Two of our Favourite Antique Sideboards

For years antique sideboards have taken centre stage when it comes to home storage, often being the furniture of choice for displaying silverware and china tableware.

Antique Bureau Bookcases from the World of Georgian Antiques

Have you had a look at this late Georgian bleached oak bookcase with ebony inlay? This English country house bureau bookcase belonged to the 1800s and is a classic piece with all frills attached. A moulded cornice with inlay, above two fielded and inlaid panelled doors which open to reveal a white painted interior with adjustable shelves inside.

Elegant Antique Bookcases

Throughout the ages, bookcases have always been one of the most elegant types of furniture. We recently came across some Georgian Antiques and were thrilled to uncover a couple of stunning bookcases.

Queen Anne Furniture

Have you had a look at this fine early 18th century, Queen Anne period walnut and oak Chest of Drawers? A beautiful example with great colour & patina. The moulded rectangular cross banded top sits above two short and three long graduated inlaid drawers, standing on signature bun feet.

Antique Desks for a Modern Decor

Our antique desks are very popular, and tend to get snapped up almost as soon as they get in. If you have a look at the pieces that have already found their homes, you will understand what we mean! Antique desks are a popular choice in modern workspaces, especially for those who use laptops as they allow for a fairly clutter free work station.

Decorative Antiques for Christmas Gifting

With Christmas just around the corner, it is time to think of gifts. And we have a range of unique and decorative antiques that make great options for the gifting season, especially our selection of antique decorative accessories. These accessories elevate the look of your interior décor like nothing else can by introducing an elegant feel to the space. A décor with these in it will certainly look tasteful.

Stunning Antique Linen Press Cupboards

We have had some truly gorgeous antique cupboards pass through our collection over the years, and antique linen press cupboards have always been some of the most popular. This beautiful mid-19th century mahogany linen press in a rich light honey colour is a current highlight of our selection, although not for long we are sure! The arched-shaped doors open to two drawers that slide out, with the lower section having two small and two long graduated drawers. The look is completed with brass plate handles and low bracket feet.

Things of Interest: A Quirky Weather Vane

Weather vanes, an instrument used to show the direction of the wind, date all the way back to the Roman Empire and Ancient Greece. They were quite useful back then, when weather reports weren’t available at the click of a button like it is today on phones and weather channels. Careful and consistent observation of these weather could also indicate an oncoming storm or cold snap.

Art & Antiques Fair at Château de Deulin

Art & Antiques Fair at Château de Deulin

Antique Shop in Bruges

Antiques have been a part of our family for decades! Anthony Short Antiques first opened an antiques gallery 23 years ago in Antwerp and our family has been in the antiques trade for over 50 years in Knokke-Zoute, Belgium. In 2008 my family and I made the move to the UK, leaving my successful shop in Antwerp in order to embark on a whole new adventure in the charming town of Petworth.

Welcome to our Belgium showroom

In addition to our  Petworth, West Sussex showroom we have now opened a wonderful new showroom in Brugge, Belgium.
In Brugge we offer period antiques and fine works of art and a wonderful collection of contemporary paintings.

Our Decorative Antiques Featured on QUEST TV - Salvage Hunters with Drew Pritchard

Very pleased to have been included in the recent Quest TV prorgramme where Drew Pritchad visits various interesting antiques shops in Petworth. On TV he is seen admiring our ecclectic stock and purchasing two of our wonderful decorative  Flamingo statues.

Preparing to attend our next Antiques Fair - Holland

Once again we cross the water to exhibit our wonderful selection of fine antique furniture to appreciative buyers in mainland Europe.
This time we go to the Kunst en Antiek fair in a chateau near Utrecht in Holland
Dates are 26 to 29 December 2016
We hope to see you there!


We exhibit at the Belgium 2016 Antica Lamur

Here we are again exhibiting at one of our favourite antiques and art  exibitions in Belgium and as a bonus Antica Namur turns 40 this year

As usualll we are showing some wonderful pieces of fine antique furniture as well as fascinating curios like this  model The Silver Ghost which is the last work from JLB Art, Borgers Jean-Luc from Belgium.

Attended Another Successful Antiques Fair in Holland

From 29th of September up to and including 2nd October 2016, SELECTIONS FAIRS  held an Antique and Fine Art Fair in The Hague. Around 50 antique and Classic Fine Art dealers were exhibiting their collections.
This exhibition was  held in the highly atmospheric ‘Big Church’ of The Hague and was s “a must” for every art lover and collector.
We exhibited a comprehensive range of "brown furniture" that proved extremely popular

Exhibition by JLB Art, Borgers Jean-Luc from Belgium

See our exhibition of 4 works of art by JLB Art, Borgers Jean-Luc from Belgium.
Racing cars from scrap metal.
Illustration is the Silver Ghost, the last work from Exhibition at Anthony Short Antiques in Petworth during the Goodwood festival of Speed Weekend July 2016. His racing creation number 5 took about 1600 hours to build from scratch metal and measures about 2 metres long. The Silver Ghost is inspired on the legendary Ferrari Lancia D50.

PETWORTH ANTIQUES DEALERS enter charity football competition

On Saturday 7th September Petworth Antiques and Decorative Arts dealers association (PAADA) entered the National Antiques 5-a-side football tournament for the first time. See