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themed by Cherrie H.

With a 25th birthday party, an influx of some seriously good newcomers joining the backbone of original exhibitors who have created the club like atmosphere of this very special annual event, Bath Decorative Antiques Fair is heading for a champagne cork popping, crowd pleasing, vintage event from 6-9 March 2014.

Now into its second year under the ownership of Cooper Events, the fair has retained its essential star core exhibitors like Jon Cornall, Julian Carr Linford and Alexander Kunha, Terry and Marie Kelly, Ark Angel Tetbury, Chris Jenkins, James Gould of Apollo Antiques, Cherrie and Michael Todd, Appledore Antiques, David Ford of The Trading Room and Hudson Grove while attracting some big names of the London decorative trade for the first time including Josephine Ryan, Jackdawes, Aeology, Lillie Road duo sharing one of the largest stands in the fair Antiques 269 specialising in mirrors and decorative accessories and architectual antiques reclamation dealer John Wiseman who also speciliases in period English and European fire surrounds. Also joining for the first time will be leading treen and decorative dealer David Levi of Portobello Road.

Other exciting newcomers from around the UK include Smithson Antiques, a resident at Hemswell Antiques in Lincolnshire, with his exceptional collection of kitchenalia and country furniture, Elham Antiques of Kent and Nicki Page who trades at The Swan in Tetsworth, who both have a signature Bath look with decorative furniture and accessories. Adding a flourish of Nordic glamour will be Casa Nova Antiques from Denmark who also trade at Blanchard Collective in Marlborough.

For the first time the fair will host an Antiques Young Guns pavilion where Amanda Rait of Clarke Pickett Antiques showing period Country House upholstery, mirrors and accessories and George Johnson of Lady Kentmores Antiques, who will bedeck his stand from floor to ceiling with a myriad collection of the bizarre and decorative in true showman style, both from Scotland, will join their fellow Young Guns James Gooch of Doe and Hope based in Bedfordshire, showing a heady and moody collection of curios, medical and macabre objects, library furniture and religious relics, Jason Clarke, from Berkshire, who takes an academic approach to his buying with a collection of eclectic pieces noted for a certain detail or embellishment and Daniel Larsson, hailing from Helsingborg Sweden, who deals in period Stockholm pieces and decorative Swedish furniture both painted and fruitwood.

Other enticements at the fair include the presence of celebrity guests including Judith Miller who will be assisting Anna Brady of the Antiques Trade Gazette and Robin Coleman former owner of the fair, to cut the ribbon and birthday cake and officially open the 25th Bath Decorative Antiques Fair.

David Levi
Large European (French or German) carved and painted wooden Poodle.19th century probably early.
Very rare in wood, original painted surface, good condition, (minor chips, tail broken off and restored on)
Price on request.
John Cornall A superb and atmospheric Georgian Welsh pine press cupboard dry scraped to traces of its original and early paint, salmon pink-terracotta and distemper colours. Fielded and shaped panels. Drawer with lockplates and originally no handles. Original shelves and catches to interior in original terracotta paint. Two piece.
North Wales, c.1760 Price: £2850
Lady Kentmores Antiques:
Double Headed sideshow gaff chick, this item harks back to the old carnivale freakshows,amaze your friends with this cute chick with a split personality
Price £175.
Clarke Pickett Antiques A Rare set of x 6 Gentleman`s Painted Armchairs Georgian circa 1780 
With original horse hair crescent shaped back rests and x 3 original squab cushions. Some old repairs but all joints strong and all cane intact no holes or tears. All paintwork original. Price £2750
Doe and Hope A Wonderful Late Gothic Period Italian Gesso & Softwood Carved ‘Ecce Homo’ Figure of Christ c.1500. Price £2900.

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21st Feb 2014 (4:47 pm) - By antiquesnewsandfairs

On Sunday night, 3 November a cavalry of hard working antique dealers packed up at Antiques for Everyone at the NEC in Birmingham and got on the road for West London to set up for Winter Fine Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia which runs from Tuesday 5 – Sunday 10 November 2013.

