Petworth Park, Petworth House, Petworth, West Sussex GU28 0QY
5-7 May 2017
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Fileman Antiques - One of a pair of Georgian diamond cut dishes with Van Dyke rim, English, c1790, £1200 for the pair
ABOUT THIS FAIR:
Now in its 3rd year, this popular fair will be held in a purpose-built marquee in Petworth Park in West Sussex. The 700-acre deer park, with landscaping designed by Capability Brown, surrounds the stunning Petworth mansion, home to some of the nation's most impressive art and immortalised in JMW Turner's paintings.
Highlights of this fair include a preview to a forthcoming exhibition at Moncrieff-Bray, entitled 'Exploring the Land – Two Ways of Seeing', looking how artists John Hitchens and Anthony Garratt responded to Sussex landscape, both of them painting 'en plein air'; Haynes Fine Art of London and the Cotswolds presenting a pencil sketch, 'Tribe of Benjamin Seizing their Brides' by Sir John Everett Millais PRA (1829-1896), priced in the region of £15,000-£25,000; in the realm of jewellery, Richard Ogden Ltd will present, among other exceptional pieces, a fine quality Art Deco pendant set with a cushion cut aquamarine surmounted by a baguette and brilliant cut diamond set pendant loop in platinum, estimated at 77 carats and priced at £22,500; and BBC Antiques Roadshow's Richard Price's will be presenting a rare French Empire bronze and ormolu mantel clock, depicting the grape harvest (an appropriate theme, given the number of nearby vineyards), circa 1810, priced at £7,950.
Dealers exhibiting for the first time include Lucy B Campbell Gallery, Morgan Strickland Decorative Arts, BBC Antiques Roadshow clock expert, Richard Price, and Walton House Antiques.
Sussex exhibitors include Augustus Brandt, Fileman Antiques, Garret & Hurst Sculpture, sculptor Jonathan Knight, Moncrieff-Bray Gallery, Elspeth Moncrieff, Wilson Antiques and London-based Rountree Tryon Galleries.
The fair is supported by the National Trust, Savills and Anderson Rowntree Solicitors, Nyetimber and Bold & Reeves, together with PAADA and the Petworth Business Association.
Charities David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST), the charitable arm of the Royal Warrant Holders Association, will also benefit from the fair.
Richard Ogden - Fine quality Art Deco aquamarine pendant set with a cushion cut aquamarine surmounted by a baguette and brilliant cut diamond set pendant loop in platinum; the aquamarine measuring approx 30 mm by 26 mm, (estimated 77 cts), priced at £22,500
Richard Price - Rare French Empire bronze & ormolu mantel clock, depicting the grape harvest, c1810, priced at £7,950
Admission to the fair is £10.00 (free of charge for National Trust members). For times and more information, visit Petworth Park Fair.
Cover Image: Artist Anthony Garratt, who will be painting at Petworth Park in the run-up to the fair.