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ANTIQUES ON HIGH is Oxford's favourite venue for buying antiques. Twenty five friendly dealers offer extensive experience across a wide range of areas including:

Silver and jewellery
Books and music
Linens, vintage fashion and accessories
Ceramics and glass
Pictures, prints and maps
Antiquities and collectables.

Today's antiques were yesterday's crafts.  The Centre  includes a separate gallery featuring the work of local craftspeople covering ceramics, jewellery, woodturning, glass, wraps and paintings.  It includes work by members of the Oxfordshire Craft Guild and of the Oxford Art Society

September 2014 Celebrating Art Deco

 September's window display is all about Art Deco. It seems an appropriate theme to follow on from our August Great War display as so many of the bright colours and fun lifestyles of the twenties and thirties followed the misery of war as people sought something colourful and cheerful in their lives.

The term Art Deco is taken from the famous 1925 Paris 'Exposition Internationale des Arts Décorative et Industriels Modernes' and was actually coined by Oxford scholar, the author Bevis Hillier for his books on this art style in the 1960s.

So many influences and styles sit neatly under the umbrella term Art Deco. Included are geometric, industrial, Egyptian, Aztec, Fauvism, Futurism and Cubism. So we have interesting collectables including glass, ceramics, silver, costume jewellery and evening bags.  We have work by iconic British designers and makers like Clarice Cliff, Susie Cooper, Joblings, Spode, Royal Doulton, Wedgwood and others.There are several relevant books on the style and era in our bookshop and our music scores can be enjoyed as much for their Jazz and dance tunes as their stylish graphics from the time.

It may interest you to know that the well-loved Auctioneer and TV expert Eric Knowles is also in Oxfordshire this month. He will be  at the Swan Antiques Centre,  Tetsworth  hosting a dinner event and the topic is 'Art Deco and All That Jazz' . More details from

We are right in the heart of Oxford, located at 85 High Street, opposite Queen’s College and two minutes walk from Magdalen Bridge.

We accept all major credit cards.

Opening hours are 10am to 5pm
(11am to 5pm Sundays and Bank Holidays)
Telephone 01865 251075.

Website designed and produced by Martin Edwards