Any antique dealer will know all about fair fatigue but with two essential fairs back to back there was no choice but to knuckle down and take advantage of the opportunities both fairs offer.

Steaming on from the NEC this time, having enjoyed good sales from their premier location at the front of the hall in addition to a pole position on the Antiques Young Guns “taster” display in the reception area of the hall, were S&S Timms Antiques. Robbie Timms was delighted to sell a period mahogany secretaire from the Young Guns stand for a five figure sum and will be bringing a selection of formal and semi formal period furniture to Winter Olympia including this delightful Chippendale period mahogany wing armchair (having replaced leather upholstery) standing on elegant square moulded legs and stretchers, c 1760.

Mark Goodger of Hampton Antiques will also be part of the same group having enjoyed an excellent fair at the NEC. The exquisite display on the Hampton Antiques stand is a always a testament to Mark’s skill as a restorer in addition to his knowledgeable buying. Sitting alongside the luscious collectible boxes, caddies and dressing cases on the Winter Olympia stand will be silver ware, glass decanters and a variety of bijouterie to tempt both collectors and trade at Olympia. This group of radiator grill style decanters (shown) of various marques including Rolls Royce, Jaguar and Mercedes is likely to appeal to the early Christmas shopper or car enthusiast.

Mike and Debbie Moir of M & D Moir Antiques are among the most enthusiastic members of the Decorative Arts sector of the trade with an unbridled knowledge extending way beyond what might reasonably be expected! Beware, if Mike gets on his subject you could be on the stand for a while, but you will learn the most astonishing detail about the glass makers and designers he has made his life’s work.

As a prelude to exhibiting at Olympia, Mike and Debbie have provided a detailed account on Facebook of the life and times of master glass maker and leading light of the Ecole De Nancy, Paul Nichols, following their acquisition of a unique collection of glass and related items direct from the Nicolas family, many items come with signed letters of provenance from surviving family members.

The majority of the pieces they are bringing to Olympia have up until now stayed within the Nicolas Family. The collection includes: D’Argental and Paul Nicolas cameo glass given by Paul to his brother Emile, including some major monumental pieces, A wide range of other D’Argental glass most of which has been until now kept within the family and passed on to a variety of descendants, gifts of G. Argy Rousseau pendants form Paul Nicolas to his wife, Gifts of Almeric Walther glass from Walter to Paul Nicolas and his wife, a Daum cameo vase given personally to Paul Nicolas by Antonin Daum, signed copies of the Paul Nicolas book from the 2010 exhibition at the Ecole De Nancy and watercolours by Paul Nicolas from his student days. Image shows a superb monumental D’Argental cameo vase in red and orange depicting Nastertiums (shown). It is documented that Paul Nicolas gave this vase to this brother Emile - Secretary to the Ecole De Nancy.

Also offering serious temptation to glass enthusiasts but of a different genre will be Mark West who brings some vintage Hollywood glamour with a collection of six small glasses and five large glasses all engraved with HB from Humphrey Bogart’s private collection.

These were given to Bill Rowland Hill after the filming of the ‘African Queen’, as a thank you for all his help on publicity. Unusually the accompanying letter is signed Bogie, which Humphrey Bogart only did to friends, and the letter which is written on 20th Century Fox paper from Pinewood, reads: “My Dear Bill. Before I leave for home I want to say, one big ‘thank you’ from the bottom of my heart for all you have done publicity wise both on the set, and in Africa. In addition thanks for all the other little things you have done that have helped so much. I wanted to send you some Hootch but on second thoughts I want you to have something to put it in. Will you call at that fancy store (Heal’s) on Tottenham Court Street and see a guy called Gaylard. Choose yourself a dozen glasses from the suite I have had made. They have my initials on them which are the same as yours. Once again sport, thanks a million.” Images show the letter with one of the glasses.

Finally with the festive season advancing, Richard Gardner returns to Winter Olympia with examples of his exemplary collection of caddies, paintings, small furniture and other essentials of the luxury lifestyle including this charming early 20th century silver plated bottle holder by Mappin & Webb. The holder hinges open to reveal a leather lined interior which allows a single bottle of champagne to be held. When the holder is closed it not only keeps the bottle cool, but also the handle makes for easy pouring, the bottle is completely enclosed which means the label cannot be seen.

