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Beryl Cook Paintings Feature at Cotswolds Spring Decorative Antiques Fair

Posted on 12th February, 2018

THE COTSWOLDS DECORATIVE, ANTIQUES & ART FAIR
Westonbirt School, Westonbirt, nr. Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 6QG

13-15 APRIL 2018

Rare paintings by the popular and well-known artist Beryl Cook (1926-2008) go on sale at The Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair at Westonbirt School,  near Tetbury, Gloucestershire from 13-15 April 2018.

During her lifetime, Beryl Cook OBE was called Britain’s favourite artist. Her vivid depictions of social life and its characters encapsulate joy; her style totally original, warm and instantly recognisable. Today, her works can be seen on display in Plymouth, Durham and Glasgow art galleries.

At the popular Cotswolds Fair, art dealer Freya Mitton from Somerset will be showing two charming preparatory sketches for a book Beryl Cook wrote with Edward Luci-Smith titled Bertie and the Big Red Ball. ‘Bertie on the Stairs’ and ‘Bertie in a Basket’ (shown here) are both painted in oils on paper and will be on sale for £1800 and £2200 respectively. Freya Mitton will also be showing a range of exciting 20th century British art including works by Julian Trevelyan, Bridget Riley, John Nash, Elizabeth Frink, Mary
Fedden, Sir Terry Frost and Ruskin Spear among others.

The Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair takes place in the atmospheric setting of Westonbirt House, now a prestigious school, occupying the Great Hall, Orangery and adjoining rooms. Stylish antiques, superb paintings, decorative delights and all kinds of rare and unusual antique treasures go on sale with prices from less than £20 to more than £20,000. Approximately 40 dealers offer plenty of choice for interior designers and the seasoned and first-time collectors. In addition, there is a range of exquisite personal gifts including antique jewellery, watches, mid-20th century designer jewellery and accessories…….

For the full press release see : Beryl Cook Paintings Feature at Cotswolds Spring Decorative Antiques Fair





DATE CHANGE FOR THE BUXTON ANTIQUES FAIR 2018

Posted on 2nd February, 2018

The Octagon, Buxton Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6BE

13-16 SEPTEMBER 2018

Cooper Events, organisers of the annual Buxton Antiques Fair, have announced a change of date of for this year’s 2018 fair.

Originally schedule for 17-29 May, the late finishing refurbishment of the Octagon Building at the Pavilion Gardens, which started more than 2 years ago, has meant that for 2018 the fair will move to 13-16 September.

Speaking on behalf of Cooper Events, organiser Sue Ede said: ‘For the past two years while the venue was being refurbished we have held the fair in a marquee situated adjacent to the Pavilion complex. Our exhibitors and visitors were expecting to move back into the familiar surroundings of the Octagon building with its promised redecoration. Now, due to the overrun of the work, we must reschedule. After much careful consideration, we have chosen 13-16 September.’

The fair is expected to feature approximately 45 exhibitors showing a wide range of traditional antiques, fine art, collectors pieces, jewellery, decorative items, contemporary art and sculpture.

The Fair brings together dealers from across England and is widely respected as the longest continually running antiques fair in the country.

For the full press release see : Date Change for the Buxton Antiques Fair 2018





Rare Diaghilev Russes Ballet Costume on Sale at Harrogate Antiques Fair

Posted on 2nd February, 2018

An extremely rare and important ballet costume that featured in Sergei Diaghilev’s production of Scheherazade performed by the world famous Ballet Russes in Paris in 1910 will be a major attraction when it goes on sale at The Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, 26th – 28th January 2018.

Designed by Leon Baskt (1866-1924), the costume is in good condition and belongs to exhibitor Ruth Cope, who exhibits as Granta Fine Art from Cambridge. The costume has been in her personal collection for many years and was verified by Sotheby’s in 1999. Now it is on sale for £18,500. Says Ruth: ‘This is an important piece of Russian and French ballet history from Diaghilev and is sure to appeal to collectors around the world’.

Sergei Diaghilev (1872-1979) is one of the most famous names in the history of ballet. He was a well-known Russian art critic, patron, ballet impresario and founder of the Ballets Russes.

The Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair features 40 dealers offering for sale Georgian and Victorian dining furniture, Edwardian leather settees, silver candelabra, English Studio pottery, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco vases and Art Nouveau bronze sculpture, Harrogate Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair offers plenty of choice for interior designer, the seasoned collector and first-time collector. In addition, there is a range of exquisite personal gifts including exquisite antique jewellery, watches, mid-20th century designer jewellery and accessories.

The Fair brings together many dealers from the north of England. Sutcliffe Galleries and Walker Galleries from Harrogate promise paintings by local artists, old and new. Also, showing paintings will be Rowles Fine Art from Ludlow, with landscape works and 20th century artists including L.S.Lowry; and Yorkshire dealers Ellis Fine Art.

PHOTO CALL: 10am FRIDAY 26th January, The Pavilions of Harrogate, Gt. Yorkshire Showground.

