Jane Short Antiques


About Us

Welcome to Jane Short Antiques

Jane Short Antiques stock is exhibited at two Emporia in Long Melford, Suffolk, England.

  • The Long Melford Antiques Centre (Little St Marys, CO10 9HX), and
  • The Melford Antiques, Interiors and Lifestyle Centre (The Old Maltings, CO10 9JA).

This website displays only certain and in general more easily transportable items in our collection. All are sought for their quality and appeal with condition commensurate with age.


Jane Short

Jane has been an antiques dealer since the 1980s, including a long period in South Africa where she was an active member of the South African Antiques Association – SAADA. 

She has also dealt in Central Europe and, for the last 8 years, in the UK.

Her speciality is Furniture, although she has a wide variety of selected smaller items, including art, porcelain, silver and silver plate, bronzes, clocks, treen and other objets d’art from the 17th to the 19th Centuries. 

Her stock ranges from very low-priced but interesting items to selected pieces in the £2000 – £3000 range.

Jane has an interest in interior design and her choice in antiques reflects her wish that pieces she presents for sale will enhance the home and its ambiance.



Mike Short

Mike is increasingly involved in Jane Short Antiques, supporting Jane with logistics, stock handling, preparation, display and general administration.

Although not an antiques expert, Mike has developed a keen interest over the years and has extended his hand to minor restoration, clock maintenance, frame repair and gilding.


Our Commitment to our Customers

Queries Or Requests 

We welcome queries regarding our stock and would be delighted to assist in finding any specific items which you may seek.  

Item condition and description.

We endeavour always to be accurate and precise about the condition of the item.

Antiques are rarely perfect and we undertake to point out losses or repairs that are not commensurate with the item’s age.

To contact us,

Please go to the Contact page of this website and phone, email or message us with your query.  We will respond within 24 hours.

Shipment within the UK Mainland:

All Buyers are welcome to collect from the Emporia in Long Melford, Suffolk, or by arrangement with Jane Short Antiques.

Please see the specific note on delivery at the bottom of each item description

In general, smaller items for delivery to the UK mainland will be sent free of charge using a reputable carrier.

Shipment for larger items or furniture will be for the buyer’s expense but we can help with making the relevant arrangements.

Overseas shipment

Shipment overseas will be for the buyer’s expense, however we will facilitate if requested and will always confirm with the buyer on the cost before arranging


We undertake to refund in full on receipt any item that does not meet the customer’s reasonable expectations.

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