Fairs and Markets

Antiques fairs and markets offer a great way to browse and buy.

With so many exhibitors or stallholders in one place you can view a lot of different items quickly and compare prices and quality.

Depending on the event, the first day or morning may be for reserved for trade buyers before the general public gain access.

Some antiques markets are held weekly whereas some fairs may be quarterly, biannual, once a year or have some other frequency. Check the Calendar section of this website for details or view the listings every week in the Antiques Trade Gazette newspaper.

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TEFAF's Patrick van Maris to leave in May

21 January 2020

Patrick van Maris van Dijk is stepping down as president and CEO of TEFAF.

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‘Time to concentrate on us’ says Lennox Cato as Edenbridge Galleries winds down

20 January 2020

Edenbridge Galleries is closing after 13 years with owners Lennox and Susan Cato saying they want to concentrate on their own business.

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Striking Russian Empire chairs offered at Petersfield Antiques Fair

20 January 2020

A pair of Russian Empire chairs, 1810-15, featuring striking decorative brass inlay is offered for £25,000 by Ellis Fine Art at the Petersfield Antiques Fair.

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Bernadette bounds into London Art Fair

20 January 2020

A sculpture by Modern British artist Kenneth Armitage (1916-2002), 'Bernadette Going to Wales', is among the works on offer at the 'London Art Fair'.

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London Calling: Mall Galleries hosts second staging of the Connect fair

20 January 2020

A view of Tower Bridge from the Thames, commuters on the District Line, a 1970s punk and historical shopfronts are among the images of London offered at the second staging of 'Connect: The Independent Art Fair'.

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Jaguar’s day at the races: Organising duo launch fresh format to be held fives times a year

20 January 2020

Jaguar Fairs is celebrating its 25th year in the business by launching a new one-day midweek outside antiques and vintage fair at Nottingham Racecourse.

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Marsh takes a full floor at Cumbrian centre

20 January 2020

Linda and Stephen Marsh, trading as Marsh Vintage Salvage, are among the dealers at Fairfield House Antiques Centre in Cockermouth in the Lake District.

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York book fair attracts record crowd

20 January 2020

‘Long and intensive build-up’ on Facebook brings in younger buyers to one-day event, writes Jeremy Carson.

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Grandma’s Attic now runs Emmott events

20 January 2020

It’s a hectic time for Bournemouth-based fair organisers Chris Brown and Geoff Fagan of Grandma’s Attic Fairs as they reorganise their fairs portfolio following their acquisition of the family-run Emmott Promotions.

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Sauce tureens serve up early highlight at The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair

13 January 2020

A pair of George III sauce tureens by Daniel Smith and Robert Sharp was among the early sales on the opening day of The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair.

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Exhibitors explain BRAFA fair’s long-lasting appeal

13 January 2020

BRAFA Art Fair, Brussels’ major international art and antiques show, is one of the earliest events in the European fairs calendar.

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US in the spotlight: Winter Show, Master Drawings and ceramics fair coming up

13 January 2020

In late January, New York hosts a clutch of high-calibre dealer events coinciding with the major auctions.

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Discover a Battersea wonderland as Decorative fair goes for a theme in homage to the illustrator of Lewis Carroll’s work

13 January 2020

An original Queen Anne walnut wingback armchair is among the items featured in the showcase foyer at the next Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair.

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London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair saddles up for the 10th time

13 January 2020

The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair (LARTA) celebrates its 10th anniversary this year on the mezzanine of the Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea Park.

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New York Antique Ceramics Fair offers transatlantic treats

13 January 2020

A creamware American-market jug probably made in Liverpool, c.1800, is offered by Pennsylvania dealership Earle D Vandekar of Knightsbridge at the New York Antique Ceramics Fair.

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Drawings are streets ahead

13 January 2020

A view from the steps of the 42nd Street New York Public Library completed in 1915 by US artist Jules André Smith is among the highlights at Master Drawings New York.

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Business booms in fairs sector

13 January 2020

A look back at the headlines of 2019 reveals a healthy trend of launches and expansions.

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Mayfair event aims to drum up trade

06 January 2020

Table with striking shape is one highlight of the first major London antiques fair of 2020

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Have a Lincs rummage

06 January 2020

Arthur Swallow’s busy vintage monthly fleamarket runs at the Lincoln Showground.

Thurman version of former Field Dog

06 January 2020

Revived by Ruth and Paul Thurman last year, the former Field Dog Fairs event held in the Magnus Sports Hall in Newark under the new organisers will run on Sunday, January 26.

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