Petworth Antiques Dealers

The historic market town of Petworth in West Sussex is sometimes referred to as the “Antiques Centre of the South” due to its high concentration of art and antiques dealers as well as furniture and interior design shops.

The Petworth Antique & Decorative Arts Association was founded in the early 1980s to promote the town and its antiques trade. An annual fair is also held nearby on the grounds of the stately manor house Petworth House. The house itself was designed by Capability Brown and has a fine collection of paintings and object, making it well worth a visit.


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Buyers and sellers have a masked ball at the Petworth antiques fair

21 September 2020

The first major vetted UK event after lockdown is dubbed ‘the happy fair’ by dealers

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Top stories this week – including news from the first higher-end vetted fair to take place since the lockdown ended

20 September 2020

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of exhibitors reporting an “exciting” opening day at the Petworth fair.

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Selling now: Exhibitors report “exciting” opening day at Petworth as dealers and buyers reunite after coronavirus lockdown

12 September 2020

Dealers at Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair, the first higher-end vetted fair to take place since lockdown ended, recorded sales within minutes of opening yesterday.

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All eyes now on Petworth as the first higher-end physical fair to take place after lockdown gets ready

31 August 2020

Nearly six months after doors closed on the last major British antiques fair, another is ready to open.

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‘Outdoor’ Petworth can go ahead in September as indoor events cancelled until October

03 August 2020

The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair can go ahead as planned in September after the National Trust deemed it an ‘outdoor’ event.

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Petworth gallery returns to business

29 June 2020

Kevis House Gallery in Petworth hailed the return to business as sales followed the reopening of its premises.

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Petworth fair unveils first virtual event but plans for physical staging later on

11 May 2020

Blackbrook Gallery, a specialist in 19th century naïve animal painting, offers Cheviot Ram at the first Virtual Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair opening this week.

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Special birthday brings big barn finds

18 November 2019

Rountree Tryon Galleries celebrates its 60th anniversary next month, leasing out a large barn in Sussex to launch its annual Africa show.

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Dealer sells Gell portrait to British Museum

30 September 2019

London and Petworth dealer Timothy Langston Fine Art & Antiques has sold a portrait of the Regency period antiquarian Sir William Gell (1777-1836) to the British Museum.

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Petworth gallery stages exhibition of art by four from the Hitchens family

20 July 2019

Art by four generations of the Hitchens family is on show at Kevis House Gallery this summer.

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Away days: A selection of destinations that act as magnets for antiques enthusiasts

19 June 2019

Britain still has many ‘antiques’ towns and streets – those picturesque corners of the island populated by shops, galleries and centres that together act as a magnet for antiques tourists. Two of the largest communities of dealers close to London are Petworth and Hungerford, while a busy schedule of regular fairs and markets takes place to the south-west of London.

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On with the show: at Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair, spirits and sales were high - an ATG picture special

16 May 2019

A shocking ram-raid by jewellery thieves failed to dampen the spirits and order books of many exhibitors at the Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair on May 10-12. ATG visited on Saturday to observe a bustling fair judged to have been a successful curtain-raiser for the summer season.

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Police appeal for help to catch ram-raiders of Petworth antiques fair

14 May 2019

Burglars in a pick-up truck and an SUV ram raided the Petworth antiques fair at the weekend, stealing jewellery and cash belonging to dealers exhibiting at the three-day fair.

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New clients boost Petworth Park Antiques Fair

25 June 2018

A c.1715 Queen Anne burr walnut secretaire kneehole desk was among the highlight sales at the recent 'Petworth Park Antiques Fair'.

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Petworth fair bigger than ever

30 April 2018

Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair is bigger than ever this year as it returns for its fourth staging.

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Royal Warrant provides sweet reward for Rountree Tryon

09 April 2018

Rountree Tryon Galleries and director James Rountree have been granted a Royal Warrant by Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

Soapbox: Is the idea of an ‘art and antiques town’ still viable in today’s market?

12 February 2018

Two opposing views on the big questions facing the trade... This week ask whether ‘art and antiques towns’ are still viable in today’s market?

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Rountree Tryon downsizes as St James’s rents rise

22 January 2018

Rising rents and business rates in central London have forced Rountree Tryon Galleries to downsize.

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Shop talk – Phoenix Antiques

07 August 2017

In our continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops, ATG talks to Sara Hughes, who opened Phoenix Antiques in Petworth in December 2008.

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Petworth packs in the fair crowds

30 May 2017

Annual West Sussex event held for the third time is busy throughout its three-day run...

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