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Branding is so important and experienced organiser Sue Ede of Cooper Events was quick to see the potential in the tag ‘decorative’ following her acquisition of the successful Bath Decorative Antiques Fair in 2012. Now the Antiques & Fine Art event held in the stately Westonbirt School just outside Tetbury has quickly become recognised as The Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Fine Art Fair and is attracting an increasingly eclectic roster of exhibitors.

The next event takes place 27-29 March 2015 and is the first of three visits to Westonbirt this year and a highlight of the fair will be 20th century art and illustrations from Aquila Fine Art, Art of the Imagination and Frey Mitton.

Aquila Fine Art will show works by the Bristol artist Stanley Anderson RA (1884-1966). The artist is currently being celebrated in a retrospective exhibition at The Royal Academy - An Abiding Standard, The Prints of Stanley Anderson which runs until 24th May 2015. Examples on show at Westonbirt will include ‘The Cooper’ line engraving (1947), one of a small collection priced from £300 to £700. Best known for his series of line-engravings of rural crafts from the 1930’s onwards, Anderson’s earlier subjects included down-and-outs in London and Paris. Anderson was Bristol born and an early member of the Bristol Savages along with Bristol Museum retain a number of his local works.

Freya Mitton will show works by Diana Armfield, John Bratby, Reginald Brill, Richard Ewick, Mary Fedden, Sir Terry Frost, Dame Laura Knight and Julian Trevelyan and Art of the Imagination will show the nostalgic original cover artwork for a Rupert Annual from 1961 priced at £10,000.

Contrasting collections of 20th century and decorative furniture from Scandinavian by Design, Paul Burnett , Antiques by Design, Not Wanted on Voyage, Mere Antiques and glass from A Heart of Glass, add a current dimension to the traditional displays from furniture dealers Walton House Antiques, Mike Melody and Cantelo Antiques. Specialists include Muse - The Sculpture Gallery from Tetbury, jewellery specialists Plaza, Brieve Antiques, Terry Robert, Trivette, Scarab, and Shapiro & Co and Candice Horley with designer costume jewellery from the 1930s and 40s. Silver specialists offer a range of antique and 20th century pieces, including returning exhibitor Jack Shaw Antiques and regulars Malka Levine and Peter McCarthy Antiques.

New to the fair this time A Heart of Glass from Norwich, who specialise in work of contemporary glass from America, Sweden, Britain, Mexico, Poland from artists including Peter Lanyon, Lina Lundberg, Mats Jonasson, Pavel Havelka, Bob Crooks and Allister Malcolm, Cantelo Antiques, Isle of Wight, with Georgian and Victorian furniture, mirrors and accessories, Linda Campbell-Down, Somerset, antique textiles, period fashion, accessories, object and decorative items, M&N Oriental Rugs, Manchester, Oriental rugs & carpets Village-on-the-Web, glass, ceramics collectors’ items, Walton House Antiques, Mere, near Warminster and The Antiques Bazaar, Derbyshire, with Ruskin and the other ceramics; British Art Nouveau Silver, Georgian and early glass, period. Jewellery 1850 - 1930's.

Aquila Fine Art
'The Cooper' - Stanley Anderson engraving
Freya Mitton 'Olympia, London' Dame Laura Knight, RA (1877-1970), signed and titled, pencil and charcoal, 35 by 25 cm.; 13 ¾ by 9 ¾ in. Exhibited: London, David Messum, Exhibition No.14, 1991
Heart of Glass 'Red Deco Bowl'- by George Ponzini

For tickets and times see Cooper Events website via TRADE INDEX

Obsessive collectors beware - a new series of the hit BBC2 programme Collectaholics returns on 7 April 2015 and will please those compulsives who like to binge view as we will see three episodes a week for two weeks!

Our favourite antiques industry celeb Mark Hill will be joined by a very glamorous new co-presenter for this series, the lovely Jasmine Harman, and together they explore the weird and wonderful world of some Britain’s passionate, avid and sometimes down-right obsessive collectors.

