Dealers' Diary


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Soviet Dollar features among item new AntikBar website

04 May 2020

This set of 10 detective novels is by ‘Jim Dollar’, the pseudonym of Soviet author Marietta Shaginian (1888-1982), whose writing is described as ‘satirical fantasy fiction’.

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Aussie art dealer looks back on UK influence

04 May 2020

The UK and Australia have a strong connection, highlighted by commemorations such as the recent Anzac Day (April 25) to remember Australian and New Zealand soldiers who fought in the First World War.

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Dealers Online: ATG's selection of 20 objects available from dealers' websites

04 May 2020

Our selection of 20 objects to view and buy from dealers online.

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Print fair joins the online revolution to display works during lockdown

04 May 2020

The 'London Original Print Fair' (LOPF) is one of the many dealer events moving online as the coronavirus lockdown continues.

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Dealers Online: ATG's selection of 30 objects available from dealers' websites

27 April 2020

Our selection of 30 objects to view and buy from dealers online.

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Brighten up your home and support charity with art dealers' offerings

27 April 2020

The last few weeks of lockdown may have left you wishing you could do more to fight coronavirus. Or they may have left you feeling like that blank stretch of wall in the living room could really do with brightening up.

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Specialist dealer plays his cards right with new website

27 April 2020

Dealer Timothy Millett, a specialist in historical medals and associated works of art, has launched a website to sell greeting cards based on images of some of his favourite objects.

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Dealers come up with tech solutions to display an exhibition no visitors can now attend

27 April 2020

'Calyx (Blue)', a 1951 textile by Lucienne Day (1917-2010), sprouts with Modernist forms. Its colourful, flower-like shapes hint at the mobiles of Alexander Calder or the biomorphs of Joan Miro.

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Dealers Online: ATG's selection of 30 objects available from dealers' websites

20 April 2020

Our selection of 30 objects to view and buy from dealers online.

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Lively views during lockdown

20 April 2020

You can’t visit dealers in person – but you could pop in to their homes and gardens online

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Warm feeling generated by interior scene on offer from Karen Taylor

20 April 2020

As part of a spring sale featuring works on paper under £2000, British art dealer Karen Taylor is offering this watercolour by Lady Jane Harriet Pleydell-Bouverie (1819-1903).

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Catalogue for Bowes Museum show on history British antiques dealing made freely available

20 April 2020

The catalogue for the exhibition 'Sold! The Great British Antiques Story', which took place last year at The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle, County Durham, has been made freely available in its PDF format.

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Book of Hours made for Charles VIII of France offered online by Les Enluminures

20 April 2020

This small-scale book of hours, below, was made c.1490-93 for Charles VIII of France. Containing 12 full-page and 10 small miniatures by the Master of the Chronique scandaleuse, it is offered by Les Enluminures for $575,000 as part of its online initiative: a Books of Hours online update to be sent out biannually.

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Dealers Online: ATG's selection of 40 objects available from dealers' websites

13 April 2020

Our selection of 40 objects to view and buy from dealers online.

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Dealers Online: ATG's selection of 40 objects available from dealers' websites

06 April 2020

Our selection of 40 objects to view and buy from dealers online.

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Invent, innovate, be in touch: How the trade is responding to the coronvirus alert with fresh online formats

06 April 2020

Dealers and trade bodies have been adapting to the new normal caused by coronavirus. For most this means isolated living and remote transactions. However, in a spirit of energy and invention, traders are finding new ways to promote both their stock and their brands online.

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Dealers Online: ATG's selection of 40 objects available from dealers' websites

30 March 2020

Our selection of 40 objects to view and buy from dealers online.

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Shops are shut and fairs cancelled… so dealers are going digital to showcase items

30 March 2020

In recent days dealers have turned to new ways of selling as the world went to war against coronavirus. For traders across the board, online has now become the new normal.

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TEFAF Maastricht – why the show went on

23 March 2020

The world's leading art and antiques fair shuts early but dealers report significant sales at testing time

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The web shop window: a 1932 classic British motorcycle

23 March 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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