Here is a selection of photos of some of the rising stars and the long-established businesses of the antiques trade who won honours at a double awards ceremony hosted by the Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair in Battersea last week.
The main event of the 2013 National Antiques Week saw
21-year-old Tim Medhurst, coin specialist with Colchester
auctioneers Reeman Dansie, take the award as the leading Young Gun
of the antiques trade.
Tim was the youngest on the shortlist of 12 finalists and
impressed the judges with his determination to bring a new vigour
to a field that is often seen as old and stuffy.
The two runners-up were Chris Oxley, 36, who now runs the family
firm P. A. Oxley Clocks in Wiltshire with his mother, and Keeley
Harris, 36, from York, who runs Discover Vintage and Vintage
The judges' special award went to Alys Dobbie who won the chance
to take a free booth at Alfie's Antiques Market in London for two
months this summer in June and July.
The Homes & Antiques Awards 2013, which were decided by a
public vote based on an original shortlist of 24, saw Georgian
Antiques of Edinburgh become antiques shop of the year, Brackley
Antique Cellar antiques centre of the year and Barter Books of
Alnwick best vintage shop.
Barn Antiques Centre of Long Marston won the People's Choice
award for most votes for a business not on the shortlists.
Home & Antiques Awards 2013
Antiques Shop of the Year: Georgian Antiques,
Runners-up: Glass Etc, Rye; Robert Young Antiques, London
Antiques Centre of the Year: Brackley Antique
Runners-up: Hemswell Antiques Centre, Gainsborough; The Swan at
Vintage Shop of the Year: Barter Books,
Runners-up: Edward & Vintage, Tissington; Rennies Seaside
People's Choice: Barn Antiques Centre, Long