The fair has attracted over one hundred and thirty exhibitors across all specialties and for this year, the dates are aligned with the influential Asian Art in London 2013, adding to the lure of London as an art and antiques destination at this time of year.

An interesting lecture programme that includes: Arts and Crafts of India under the Raj; Gilding and woodcarving demonstration; History of the London Tube map - a British design icon and In conversation with the Interior Designer, Alidad add to the attraction of this iconic event.

For tickets and times see Winter Fine Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia web site via TRADE INDEX

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4th Nov 2013 (7:37 pm) - By antiquesnewsandfairs


With their identity now firmly embedded in the hearts and minds of the trade, The Antiques Young Guns are a hot ticket item sought after by fair organisers keen to entice a younger following and to present a fresh flourish for their established fairs.

Antiques for Everyone , 31 October – 3 November 2013, at the NEC in Birmingham has gone a stage further and provided a bespoke pavilion colour coded with the Antiques Young Guns green and black logo, for these bright young things who are committed to the business and in for the long term. Their enthusiasm is infectious and will soon be on show via their web site Antiques Young Guns which will be fully loaded in time for their outing at this respected and heavily vetted fair.

There are six confirmed and very diverse exhibitors on the pavilion and some more working on the stringent vetting regulations currently in force at the event. It goes without saying that a sector of the Young Guns group deal in the fashionable post 1950 period, presenting a challenge for the organisers of this respected fair who need to consider all sensibilities! Director of the fair Dan Leyland has announced that the vetting regulations are under review for 2014 promising greater flexibility for the Mid Century dealers in future.

Qualifying for a position this year is co-founder of the Antiques Young Guns movement George Johnson whose charming shop, delightfully named Lady Kentmores is set in the scenic Scottish Trossachs National Park. Lady Kentmores Antiques has been described by antiques industry PR guru and design blogger Toma Haines of The Antiques Antiques Diva as “a cocktail stirred but not shaken”. George deals in accessible collectibles like Scottish agate jewellery, tartanware, Masonic Items, taxidermy, coins, fine porcelain, antique maps, Whitefriars glass and Royal Worcester - all well within the purlieu of the event, but his heart lies with the curious and macabre and on closer inspection you are likely to find a shrunken head or two tucked away behind one of his many display cabinets!

Another co-founder, dashing Mark Hill will be setting out his wares from his uber cool collection of C20th glass and Decorative Arts on both the pavilion and his long established stand at the event. Mark is very much part of the fair with his popular talks on antiques and collectibles, working on his own or with friend and colleague the charming antiques egghead Judith Miller. Prolific author Mark will be unveiling his latest production The Canny Collector - the perfect read for every collector, covering topics like what really drives the market today to how to spot the ‘next big thing’ and how to how to display a collection.

One of the original Twitterati that brought the Young Guns to our attention will also be on board - James Gooch of Doe & Hope who has carved a name for himself not only with a house style of what he describes as “a concoction of dramatic decorative and faded gentility, with common themes of both humour and the macabre”, but also with his elegant prose when describing his den of dubious delights housed in an old onion bard in rural Bedfordshire. James is planning a sitting room in miniature for his perch on the pavilion.

Joining them on the pavilion will be Lucie Marchelot of The Indian Art Centre which is a carefully curated online shopping destination for Indian art and antiques, Decoris Fine Art – dealing in Art Nouveau, Art Deco and illustrative fine art and Bradley Carns Fine Art of Lancashire specialising in original fine art and decorative antique furniture.

Antiques for Everyone has a number of existing high profile exhibitors who belong to the Young Guns club, notably period furniture dealer Robbie Timms of S&S Timms Antiques and aptly defined arms and armour dealer Dom Vincent of Garth Vincent Antique Arms and Armour, both of whom have inherited the mantel of a respected family firm and taken it forward. Although retaining their original stands at the fair, they will contribute some key items to adorn the reception area of the pavilion.

