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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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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Antiques fair helps Petworth thrive

18 April 2017

Petworth has faced some speculation about its future as a hub from members of the trade during the past few years. Once a celebrated spot for art and antiques, the closure of several local shops led to fears that it was losing its footing as a destination for collectors.

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Dealer falls to ‘card not present’ scam

10 April 2017

A Petworth dealer has been the victim of a £2200 ‘card not present’ debit card fraud.

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Map out your route to busy Petworth antiques hub

18 March 2017

THE ongoing exhibition L’Absurdité is the result of the combined effort of two dealerships from Petworth. They are Kevis House Gallery, the Lombard Street space where the exhibition takes place, and Toni Arden, back for the first time in several years having closed her local photography gallery Arden and Anstruther in 2011.

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Petworth antiques dealer's appeal over shop theft

27 January 2017

Petworth dealer Tony Wilkinson is calling on the trade to help him track down a pair of stolen Regency lustres.

Two for the show: Rountree Tryon open up second location in Petworth

21 October 2016

Sporting and maritime art dealer Rountree Tryon has acquired a second gallery space in Petworth.

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John Bird's new nest: West Sussex dealer takes boutique warehouse

14 September 2016

Dealer John Bird was long established in Petworth when the tenure of his old shop came to an end, but this did not spell and end for the West Sussex furniture specialist.

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Petworth centre picked up by new owners

28 May 2014

After a period of some 40 years in single ownership, Petworth Antique Centre in the antiques-rich town of Petworth in West Sussex has been bought by an investment company, Palladian Property Investment Limited, based in London.

Jail for gang after Petworth raid

04 October 2010

THREE masked raiders who stole £30,000 of antiques from a Petworth gallery before leading police on a chase across the home counties, have been jailed.

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After decade of success, Gardner switches focus to East

16 September 2004

IT IS ten years since well-known dealer Richard Gardner moved into Petworth, West Sussex. Today, even in a town known internationally as one of the most notable concentrations of antiques trading in the South of England, Mr Gardner can certainly be said to have made his mark.

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Gardner finds the time to celebrate

19 August 2004

PETWORTH dealer Richard Gardner never seems to let up, but he is taking some time off to celebrate this week since the West Sussex town, with its 38 showrooms and some 75 dealers, has just won the BACA award for best antiques town/village.

Petworth dealer terrorised as gang strike… Raiders prepare by slashing tyres at local police station

20 July 2004

A GANG slashed patrol car tyres at Petworth police station before launching an audacious burglary at an antiques shop in the town, escaping with hundreds of pieces of silver.

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