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Decorative French Delights at Winter Harrogate Antiques Fair

Posted on 14th December, 2016

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8PW

27th – 29th January 2017

A fabulous original French wine tasting table from Bordeaux will be one of the many unusual and decorative pieces going on sale at The Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative Antiques & Art Fair at The Yorkshire Showground, 27th – 29th January 2017.

Belonging to Harrogate antiques dealer Chris Holmes, the table dates from the late 19th century, is made from poplar wood and would have been used extensively in its day for wine tastings and post grape collection celebrations. Decorated with a picture in the centre of Bordeaux’s city symbol, it will be on sale for £2,400.

Says Chris, who runs a shop in the centre of Harrogate, ‘This is a charming piece, brought all the way from the south of France and is sure to appeal to wine connoisseurs as they brave winter season with a glass of claret!’

Other interesting pieces belonging to Chris include a superb and large cast iron bath, a fine leather bound chest, a selection of decorated carved wooden angels, a huge French limestone fire surround and an original leather bound 18th century fire bucket decorated with a family crest that would have been made and used on a private estate.

This popular winter antiques fair now offers a wide range of home interior pieces for decorating in period style. Says organiser Sue Ede, ‘January is a great time for people looking to redecorate and restyle their homes. Period style has wide appeal, whether it’s vintage, traditional or Mid-Century Modern, our fair now offers specialist dealers to suit everyone’s interest. And, of course, we have our much respected specialists in fine art, silver, jewellery and ceramics.’


The Pavilions of Harrogate is part of the Great Yorkshire Showground, located just a few minutes from Harrogate town centre. It has ample parking and is well known for its many facilities, which include high quality catering and fine dining. Admission to the fair will be £5.00 and the open hours will be 11am-5pm daily.

For the full press release click here – The Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative Antiques & Art Fair 27th  to 29th January 2017

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