For full details, tickets and times see Antiques for Everyone web site via TRADE INDEX

Mark Hill

1970s Chribska Applied Prunt Vase
Designer: Josef Hospodka
Date of design: 1969
Factory: Prachen, near Novy Bor
Period of manufacture: 1970s
Price: £280
Decoris Fine Art
‘Minihaha’ by Harold Copping (1863-1932). Ink wash and watercolour on paper £2,350
Indian Art Centre
An Anglo-Indian Savonarola-type armchair
19th century
Teak- brass
95 cm x 76 cm
Provenance: From an English private collection
Price: £1250
Lady Kentmores
Antique Glass Eye & Eye Bath
this is a beautiful but eerie object . Being prosthetic, this was no doubt used at one time. The colors, fine capillaries, and beautiful blue-gray iris are an amazing work in glass. We have paired this eye with an early 20th century eye bath as the two together make a great display.
Doe & Hope
Very Fine & Extensive Collection of American Circus Themed Photographs Price: £595.00
Clarke Pickett Antiques
A Very Large Florentine Giltwood Mirror Provenance c1800
Bradley Carns Fine Art
Title: ‘On the Glaslyn River, North Wales’
Alfred Fontville de Breanski (Junior) was the son of the prolific British landscape painter, Alfred De Breanski Senior (1852-1928 His artistic composition concentrates on mountainous effects with a delicate balance of sunlight on the highland scenery at different times of the day. He exhibited several works during his lifetime at the Royal Academy and at the Royal Society of British Artists.
Signed A de Breanski
Medium: Oil on canvas

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17th Oct 2013 (5:50 pm) - By antiquesnewsandfairs

The exhibitor roster at Esher Hall Antiques & Fine Art Fair at Sandown Park Racecourse, Surrey, 11 - 13 October, will be an interesting cocktail of members of the senior strata of the UK antiques trade mingling with members of the Antiques Young Guns movement, founded in 2012 to promote and inspire young members of the antiques trade – under thirty-nine years old.

Regular successful Esher exhibitor since its inception five years ago, BADA and LAPADA member Robbie Timms of S & S Timms Antiques of Bedfordshire, was a finalist in the recent Young Guns annual awards in April 2013. He is bringing a stunning early George III period mahogany linen press with a detailed swan neck pediment for £12,750. (shown).

Robbie will be joined by fellow Young Gun Daniel Larsson of D Larsson Interiör & Antikhandel who will travel from his base in Helsingborg in Sweden to exhibit at the fair.

Daniel who has made a determined and successful impact on the UK antiques trade scene was invited by fellow countryman and owner of The Antique Dealers’ Fair Ltd, Ingrid Nilson. He will soon be seen as one of the exhibitors at the new Decorative Collective showroom in Petworth when it opens in October 2013.

Daniel is bringing Gustavian style painted furniture together with a selection of period Stockhom pieces. Highlights on his stand include a Swedish transitional Empire console table, c 1810 for £7,500, a pair of Swedish 19th century Empire mirrors with two candle arms at the base of each mirror for £3,900 and an 18th century Swedish Rococo dressing mirror.

Other exhibitors at the event include Art of the Imagination, original book illustrations and contemporary sculpture, Jeroen Markies Art Deco furniture and accessories, M&D Moir Art Nouveau and Art Deco glass by the great makers, Melody Antiques formal and country English furniture, Mark J West 18-20th C English and Continental glass, T Robert antique jewellery, early rare silver and objets d’art and Haynes Fine Art 16th-19th C fine art.
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9th Oct 2013 (10:49 am) - By antiquesnewsandfairs

Packed to the rafters with the heart’s desire of every decorator from Pimlico to Philly, The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair, 1-6 October 2013, now hosts an increasing number of European exhibitors who travel from France, Belgium, Germany and Holland to take advantage of the concentration of focused buyers all under one roof.

Originally established in 1985 to cater to interior design professionals and their wide-ranging requirements for decorating projects, The Decorative Fair, which is held three times a year in the purpose built exhibition marquee in Battersea Park, offers a mix of Continental chic and British elan, ranging from grand country house English furniture to original industrial style which is absolutely relevant in today’s fashionable interiors and spaces.

