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.

Motown looks to the future

17 April 2002

Florida-based Dolphin Promotions launch Great Lakes Modernism at the Southfield Civic Center in suburban Detroit, Michigan, from October 18 to 20.

Do the rounds at the Carrousel

17 April 2002

FRANCE: FROM June 6 to 9 the inaugural Le Salon du XXeme Siecle (20th Century Design Show) will be launched at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris.

High-profile collectors boost spring sales

17 April 2002

Paris in late March held various attractions for art lovers outside the saleroom. Europ’Art, a new contemporary art salon (March 14-17), attracted 200 artists from 18 countries (40 of them from ‘guest nation’ Israel). The International Paris Print Fair (March 22-25) assembled 30 exhibitors from France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the UK (Elizabeth Harvey-Lee, Flowers Graphics, Garton & Co, Sims Reed, and William Weston).

Harveys sell their Heritage events

15 April 2002

London fair organisers Patricia and Ralph Harvey have sold Heritage Antiques Fairs, the business they founded 25 years ago as the first Sunday fairs circuit.

Paris Biennale signs up 21 new dealers from the top ranks

08 April 2002

FRANCE: A remarkable 21 new dealers are joining this year’s 21st Biennale des Antiquaires, which will be held at the Carrousel du Louvre, in Paris from September 20 to 29.

Newark is on for both days

08 April 2002

THE organisers of next week’s Newark fair have been receiving calls from traders and buyers, who have heard that the event will only be open for one day because of the Queen Mother’s funeral on Tuesday.

Asian Art a boon in NY

02 April 2002

AS New York’s Asia Week came to a close last week, early reports suggest the market for Oriental work is internationally still very strong and that in this field at least business is back to normal in the American capital.

From the curve for lurve… …to the square at the fair

15 March 2002

THERE are no datelines at TEFAF Maastricht, which runs in the Dutch city until March 17, but Old Masters and top quality antiques are the stock that springs immediately to mind.

£70,000 reward offered after theft of paintings at fair

14 March 2002

A £70,000 REWARD is being offered after five paintings worth more than £1.7m were stolen from an antiques fair in Sweden.

Borwick joins dmg to boost Lester’s New York ambitions

11 March 2002

VICTORIA Borwick, until last autumn director of the Olympia Fine Art and Antiques Fairs, has joined Florida-based IFAE (International Fine Art Expositions) as a fair director.

Will the superb Maastricht mix its treasures with business?

07 March 2002

FAIRS are among the most contentious, gossip-ridden and difficult-to-read aspects of the whole antiques business. But while organisers’ rivalry can often verge on the psychotic, there is one thing they all agree about, and that is the status of The European Fine Art Fair at Maastricht.

Kent Act fails to deter trade as almost 100pc register at fair

04 March 2002

The second Detling fair of the year (February 23-24) indicates that the trade is not being put off by the Kent Act.

Dealers get grants to attend Chicago fair

25 February 2002

British Art Market Federation lobbying has persuaded the Department of Trade and Industry to provide grants for 13 LAPADA members to exhibit at a Chicago antiques fair.

Clarion appoint new fairs director for Olympia

25 February 2002

CLARION Events, the organising arm of Olympia, have appointed Dan Gorton, 34, as fair director for the three annual Fine Art and Antiques Fairs.

Organisers team up to launch new programme of fairs

21 February 2002

TWO well-known organisers, Towy Antiques Fairs and Sue Ede, have joined forces as the Towy Ede Partnership to launch a new programme of fairs. The first date will be the Newbury Antiques Fair, a weekend event to be held at the Newbury Racecourse on June 15 and 16.

Specially designed gallery rides the floods

21 February 2002

FLOOD waters threatened to sink a £1m antiques emporium just weeks after its official launch. The flowing lines of antique and interior design dealers Mansers’ new showroom on the outskirts of Shrewsbury echo those of an ocean liner, but Mother Nature added the final touch when the River Severn burst its banks last Tuesday, leaving the new building seemingly afloat in the turbid waters around the historic Shropshire county town.

Grosvenor House 11

21 February 2002

ELEVEN top dealers make their debut at this summer’s Grosvenor House Art and Antiques Fair and it is clear that the organisers of our most prestigious event have taken the opportunity to beef up their fine art quota.

Ceramics lure buyers from NEC fair

14 February 2002

THIS first sale of the new year at the Staffordshire rooms Richard Winterton attracted a number of new buyers who were all in the area for the LAPADA fair at the nearby Birmingham NEC.

Keep it handy

14 February 2002

Antiques Shops, Fairs and Auctions 2002, published by Mitchell Beazley, ISBN 1840005696. £12.99

Mix and match – the new chic look

14 February 2002

The most recent of the three annual Olympia fairs, the Spring Fine Art and Antiques Fair, which runs at the West London exhibition halls from February 26 to March 3, is a mix of traditional and modern very much with the decorator in mind.