Antiques Centres

Antiques Centres is a term applied to large (usually indoor) spaces which host a collection of dealers and antique businesses. They vary in size but tend to have a variety of stalls offering items such as jewellery, furniture, paintings, clothes and silver.


Great Grooms in London

06 March 2006

The Great Grooms brand of upmarket antiques centres is to move to London’s Furniture Cave.

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Thieves target antiques centres

05 October 2005

POLICE are warning antiques dealers to look out for the two men, pictured left, who they believe are professional thieves targeting antiques centres and shops.

Third floor at The Showplace

16 August 2005

One of Manhattan’s best-known antique centres, The Showplace, is expanding its 30,000 square ft premises with the addition of a new floor that will open in early October.

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Celebrations at centre marking ten years on

26 January 2005

SOME weeks ago, I wrote about the immense variety in the quality of stock and presentation to be found in antique centres up and down the country.

Tsunami auction

25 January 2005

The Talbot Walk Antique Centre in Ripley and Wellers Auctioneers in Chertsey are holding a special auction in aid of the Tsunami appeal at Ripley Village Hall, Surrey this Sunday, January 30, at 5pm.

Reindeer Centre up and running

05 January 2005

SOME months ago I reported that Reindeer Antiques from Northamptonshire were planning a Reindeer Antiques Centre. That is now up and running and officially opened to the public on January 2.

Deco dealers warm to the Woburn way

14 October 2004

UNTIL this Sunday (October 17), the second Art Deco Fair to be organised by Woburn Abbey Antiques Centre runs in the Russell, Howland and Bedford Rooms of the North Court of Woburn Abbey.

Pepping up Chelsea

16 September 2004

CHELSEA antiques centre Antiquarius has been looking a bit tired of late but its new manager Neil Jackson is determined to put the pep back into the enterprise, which was launched at 131-141 King’s Road, SW3 in 1970 by antiques market pioneer Bennie Gray and is now owned by Atlantic Antiques Centres.

Reindeer branch out as centre owners

01 September 2004

HIGH-profile dealers Reindeer Antiques, who have a shop in Kensington Church Street, London W8 and a large complex in Northamptonshire, are to convert part of the latter into the Reindeer Antiques Centre.

Dealers lose out as Trade Space closes its doors: No refund for rents as items go missing in clear-out chaos

24 August 2004

NEWARK antiques centre Trade Space have announced that they have ceased trading and have no assets to pay off debts.

Bananas are not the only fruitful venture…

24 August 2004

NOBODY is pretending that this year has all been sunshine and brightness for the trade, but nor has it been quite as terminally doom-laden as some commentators would suggest.

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Party time in New York – and dealers are set to join in

19 August 2004

NEW York City is never a shy and retiring place, but its profile will be bigger and brasher than ever from August 30 to September 2 when the Republican Party Convention takes over Madison Square Garden.

Trade Space close their doors but aim to open at new venue on October 1

20 July 2004

TRADE Space, the antiques trade warehouse, have promised to set up shop in smaller premises after closing their Newark premises suddenly.

Deco look for Woburn

28 May 2004

RUNNING until next Monday May 31 is the first Art Deco Fair to be held by Woburn Abbey Antiques Centre at Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire.

Tetbury theft mirrors Banbury

19 May 2004

THE gang targeting antiques centres in the south-midlands appear to have struck again, this time walking away with £4000 worth of carriage clocks.

£8000 gems theft at Banbury…

05 May 2004

POLICE are warning the trade to be on the alert after a gang stole £8000 worth of jewellery from Banbury Antique Centre on April 19.

£10,000 reward offered over raid at Saffron Walden

27 April 2004

DEALERS at the Saffron Walden Antiques Centre have offered a reward of up to £10,000 for information leading to the return of their stock and the capture of the burglars who stole it.

Dealers open new centre in boom town for antiques

01 April 2004

THE Gloucestershire town of Tetbury is currently the boom city of the antiques trade. In addition to a host of antiques shops it has recently become known for its antiques centres, especially Top Banana who have two centres in the town.

Disability Discrimination Act may require change to shops and centres

23 February 2004

New laws to benefit the disabled due to come into force later this year will have implications for antique shops, centres and auction houses. The Disability Discrimination Act, covering all shops and service providers, irrespective of size, requires companies and venue managers to improve access and facilities for wheelchair users from October 1.

Cornish confidence

11 December 2003

LAST week, after two years of renovations, Judith and Phil Carrigan officially opened their Uzella Court Antiques Centre and Fine Art in the centre of Lostwithiel, Cornwall. The centre is housed in a partly medieval building which has been a shop of one sort or another – most recently a butcher’s – since 1850.

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