For the full press release see : Ballet Costume at Harrogate Fair Press Release Jan 18





The Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair

Posted on 30th November, 2017

Railway Road, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ

26th – 28th January 2018

Harrogate Winter Fair Offers Decorative Antiques & Art for Modern Interiors

Stylish antiques, superb paintings, decorative delights and all kinds of rare and unusual antique treasures go on sale at The Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, 26th – 28th January 2018.

From exquisite Georgian dining furniture, Edwardian leather settees, silver candelabra, English Studio pottery, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco vases and Art Nouveau bronze sculpture, Harrogate Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair offers plenty of choice for interior designer, the seasoned collector and first-time collector. In addition, there is a range of exquisite personal gifts including exquisite antique jewellery, watches, mid-20th century designer jewellery and accessories.

The Fair brings together many dealers from the north of England. Sutcliffe Galleries from Harrogate promise paintings by local artists, old and new. Also, showing paintings will be galleries Rowles Fine Art from Ludlow, with landscape works and 20th century artists including L.S.Lowry; and Granta Fine Art from Cambridge with paintings by post-Impressionist and Modern European artists; and Yorkshire dealers Ellis Fine Art.

In other collecting fields will be Jack Shaw & Co, specialising in fine period silver; jewellers Plaza and Shapiro & Co; Roger De Ville with early English pottery; and furniture dealers W.R.Harvey Antiques from Witney, well-known specialists ……..

For the full press relase click here The Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair 26th – 28th January 2018





The Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair

Posted on 18th September, 2017

Westonbirt School, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8QG

27th – 29th October 2017

 

Bristol Dealer Offers Rare Burmantofts Pottery at Cotswolds Autumn Antiques Fair

A fabulous collection of Burmantofts Pottery will be going on sale at The Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Fair at Westonbirt School, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire from 27th – 29th October 2017.

Bristol dealer Brian Ashbee has been collecting Burmantofts for several years and has acquired a large collection of around 250 pieces. He will be offering a fascinating choice of colourful examples across all the various styles, with prices from around £60 to £1,500.

Burmantofts pottery dates from the late 19th century and was made by a factory in Leeds. Its style is very much in keeping with the designs of the Arts & Crafts movement of the period, with single pieces hand-made by skilled potters and colourfully decorated. Early pieces were complex creations and many reflected the interest in Oriental art and pieces from antiquity. Large jardinieres, vases and chargers were popular, multi-coloured with incised and tube-lined decoration. Quirky grotesques are modelled as frogs masquerading as spoon warmers. Wall and floor tiles, wall panes and grand room heaters shaped like Moorish minarets complete the range of architectural and household objects.

Says Brian: ‘Burmantofts is a neglected area of collecting. It has a fascinating history, it’s very colourful, interesting and wonderfully decorative. And with pieces from £60 upwards, it’s very affordable and looks stunning in a modern setting despite being over 100 years old. While the Burmantofts output never matched that of Moorcroft, William de Morgan or later makers like Clarice Cliff, so the appeal to collectors is often that much stronger.”
Says

The Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Fair is a hugely popular event with collectors, interior decorators and home furnishers across the West Country.
Taking place at the charming and historic Westonbirt House, now an independent school, more than forty specialist dealers present their stock over the main hall, Orangery and adjoining rooms. A restaurant provides light meals and refreshments throughout the three days….

For the full press release click here The Cotswold Decorative Antiques & Art Fair 27th – 29th October 2017





Decorative Delights at Cotswolds Summer Antiques Fair

Posted on 3rd July, 2017

11th – 13th August 2017.

Westonbirt School, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8QG

A rare set of wooden spice drawers, a Chinese antique pair of brass door handles, twentieth century glamour handbags and an 18th century carved wooden back set from a pony trap will be among the many rare and desirable pieces going on sale this summer at The Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair at Westonbirt School, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire from 11th – 13th August 2017.

With specialist dealers from across the country, this regular summer event is enormously popular not only with regular keen collectors but fashion conscious interior designers looking for unusual furnishing pieces and decorative accessories of all shapes and sizes. There are prices from less than £25 to more than £25,000 on sale and a treasure trove of discoveries to be found.

Exhibiting as usual will be Fu Ts’ang Lung Oriental Antiques who will be offering a range of Chinese and Tibetan carvings, bronzes, drawings and works of art including a most decorative pair of antique brass door handles sourced from China priced at £275.

Exhibitor Candice Horley who trades as Twentieth Century Glamour will be showing vintage 1950’s handbags and 1920’s-70’s sparkling costume jewellery with signed piece from such highly sought-after makers as Trifari, Dior, Miriam Haskell, Joseff, Monet and Marcel Boucher.

Fine quality period furniture will be on sale from W.R.Harvey Antiques from Witney who specialises in the Georgian and Regency periods and pieces for the drawing room, dining room and study. Particularly impressive will be a late 17th century carved oak court cupboard dating from around 1670, priced at £2,670 …..

The Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair is organised by Sue Ede, well-known from organising the Bath Decorative Antiques Fair and the famous Shepton Flea at the Bath & West Showground. ‘This is one of our longest-established events,’ explains Sue, ‘first run in 1989 and every year since then, appealing to collectors and home decorators across the region.

The fair takes place in Westonbirt School’s grand hall, Orangery and adjoining rooms. There is a panelled restaurant, free parking and many visitors also visit nearby the antiques hub of Tetbury.

