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.

Poynter panels reunited after selling at Christie's and through dealer Rupert Maas

26 July 2021

Separated for over a century, a trio of small panels by Sir Edward John Poynter (1836-1919) have been reunited thanks to a dealer, an auction and two Australian Victorian art collectors.

Queen Victoria’s bracelet joins coronet – with Butler’s help

26 July 2021

Humphrey Butler has announced the rediscovery of a bracelet from the famed suite of sapphire and diamond jewels made for a young Queen Victoria.

Battiscombe looks back on 20 years of SLAD challenges

26 July 2021

After 20 years as director general of The Society of London Art Dealers (SLAD) Christopher Battiscombe is retiring. Former Christie’s director Paul Hewitt will take over the post from September. Here, Battiscombe looks back over his time at SLAD

Staycations are boosting local antiques centres

26 July 2021

Uncertainty still affects fairs but antiques centres are benefiting from extra visitors

Cotswolds fair returns to school venue after a long enforced break

26 July 2021

After more than 18 months, 'The Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair' is ready to open its doors again.

Napoleon portrait sold to Swiss collection at Masterpiece

26 July 2021

Among the sales at the latest edition of Masterpiece, which ran in a digital format for the second year running from June 24-27, was this Neoclassical portrait of the Emperor Napoleon in his coronation robe.

5 Questions: Old Master dealer Maurizio Canesso

26 July 2021

Maurizio Canesso founded Galerie Canesso in Paris in 1994 and specialises in Italian Renaissance and Baroque painting.

The web shop window: First edition of Ian Fleming’s 'From Russia With Love'

26 July 2021

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

PBFA's first live book fair since lockdown to go ahead in Ilkley

26 July 2021

After a succession of virtual fairs, the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association (PBFA) has announced the return of its first live event in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, on July 30-21.

London Art Week's hybrid event proves 'worthwhile exercise'

26 July 2021

Despite a quiet capital and diminished footfall for the second summer in a row, the latest edition of London Art Week proved to be a satisfactory outing for many participating dealers.

Portobello dealers ‘left reeling’ as flood hits shops and arcades

19 July 2021

Portobello Road dealers are cleaning up after “a month of rain in 90 minutes” flooded homes and businesses in the area last week.

Capturing the arts and minds at Colnaghi's latest show

19 July 2021

Showcase of viceregal works produced by local artists under Spanish colonisation

Forge and Lynch sell eyewitness watercolour of an Indian siege

19 July 2021

This late 18th century Indian watercolour view was painted in 1796 by Thomas Daniell (1769-1837).

5 Questions: Owen Pacey of Renaissance London

19 July 2021

Owen Pacey is the founder of Renaissance London in Shoreditch, specialising in antique fireplaces and architectural salvage, launched over 30 years ago.

Salon du Dessin back in play at long last

19 July 2021

The Salon du Dessin, the Paris fair dedicated to works on paper, finally staged its 30th edition this month.

The web shop window: Mogensen chair

19 July 2021

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

Over 150 dealers signed up for new transatlantic online book fair

19 July 2021

More details have been released about the new online book fair bringing North American and European book dealers together this month.

Fake or Fortune? returns to screens for its ninth season this month

17 July 2021

BBC TV show Fake or Fortune? is returning later this month after filming progressed in between lockdowns.

Salop shop spotlight

17 July 2021

Shropshire is a fertile county for antiques centres and shops.

England relaxes coronavirus restrictions but recommendations remain in place

14 July 2021

The UK government has confirmed that from July 19 in England many of the coronavirus restrictions will be relaxed.

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