.

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Hurt shows his herd instinct

24 August 2020

Artist who kept highland cattle at Midlands home to pose for romanticised Scottish scenes.

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5 Questions: picture frame dealer Peter Last

17 August 2020

Peter Last is an antique picture frame dealer in Bristol. He previously ran the frame department at Bonhams in the late 1990s.

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Art gallery recreates Picasso studio in London

17 August 2020

A format increasingly popular with dealers can help ‘enhance the understanding of objects’

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Stay cool in the heatwave if you visit Spitalfields

17 August 2020

Phil Taylor Cool Stuff has taken up residence in one of the shops at east London’s Spitalfields Market.

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The web shop window: Spitalfields shop advertising sign

17 August 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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The web shop window: Asprey Art Deco cigar box

10 August 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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Isle of Wight Festival remembered in photo exhibition for 50th anniversary

10 August 2020

During the third and final staging of the original 'Isle of Wight Festival' in 1970, photographer Charles Everest (1929-2015) was granted unrivalled access to the stage, documenting some of the biggest artists of the day as they prepared and performed.

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Wish you were here: Dealers offering British art with a sunny disposition

10 August 2020

This summer UK dealers are holding a host of shows featuring British artists and many are devoted to sunny views of holiday destinations.

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5 Questions: map dealer Massimo De Martini

10 August 2020

Massimo De Martini started trading as Altea Maps in 1992 and now runs the business from his Mayfair premises. He is also co-organiser of the London Map Fair.

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Dutch winter scene among works offered at Richard Green’s exhibition

10 August 2020

This winter village landscape showing peasants on a frozen waterway is among the works on offer at Richard Green’s exhibition Cabinet Paintings.

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New stock offered at Cecil Court's summer showcase

03 August 2020

This Nast two-handled cup and stand with classical decoration, c.1800, is among the objects set to be featured at the Cecil Court Summer Showcase.

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