In each episode the rather screen friendly duo Mark and Jasmine will be secreted in the private domains of the country's most committed collectors to view extraordinary collections, from animal specimens to the one of world’s largest collections of royal memorabilia, and from stylish mid-century design classics to a collection of over 700 cuckoo clocks.

The premise of the show is as much human interest as antiques interest - an exploration of what exactly makes the collectors so fanatical. Often these collections are in overflowing attics and can even take over whole houses, with the collector losing track of what they own and what they have spent. Mark and Jasmine get to know what drives them to keep buying, what inspired them to start and how it affects their lives.

The jeopardy element of the show comes at the end when Mark and Jasmine reveal the value of the collections and we are told that there are some major surprises this season.

Episode 1 introduces Margaret, a lady obsessed with collecting Royal family memorabilia, with one of the biggest collections of its kind in the country. Margaret is addicted to buying anything related to the Royals, with one room dedicated Princess Diana, but with space so tight, can Mark and Jasmine convince her that she should buy quality over quantity?

The only event on the international art calendar exclusive to members of the British Antique Dealers’ Association, The BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair - 18-24 MARCH 2015, Duke of York Square, Chelsea, London SW3, will offer an exciting new development for serious collectors this year with the opportunity for members exhibiting at the fair to include BADA Certificates of Provenance, with the sale of an object. This is the first time Certificates of Provenance will have been available for objects sold at the BADA Fair. The Certificates will demonstrate that an object has been bought from a member of the BADA, which will be recorded as part of its permanent provenance.

The organisers’ promise of a diverse range of important furniture, objet d’art and paintings can be relied upon given the list of premier dealers at the fair including Godson & Coles, Harris Lindsay, Thomas Coulborn & Sons, Lennox Cato, Frank Partridge, Anthony Woodburn Ltd., Trinity House, The Taylor Gallery, Sandra Cronan Ltd., Holly Johnson Antiques and Wakelin & Linfield.

New exhibitors this year include Philip Mould & Company, recent new members of the BADA, who will be showcasing a selection from their Portrait Miniature department. A highlight will be a portrait miniature of the notorious rake Robert Feilding (1650/51-1712) by Jacques Antoine Arlaud (1668-1746). Feilding’s life featured more twists, turns and improprieties than a Restoration comedy, and this portrait was probably painted in Paris between 1692-6, where the newly catholic Feilding had joined the court of the recently exiled king James II following the Glorious Revolution of 1688. Other recent acquisitions, including works by John Smart, Richard Cosway and George Engleheart will also be included in the portrait miniature collection at the fair.

New exhibitors at the fair this year also include new BADA members Beaux Arts London who will show one of the key exhibits at the fair Elisabeth Frink’s Assassins II (shown). John Joseph Antique Jewellery of Grays Antiques exhibiting for the first time will show an exquisite Art Deco diamond and coral brooch. (shown).

Returning jewellery experts include Sandra Cronan Ltd. who will show an important pair of diamond ‘waterfall’ earrings dating from c.1940, each featuring 8 pear cut diamonds, and smaller baguette cut diamonds, and Anthea A G Antiques will display a bold coral ring in 18 carat gold, made by Kutchinsky and dating from the 1970s.

Noted trends from recent fairs which have been recaptured this year include European furniture and objects in the Oriental style. Godson & Coles, specialist in C18th and C19th century furniture, as well as Modern British art, will bring a rare George I period, scarlet japanned bureau cabinet, signed by maker Daniel Massey. Frank Partridge will devote his entire stand to Chinoiserie items.

For those looking for traditional English oak and country furniture, returning exhibitors Wakelin & Linfield will be showing some fine examples of Windsor chairs including an 18th century ash hoop back primitive Windsor with the rare feature of an additional integral secondary comb(shown).

More formal pieces will be on show with Timms Antiques of Bedfordshire, including a pair of Regency mahogany hall chairs, in the manner of Gillows, having deeply carved shells to back with C scroll supports above well figured seats raised on elegant turned and reeded legs, Circa 1820. (shown).