The foyer exhibition for the Autumn Fair will pick up on this current trend for industrial accents in design, a confirmed with the Belgium dealers, some of whom will be seen at the Fair this year including Peter & Lucy Sohier and Bie Baert.

‘The Industrial Works’ display will be curated by exhibitor Matthew Cox. All items will be drawn from exhibitors throughout the fair and will be for sale. Expect to see rare examples of street and station lighting, original shop and factory fittings, as well as mill and warehouse furniture, working together in fresh and unexpected ways.

Other continental exhibitors include Belgian dealers Katheleys dealing in vintage luxury including jewellery and accessories, Monique Relander dealing in mirrors, chandeliers, lamps and accessories, from Holland Gaby van Schagen dealing in country furniture, folk art and treen, Odette Welvaars European interior architecture and objects, from Germany MR Antiques showing decorative furniture and garden items, and although resident in England and trading from Core One Antiques, Zugasti Antiques from Spain dealing in elegant, unusual and sophisticated decorative antiques and vintage pieces.

The fair has a very loyal following of returning exhibitors and counting over seven years Fontaine Decorative of Margate will be attending their twentieth fair this autumn. The clever duo at Fontaine, Kiel and Stuart, hit upon the plan of installing a cabinet of curiosities across one side of their stand each year and this is now a real crowd pleaser with a regular gaggle of on-lookers eager to see what they have found each time.

The boys will soon be expanding their empire to exhibit at the new and very accessible Lorfords Antiques Warehouse opening mid October 2013, just outside Tetbury, along with a number of London names most of whom are regular Battersea exhibitors including Toby Lorford and Lesley Ferguson owners of Lorfords Antiques, David Ford of The Trading Room and Andrew Bewick of Lillie Road, Fulham.

For a full exhibitor list and tickets see The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair via TRADE INDEX
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27th Sep 2013 (4:27 pm) - By antiquesnewsandfairs

Glamorous, sparkling and alluring, over the last five years the LAPADA London Art and Antiques Fair has developed into the society art and antiques event of the season in the heart of leafy Mayfair with exhibitors to match.

The first couple of years at this prestigious address caused a few growing pains – having to share the Berkeley Square marquee with the celebrated plane trees was a challenge for the designers and overall the space just needed to grow to house more of the elite LAPADA members keen to exhibit.

A solution was found in 2012 by the organising team of LAPADA chief executive Sarah Percy-Davis, fair organiser Emma McVittie and fresh from Pavilion of Art & Design London management, fair director Mieka Sywak, with the revolutionary idea to share the PAD two-storey pavilion before that event moved in after the LAPADA fair finished. . The restaurant and offices were moved upstairs et voila the sleek and spacious arena below offered room for bigger and lighter exhibition stands for the increasing number of LAPADA on the roster.

The 2013 event boasts more than one hundred exhibitors with some lustrous stars of the jewellery world making a debut including society jewellers Grima, joining with Berganza and Lucas Rarities.

Grima designs have been described variously as ‘wearable sculpture,’ or modern, sexy, and voluptuous. It’s not unusual to see a Grima design fashioned from watermelon tourmaline with diamond stamens, or find a fire opal set in beaten gold or a huge Colombian emerald pendant tied up with ribbons of diamonds. Iconic style-setters of every generation have been drawn to the brand. In the 60s and 70s it was people like Princess Margaret, Jackie Onassis, Peter Sellers, Estee Lauder, Ursula Andress and sculptor Barbara Hepworth, and more recently, fashion designers Miuccia Prada and Marc Jacobs.

Francesca Grima, daughter of founder Andrew Grima, who was fortunate to have spent ten years working with her father before his death in 2007, will exhibit with her mother Jojo Grima showing iconic Grima designs from the 60s and 70s together with their own contemporary interpretations and original designs.

Francesca Grima’s talent for creating remarkable jewellery came not just from the emotional support her parents provided, but also from their creative inspiration.

