Anthony Short Antiques first opened an antique gallery 23 years ago in Antwerp. I am following my father's footsteps, having been in the antique trade for more than 50 years in Knokke-Zoute, Belgium.
In 2008, I decided to move with my family to Petworth in the UK and left my successful shop in Antwerp to start up a whole new adventure in Petworth "voted best antique town in the UK".
In June 2008 I started first dealing in antiques from our small premises in East Street, Petworth. Having looked for some time, I found a large showroom near the Market Square in Petworth, ideally suited to display my large stock of antique furniture and works of art. The new shop has its own private parking which makes it handy for visitors and loading.
It was now time to start another new challenge, as I have decided to open our second shop in the heart of Bruges, Belgium. The new gallery is located in the centre of Bruges on the Burg, opposite the Town Hall and The Basilica of the Holy Blood.
I will continue to attend my usual antique fairs on the continent, Eurantica in Brussels and Antica in Namur to keep in contact with my loyal clientele. "It is thanks to them that I am where I am today!".