The summer of 2013 saw the totally unexpected closure of the well-known Woburn Abbey Antiques Centre, situated for 46 years in the South Court within the grounds of Woburn Abbey, home to the Dukes of Bedford since the late 1600s.
32 of the existing 43 dealers from the Abbey centre have re-located to the centre of Woburn Village at 4, Market Place. Although several dealers have now left us due to retirement or re-location, we have managed to replace them with other dealers of good quality/standards of items. We mostly offer traditional Antiques but are also happy to have Art Deco, vintage, decorative and a small selection of quality clothing and accessories. Beside us in Woburn are other interesting shops, the Auction Rooms of Charles Ross Fine Art and Hotels pubs and restaurants. Named The Antiques Association, the centre occupies the ground and lower ground floor of a beautiful double fronted Georgian building. We officially opened on November 1st, 2013.
Our aim is to continue to offer a wide range of quality antiques and art at fair prices.
Situated in the Home Counties, close to the M1 and fairly close to the M25 and M40, The Antiques Association is easily accessed from London, the south of England and middle England. Luton Airport is but a few miles away.
The Centre has a huge variety of quality antiques, both large and small, to suit every pocket. Furniture includes Georgian, oak and country, Victorian, Edwardian, Arts & crafts, painted and some upholstered. There is a large selection of pottery, porcelain, glass, treen, copper, brass, silver and objet virtue. Some dealers specialise in paintings, both oils and watercolours, Japanese items, boxes of every description, prints & maps and there is also some taxidermy and lighting on offer, miniatures and silhouettes also feature.
We repeat that now in 2019 several of the original dealers have moved on or retired, being replaced by fresh dealers of interesting, good quality antiques. Subjects also represented are Silver, some Militaria and Scientific Instruments and Art Deco.
Most of the Dealers have been established in the Antiques Trade for many years.
The Antiques Association is open Daily from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., 7 days a week, closing only on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
To take a tour around the shop click on https://goo.gl/maps/civ9y