Unlike predictable chain store shopping the pursuit for elusive, vintage, antique finds requires taste, patience, persistence and great bargaining skills. Thankfully here at Hector's Barn we likenothing better than to scour the country, rummaging through flea markets, antique fairs, vintage sales and auctions in search of previously loved, beautiful finds. So much of the thrill is about not knowing what we may discover on any given day.
Established in the 1970s we have gained an outstanding reputation for our quality of service, not only as buyers and sellers of art, antiques and collectables but also as knowledgeable valuers ofantiques and restorers of items within this field. View part of our extensive range of antiques and collectables from the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, similar pieces to which we are always anxious to purchase.
Exhibiting around 200 paintings one of the largest and finest collections of original paintings in the country, predominantly watercolours of local scenes. Currently the work of fifteen artists, somelocal, others exhibiting countrywide, they include Roger Clark, Ken Burton, Fred Betteridge, Ken Tidd, Clare Gascoigne, Simon Trinder, John Horsewell, Caroline Richmond, Angela Hewitt, Peter Basham, Sally Lidgett and Lizzie Jackson.
Robert Charles Antiques of St Augustines Norwich took over the ownership of Fakenham Antiques & Collectables Centre in November 2011. The Centre continues to go from strength to strength and continuesto house over 20 dealers offering a wide selection of antiques, curios and collectibles. There are 15 main stands at Fakenham Antiques Centre with specialists in fine furniture from the 17th - 20th century, including mahogany, oak, and country pine.
I didn't plan to be a dealer of antiques but when I got carried away at a farm sale many years ago and spent most of my college grant in one go, there was no going back! I love country antiques fortheir honesty as evidence of past lives. Old paint, signs of wear and initials all create clues to age and use. Back then, I was lucky enough to see items at source when farm sales were bountiful.
Waterside Antiques was established in 1986 by Graham Peters who owned it until 2005 when his son Tom Peters took over. I have been interested in antiques most of my life. I started restoring furniturefor my father at the age of ten; from then on my interest grew from restoring to collecting, then dealing. I have a keen interest and deal in anything old or collectible. The centre's huge success is largely down to the friendly and honest service that has been provided since it was opened in 1986.
Ottaway Antique Restorations is a family company based in Norwich with over 45 years of experience in the repair and restoration of a wide range of antique furniture. From the fine, rare andspecialised, to your favourite comfortable chair, or an inherited piece from Granny! We have a large stock of old reclaimed timber, veneers, old locks, handles, castors and hinges, we can also obtain suitable leather and fabrics, ensuring that the correct replacement is used for your repair.
Junk & Gems is an independent vintage shop on Magdalen Street, Norwich. Visit us and you will find an ever changing stock of all sorts of vintage and retro treasures. We have a great range of vintage,new and reclaimed fabrics, many-a-cake plate and a big collection of vintage ladybird books. We add to our stock daily, so there will be something new to see each time you visit. Our stock is diverse, affordable and good quality.
Maddermarket Antiques is one of the leading sellers of antique silverware in Norwich. Based in Lower Goat Lane, in the heart of the Norwich Lanes, we also offer a wonderful selection of antique,vintage and new jewellery. Many of our jewellery and silverware items are individual and unique. We specialise in fine quality diamond and gem set jewellery.
The City Antiques Fair & Flea-market opened its doors in the beautiful and atmospheric St Andrew's Hall on Saturday 14th February, 2015. Since opening we have attracted many new dealers adding to themix of goods on offer making it a really unique fair with something for everyone at prices to suit all. Come along and have a rummage! The first civic event held in the Hall was in 1544 and we wish to continue this. Our new Fair has been born out of this history and is held monthly on a Saturday.