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The Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art FairPosted 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.”
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 FairPosted 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 FairPosted 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 FairPosted 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 FairPosted 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 FairPosted 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
Posted on 22nd August, 2016
Art Deco Dancing Girls Highlight Tatton Park Fair
16th – 18th September 2016
Fabulous Art Deco girls from the 1920’s striking exotic poses will be an eye-catching attraction when they go on show at The Tatton Park Antiques, Decorative & Art Fair from 16th – 18th September 2016.
Candice Horley, who trades as Twentieth Century Glamour, will be assembling a fine collection of European porcelain featuring the highly collectable figures from the famous German porcelain companies Rosenthal and Hutschenreuther.
Both companies have enjoyed long and illustrious histories and shared many lines of production. In addition to the fabulous dancing figures, they also produced animal models that are equally popular today.
The Tatton Park Antiques, Decorative & Art Fair is a popular three-day event that heralds the start of the antiques season in the North of England and provides the ideal opportunity to view and buy a wide range of fine quality antiques, decorative period pieces, collectors’ items and original art, all at prices from less than £50 to more than £20,000.
The fair offers everything for the home decorator and interior specialist, from original Victorian and early 20th century furniture to Art Deco, Arts & Crafts, fine silver, ceramics, glass, jewellery and Modern British and Contemporary art.
Forty specialist exhibitors from across the Midlands and North of England take part, each showing a range of items, with prices to suit every pocket, from £20 for a glass paperweight to more than £20,000 to an original drawing by L.S.Lowry.
Among the many highlights will be superb collections of antique furniture from specialist dealers Mark Buckley Antiques from Yorkshire and Melody Antiques from Chester. Mike Melody, who is well known for his frequent TV appearances, returns with ……..
For the full press release click here – The Tatton Park Antiques, Decorative & Art Fair 16th – 18th September Fair 2016.
Historic Paintings and Decorative Antiques Add Appeal to Summer Cotswolds FairPosted on 25th May, 2016
12th – 14th August 2016
Westonbirt School, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 6QG
Click here to download The Cotswolds Antiques, Decorative and Art Fair 12th – 14th August 2016 Press Release
Historic paintings of Gloucestershire and Bath, plus a wide range of vintage, Mid-Century Modern and period furniture will be a major attraction at The Cotswolds Antiques, Decorative & Art Fair at Westonbirt School, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire from 12th – 14th August.
This popular summer event takes place in the charming setting of Westonbirt House, now a private school, and offers a wide variety of pieces for collectors, home furnishers, interior designers and anyone looking for unusual decorative items. With more than forty-five exhibitors, it offers exhibits from £20 to more than £10,000 in price.
A view of Bath as Jane Austen would have seen it will be a feature on the stand of exhibitor Derek Newman Fine Art from Gloucestershire, who specialises in watercolour paintings and drawings. Seen from a distance, the Abbey and outline of the city can be seen, circa 1800, in a charming depiction. Whilst the artist is unknown, it is clearly by a professional painter from the time. This rarity is priced at £695.
Also among the highlights of the fair will be a charming Regency doll’s house on the stand Elham Antiques. At 63cm high, early doll’s houses like this are always sought after. The ticket price is £695. Elham Antiquesalso have a range of Irish country furniture, mirrors, garden statuary anda very decorative painted Hungarian mule chest dating from the 19thcentury, priced at £895.
Among the many regular exhibitors will be W.R. Harvey (Antiques)Ltd. with fine Georgian and Regency furniture and accessories; Jo Brayshaw with decorative lighting, glass, ceramics and furniture; Melody Antiques specialising in English and Welsh country furniture……..
For the full press release click here: The Cotswolds Antiques, Decorative & Art Fair 12th – 14th August 2016 Press Release
Art & Antiques Dealers Make Buxton a Cultural CapitalPosted on 9th May, 2016
12th – 15th May 2016
The Buxton Pavilion Gardens, St John’s Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6BE
Click here to download the Buxton Antiques Fair 12th – 15th May 2016 Press release
Art and antiques specialists from across the UK will be returning to the Peak District to offer a superb selection of rare and high quality pieces at The Annual Buxton Antiques Fair at the Pavilion Gardens, 12th – 15th May 2016.
This year the fair will take place in a solid, purpose-built structure alongside the famous Pavilion Gardens building which is currently undergoing restoration. ‘Visitors will find all our regular exhibitors back as usual and everyone bringing fresh stock,’ explains organiser Sue Ede. ‘The restaurant at the Pavilion is open as usual for lunches and refreshments, so visitors can enjoy their visit as much as ever.’
The Buxton Antiques Fair features more than forty leading specialists from across the UK and is widely recognised as one of the most important antiques fairs in the calendar of the UK art market. The fair is always a major event for collectors in the Midlands and North of England.
With traditional 18th and 19th century furniture being joined by 20th century and decorative pieces alongside early folk art, paintings, jewellery, silver, pottery, porcelain and so much more, it’s a fair that offers plenty for collectors and interior decorators.
Among the many highlights will be a collection of rare and unusual perfume bottles belong to dealer Richard Hoppé. These include French perfume bottle holder in the form of a lamp post, circa 1930’s, by Corday, Paris, with an ash tray to the base and three perfume bottles, from a time when ladies would smoke as they dressed. Other items include stylish Art Deco glass bottles and a collection of Art Nouveau wall tiles.
For the full press release click here : Buxton Antiques Fair 12th -15th May 2016
Yorkshire Clocks Feature at Harrogate Antiques FairPosted on 4th April, 2016
A number of Yorkshire clocks will be a major attraction at The Pavilions of Harrogate Antiques & Fine Art Fair at the Yorkshire Showground, from 29th April – 1st May 2016.
Clock specialist Edward Burd from London will be exhibiting for the first time at this popular Harrogate event, and is promising a range of timepieces dating from the 18th and 19th centuries including a large selection of wall clocks by makers from across Britain. Wall clocks were used by people to tell the time long before watches became commonplace. They are often large, in order to be viewed from a distance, and hung in many public places, including railway stations, post offices, shops, council building, bus stations, hotels and, of course, pubs.
For the full press release click here. The Pavilions of Harrogate Antiques and Fine Art Fair 29th April – 1st May 2016