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PETERSFIELD ANTIQUES FAIR
Candice Horley C20th Glamour – Givenchy statement necklace, gold and diamonte signed vintage choker necklace with heavy gold roundels wrapped in silver coloured diamonte encrusted ribbons. POA
September sees the fairs season off to a hectic start and among the established events over the first weekend is Penman Fairs’ Petersfield Antiques Fair at the Royal Festival Hall 2-4 September 2016 – fully vetted and fully booked with regular exhibitors, including some who have attended for 20 years or more - John Ebdon from Oxfordshire has been showing for more than 25 years, continuing with a show of C18th and C19th small furniture, glass, ceramics and decorative pieces. Likewiselocals The Petersfield Bookshop with antiquarian books and prints, Julia Harrington from West Sussex with a range of small furniture and collector’s items,Sue Killinger from Buckingham with period furniture, silver, lighting and metalwork,Shapiro & Co. from London, with silver and jewellery; and Graham Bentley from Kenilworth with watercolours and engravings.
With 43 years of trading under its belt, this very popular fair attracts a good trade queue on the opening day and a loyal following of private clients who as Caroline Penman says, are “keen to redecorate their homes in period style”.
Bringing a group of historic VIPs in the form of a collection of classical Parian figures will be Drove House Antiques. Pieces from this buyable collection are priced from £375 and include an attractive Copeland figure of the nymph Sabrina, seated on a rock in a stream with fish swimming among water plants and a shell at her feet. Sculpted by W. Calder Marshall, dating from 1850 and 30cm tall, this figure was displayed on the Copeland stand at the Great Exhibition of 1851. Sabrina is a character in John Milton’s poem Comus and inside the base is a quote from the poem. It is priced at £375.00.
Drove House Antiques - A bust of Ajax dating from 1850-80, 31.5cm tall, probably from the Worcester factory and priced at £395.00
An eye catching will b a bust of mythological Greek hero Ajax dating from 1850-80, 31.5cm tall, probably from the Worcester factory and priced at £395.00. Among the historic figures will be the figure of William Shakespeare, a reduced copy of the marble statue sculpted by Scheemakers, after a design by William Kent, which was erected in 1740 as Shakespeare’s Memorial in Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey. At 34.5cm tall, it is priced at £395.00.
Sue Killinger Antiques - Wooden suff box in the shape of hand. POA
Other specialties will be covered by returning will be dealers including Jeanette Hayhurst with early English glass and 20th century pieces; Wilson’s of Worthing and Melody’s Antiques, with a range of Georgian and Victorian town and country furniture; Jupiter Antiques with a range of early English porcelain from most major factories; Plaza, with 20th century jewellery; and Opus with English treen and wooden objects., Eastdale Antiques specialising in fine silver; Graham Bentley Fine Watercoloursand Baron Fine Art, both showing English oils and watercolours; Hickmet Fine Art with Art Decoand Art Nouveau sculpture and glass; Garret & Hurst with European sculpture; Lake’s specialisingin interesting and unusual antique boxes and Candice Horley with fashion engravings, costumejewellery and porcelain figures.
For full exhibitor list and times see Penman Antiques Fairs