Collectors of fine boxes will be heading to Hampton Antiques, one of the country’s leading dealers in the field. One of the star exhibits will be a fruitwood tea caddy as a melon with a fantastic green and brown mottled decoration featuring a steel lock, hinge and escutcheon. Mark Goodger of Hampton Antiques told Antiques News & Fairs: “Melon tea caddies are much rarer and more sought after of the fruit tea caddies, patination and colour is everything when it comes to collecting these wonderful treen pieces of art. This Melon tea caddy comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key and is priced at £8000.”

Visitor attractions continue with a series of talks under the headings of 'Not so Shabby Chic: Juxtaposing the Old and New' with Viv Lawes, curator, NADFAS (National Association of Decorative & Fine Art Societies) lecturer and arts journalist, 'Hollywood Style - Jewellery and Fashion from 1929 to 1959' with Andrew Prince, jewellery designer, 'The Hidden Treasures of Lichfield Cathedral' with Dr John Goodall, Architectural Editor, Country Life. Full details of times are available via the BADA Antiques Fair website.

For full exhibitor list and times see BADA Antiques Fair website via TRADE INDEX

Spring Chelsea Antiques Fair 18-22 March 2015, at the Chelsea Old Town Hall, organised by Penman Antique Fairs, will add to the buzz on the King’s Road next week, sharing the date with the BADA Antiques Fair just down the road and working in tandem with neighbours over the road, Bourbon Hanby Arcade from where one of the exhibitors, Sue Norman hails.

With late openings each evening designed to encourage local residents, the fair offers a lively mix this time with Hayloft Mid Century taking the entire stage to show their collection of British and Danish furniture from the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Danish designers include Vodder, Juhl, Moller, Klein, Hovmand Olsen and Kofod Larsen. British mid century pieces include Archie Shine and Gordon Russell. A recent addition is a collection by mid century South American designers, including Zalszupin and Eisler. Image shows leather and imbula wood 'Kilin' chair designed by Sergio Rodrigues Brazil 1973 £1400

Moving back to the beginning of the 20th century, Nicholas Bagshawe Fine Art will be showing a portrait of Parisian couturier Jacques Fath (1912 -1954) by Russian artist Serge Petrovitch Ivanoff, born in Moscow 1893. Jacques Fath along with Pierre Balmain and Christian Dior, was considered one of the most influential Post-War fashion designers. Born in 1912, he presented his first collection in Paris in 1937 and rapidly became known for dressing the “chic, young Parisienne” His clients included Ava Gardner, Greta Garbo, and Rita Hayworth and Valentino was one of his apprentices. The painting has a ticket price of just under £30,000.

Leaping further back to the Regency period, Sue Norman will be showing a rare and unusual heese cradle."Bamboo and Fence" by Wedgwood. 1820's. 12" long. 7" high.

Also on show: fine silver from Paul Bennett, rare and collectible Mid C glass from M & D Moir and Richard Hoppe, fine jewellery from T Robert, bronze and Decorative Arts from Hickmett Fine Arts, 19th century furniture from Mark Buckley, Andrew Reeve and Brookes Smith
For tickets and times see Penman Antique Fairs website via TRADE INDEX
With Goodwood House events in their pocket, Galloway Fairs are no strangers to Sussex and for the weekend of 20-22 March 2015 they will set up at a new location just outside the antiques hub and tourist destination town of Arundel for the first Avisford Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair.

Many of their regular exhibitors have followed them to this new location including Robin Little, Carolyn Liddiard, Billingbear Fine Art, S & A Thompson, Westbery Fine Art, St James Antiques, City Clocks, Tim Saltwell, Scarab, Wilsons Antiques, Jonathan Swire Antiques, G & K, Purley Oaks, Aquila Fine Art, Mynster Antiques, Markov, Santana Decorative Arts, Bottlebrook, S & A Marsh, Trivette, Emma Duveen, Art of the Imagination, Celia Rose, Elizabeth Street Antiques, Stacy Marks Fine Art, Burnside Oriental Carpets, Coppergate, Ruth Hudson, RMJ and Papillion Antiques.

