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The art and antiques market continues to grow its presence in the online sphere thanks to the development of online catalogues and auctions, dealer portal sites as well as giant trading sites such as eBay.


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The web shop window: coloured wax portrait of a famous actress

19 October 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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Dealerships awarded freedom of the digital city

19 October 2020

A Flemish lacquer inlaid and tortoiseshell cabinet-on-stand made in Antwerp, c.1660-70, is among the highlights at the first edition of digital fair ArtCity.

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The web shop window: A group of 300 Swarovski figures

12 October 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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LAPADA website moves into e-commerce

05 October 2020

The LAPADA website, which acts as a dealer portal for its members, has added an e-commerce option for objects under £5000.

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Podcasts now the big deal

05 October 2020

From newsletters to viewing rooms, dealers have embraced the internet like never before since lockdown, and now some are experimenting with another new media outlet: podcasts.

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TEFAF launches digital marketplace

23 September 2020

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) is set to launch a new online platform next month.

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Early English sea atlas among real sales at ‘virtual’ book fair

21 September 2020

An English translation of a Dutch 16th century sea atlas was among the standout sales at the recent online edition of Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair.

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The web shop window: Casaus' Spanish town scene

14 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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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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The resilient world of art and antiques auctions: UK Auctions 2020 – a report by thesaleroom.com

17 August 2020

A surge in online bidding, coupled with auctioneers’ ability to adapt quickly to changing times, has shown how robust this market can be, says John-Paul Savant, chief executive officer of Auction Technology Group

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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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Five dealer-led online showcases opening up this summer

03 August 2020

As well as dealers’ websites and multi-dealer portals, a number of online events are taking place this summer that feature a range of traders. Here is a selection of some of the places to find art and antiques online in the coming months.

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New Burne-Jones digital catalogue raisonné shows scholars the way ahead

20 July 2020

Art dealer Peter Nahum has created a free-to-access digital catalogue raisonné for the Victorian painter Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833–98).

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Dealers celebrate selling key items online from social media to online fairs

20 July 2020

Dealers including Philip Mould, Peter Harrington and Kevin Page Oriental Art have seen works snapped up online.

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Online sales rise 4% as demand increases

13 July 2020

Online sales of art, antiques and collectables reached $4.82bn in 2019, a rise of 4% from the previous year, and digital demand is set to increase further in the years ahead.

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The web shop window: 18th century oil painting of Parliament

06 July 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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Online marketplace seeks The Bruno Effect

29 June 2020

The former boss of Online Galleries and 1stdibs International plans a ‘private members club’ marketplace for antiques dealers.

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Inaugural online fair for US trade association NAADAA launches in July

29 June 2020

A c.1715 walnut fauteuil covered with 18th century needlepoint is offered by Tennessee dealer Mary Helen McCoy at the inaugural online fair from the National Antique & Art Dealers Association of America (NAADAA).

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Connect Art Fair launches exhibition portal and announces charitable donation

24 June 2020

Although the inaugural summer edition of Connect Art Fair has been postponed, the organisation has been busy supporting dealers and the wider industry.

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Old Master dealers consign works directly to Sotheby’s for dedicated online auctions

12 June 2020

Sotheby’s is staging two online auctions of works consigned directly from 39 different Old Master dealers.

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