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.


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.

Same standards but new twist as Bailey goes back to college

20 May 2004

AFTER a five-year gap, Essex organiser Robert Bailey returns to Seaford College for his 30th Petworth Antiques, Fine Art and Investment Fair. He had many successful years at the college near Petworth in West Sussex, then he took a break due to some difficulties over the venue. Now he is back in the college’s Robertson Centre.

Petworth leads the way for the coming season

21 May 2003

BEFORE we get steeped in the London June fairs, Essex organiser Robert Bailey revives his Petworth Antiques Fair at Seaford College in West Sussex from May 30 to June 1.