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LAPADA: Association of Art and Antique Dealers

We are members of LAPADA: THE ASSOCIATION OF ART & ANTIQUES DEALERS - is the UK's largest trade  association for professional art & antiques dealers and was the first antiques trade association to introduce a Code of Practice. Its aim is to reassure the public and give them confidence when they make a purchase from a  member. All members have agreed to abide by this strict Code of Practice and in the unlikely event of a dispute  the Association's free Conciliation Service will ensure a fair and speedy investigation.

In addition to the protection afforded by the Code of Practice, all art and antiques dealers (unlike auctioneers  whose Conditions of Sale protect them) must comply with all consumer protection laws. The LAPADA Code of Practice also ensures that all items for sale in a member's shop or at a fair must be clearly and correctly labelled including the price: LAPADA members are not permitted to use confusing codes.

When you buy from a LAPADA member you will be given a written invoice stating their trading name, address and telephone number, date of sale, brief description of the item(s) – including the approximate date, any major restoration or alteration to the item since original manufacture – and the price paid.
Find us at: Studio House, 143 Chester Road South, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 1XB - Near Junction 5 of M5 and junction 1 of M42