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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Xavier Eeckhout at BRAFA 2019

21 January 2019

Another returning BRAFA exhibitor is the Paris dealer Xavier Eckhout, who specialises in animalier sculpture from 1880- 1950.

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Finch & Co at BRAFA 2019

21 January 2019

Finch & Co from London has been showing at BRAFA for 12 years. “We regard it as one of the most successful and well-organised art and antique events in Europe,” notes the firm’s Jan Finch.

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Beyond BRAFA 2019: more art and antiques events to attend in Brussels

21 January 2019

BRAFA is a big draw for the visitor in late January but as well as enjoying all that Brussels has to offer in general cultural terms there are other art and antiques-related events on at the same time.

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Ex-courthouse venue in Pontefract judged to be just right

21 January 2019

Former courthouse in West Yorkshire opens as antiques centre and community hub.

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Dealers thrive in a verdant Welsh setting

21 January 2019

The National Botanic Gardens of Wales spreads out into 500-plus acres at Llanarthne in the Carmarthenshire countryside and boasts a spectacular structure designed by Norman Foster: the largest single-span glasshouse in the world.

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Grayson Perry sculpture stars as London Art Fair puts the spotlight on modern and contemporary ceramic

18 January 2019

A glazed ceramic sculpture by Grayson Perry, ‘Fucking Art Centre’, was one of the early standout sales at London Art Fair, selling for a price in excess of £50,000 to a UK collector.

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At IACF Ardingly, sellers and buyers beat the Brexit and winter blues

18 January 2019

As momentous parliamentary debates on future trade relations with the EU raged in London, cross-border business went on regardless at IACF Ardingly in West Sussex this week.

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Marilyn Monroe diamond dust pop art picture sells at Mayfair art and antiques fair

14 January 2019

An image of Marilyn Monroe covered in diamond dust by pop art legend Peter Blake was one of the stand-out sales at the Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair.

Strong field at racecourse fairs

14 January 2019

As testament to the popularity of Love Fairs’ antiques and vintage events at both Brighton and Lingfield racecourses, the waiting list for both is in the hundreds, reports organiser Donny Mann.

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It’s time for a clock and watch fair venue change

14 January 2019

Time has moved on for events at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull organised by Liz and Carl Barnes of Time Fairs.

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Florida fairs: Sunshine State finds stability

14 January 2019

The closure of south Florida’s primary exhibition venue for a two-year, $615m refurbishment threw the annual winter pilgrimage to the Sunshine State into flux. Perhaps, now that works at the Miami Beach Convention Center are largely complete, 2019 will be a little more straightforward.

Heading Stateside: Winter pilgrimage to US for key events in New York and Florida is under way

14 January 2019

With the auction scene in Continental Europe at a traditional low ebb in the first month of the year, the focus for international art world activity shifts across to the US.

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New independent art fair in London targets younger customers with competitive prices

14 January 2019

New independent art fair targets younger and fresh customers with competitive prices

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Lalique vase features among glass offered at Cooper Events' Pavilions of Harrogate fair

14 January 2019

Janice Kehoe of Solo Antiques offers a French Art Deco vase signed 'R Lalique' at this month’s Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative Antiques & Fine Art Fair.

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Kempton Park fair is the year’s front runner

14 January 2019

Bi-monthly Sunbury event has carved out a strong niche – a picture special.

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European works of art prominent at venerable Park Avenue Armory event

14 January 2019

Seventy antique dealers and galleries from the US and overseas will gather at the Park Avenue Armory for the 65th edition of the 'Winter Show'.

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B2B hopes for fine conditions in 2019

14 January 2019

Speaking before Parliament’s vote on Brexit scheduled for the week beginning January 14, Helen Yourston, director of B2B Events, said: “Obviously that is a real concern for dealers at our fairs, but so far bookings for 2019 are looking buoyant.”

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Chelsea Art Fair cancelled as future remains “doubtful”

11 January 2019

The Chelsea Art Fair, which was due to return in April, has been cancelled indefinitely.

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Painting of 19th century ship that encountered sea monsters and pirates sells in the Cotswolds after 40 years off the market

10 January 2019

A huge painting of HMS Daedalus by Bristol artist Arthur Wilde Parsons (1854-1931) was a highlight at last week’s Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair where is sold for £12,500.

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And they're off! Who was selling what at this week's Kempton Park fair

09 January 2019

It's only the second week of the new year and temperatures outside have plummeted. Try telling this to the trade – sellers and buyers – as well as privates who came to the year’s first Sunbury Antiques Market fair at Kempton Park to find a few diamonds in the rough.

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