Art & Antiques Trade Insurance

Antiques Dealer Insurance

We understand that antique dealers trade in valuable treasures, whether it be Asian art, Antiquarian books, or important English furniture. Specialist art & antiques trade insurance wordings have been written with you in mind so that you can be confident in the cover chosen will be suitable for your insurance requirements. We have 40 years of expertise in insuring dealers in the art and antiques trade, so you are in experienced hands.

We will make it as easy as possible to obtain an art & antiques trade insurance quote and we can offer assistance and advice along the way. Whether you are an antique dealer trading from home, from a shop or an antiques centre, we have cover to suit your needs.

Cover is available for:

  • Your stock (including worldwide transit)
  • Business contents
  • Loss of profit
  • Buildings
  • Your legal liability to the public and your employees.

Art Dealer Insurance

We know what it takes to get the best insurance policy for dealers who are in the business of buying and selling art. Whether you are based in a gallery or working from home, we can give you peace of mind that you are protected. Talk to one of our specialist team to discuss how we can help you get the most suitable art dealers insurance policy today.

Auctioneer Insurance

For auctioneers operating in the art and antiques sector, we can arrange specialist auctioneers’ insurance cover as we have done for many provincial firms. We know that your stock is mainly held on behalf of your vendors and buyers. That’s why our specialist policy allows you to insure that stock on their behalf, reducing hassle and protecting you in the event of damage or theft.

We can even find you professional indemnity cover within the same policy with no long, complicated forms. If you provide any kind of advice regarding valuation of items, this cover is essential. We will make it as easy as possible to obtain an auctioneer’s insurance quote.

If something goes wrong, we will assist you in making a claim so that the matter can be settled as swiftly and fairly as possible. Visit our Existing Customers page to find out more.

Curator Insurance

For one-off exhibitions, we can arrange short-term cover to protect the collection against damage and theft. Often, finding this type of cover can be especially difficult and not all insurers understand the risks involved. Given a price list, we can arrange cover on an agreed value basis with our underwriters.

Just one short form and we can obtain a straightforward quote. We arrange cover on the widest basis possible, and we will be there to help if damage occurs; helping you to satisfy the demands of the owner(s) of the affected pieces. Contact us today to see what we can do for you.

Stock in Transit Insurance

A bespoke policy for fine art and antiques goods in transit cover is available through our website: You can insure consignments on a ‘pay as you go’ basis if you need temporary cover worldwide.

You can instantly obtain quotes and pay by credit or debit card. No matter what time of day, or day of the week, our website is available 24/7 for you to use.

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What we can do for you

Personal Service

Having a dedicated account handler ensures you are getting the best possible service.


We advise you on the best policy to suit your insurance needs.


Our onsite claims handling service are here to help when you need it the most.

Benefits of our art & antiques trade insurance

Anthony Wakefield & Company provide their clients with bespoke insurance benefits that fit their unique insurance requirements.

art & antiques trade insurance

Our antiques trade insurance policies offer optional enhancements such as defective title cover, cover for stock on approval and bespoke basis of settlement.

British Antique Dealers Association

As a BADA (British Antique Dealers’ Association) recommended service provider, we are in the best position to assist businesses that trade in art and antiques. We offer cover (available through our subsidiary) for a range of trades, and our policies are designed specifically to meet your needs.

tailor made insurance quotes

Once we have understood your requirements and gathered all the relevant information, we can tailor your quote to your business.

Are your requirements complex? We have a select panel of respected insurers that can offer bespoke cover. Our longstanding relationship with them gives us access to class-leading products.