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.

img_40-5.jpg

Buyers flock to Paris drawings show

20 June 2022

Museums and collectors were not deterred by the Paris event’s date being pushed back.

img_57-2.jpg

Antiques centre owners open second shop in Beccles

20 June 2022

A new antiques shop opens in listed 18th century building following refurbishment

Sunbury Antiques Market

Packed summer of fairs across the UK

13 June 2022

Sunbury Antiques Market holding a Sunday staging at Kempton, Love Fairs’ launch of an annual antiques festival in Tunbridge Wells and a fresh location for Flea London are among the latest new events this summer.

Three Graces

Three Graces among highlights of Buxton Antiques Fair

13 June 2022

This near-life size 19th century cold painted bronze of the Three Graces sold at the Buxton Antiques Fair last month.

img_47-1.jpg

TEFAF: Special date for the summer

13 June 2022

Flagship art fair TEFAF Maastricht has a later date than before as it returns to being an in-person event this year.

img_28-1.jpg

SUMMER OF ART AND ANTIQUES: Introduction - get ready for events galore

13 June 2022

The summer season is back in force. For the first time since 2019 there is a wealth of major art and antiques events for eager buyers and dealers.

img_29-4.jpg

OBITUARY: Philip Hewat-Jaboor, 1953-2022

13 June 2022

Exhibitors and regulars of Masterpiece London are among those celebrating the extraordinary life of the late Philip Hewat-Jaboor.

img_92-1.jpg

Out and about in summertime

13 June 2022

Rundown on some of the events taking place countrywide in July and August.

img_32-1.jpg

Olympia: A grand day out

13 June 2022

The summer Art & Antiques Fair is now running in Olympia Grand, the largest of the halls.

img_39-1.jpg

Masterpiece: raise a glass

13 June 2022

Prestigious Chelsea fair Masterpiece can even boast an official champagne partner.

img_27-4.jpg

York teapot served up in Harrogate

06 June 2022

Highland Antiques brings a 19th century silver teapot from York to the second Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative Antiques & Fine Art Fair of the year.

img_28-3.jpg

Chuffed at scratchbuilt steam success in Battersea

06 June 2022

An engineer’s scratch-built working model of a steam locomotive, c.1940, in brass, steel and copper was one of the highlight sales at the last Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair in Battersea.

img_50-1.jpg

Busy Brussels: BRAFA and Civilisations fairs coming up

30 May 2022

From mid-June Brussels will be a hive of activity on the art and antiques front with plenty on offer to interest residents and draw visitors to the city.

img_42-4.jpg

Traders and buyers united by cross purposes

30 May 2022

TEFAF New York and Eye of the Collector are both cross-collecting fairs with an emphasis on Contemporary art but staged in historic buildings and also offering antiques.

img_48-1.jpg

Paris plots a path to Asian art

30 May 2022

French capital follows the examples of New York and London for a dedicated week of events

img_5-5.jpg

Masterpiece to include Wrest Park treasures

23 May 2022

Clock specialist Carter Marsh will dedicate much of its stand at Masterpiece London to the third and final part of the remarkable John C Taylor collection of horological items.

img_34-1.jpg

Plea for help to restore historic barns housing antiques centre

23 May 2022

A family of antiques dealers are hoping to raise funds to continue the restoration of two Elizabethan barns in the Surrey countryside that house their centre.

img_65-2.jpg

Experience Italy: How to combine visits to beautiful towns and cities with an antiques buying trip

23 May 2022

Visit to beautiful towns and cities can be combined with an antiques buying trip

img_31-3.jpg

Trials and tribulations: case study of cross-border trade

23 May 2022

Marc and Marcia Harrison transported their own stock from their home in the Netherlands to the Chelsea Rare Books Fair in May, trialling the system they expect to use frequently in the future and hoping to demonstrate the process for their fellow book dealers.

Masterpiece London

Masterpiece London announces line up for summer event

17 May 2022

The exhibitor list has been published for the upcoming Masterpiece London fair at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

News

Categories