Galloway Antiques Fairs will be busy in November winding up the year with two fairs in cracking venues as usual. First out of the gate will be Scone Palace Antiques & Fine Art Fair 6-8 November 2015 which is known as the number one event in Scotlands' antiques fairs calendar, and this edition will be the 39th time at the majestic setting of the Palace in Perth. This bi-annual event which is in its 20th year attracts visitors from all over Scotland and the North of England.
Many of the regular Scottish dealers will be returning including silver dealer; Highland Antiques of Aberdeen. Furniture dealers; Cathedral Antiques of Fortose and Koos Limburg Jnr from Angus. Local furniture dealer Carse Antiques and jewellers; Rose Lane Antiques and Billy Rae from Aberdeen.
Dealers from further afield Fu Tsang Lung from Yorkshire with a selection of Oriental Antiques, Edwardian furniture dealer Mark Buckley Antiques of Skipton, jewellery dealers Scarab, Markov and Saul Greenstein Antiques of London and Trivette of Shropshire, silver dealer Jack Shaw from Yorkshire. Fine art dealers Rowles Fine Art from Shropshire and Westbury Fine Art from Worcester. Specialist porcelain dealers will include Bottlebrook Antiques of Derbyshire.
Hardly drawing breath before setting off south to the beautul Sussex countryside, Galloway Antique Fairs will host their last fair of 2015 - The Hilton Avisford Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair just outside Arundel, West Sussex, 13-15 November 2015.
Galloway Antiques Fairs and their dealers are familiar fixtures in this part of the country from their past events at Goodwood House and Stansted Park.
The Avisford Park event will host around 30 specialist dealers with a range of town and country furniture, silver, jewellery, porcelain, antique and contemporary fine art and sculpture, antiquarian books and many decorative items to furnish you home in a unique, eclectic fashion.
This is a return visit to the venue for Galloway and many of the exhibitors and among these will be local furniture dealers Wilsons of Worthing, Tim Saltwell and Celia Rose Antiques. English porcelain will be offered for sale by Bottlebrook. A great selection of jewellery and watches from a number of dealers Scarab and Trivette hot on the heels of their outing at Scone, St James Authentiques and S & A Thompson. Silver dealers will include S & A Marsh of London and G & K Antiques of Warwickshire and Malka Lavine of Nottinghamshire. Clock specialist City Clocks from London, antiquarian book dealer Petersfield Books and antique and contemporary sculptor dealers Garret & Hurst from East Sussex.
For tickets and information see Galloway Antique Fairs website
Scarab Antiques: Home page preview image: Large glass globe vase is possibly by the Dutch glass company Maastricht Glass. The vase is a dark amethyst colour and has internal ribbing. It is not signed. Priced at £595
At Avisford Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair:
Plaza: An 18ct gold and blue enamel elephant brooch with sapphires and diamonds by Oreste Giovanni Corletto made circa 1965, this will cost £1850 from Plaza.
Tim Saltwell Antiques: An antique French red tortoiseshell and brass inlaid Boulle clock
E Stacey-Marks Ltd: An oil on canvas painting by Marcel Dyf, it is entitled "Le Champs".
At Scone Palace Antiques & Fine Art Fair:
Scarab Antiques: A gents vintage Jaeger Le Coultre Memovox (alarm) wristwatch
Trivette: An aquamarine and diamond bracelet made circa 1950.
Highland Antiques: An exceptionally rare silver spectacle case with original spectacles inside. Made in Perth around 1823 by John Pringle.