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BATH DECORATIVE ANTIQUES FAIR
If variety is the spice of life then the acclaimed Bath Decorative Antiques Fair 11-12 March will be something of a grande bouffe in 2016 with a number of luscious exhibitors making a debut and many equally tantalising exhibitors returning to this famous event now in its 27th year.
Arabesque Antiques - A truly fabulous and rare pair of large English Regency tole cache pots. The cartouches with painted classical scenes,lion ring handles and the pierced black painted body with scrolling gilt decoration,all beautifully patinated from age and use. No breaks,repairs or damage and with original lead weighted bases.
Molly and Maud's Place - A wonderful French steamer trunk by Innovation of Paris. Circa 1920. 115cm wide, 58cm deep and 60cm high.Priced at £495
Chris Holmes Antiques - A pair of limewood carved putti 1680 £2200
Apollo Antiques - Marylin Sofa
By contrast, new exhibitor Larkhall Fine Art will bring a selection of original etchings and engravings by John Constable, JMW Turner, Gainsborough, Samuel Palmer Paul Nash, Henry Moore, Antony Gormley, Eric Gill, Augustus John, and Edward Burra. One of the star exhibits from this exhibitor is an extremely rare proof linocut titled Progress (Road in a Mining Town) by Ursula Fookes (1906-1991), 295x210mm.
Viking Forsberg (1910-1994)
Decorative Modern Carl Aubruk style wooden fruitbowl, possibly German.
Wood with metal legs, cord wrapped handles and gilt feet. Price at £150
Returning exhibitors include Peter Whipps of Arabesque Antiques based at Lorfords Collective at Babdown near Tetbury, with Country House furniture on a grand scale and glorious garden objects with the emphasis on surface and scale, Roderic Haugh,also based at Lorfords, and Mal Cannell from Norfolk also dealing in Country House pieces and oriental and Persian carpets and rugs, including Kilims, prayer rugs and runners, Roger Burdett of Scandinavian by Design with Scandinavian furniture and lighting, Nikki Page Antiques of Kent with Continental decorative antiques and accessories, Rob Hall Antiques, dealing in Folk Art, counry furniture and portraits and who will reveal his collection of French 19th portraits saved for the Fair, London based David Ford of The Trading Room with antiques and decoration with a metropolitan flavour and No 1 Lewes with stylish decorative pieces for the home and garden.
Rob Hall Antiques - A large English copper lantern by W Parkinson & co of London and Birmingham. This could easily be adapted for light fitting or used with a candle.
A collaboration working with Bath V&A Markets and six Bath based antiques and vintage shops is a first time iniative for Bath Decorative Antiques Fair to highlight the wonderful independent and fashionable lifestyle shopping in the famous Georgian City of Bath for two weeks in March 2016, and a fun competition working with the Royal Crescent Hotel, one of the world’s leading hotels, who will offer a decadent Afternoon Tea for the lucky winner.The collaboration of #BathFairsShops will begin with the BathVA Market on Sunday 6th March with a Brocante turning Green Park Station into a French market for the day followed by the acclaimed Bath Decorative Antiques Fair 10-12 March and finishing on 16 March with the final event hosted by the collaborating city shops. Designed to entice the cool Yummy Mummy brigade around the city to get social and network to support local independent businesses both resident and event based.
Niki Page Antiques - A painted Continental rocking horse
Cover image: Arabesque Antiques - Large C18th carved stone Campana urn, £1875.
To download a free ticket and check times and full exhibitor list see Bath Decorative Antiques Fair