NORTH AND SOUTH FOR GALLOWAY IN NOVEMBER
Two important events in the Galloway Fairs calendar take place almost back to back and North and South in November offering some exciting new additions to the exhibitor roster at both Arley Hall near Knutsford, Cheshire and the impressive Goodwood House in Sussex.
Over the weekend of 16-18 November 2012 Galloway Fairs return to Arley Hall - a recent acquisition in 2011 and the venue has quickly become a firm favourite for many of the regular visitors to the fair, with ample free car parking, excellent catering and beautiful gardens – the full package, very much the hallmark of all Galloway’s venues. The fair itself is held within the Tudor Barn and The Main Hall itself in a series of rooms to include The Drawing Room, Front Hall and Dining Room. Some thirty dealers will be in attendance with a good mix of antiques and fine art from town and country furniture, traditional and contemporary paintings and sculpture, antique, vintage and costume jewellery, Art Nouveau and Art Deco glassware, English, Continental and Oriental porcelain and many decorative items.
Returning from the last fair at Arley back in March will be furniture dealers Mark Buckley Antiques of Yorkshire, Melody Antiques and Barnhill Trading of Cheshire and Lancaster House Antiques of Lancashire. Oriental dealers Fu Ts’ang Lung from South Yorkshire, jewellery dealers include St James Antiques, Plaza and Scarab, Fine Art will be provided by Phoenix Fine Art, Westberry Fine Art and exhibiting at their first Galloway fair, Roberts Dickson Galleries. Other new faces to Arley Hall this time round will be Ptarmigan Antiques & Fine Art of Norfolk who will be selling quality items of antique furniture and fine art, Paul Davies of Lancashire selling clocks and Mark Hopkins, a furniture restorer also from Lancashire.
Fast forward to the weekend of 23-25 November and Galloway Fairs will be due South the magnificent venue of Goodwood House where they will occupy The Ballroom, The Yellow Room and Red Hall providing a stage for some forty respected dealers from across the UK who will add to the scene of this lovely English stately home with a selection of period town and country furniture, porcelain, silver, traditional and contemporary sculpture and fine art, antique and vintage jewellery, glass, oriental carpets and many decorative items.
Among the many regular exhibitors at Goodwood will be furniture dealers Tim Saltwell of Sussex, Wilsons of Worthing, Robin Little of Kent, Sue Killinger of Buckinghamshire and Elizabeth Street Antiques of London. Jewellers fresh from Arley Hall will be returning to Goodwood including Scarab, Trivette, St James Antiques and Plaza. Antique, Art Deco and Art Nouveau bronze sculptures will be offered by regular Goodwood participants Garret & Hurst, Santana Decorative Arts and newcomer to the Fair, Hickmet Fine Arts of London. Silver dealers joining will be S & A Marsh of Surrey and Stephen Kalms of London. Olde Time of Norfolk will have a fantastic selection of clocks and local dealers Petersfield Books will be returning.
Newcomers will include Campbell Wilson, Fine Art dealers from Aberdeen, jewellers S & A Thomson of Somerset, Local furniture dealers Wakelin & Linfield of Billingshurst, Ptarmigon of Norfolk and David Weston of Kent who deals in scientific instruments and marine antiques.
Wakelin & Linfield will have a pair of Louis X1V style open arm fauteuils priced at £3250.
Wilsons Antiques will have a painting of a barge on the River Arun by W.H Mason with Arundel Castle in the background circa 1860.
Scarab of Kent will have a c1950 -60’s copy of a 15th century boxed Italian “wedding ceremony cup” by Coppa Nuriake “Barovier” Murano
Roberts Dickson Galleries will bring along a watercolour,’ beach scene ‘ by Robert Littleford
For tickets and more information see Galloway Fairs web site via TRADE INDEX