The French trade in antiques and collectibles (and other second hand goods) is strictly regulated. All French resident dealers must be licensed by their local town council and maintain strictly controlled records of stock. There’s no escape. Not now.
Rare advertising display has tobacco leaf headdress, to be sold in US
How are antique malls across the big pond different from those in the U.S.?
In December I wrote about a typical English provincial auction house, the century-old and now third- and fourth-generation Hartleys Auctioneers and Valuers in Yorkshire. There can be no French equivalent, for three simple reasons.
Ilkley in Yorkshire, is an English market and spa (spring water) town in the north of England. It has existed since the early Bronze Age and was fortified by the Romans in 79 AD.