Welcome to the Swedish Art and Antique Dealers Associaton
The Swedish Art and Antique Dealers Association (SKAF) was founded at the Mornington Hotel, Stockholm, in 1963, on the initiative of Gregor Aronowitsch, who laid the foundations of our Statutes and became our first Chairman. The Association’s declared purpose, apart from promoting the interests of art and antique dealers, was to encourage good co-operation and to safeguard quality and our cultural heritage.
The Association has 52 members, located in Sweden and Finland. SKAF’s members cover between them a wide range of specialities, such as antique furniture, art, photography, silver, glass, jewellery, carpets, design, books, traditional arts and crafts and African art. SKAF’s members rank among Sweden’s foremost experts in their respective fields. They are united by their profound knowledge, their emphasis on quality objects, good service and reliability.
SKAF expects a great deal of its members and guarantees that customers can purchase with confidence. To qualify for membership of SKAF, the applicant must comply with the Association’s ethical rules of conduct, have a thorough knowledge of the artefacts concerned and maintain a high standard of both merchandise and service.
At international level, SKAF is affiliated to CINOA, Confédération Internationale des Négociants en Œuvres d’Art, founded in 1935. Through affiliation to CINOA, which stands for high quality on the international scene, SKAF’s members gain access to the world market in art, antiques and design, with no geographic constraints.
SKAF arranges the antiques fair “Grand Antiques” and also helps to arrange the annual Stockholm International Antiques Fair in Älvsjö and Helsingborg Arts & Antiques Fair.
Jan Ribbhagen, President
Sofia Silfverstolpe, Secretary General