About us

Gallery 16 Market Street LewesDating back to Saxon times Lewes is a town set in the South Downs national park, with a fascinating history from its spectacular Norman castle to its modern day November bonfire celebrations.

Geographically located as a ‘gap’ town it’s local market business has thrived and it is established as a major railway junction to the south coast.

Today Lewes is the largest town in a National Park,offering the visitor plenty to see and do and a vast number of independent shops and restaurants as well as the Harvey’s Brewery.

The town of Lewes offers any visitor with an interest in Antiques a vast range of merchandise to view and buy besides top quality shops there are several Flea markets offering an eclectic assortment of items catering for all tastes and budgets. Within the walkable town limits there is a good range of comfortable places to stay exciting places to eat and of course an abundance of lovely places to drink.

Glyndebourne, Brighton and Arundel all only a short journey away. So come and walk the Twittens of Lewes and discover a Jewel of an antique shop by visiting us at Gallery 16 where the owners have 35 years of dealing experience to offer you.

The Gallery is located at 16 Market Street just behind the famous needle makers building. We have a wide range of 18th, 19th and 20th century antique furniture through out showroom alongside an extensive stock of antique glass. Prices ranging from £5-£5000 amongst the furniture and glass are a selection of interesting objects as well as a range of top quality cushions.

You may just need a gift for an occasion we have scarves and pasminas from Northern Thailand, beautifully scented candles and diffusers from Max Benjamin and stationery from Katie Leaman.

We try to showcase different artists since opening in September 2014 we have had Sheila Lea a local artist and Alan Halliday resident artist with The English National Ballet, this is something we will aim to continue through out the year, examples of both past artists work can be found on our website in an age where the internet is driving so many business’s and markets we welcome interest from this medium but urge you to try and visit us at Gallery 16 step inside and enjoy the whole shopping experience.

We guarantee a warm welcome, we of course want you to find something to buy but browsers are welcome to.


H.C. Baxter & Sons

Established in 1927 the family business of H.C. Baxter & Sons continues to specialise in fine English furniture, founded by Horace Baxter and his wife, dealing from their Fulham Road business in Chelsea, London, they established a reputation for buying and selling genuine, fine quality pieces.

Today H.C. Baxter & Sons can be found exhibiting at selected London Antique Fairs or can be visited at their premises in Eastbourne, East Sussex on a ‘by appointment’ basis, or by visiting their website.