Harry Apter

Harry Apter of Apter-Fredericks, London, established 1946.

Harry Apter Photo

A conversation between Harry Apter and project research fellow Lizzy Jamieson.

Harry told us about the beginnings of Apter-Fredericks, literally a marriage between two dealer families, the Apter’s and the Fredericks’s. Harry began working in the family business at the age of 18, and had some very interesting reflections on the changes to the antique trade in more recent times, as well as observations on the structure of the trade. During the interview Harry also told us about his experiences as a member of vetting committees for several of the major international antique fairs, and the relationships between the antique trade and public museums.

Photograph courtesy of Harry Apter. Copyright Harry Apter 2015.