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Antique Dealer

London, UK

Part Time

Level 3 and above

About the Role

You would find beautiful old objects and furniture, buy them and then sell them to people who will enjoy and re-use them.

You'd identify potentially valuable items at sales, auctions, on the internet and in people's homes, judge their value and negotiate a price.

You'd find out more about the item or repair minor damage. You'd advertise it to collectors and members of the public, convincing someone to buy it at a higher price so that you make a profit.

You would:

  • Buy items from salesrooms, auctions, markets, trade fairs and private owners

  • Sell items to the general public from a shops or a stall in antique centres

  • Negotiate purchases and sales

  • Buy and sell items online

  • Carry out minor restoration work

  • Research the identity and value of objects

  • Advise owners on the value of their antiques for sale or insurance

You could also work from home, buying and selling to suit customer orders.


Minimum qualifications and skills


  • Any qualification in Fine Art, History or History of Fine Art

  • Making decisions

  • Networking and negotiating

  • Researching and recalling

  • Attention to detail

  • Working with numbers

  • Eligibility to work in the UK

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