Highlight exhibits include:

Scarab Antiques
Lucien Gerfaux Art Deco dinanderie globe vases
Priced at £995
These stylish elegant French art deco dinanderie globe vases are by Lucien Gerfaux. The metal ware (either brass or copper) has a mottled brown patina with inlaid silver metal in geometric patterns. One vase is signed "L Gerfaux" in inlaid silver. Dinanderie - the term dinanderie comes from the Flemish town Dinant where objects usually in bronze rather than brass were made from the Middle Ages onwards.
Tim Saltwell Antiques A fine quality French side cabinet by renowned cabinet maker G. Durand
Ticket price £11500.
Wilsons Antiques of Worthing A watercolour by Charles Rowbotham titled "Arundel by the river" Ticket price £850.

For full exhibitor list and times see Galloway Antique Fairs website via TRADE INDEX

Portal websites offer antiques dealers an off the peg opportunity to sell on line without the need to run their own websites. Ruth Graham wrote about the new portals in Wall St Journal in February 2014: "The market for selling antiques online is as crowded as a stall at the Paris Flea Market. InCollect.com, ... launched almost simultaneously with the The HighBoy.com, and other young sites, including Lofty.com and LoveAntiques.com, are all jostling for a piece of the action."

Others are bringing a more curated theme to the genre like the sleek and alluring Decorative Collective.com aimed directly at the design and decorative marketplace and Antiques to Vintage.com aimed at the trade market with barn fresh offerings.

Our first interview subject in the new series People Behind the Portals is Will Thomas, director and founder of LoveAntiques.com, which is a scion of IACF Ltd. LoveAntiques.com takes a broad based approach to encompass the trade at large, appealing to the retail market.

Will talks candidly to Antiques News & Fairs in People Behind The Portals in our features section.

Read the WSJ article in full New Kids on the Block
The 2015 edition of Olympia International Arts & Antiques Fair will run at the later date of 18-28 June, coinciding with a host of important cultural events in London.

This significant date change consolidates the capital’s influential position as the hub of the global art world during late June and will open up the fair to a greater number of visitors, both from the UK and abroad

Fair Director, Mary Claire Boyd, told Antiques News & Fairs: “Since its establishment in 1972, Olympia has become internationally renowned for offering unrivalled choice and scope. The new dates for 2015 position the fair at the height of London's summer cultural season, making it more accessible to a wide range of visitors. We look forward to announcing the fair’s full exhibitor lineup, as well as details of the bespoke events programme and other exciting developments over the
coming months.”

See Olympia International Arts & Antiques Fair website via TRADE INDEX
The transition from one founder dealer owner to another from a different sector of the trade was always going to be a challenge because Bath Decorative Antiques Fair – 5-8 March 2015, brings its history along with its bedrock of loyal founder exhibitors from the past 26 years but Sue Ede of Cooper Events has won the hearts of the original exhibitors and added a large number of newcomers who this year offer not only a very balanced display but overall give a rather reassuring nod to the glory days of Bath back in of the 1990s.

Folk Art, always a draw for Bath, features strongly with Erna Hiscock and John Shepherd returning for the second year, together with Appledore Antiques, Doe and Hope and Wigs on the Green and making his debut this year is Rob Hall of Northampton who has been teasing followers on Twitter in the run up to the fair with fresh stock he has been finding - and keeping, for the fair including a fabulous seven foot long Derbyshire dresser base in original paint straight out of a dairy.

The date of the fair, positioned as Spring emerges, ensures antiques and decoration for the garden festoon many of the stands and long time exhibitors Lynda Towshend Bateson and Amy Perry of Tetbury and newcomer Linda North are specialists in the field. Another long term exhibitor Guy Dennler, known for his country house furniture, will be showing irresistible an pair of stone baskets, shown.

Painted furniture reigns at Bath and the furniture dealers hail from Sweden and Denmark and right across the UK. Sleek metropolitan pieces from the likes of David Ford, The Trading Room, The Just William Collection (the only two London trade this time), and Sevilla Hercolani of Jackdawes rub shoulders with humble country furniture in glorious original finishes from founder exhibitors Terry and Marie Kelly and Cherrie and Michael Todd. Stylish Mid C design furniture from Apollo Antiques, Devon, ranging to Colonial pieces from Not Wanted on Voyage, ultra high fashion French chateauesque and Nordic style from No1 Lewes, Nikki Page, Bohms Antiek, Casa Nova, returning exhibitor local Chloe Antiques and local newcomer Gilli Hanna, accessible and stylish decorative antiques for the home from Sheffield based DJ Green, returning for the second year from Kent, Elham Antiques and new this year from York, Molly & Maud’s Place.