Andrew Grima trained as an engineer and only entered the jewellery business after the war having served nearly five years with the 7th Indian Division in Burma. In 1946 he joined his future father-in-law’s jewellery business in London, where he astonished everyone with his first improvised collection based on a suitcase full of rough-cut semi-precious stones brought-in one day by a Brazilian dealer – this creative burst took everyone by surprise as he had been working in accounts at the time!

Other new exhibitors include AD Antiques, Jeroen Markies, Galleria del Coronari, Peta Smyth, Jenna Burlingham Fine Art, Philip Mould Gallery Portrait Miniatures, Plus One Gallery, Hampton Antiques, Mark Mitchell, Michael Chipperfield and Japanese Gallery.


Grima: Bracelet “Stepping Stone” designed in yellow gold and diamonds, 1973.
Grima: Necklace and earclips - baroque pearls held in yellow gold and diamond “oyster shells”, 1972.
Bond Girl Ursula Andress models the Grima jewels that won the Duke of Edinburgh Prize for Elegant Design in 1966 (image courtesy of Grima web site)

For full exhibitor list and tickets see LAPADA ART & ANTIQUES FAIR web site via TRADE INDEX
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17th Sep 2013 (6:11 pm) - By antiquesnewsandfairs

The 22nd Cambridge Glass Fair opens on Sunday 24 September 2013 at Linton Village College, Cambridgeshire – a buzzing gaggle of glass hungry collectors and over one hundred dedicated dealers keen to do business and share their knowledge.

The fair offers a fusion of contemporary glass makers and dealers in glass of all periods from Georgian to C20th and the organisers go to great lengths to make sure each event offers a selection of in house exhibitions, talks and engaging glass world celebrities BBC Antiques Roadshow glass experts and authors Mark Hill and Andy McConnell will be on hand to meet visitors and Tweet about exhibits which catch their eye.

The main foyer exhibition for September will be will be loaned by regular exhibitor Peter Elliot and will be a display of Continental glass from his own collection. The exhibition is entitled 'A Little Taster of Europe'.
Included in the display will be some fifteen very fine pieces of Verlys glass from the Souffle range in different colourways and shapes. They were produced in the 1920’s near Rouen, France. After WW1, the French Holophane Co which produced glass lenses and lighting, expanded into art glass production at their Verreries d’Andelys factory. They called the product ‘Verlys’, a contraction of the factory name.

Verlys are more widely known for their Art Deco designs in pressed glass that they started production of in the 1930’s following Rene Lalique’s lead.

There will also be some classic cameo engraved work including a Burgun, Schverer and Cie enamel and gilt vase by Desire Christian C1900 - the design theme taken from Sir Walter Crane’s drawing of the 1890’s. Emile Galle completed his apprenticeship in glass production at Burgun, Schverer & Cie and early Galle pieces were made at the factory in Meisenthal, Nancy. This is how Desire Christian became referred to as “The Ghost of Galle”. (Two more pieces of their work will be on display).

Peter Elliot will also be selling at the fair and will answer any questions visitors might have about the exhibition and will also be delighted to meet anyone who has an interest in the type of beautiful glass he collects and sells.

Exhibitors include regulars Mike and Debbie Moir fresh from a very successful outing at Petersfield Antiques Fair with new stock to delight their loyal followers.

The Decanter, An Illustrated History of Glass from 1650 by Andy McConnell.
Hi Sklo Lo Sklo: Czech Glass Design From Masterpiece to Mass-Produced Mark Hill
From the foyer exhibition:

Art Deco-inspired Verlys tazza in mauve and orange from the ‘Souffle’ range, c.1920.
Burgun, Schverer & Cie (Desire Christian) cameo enamel and gilt vase c.1900
Moser Karlsbad Art Nouveau ‘Marquetry’ vases c.1900 -1910
Mike and Debbie Moir A super pair of metal footed Baccarat vases, these are cameo cut in purple/pink over clear, around 6 inches tall c1895. £750 the pair.
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13th Sep 2013 (6:43 pm) - By antiquesnewsandfairs