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Antiques Fairs, Journals, Museums, Dealers

A list of the best antiques websites

Antiques directories Appraisals Asia
Auction houses Britain/London China
Dealers Directories Fairs/events
Art auctions houses
Furniture Jewellery
French antiques Journals Oriental antiques
Japanese antiques Silver Paris Auctions
Prints Rare Books

American auctions
Australian auctions Austrian auctions
British Auctions French Auctions German Auctions
Italian auctions Paris Auctions

Index:  A B C D E F I J K M O P R S T U


Electronic collectables

A site dedicated to electronic collectables: Sinclair calculators, computers.



The European Fine Art Fair, Maastricht.

The Grosvenor House Art and Antiques Fair, London.
Widely regarded as being one of the top four art and antiques fairs in the world.

Biennale des Antiquaires, Paris.

Haughton International Art and Antiques Fairs
Haughton International Fairs were inaugurated in 1982 with The International Ceramics Fair & Seminar. The fairs are fully international, with around 300 exhibitors from 15 countries.

International Antique & Collectors Fairs, UK
The UK's biggest antique & collectors fairs at Newark, Ardingly, Shepton Mallet, Swinderby, Newbury and Redbourn,

LAPADA, UK. Association of Art and Antique Dealers
Antique and art airs, shows, buying and selling advice, useful links.

The Little Chelsea Antiques Fair, London.
Known as The Affordable Antiques Fair', Little Chelsea is popular among both dealers and members of the public for attracting dealers from all over the UK and having a wide range of items from just £10 to well over £30,000.

Penman Antiques Fairs, London.
Penman Antiques Fairs offer vetted quality qntiques and qrt for the discerning collector, connoisseur, antique dealer, art gallery owner, interior designer, curator and investor in antiques & works of art.
Chelsea Antiques Fair, in March & September
Chelsea Art Fair in April
Chester Antiques Show, February and October
Cressing, Antiques & Art Fair, in June
Guildford Antiques & Art Fair, in May and a Christmas Fair in December.
Petersfield Antiques Fair
a web directory from Collecting Network.
French antiques, French antiquarians
Alhambra Antiques French Antique Furniture
Specialists in 18th and 19th Century French Antiques, Antique Accessories, Antique Lighting and Fine Art.

Antiquites en France, un guide des antiquaires et de la brocante.

Paris antiques

Carre Rive Gauche, Paris. Paris antiques galleries.

Musee Guimet
Site officiel du muse Guimet, Musee national Francais d arts asiatiques, 60000 oeuvres d'arts venant de 17 pays d'asie.
The Musee Guimet, the French national museum of Asian art (i.e. from Afghanistan eastwards) houses one of the best collections of its kind in the world.

Les Enluminures
The gallery handles highly specialized and exceptionally rare works of art of museum quality from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The primary focus is on illuminated manuscripts, including Books of Hours, and miniatures, but it also presents works of art, such as sculpture and small-scale metalwork and ivories, and finger rings.

Galerie Steinitz
Recognized the world-over for his incessant quest for the rarest of objects and his unrivalled talent for displaying them in a theatrical mis en scène, Bernard Steinitz, known as the “prince des antiquaires�, founded the Steinitz Gallery in 1968.

Guide to Paris antiquarians. Antika Paris

Louvre des antiquaires - Business Pavillon
Site officiel. Antiquités, objets d'art, collections. The Louvre des Antiquaires represents  250 galleries, with 30 kinds of artworks from Europe, Asia and the Middle-East, from classical antiquities to the 1960's.



Gallery and dealer name directory, from
Antiques, decorative arts and speciality arts - a worldwide gallery name index.

German antiques

German art and antiques dealers.

Glass arts

Grosvenor Art and Antiques Fai, London

Grosvenor Prints, London. Antique prints.


Humphrey Butler fine jewellery.




Japanese antiques

Zentner Collection

A selection of Japanese antiques including classic Japanese tansu, Japanese screens and scrolls.

Yoshino Antiques
The finest in antiques, art, and folk craft.

Kuraya Antiques
Specializing in authentic Japanese furniture and antiques.

Absolute Japan
Handmade and tailored Japanese kimekomi dolls representing characters from the kabuki Noh theatre samurai history geishas.

Antique Zen
Specializes in fine orientalia, ancient art, Asian antiques and
Buddhist relics and treasures.

Bachmann - Eckenstein
Art and Antiques (Bachmann - Eckenstein) dealing and consulting in antiques from China, Japan and India.

Fine Japanese Art
Museum quality Japanese Art: Netsuke, and Inro.

Malcolm Fairley (London)
Malcolm Fairley deals in Japanese Antiques and Japanese Art all around the world.

Michi Trading Company
Japanese, Chinese and general antiques.

Journals, antiques magazines

Magasin d’antiquaire et galerie de peinture proposant à proximité du Louvre un choix de mobilier Renaissance, de tableaux des 18ème et 19ème siècles, de sculptures religieuses d’Europe ou d’Orient, de luminaires et autres objets d’art.

Antiques Bulletin Online
The Interactive World of Antiques. Searchable auctions around the world, fairs, dealers, forgeries, tips, latest news. Based in the U.K.

The Antiques Trade Gazette (UK)
The acknowledged ‘Bible’ of the fine art and antiques industry, a weekly newspaper that has provided the latest in market information, news and analysis to art and antiques trade professionals and collectors since 1971.

