Antique dealers source, view, negotiate and buy antiques on behalf of a client, auction house or their own shop. Rates of pay can vary enormously as most antique dealers are self employed.
No defined career route, may have a degree or other qualifications in art or their specialist area, plus experience.
- A strong interest in historical items and antiques
- Willingness to research
- Good negotiation skills
- Good judgement
- Able to make a quick decision
- Good commercial awareness
- A passion for antiques.