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The Chester Antiques Fair 7 – 10 February 2019

Antiques News & Fairs - The Chester Antiques Fair 7 – 10 February 2019
 

Howells - 18ct white gold step-cut aquamarine ring, priced at £1,900.

Event: The Chester Antiques Fair
Organiser: Penman Fairs Ltd
Venue: County Grandstand, Chester Racecourse CH1 2LY
Date: 7 – 10 February 2019

Enquiries:

Tel: 01886 833091

 Antiques News & Fairs - The Chester Antiques Fair 7 – 10 February 2019

Rowles Fine Art - Ken Howard (Born 1932) “Nude in the Studio” Oil on Canvas, 24” X 20” inches, Signed. Priced at £9,950.

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

The Chester Antiques Fair celebrates 30 years when it returns to the County Grandstand, Chester Racecourse from 7-10 February 2019.

In 1989, the world witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall (today pieces of that wall are collectors' items), Sky TV started in the UK and Liverpool beat Everton in the FA Cup. Meanwhile art and antique dealers, whose stock is defined as a collection of past achievements by artists and craftsmen around the world, were lining up to take part in the first Chester Antiques Fair at Chester Racecourse, organised by Penman Fairs. The fair has been running continually ever since, twice a year, occupying the County Grandstand overlooking the famous Chester Racecourse.

Now regarded as the most prestigious event of its kind in the Northwest, the fair continues to offer a wide variety of high-quality art, antiques and collector’s pieces at prices to suit every pocket. With everything for sale, prices run from £20 up to £25,000. All exhibits are labelled with the price, date and description - all of which are carefully checked by the Vetting Committees for quality and authenticity.

Forty specialist dealers take part and many of them have been exhibiting regularly for more than twenty years. From Shropshire, Richard & Susannah Midwinter Antiques are a husband and wife team who have diversified from specialising in oak and country furniture to all kinds of collectable objets d’art including early needleworks, vintage and designer evening dresses and fashion accessories, with Susannah trading as Fashion Fandango.

Richard Midwinter has witnessed many changes to the antiques market: “When I started out in the 1970’s, the trade was developing rapidly from a collector’s market into mainstream decorating and interior design. Now it has become a fashion industry and changed beyond recognition with the popularity of fairs and the internet.”

“We now offer an eclectic mix of stock which seems to intrigue and spark people’s interest and thirst for knowledge. Generally, the back story of a piece is important, whether it is a rare 17th century needlework of a 19th century campaign chest.”

 Antiques News & Fairs - The Chester Antiques Fair 7 – 10 February 2019

Richard Midwinter

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:

Local dealers at the fair will be Mike Melody Antiques, who has lived and traded in Chester for more than 40 years; Church Street Antiques from Altrincham and Mark Buckley Antiques from Yorkshire, all of who have exhibited more than 15 years at the fair.

Paintings of North Wales and Scotland compete with others of Venice, Paris and rural France on the stand of Rowles Fine Art, the Ludlow gallery. Among their highlights will be a fine work by the renowned Welsh artist Sir Kyffin Williams (1918-2006) titled ‘Sheepdog Pentre Pella’ depicting a sheepdog with village cottages and countryside beyond; and a stunning Scottish landscape titled ‘Evening Repose in the Highlands’ by Alfred de Breanski Snr. (1852-1928).

Also showing fine art will be Manchester gallery Jo Bennett Fine Paintings, specialising in Northern artists, and, from the south of England, and Thomas Spencer Fine Art.

Fine silver and jewellery are always popular at the fair with choices ranging from 18th, 19th and 20th century pieces from several specialists including Thomas Glover from Shrewsbury, Plaza, Manchester and S.& A. Marsh and Shapiro & Co. from London. This will be one of the key events of the year for the jewellery dealers with Valentine's Day just a couple of days ahead and Howells Jewellery will be showing the spectacular aquamarine and diamond ring, shown.

English pottery specialist Roger de Ville returns to the fair with a wide choice of early English pottery including animal figures, early commemorative wares and folk groups. Jeanette Hayhurst Fine Glass will be showing English glassware from the 18th – 20th century and Jim Dickinson returns with antiquarian maps and prints of Cheshire, the Northwest and beyond.

The Chester Antiques Fair is organised as usual by Caroline Penman, Ben Cooper and Barbara Bell from Penman Fairs. Caroline Penman told ANF: "This has always been a favourite event, located in such an idyllic setting and just a few minutes from Chester’s historic town centre. Many collectors come from miles away make their visit into a long weekend stay."



Antiques News & Fairs - The Chester Antiques Fair 7 – 10 February 2019 

Roger De Ville - A rare blue-printed plate by Coalport, Staffordshire commemorating the century of centuries scored by W G Grace 1866 - 1895.  Priced at £850.00.


 Antiques News & Fairs - The Chester Antiques Fair 7 – 10 February 2019

Rowles Fine Art - Sir Kyffin Williams, Sheepdog Pentre Pella, Oil on Canvas, 48" x 48” inches.  Priced at £85,000.

TICKET INFO:

Admission to the fair is £5.00 open 10.30 - 5.00 daily.  For a full exhibitors list and more information about the fair visit Penman Fairs Ltd

 

 Cover Image: Howells - 18ct white gold step-cut aquamarine ring, priced at £1,900.