Art Deco is finally making a concerted impact on the decorative landscape and Scarab Antiques have a sleek and stylish collection of Art Deco and Mid C furniture and accessories for Bath. This energetic husband and wife team, Sue and Alan Poultney, exhibit very successfully all over the country with their jewellery and decorative arts. Alan told Antiques News & Fairs:: We relish the opportunity to try a new challenge and look forward to showing our customers at Bath what we love outside our usual realm.”

Never far from the news, Antiques Young Guns have stormed Bath this year with no less than six stands. Returning from last year is current champion Young Gun of the Year James Gooch of Doe & Hope with his darkly gothic furniture, entwined with folk art and curios and textiles. Another new AYG newcomer is local dealer Edd Thomas of Edd in the Clouds who takes an academic approach to dealing, specialising in furniture and objects from the 1850s-1950s including Arts and Crafts and important designers.

Returning to Bath to join the AYG pavilion is Alys Dobbie of NanaDobbie who will be unveiling a new look, moving away from her former retro and Mid C ceramics and glass towards a grown up decorative theme.

Casting off his former identity of Lady Kentmores Antiques, George Johnson has now teamed up with fellow AYG Lily Trunfull of No1 Lewes to found GeorgeLily which they promise will be 50 Shades of Antiques on a backdrop of black on the AYG pavilion! AYG members at the fair also include Molly & Maud's Place and Just William Collection.

Other new exhibitors include Dig Hauschizzle from Bristol and Devon based Aspire Antiques, both young dealers specialising in industrial and Mid C design and lighting, Bath based Green Park Art with 19th c decorative paintings, AJ Art from Hereford, Burgett Langfield, Dorset, Monika of Bath, antique canes specialists Winfield Antique Canes from Devon, Emily's House, London, dealing tribal rugs and carpets including Beni Ouarain rugs, Berber handmade Kilims, Boucherouite and vintage Caput carpets, and returning after a long break, textile and painted furniture dealer from Bath, Susannah.

Winfield Antique Canes
a cane with handle as a German Shepherd dog, priced at £450.
Erna Hiscock & John Shepherd:
A very rare 18th Century Wedgwood creamware teapot and cover decorated with a red target like pattern.
There would appear to be only 4 or 5 of these teapots known. J.Horn illustrated one in an early catalogue. Another is believed to be in the Norwich collection and another in the Whieldon collection ( both appear unpublished) and there is believed to be another in the USA.
Chip to lid, minor chip to end of spout and base of handle restored.
Rob Hall Antiques A huge English country house armchair in the late 17th century style. The colour and wear are very pleasing and the proportions are truly monstrous for a chair of this style. A very unusual, and very heavy, chair with original castors. Priced at £690
Guy Dennler: A pair of stone jardinieres as baskets, priced at £850.
Scarab Antiques - A pair of lacquer and cream leather chairs, c1950, priced at £3995
Doe & Hope
A Rare Late 19thC Carved Oak Collection Box for The Royal Infirmary in the Form of a Beehive, priced at £480.00
Hossack & Gray Nain Jaune, vintage French game priced at £65.00

For full exhibitor list, times and tickets see Bath Decorative Antiques Fair website via TRADE INDEX

Never wishing to miss an opportunity for pr and a gathering, the Antiques Young Guns (AYG), team have managed to snare a super location for their #AYGINLOVE pop up shop in Lillie Road, Fulham, over the Valentine’s Day weekend from 11-14 February 2015.

AYG’s benefactor, who owns the smart little shop on Lillie Road, prefers to stay under the radar but his story is one to conjure with – a landlord of many of the shops in this humming hub of decorative antiques shops in fashionable Fulham, who will only lease his premises to the trade in a one man crusade to preserve the identity of the street as a go to location for antiques.

