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THE PAVILIONS OF HARROGATE ANTIQUES & FINE ART FAIR
Harrogate Antiques & Fine Art Fair at the Yorkshire Showground, from 29 April -1 May 2016 has attracted the attention of Mayfair art dealer Rupert Maas of the Maas Gallery, who will be exhibiting for the first time, dealing in Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite, Romantic and Modern British paintings, watercolours, drawings, reproductive engravings and sculpture, and the work of two or three living artists. Rupert Maas has on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow since 1995 as a picture specialist, and served on the executive committee of The Society of London Art Dealers 199.
Maas Gallery - William Henry James Boot, RBA, RI 1848-1918
Art dealers are out in force at the fair across many specialties and include Sutcliffe Contemporary Art of Harrogate, Sutcliffe Galleries of Harrogate, Plumbs Fine Art, Rowles Fine Art of Ludlow, Granta Fine Art, Graham Reed Fine Art, Carnes Fine Art, Billingbear Fine Art and Baron Fine Art.
Clocks with a local interest are on the menu at the fair with two new well known clock dealers making a debut - Edward Burd from London and Olde Time from Norfolk.
Edward Burd Clocks - small drum dial wall clock with passing strike (i.e. one strike on each hour). It was made by W. Gill of Birstwith (a tiny village not far from Harrogate), in about 1830. This clock has a fine case of the best quality ‘fiddle back’ mahogany, and a convex dial. It is priced at £3,000.
Olde Time will be offering a wide range of carriage clocks, French clocks, bracket clocks, skeleton clocks, Art Deco examples and a traditional grandfather clock or two.
New exhibitors joining will be local dealer Chris Holmes Decorative Antiques, Rowles Fine Art, Ludlow – high quality 19th and 20th century paintings and contemporary sculpture, including works by L.S.Lowry, Paul Burnett Antiques & Interiors, West Country – vintage furnishings and objets d’art, Hassan Alabaf, London, Fine Persian rugs, carpets and runners and Sue Brown Jewellery, London, fine antique jewellery.
Chris Holmes Decorative Antiques - Victorian Cast Iron medium sized urns perfect for house or garden. Are sold individually £148 each. 2 available
There is an increasing diversity of exhibitors at this popular fair with decorative antiques making an appearance with regulars Molly and Maud’s Place from York, Paul Burnett and Chris Holmes Decorative Antiques joining the more traditional furniture dealers including Mike Melody, Brian Ashbee, Timberhill Gallery and Mark Buckley.
Molly and Maud's Place - French Giltwood Armchair. Circa 1820, £1550
Plaza - 18ct gold cuff by Theo Fennell; the openwork cuff is in a circles retro design reminiscent of the 1960s, weighing 51.5gms. Hallmarked 18ct gold and signed FENNELL. £3950
Harrogate always hosts a bevy of fine jewellery dealers and Spring is no exception with Anderson Jones, Ltd, London, Billy Rae, Plaza, Vaughan Antiques, Shapiro & Co and Scarab Antiques and 20th Century Glamour with signed costume jewellery.