Apollo Magazine
A searchable archive of issues. For almost 80 years Apollo has published learned articles from acknowledged experts that cover all aspects of fine and decorative arts. From ancient artefacts to 20th century paintings, the magazine encompasses all periods, civilisations and fine art forms. Magazine
Latest news on exhibits, antiques, decorative arts, shows, exhibits.

Collectors Weekly
A resource for people who love antique and vintage artefacts. Their aim is to build a place to explore and learn, and experience the passion and knowledge of collectors everywhere.

Country Life  magazine antiques section.

The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles

Kunstpedia is a database with articles on the fine and decorative arts, with the exception of contemporary art. The basis of is formed by a diversity of articles in Dutch and English, which have been posted by art historians, collectors, art  galleries, antique dealers and museums. Contributors include the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Hermitage Amsterdam, Milwaukee Art Museum, The Royal Collection Buckingham Palace and the Seattle Art Museum.

Korean antiques
Dedicated to introducing Korean antique treasures and arts. The site provides an online gallery for visitors to appreciate exquisite works of art and offers art essays to provide resources and in-depth information about Korean arts and crafts. AntiqueAlive was recently selected as a Webby Worthy site by Webby Awards.

Antikasia Oriental Antiques
An online gallery of oriental antiques. Fine Korean furniture and Southeast Asian works of art.
Kovels Antiques and Collectibles, a price guide.

Kunstpedia. The knowledgebase of fine and decorative arts.
Kunstpedia is a knowledge base containing articles and essays on fine and decorative arts, popularly stated arts and antiques. The articles are in English and Dutch.



LAPADA, UK. Association of Art and Antique Dealers
Antique and art airs, shows, buying and selling advice, useful links.


Marine Antiques Association

A UK directory and image database of antique maps, prints and books, with links to auction catalogues, auctions and auction houses.


Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

The Virtual Absinthe Museum
The museum showcases the largest collection of absinthe-related art and antiques in existence. It is a comprehensive reference to the history and lore of absinthe and has been quoted and recommended by The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The New Yorker and Forbes magazine.

Newel Art Galleries, Manhattan, New York.


Online antiques auctions and dealers

The Collectors Free Marketplace & Community.
At Coollectors you can buy, sell, exchange & catalog collectibles free of charge, as well as connect with other collectors.

Oriental antiques

Antikasia Oriental Antiques
An online gallery of oriental antiques. Fine Korean furniture and Southeast Asian works of art.

Musée Guimet
Site officiel du musée Guimet, Musée national Français d arts asiatiques, 60000 oeuvres d'arts venant de 17 pays d'asie.
The Musée Guimet, the French national museum of Asian art (i.e. from Afghanistan eastwards) houses one of the best collections of its kind in the world.

Sacred Space
Asian antiques of spirtual meaning, located in Santa Barbara, California USA. Buddha, Chinese, Tibetan, pavilions, jewellery.


Pimlico Road Antique Shops, London.

Prints, printing, maps

Antique maps. Sanderus Antiquariaat, Gent, Belgium.
Antique maps from the 15th to the 18th century. Antique atlasses and rare illustrated books. Decorative prints and medieval manuscripts.

Antique Prints and Rare Maps from the 15th to the19th century.

Philographikon Gallery, Munich, Germany.
Maps from around the world, botanical Prints, animal prints, architectural prints, sports prints.

Postaprint Antique Maps and Historical Old Prints, U.K.

Prints and printmaking.


Rare books

Bernard J Shapero Rare Books
is an internationally recognised leader in the rare book trade. It specializes in travel books, cartography, colour plate books, modern literature, early English, natural history, and Baedeker travel guides.


Notre Dame Rare Books Collection
Department of Rare Books and Special Collections in the Hesburgh Library, University of Notre Dame.

Prints and printing

Rare books

Reindeer Antiques, London and Pottersbury.
17th-19th century English furniture.

Richard Gardner Antiques, London.

Rings S


My Family Silver
Antique silver portal connecting collectors with dealers worldwide. Browse silverware using your surname and family crest.

Antique Silver and Design
A blog about antique silver, 20th century silver and design and other related subjects.

Christopher Hartop's antique silver collector's guide.

I Franks Antique Silver, London.

The London Silver Vaults
The London Silver Vaults is home to the world's largest retail collection of fine antique silver.

Online Encyclopedia of American Silver Marks

Silver marks around the world.

Sothebys auctions.

Stringed instruments

Amati is a site designed to create an international market place for musical instruments. Dealers and makers around the world are able to upload their stock and buyers can search by a number of fields to find their perfect instrument.

Swedish antiques. A Swedish antiques portal.

The Syndicat National des Antiquaires
created in 1901, is a grouping of more than 400 professionals of the highest level.


Tocadero. Antiques, Fine Art, Collectibles, Gifts.
An antiques internet retail site.

Toys, antique toys

20th Century antiques from Vincenzo Caffarella, London.
Glass, objects d'art, lighting, ceramics, furniture.


U.K antiques
(see also alphabetical lists above) 


Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Victorian and Edwardian jewellery.
A browsable catalogue from Antiques Online.


LAPADA iPhone AppDownload

LAPADA's new iPhone App for free, whilst on the move find a local dealer with the map facility, search by discipline, call, email, check stock online. DOWNLOAD NOW


A museum shop with a wide range of fine gifts from worldwide museum collections. Replicas, home and garden accessories....

Scarab Necklace

& Earrings

Gaius Julius Caesar

Based on a bust from c 15AD of Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus (63BC-14AD), the first emperor of the Roman empire. The idealized bust, called 'Augustus Primaporta', is now housed in the Vatican Museum. Resin.

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