News & Fairs Previews

The Chester Antiques Fair 7 – 10 February 2019

Antiques News & Fairs - The Chester Antiques Fair 7 – 10 February 2019
 

Howells - 18ct white gold step-cut aquamarine ring, priced at £1,900.

Event: The Chester Antiques Fair
Organiser: Penman Fairs Ltd
Venue: County Grandstand, Chester Racecourse CH1 2LY
Date: 7 – 10 February 2019

Enquiries:

Tel: 01886 833091

 Antiques News & Fairs - The Chester Antiques Fair 7 – 10 February 2019

Rowles Fine Art - Ken Howard (Born 1932) “Nude in the Studio” Oil on Canvas, 24” X 20” inches, Signed. Priced at £9,950.

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

The Chester Antiques Fair celebrates 30 years when it returns to the County Grandstand, Chester Racecourse from 7-10 February 2019.

In 1989, the world witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall (today pieces of that wall are collectors' items), Sky TV started in the UK and Liverpool beat Everton in the FA Cup. Meanwhile art and antique dealers, whose stock is defined as a collection of past achievements by artists and craftsmen around the world, were lining up to take part in the first Chester Antiques Fair at Chester Racecourse, organised by Penman Fairs. The fair has been running continually ever since, twice a year, occupying the County Grandstand overlooking the famous Chester Racecourse.

Now regarded as the most prestigious event of its kind in the Northwest, the fair continues to offer a wide variety of high-quality art, antiques and collector’s pieces at prices to suit every pocket. With everything for sale, prices run from £20 up to £25,000. All exhibits are labelled with the price, date and description - all of which are carefully checked by the Vetting Committees for quality and authenticity.

Forty specialist dealers take part and many of them have been exhibiting regularly for more than twenty years. From Shropshire, Richard & Susannah Midwinter Antiques are a husband and wife team who have diversified from specialising in oak and country furniture to all kinds of collectable objets d’art including early needleworks, vintage and designer evening dresses and fashion accessories, with Susannah trading as Fashion Fandango.

Richard Midwinter has witnessed many changes to the antiques market: “When I started out in the 1970’s, the trade was developing rapidly from a collector’s market into mainstream decorating and interior design. Now it has become a fashion industry and changed beyond recognition with the popularity of fairs and the internet.”

“We now offer an eclectic mix of stock which seems to intrigue and spark people’s interest and thirst for knowledge. Generally, the back story of a piece is important, whether it is a rare 17th century needlework of a 19th century campaign chest.”

 Antiques News & Fairs - The Chester Antiques Fair 7 – 10 February 2019

Richard Midwinter

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:

Local dealers at the fair will be Mike Melody Antiques, who has lived and traded in Chester for more than 40 years; Church Street Antiques from Altrincham and Mark Buckley Antiques from Yorkshire, all of who have exhibited more than 15 years at the fair.

Paintings of North Wales and Scotland compete with others of Venice, Paris and rural France on the stand of Rowles Fine Art, the Ludlow gallery. Among their highlights will be a fine work by the renowned Welsh artist Sir Kyffin Williams (1918-2006) titled ‘Sheepdog Pentre Pella’ depicting a sheepdog with village cottages and countryside beyond; and a stunning Scottish landscape titled ‘Evening Repose in the Highlands’ by Alfred de Breanski Snr. (1852-1928).

Also showing fine art will be Manchester gallery Jo Bennett Fine Paintings, specialising in Northern artists, and, from the south of England, and Thomas Spencer Fine Art.

Fine silver and jewellery are always popular at the fair with choices ranging from 18th, 19th and 20th century pieces from several specialists including Thomas Glover from Shrewsbury, Plaza, Manchester and S.& A. Marsh and Shapiro & Co. from London. This will be one of the key events of the year for the jewellery dealers with Valentine's Day just a couple of days ahead and Howells Jewellery will be showing the spectacular aquamarine and diamond ring, shown.

English pottery specialist Roger de Ville returns to the fair with a wide choice of early English pottery including animal figures, early commemorative wares and folk groups. Jeanette Hayhurst Fine Glass will be showing English glassware from the 18th – 20th century and Jim Dickinson returns with antiquarian maps and prints of Cheshire, the Northwest and beyond.

The Chester Antiques Fair is organised as usual by Caroline Penman, Ben Cooper and Barbara Bell from Penman Fairs. Caroline Penman told ANF: "This has always been a favourite event, located in such an idyllic setting and just a few minutes from Chester’s historic town centre. Many collectors come from miles away make their visit into a long weekend stay."



Antiques News & Fairs - The Chester Antiques Fair 7 – 10 February 2019 

Roger De Ville - A rare blue-printed plate by Coalport, Staffordshire commemorating the century of centuries scored by W G Grace 1866 - 1895.  Priced at £850.00.


 Antiques News & Fairs - The Chester Antiques Fair 7 – 10 February 2019

Rowles Fine Art - Sir Kyffin Williams, Sheepdog Pentre Pella, Oil on Canvas, 48" x 48” inches.  Priced at £85,000.

TICKET INFO:

Admission to the fair is £5.00 open 10.30 - 5.00 daily.  For a full exhibitors list and more information about the fair visit Penman Fairs Ltd

 

 Cover Image: Howells - 18ct white gold step-cut aquamarine ring, priced at £1,900.