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The 50 best Antiques shops

Whether you’re after fantastic furniture or perfect paintings, Kate Watson-Smyth offers the experts’ guide to affordable auctions and sky’s-the-limit galleries

This week’s panel

Mark Dodgson, secretary general of the British Association of Antique Dealers (www.bada.org);

John Ainsley, editor of ‘Antiques Info’ (www.antiques-info.co.uk);

John Andrews, editor of ‘Antique Collecting’ magazine’ (www.antiquecollectorsclub.com);

Fiona Ford of Lapada, the UK’s largest association of professional art and antiques dealers (www.lapada.org)

Reader email: 50best@independent.co.uk

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