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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Fashionable furniture among highlights of virtual edition of Masterpiece

13 July 2020

A George IV rosewood table with an Italian specimen marble top, c.1820, was among the highlight sales at Masterpiece’s recent virtual edition, selling with an asking price of £75,000 to a private collector.

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PAD and Coinex fairs are latest to call off autumn events

10 July 2020

Two more stagings of London fairs have been cancelled due to Covid-19.

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IACF hails success at Newark as fairs go back to business

06 July 2020

International Antiques and Collectors Fairs (IACF) kicked off its return to business with its first event after lockdown.

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Birmingham’s brave new world

06 July 2020

Triannual 'Art & Antiques for Everyone' fair follows the online model for now ahead of scheduled November live event

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Business brisk as Swallow flies back

06 July 2020

The appetite people have for the return of fairs and markets is summed up by Alice Roberton from Arthur Swallow Fairs talking about the specially adapted, fully outdoor Covid-19 antiques and salvage market on Saturday, June 27.

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Sanity returns (with sanitisers)

06 July 2020

Focus on two centres and a Cheshire fair as dealers and organisers encourage visitors

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Inaugural online fair for US trade association NAADAA launches in July

29 June 2020

A c.1715 walnut fauteuil covered with 18th century needlepoint is offered by Tennessee dealer Mary Helen McCoy at the inaugural online fair from the National Antique & Art Dealers Association of America (NAADAA).

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Connect Art Fair launches exhibition portal and announces charitable donation

24 June 2020

Although the inaugural summer edition of Connect Art Fair has been postponed, the organisation has been busy supporting dealers and the wider industry.

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New appointments across the art trade at associations and fairs

23 June 2020

An update on art dealer Movers and Shakers.

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Kempton antiques market heads return of keynote fairs

22 June 2020

Sunbury Antiques Market is coming back with force next month, reopening with three, rather than the usual two, monthly events at Kempton Park Racecourse.

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Tribal focus on the trade and travel impact

22 June 2020

A ceremonial woman’s apron from Geelvink Bay, West Papua, Indonesia, is one of the highlights in a new event staged by Tribal Art London (TAL).

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Olympia set to return in November offering the art and antiques trade a boost

17 June 2020

Dealers and organisers are looking forward to Winter Olympia on the date that the summer fair would have opened.

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A new face to lead the tribal gathering

15 June 2020

Tribal Art London has hired a new director to organise and lead the fair.

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A colossal coat of arms offered at the Masterpiece online fair

15 June 2020

This 18th century monumental royal coat of arms by John Steell is offered by Wick Antiques in its second edition of 'Britain and the High Seas' at 'Masterpiece', held online this year.

ATG letter: Feedback on virtual fair

15 June 2020

MADAM – The Virtual Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair ended last Sunday (May 31) and we are now busy trying to gauge the short-term results. The main reason for putting it on was always to give all the exhibitors, who missed out on the real fair, a platform in May, and I am really touched by the many lovely messages sent to thank me and the team for our efforts.

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Government confirms 'non-essential retail' in England can reopen to the public from June 15

10 June 2020

Shops, retail galleries and auction houses in England will be able to reopen from June 15, the business secretary has confirmed.

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La Biennale Paris dealers will offer objects at an online auction at Christie’s this autumn

09 June 2020

La Biennale Paris and dealer association Syndicat National des Antiquaires have organised an online auction at Christie’s.

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Safety first as dealers get set to resume indoor trading and fairs prepare to restart

08 June 2020

Dealers, fair organisers and antiques centre managers are preparing to return to business with a mixture of enthusiasm and caution.

ATG letter: Don’t forget indoor fairs are returning

08 June 2020

MADAM – I was interested to see the details of ‘grand reopenings’ on front and p4 of ATG No 2445.

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June 15: not a moment too soon

08 June 2020

Despite the difficult challenges, dealers are delighted to open their doors once again

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