After a period of some 40 years in single ownership, Petworth Antique Centre in the antiques-rich town of Petworth in West Sussex has been bought by an investment company, Palladian Property Investment Limited, based in London.
It had been owned by Doris Rayment since the 1960s. She died in
2011 and her daughter, Janice Enticknap, the centre's manager,
placed a statement in last week's ATG saying that "the future of
this popular antiques centre is now secured much to the relief of
Mrs Enticknap said all the busy centre's 30 dealers, many of
them longstanding, are pleased about the sale, adding that
Palladian have other interests in the town, including Augustus
Brandt Antiques, and are very keen on promoting Petworth's
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