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ESHER HALL BOUTIQUE ANTIQUES & FINE ART FAIR

With a reputation for luxury and quality in a boutique style environment, The Esher Hall Antiques & Fine Art Fair has attracted all the right exhibitors for its 9th outing at the Sandown Park Racecourse 7-9 October 2016.

Esher Hall Antiques Fair

Lucy B Campbell Gallery 'Kyoto' by Manuel López Herrera, oil on canvas, priced at £8,900

Small portable objects, jewellery and paintings are the order of the day at this event but the regular return of furniture dealer S&S Timms Antiques indicates that furniture also sells well at the fair set in the salubrious environs of what used to be called “The Stockbroker Belt” of Surrey!  Timms will be bringing one of the highlighted items at the fair a superb George III period mahogany breakfront bookcase c 1800 (£17,500) which is an usually small and very useful scale.

Timms Antiques

S&S Timms Antiques - Period breakfront mahogany bookcase c 1800, priced at £17,500

Following their successful run at ADFL Ltd Petworth Park event earlier in 2016, Fileman Antiques of Sussex will show at Esher Hall with some spectacular specimens of period lighting including a pair of Regency storm lights with the tripod bronze and gilt lacquered base supporting red and gilt decorated shades (£6,500). A drawing of the bases can be found at the V&A Museum in the catalogue of GA Glick showing alternative designs for the candlesticks with or without storm shades and with instructions as to which sections are bronzed and gilded.

Fileman Antiques

Fileman Antiques - A pair of Regency ormalu mounted storm lights, price at £6500

The Decorative Arts are well represented with a display of animal and bird bronzes, both large and small scale, from Jonathan Knight Sculptures. Garret & Hurst Sculpture will also show a bronze depicting the mid 15th century French poet Clotilde de Surville by Jean Gautherin (1840-90), c 1875 (£6,475). For collectors of Art Deco glass, highlights with M&D Moir are a stunning L C Tiffany Favrile tazza in green, purple-blue and opal, c 1910 and signed L C Tiffany Favrile (£1,100) and a very large and spectacular signed Emile Gallé cameo vase, c 1900 (£3,950).

Moir Antiques

M&D Moir Antiques - Iconic Steinschönau enamelled, clear and amber butterfly bowl by Adolf Beckert c1910, c8 inches across. Price £1,250.

A multi layered and alluring collection of jewellery is an essential draw for the fair and specialists Anderson Jones Ltd, T Robert, Sue Brown and Plaza will be on hand to tempt visitors.

Plaza Antique Jewellery

Plaza C20th Jewellery - From the famous French jewellery house, Mauboussin, this amethyst ring, part of the Color Kiss range.  Inspired by the Art Deco designs of the 1930s. The ring is signed Mauboussin, Paris, stamped 750 and numbered. It is stamped with the French state control mark for 18ct gold (Eagle).

Victorian and Edwardian landscape and marine paintings from Cambridge Fine Art mix with more contemporary art from a number of dealers exhibiting at the fair, like Guernsey based Marais Fine Arts with a selection of C20th British and African artists, including Julian Trevelyan's Crested Cranes in Uganda (£13,750), Kyffen Williams' Fields at Thenac, Dordogne (£19,500) and Frederick Gore's The Broad Walk, Regents Park (£31,500).

Catherine Hunt Antiques

Catherine Hunt Oriental Antiques - A selection of early Chinese blue and white porcelain, made at the kilns of Jingdezhen. L to R: early 18th century Kangxi period pear shaped porcelain bottle vase, 23.5cm high, c1662-1722, £4,800; early Ming stem cup, 10.5cm high x 13.5cm diameter, c1450, £3,800; Kangxi blue and white porcelain brush pot or bitong, 15.5cm high x 12cm diameter, c1700, £7,000

Constancy attracts new exhibitors to fair and this October sees new dealers including: Catherine Hunt Oriental Antiques specialising in Chinese porcelain, Deco Original with Art Deco furniture and accessories, Augustus Brandt bringing its distinctive blend of carefully chosen antiques and luxury lifestyle pieces, Fileman Antiques selling fine antique lighting and glass, Lucy B Campbell Gallery bringing emerging contemporary British, European and American artists, Freya Mitton specialising in 20th century Modern British art and vintage watch specialist Timewise.


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HR DUVEEN Chinese export lacquer box

For a full exhibitor list and times see The Antique Dealers' Fair Ltd - Esher Hall Antiques & Fine Art Fair