For the full press release click here The Cotswold Decorative Antiques & Art Fair 11th – 13th August 2017





Buxton’s Powerhouse Art & Antiques Fair

Posted on 29th April, 2017

18th – 21st May 2017

The Buxton Pavilion Gardens, St John’s Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6BE

Art and antique dealers from across the country will be gathering for the ever-popular annual Buxton Antiques Fair at the Pavilion Gardens, from 18th – 21st May.

Widely regarded as the premier event of its kind in the region, specialist dealers offer plenty for people wanting rare and unusual pieces for their homes. As the emphasis in collecting has changed to acquiring a total look, or particular period style, so dealers have sought to provide suites of furniture and accessories for both old and contemporary interiors. This year, the fair is joined by two dealers whose stock will further broaden the range and appeal of the fair. Modern British and contemporary art specialist Freya Mitton will be showing works by such wellknown artists as Mary Fedden RA, Julian Trevelyan RA, Fred Yates, Fred Cuming RA and Ruskin Spear RA.

Specialising in highly decorative and unusual Mid-Century Modern and Collector’s pieces for modern interiors will be Not Wanted On Voyage, whose stand will be an eye-catching assembly of the bizarre and colourful. Discover 1960’s Italian lighting, chairs decorated with the pages of Playboy or medical trollies refitted as mobile cocktail bars!

‘We aim to offer a wide range of high quality, authenticated antiques and works of art from the past three hundred years,’ explains organizer Sue Ede who took over the fair nine years ago. ‘It’s a four-day event where everything is vetted for quality so our visitors can expect to make purchases safe in the knowledge that they are buying genuine pieces, whether they cost £25 or £25,000.’

Among this year’s many highlights will be the launch of a new luxury version of Wuthering Heights with an accompanying series of original illustrations by Christian Birmingham. Art of the Imagination, exhibitors from Salisbury, have been pioneering high quality, limited edition deluxe versions of literary classics with new illustrations by well-known contemporary artists.

For the full press release click here The Annual Buxton Antiques Fair 18th – 21st May.





Fabulous Period Pieces Highlight Cotswolds Spring Fair

Posted on 28th February, 2017

Westonbirt School, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire

31st March – 2nd April 2017

A fabulous Tiffany lamp will be among the many superb antiques and works of art going on sale at The Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair at Westonbirt School, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire from 31st March – 2nd April 2017.

With specialist dealers from across the country, this regular spring event is a purchasing hot spot for anyone interesting in period accessories, original antiques, decorative furnishings and original works of art. There are prices from less than £25 to more than £25,000 and a treasure trove of discoveries to be found.

American designer Louis Comfort Tiffany produced these fabulous richly decorated lamps, vases and glass that characterised the Art Nouveau period. This piece, which is a superb and very rare 1930’s replica, will be on sale from Paul Burnett Antiques for £35,000. Original examples now sell for upwards of £60,000. Among the many regular exhibitors will be W.R.Harvey Antiques specialising in period furniture, who promise a superb pair of mahogany and upholstered leather armchairs dating from the Regency period and made by the famous company of Gillows. They are priced at £25,000 and described as one of the most impressive articles of English furniture to be seen at the Cotswolds Fair for many years.

The Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair is organised by Sue Ede, well-known fromorganising the Bath Decorative Antiques Fair and the famous Shepton Flea at the Bath & West Showground. ‘This is one of our longest-established events,’ explains Sue, ‘first run in 1989 and every year since then, appealing to collectors and home decorators across the region.’

The fair takes place in Westonbirt School’s grand hall, Orangery and adjoining rooms. There is a panelled restaurant, free parking and many visitors also visit nearby the antiques hub of Tetbury. The fair is open 11am-5pm daily. Admission is £5.00.

For the full press release click here – The Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair 31st March – 2nd April 2017.





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





Yorkshire Paintings Feature at Harrogate Pavilions Fair

Posted on 3rd November, 2016

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8PW

25th – 27th November 2016

Paintings of Yorkshire will be a major attraction when they go on sale at The Pavilions of Harrogate Antiques & Art Fair at the Yorkshire Showground, from 25th – 27th November 2016.

Views of York Minster, Whitby and Scarborough Harbour painted in the 19th and early 20th century will be sought after by collectors attending this popular autumn event that features a wide range of high quality furniture, works of art, ceramics, jewellery, silver and much more. The Yorkshire selection will be shown by Derek Newman of Newman Fine Art.

A view of York Minister (shown here) reveals show it dominated the skyline in the 19th century, a landmark for miles around. The artist, Henry Gastineau, was highly skilled, a student at the Royal Academy…………

This major Yorkshire fair offers much more. Chris Holmes Antiques from Harrogate creates an eye-catching display of decorative and ornamental pieces; French sculpture specialists Garret & Hurst return with a range of fine male and female figure studies; Studiotic offer Art Nouveau and fine decorative prints, and Plaza are one of a number of jewellery specialists. Newcomer Vintage Heuer specialise in rare watches. 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 Antiques & Art Fair 25th November to 27th November 2016