First started back in 1973, the traditional and longstanding Petersfield Antiques Fair is one of the most consistently run antique fairs in southern England. With so many decades of trading experience, it goes without saying that this is a quality market with crowds of loyal, regular visitors and traders. Since it only sets up twice a year, it is always a real event when the market is in town. It prides itself on the authenticity of its items, and the reams of information vendors can provide about the goods for sale. These factors make it a wonderful antique market, for both serious collectors and the more casual browser.
The Petersfield Antiques Fair takes place over a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday twice a year. Its rarity means it is always highly anticipated, and Friday mornings at this market are particularly crowded. Antiquing enthusiasts scramble for the first chance to see the treasures on offer and things can feel a little hectic at these times. If these kinds of crowds hold little appeal, have a lie-in and enjoy some lunch before hitting the market in the afternoon. There are still plenty of bargains to be had, and less of a need to fight for them!
The quality of items at the Petersfield Antiques Fair started high and steadily increased over the years. Visitors can expect to find antique furniture and traditional genuine items from the Georgian and Victorian eras, as well as Art Deco antiques, mid-century modern furniture, jewelry, old toys , paintings, vintage items, sculptures and other artwork, ceramics, silver, glass, tools, cameras, lamps, mirrors and so much more. Space is allowed for a few modern pieces, all unique hand made items from local sellers. Pricing runs the gambit, though it is always fair and it is guaranteed that the most expensive items will be the rarest and highest quality.
The atmosphere surrounding the Petersfield Antiques Fair is always friendly and welcoming. Since vendors and visitors wait so long for the chance to attend, there is an air of excitement too, and the feeling that old friends have got together to chat about their passions and show off their antiques.
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