Some of the group of youthful dealers who make up ‘Young Guns of the Antiques Trade’ have clubbed together to exhibit in their own pavilion at the ‘Antiques for Everyone’ fair next at the NEC, Birmingham from October 31 to November 3.
The Young Guns movement started several
years ago on Twitter, where younger dealers using new technology
came together to promote their businesses and campaign to generate
new and younger interest in the trade.
"We are delighted to be welcoming a group of
these young dealers who are undoubtedly the future of the antiques
trade," said fair organiser Dan Leyland. "We are expecting around
ten specialists in a combined display that will add a further
dimension to the fair."
Among the dealers taking part will be Doe
& Hope from Oxfordshire; Bradley Carnes Fine Art from
Lancashire; The Indian Art Centre; Lady Kentmores, whose
proprietor, George Johnson is a co-founder of the group, as is Mark
Hill, the specialist glass dealer who has exhibited at the NEC for
several years and also joins the pavilion.
Several regular NEC dealers also participate, including Robbie
Timms of S.& S. Timms Antiques from Bedfordshire, the furniture
specialists, and Dominic Vincent of Garth Vincent Antiques.