The Déballages Professionels Marchands (Antique Fairs), also known as Journées Professionnelles Internationales de l'Antiquité et de la Brocante, are trade events reserved exclusively for professional antique dealers and flea market dealers from all over the world. These antique fairs are held throughout the year in various locations in France: Avignon, Le Mans, Lyon, Montpellier, Beziers, Chartres, Lille, Chatou or Le Bourget.
If such events sound like a great opportunity for all flea market enthusiasts to bypass the antique shops and pick up beautiful merchandise for a song, the reality is different. These sales are not open to the general public. And in order to enter the premises, you need to show proof of your status as a professional buyer.
French antique fairs, such as the Déballage Marchand d'Avignon, are a great way to discover the European art market. They offer professional antique and vintage dealers the opportunity to exchange and share with their peers, to identify trends in the antique market, to acquire exceptional items, and to prospect in a unique place where everything is concentrated. And for young antique dealers, the French Antique Fairs are a great opportunity to discover a great variety of antique furniture, art objects and old paintings, allowing them to "sharpen their eye" while learning the market prices. Indeed, the best insurance for an art lover and antiques dealer to make the right choice is to be a knowledgeable buyer.
A hallmark of these types of antique shows is their commitment to equal opportunity. Before the fair gates swing open, each truck is sealed and dealers are not allowed to unload their treasures, ensuring a level playing field for all buyers and sellers. As the sellers unveil their goods in unison, a world of opportunity opens up for buyers to discover exceptional items such as antiques and decorative arts, transforming the Avignon Antiques Fair into a veritable treasure hunt. This is déballage au cul du camion in its purest form!
Thanks to the Avignon Antiques Fair, professionals have the opportunity to find, in a very short time, the same value of goods that would normally take them several weeks of intensive search all over Europe. It is no wonder that thousands of buyers from more than 50 countries around the world regularly flock to the Avignon Antiques Fair to replenish their stocks with a full range of antiques and decorative arts produced over the last few centuries from the four corners of the continent.
It is also worth mentioning that many shipping companies specialized in the transport of antiques and works of art are present on the premises during the entire duration of the fair. Their services range from collecting (and possibly pre-paying) all your purchases, packing them properly and shipping them anywhere in the world at a competitive price, with all customs formalities included.
All in all, such antique fairs are an absolute must for professional antique buyers all over the world. They are a place where you can find all kinds of European antiques and fine art at the best market price, all in one place.
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