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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'Great location and traditional buyers': why it pays to arrive early at Petworth Park

03 June 2024

Buyers were out in force early at the 'Petworth Park Antiques and Fine Art Fair', with sales taking place in the first few minutes.

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La Belle France art styles shine in Sussex

29 January 2024

A portrait by Raoul Dufy (1877-1953) is the chief work in the exhibition La Belle France at Ottocento in Petworth.

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Scottish scene stars in selection of Modern British pictures in Petworth

04 December 2023

'Landscape and Figures' by Archibald McGlashan (1888-1980) is among the highlights at Ottocento’s Modern British art exhibition.

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Coronation bowl sold at antiques fair had ATG starring role

05 June 2023

A buyer who spotted a Whitefriars Glass finger bowl in the pages of Antiques Trade Gazette snapped it up from dealer Mark West.

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Panthers on the hunt in Petworth Antiques & Fine Art Fair

05 June 2023

Big cats proved popular among the many sales at this busy West Sussex event.

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5 Questions: Petworth dealer Brijitte Dreyfus

14 November 2022

Brijitte Dreyfus runs Mandrake Petworth, offering art, books and furniture.

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Petworth event sold to 2Covet

08 August 2022

The team behind dealer marketplace 2Covet has bought The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair.

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Royal commemorative items could be crowning glories at Petworth fair

09 May 2022

Among the stand-out items at 'The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair' are two Regency glass crown scent bottles made for the coronation of King George IV.

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From a dealer’s shop: Finding that statement item

11 April 2022

Art and antiques shops and galleries offer an enjoyable retail experience with a knowledgeable dealer.

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The nation of shopkeepers

11 April 2022

Bricks and mortar premises are making a comeback as visitors return to town centres

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Selling with intent at Petworth fair

05 July 2021

The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair returned last month with 60 exhibitors and plenty of sales.

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Petworth delivers on high hopes

05 July 2021

There was strong footfall – despite the football – as dealers relished the return of Petworth fair

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Sold! Highlights from Petworth Fair 2021

05 July 2021

Nine works sold by dealers at The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair

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Petworth fair: 'People are absolutely gagging to take part'

07 June 2021

Dealers eager to attend Petworth event say online is fine but they miss contact with the public

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5 Questions: furniture and works of art dealer Claire Penhallurick

07 June 2021

Claire Penhallurick, a former director of Islamic and Indian art at Bonhams, founded BEAR in Petworth in 2020 specialising in 20th century and antique furniture and works of art, with an emphasis on Mid-century design. BEAR will be exhibiting for the second time at The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair on June 18-20.

Petworth dealers walking in front of Petworth House

Dates set for Petworth fair this year

05 February 2021

The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair is scheduled to take place in May this year, restrictions allowing.

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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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