The AYGINLOVE project is being managed by George Johnson one of the co-founders of AYG together with Lily Trunfull, one of the finalists in the AYG of the Year 2014.

George told Antiques News & Fairs: “The event was immediately put on the map when our key sponsors came on board – our friends over at the Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair and Bath Decorative Antiques Fair and although it has been a brilliant group effort to get this exciting project together, we could not have done it without the help of our neighbour for the weekend David Levi who shares Levi & Linford with Julian Carr Linford and Alexandra Cunha, and Martyn Puckhaber of Puckhaber Decorative Antiques who manages the Lillie Road Antique Dealers' website and has worked with the dealers on Lillie Road to spread the word for us."

George and Lily have selected the pieces for the pop up, submitted by the thirteen AYG members taking part in the event, which they have planned as a curated and themed display to be revealed on the opening day.

Members taking part include:
Alys Dobbie,Nanadobbie , Dom Vincent, Garth Vincent Antiques, Edd Thomas, Edd in the Clouds, Eddy Toshi, Japanese Gallery, Henry Saywell, James Gooch of Doe & Hope , Jason Clarke, Joshua Gallery, Lawrence Mitchell, Heirloom Antique Restoration,Lily Trunfull, No1 Lewes, Matt Goymer, Delphis Antiques, Matt Wise, Cubbit Antiques, Chloe Rhymer, Molly & Maud's Place and Robyn Alston, On The Wall Antiques

The permanent residents on Lillie Road are all excited about the event and planning a late opening evening on Friday 13 February when the AYGINLOVE drinks and late opening party takes place.

For full details see Antiques Young Guns
In spite of its rather remote location, The Cambridge Glass Fair, garnered huge supporT from the trade and collectors alike at Chilford Hall. However, fate dealt the organisers Specialist Glass Fairs a real blow when a tragic fire destroyed the historic building and the hunt was on for a new and permanent home for this extremely popular fair with such a friendly atmosphere.

After a brief stay in nearby Linton College, the organisers struck gold with their new location at Knebworth House, one of England's most beloved stately homes and less than thirty miles north of London, where the fair will take place in the Knebworth Barns – comprised of two four hundred year old tithe barns complemented by two purpose-built modern barns, all positioned around a central courtyard, within walking distance of the house on Sunday 22 February 2015.

Carrying on the tradition of the in-house exhibition, the first Knebworth event will feature the work of Peter Wheeler for Whitefriars Glass.

Glass across all spheres from exhibitors nationwide will entice collectors and trade and in addition to period glass there will be contemporary studio glass including hand blown cameo and graal pieces through to sculpture, kilnforming, engraving,pate de verre and lampwork.

The World is Made of Glass Ltd:
A light green decanter of sugarloaf form dating from the mid 18th century, c1770

Terri-L. Colledge – Contemporary cameo glass maker. Blue cameo glass vase commission piece.

For tickets and exhibitor list see Cambridge Glass Fair via TRADE INDEX
With the prestigious BADA Antiques Fair on the near horizon - 18-24 March 2015, Mark Dodgson, Secretary General of the BADA has confirmed the first two international BADA members from the USA - Elle Shushan, based in Philadelphia, the largest resource for quality portrait miniatures in America, dealing in American, British and European miniatures, ranging from the 17th to 21st centuries and Lawrence Steigrad Fine Arts, New York, dealing in Old Master and British paintings, drawings and sculpture, with a particular emphasis on portraiture. They are located on the Upper East Side of New York, close to the Frick Collection.

The BADA has also confirmed five eminent new members from British Isles.

“We are delighted to welcome these new members to the British Antique Dealers’ Association”, said Mark Dodgson, Secretary General of the Association. “Between them these dealers represent a diverse range of specialisms and are each known for their expertise and high quality of their stock in their respective fields.”

See full details of all new members via Trade Roundabout
An unmissable day out for LAPADA members and guests - the 7th annual conference in The House of Lords! Book your ticket and see our preview of the day's events and key speakers via TRADE ROUNDABOUT

Iconic London antiques landmark Grays Antiques has been undergoing a major refurbishment on the lower ground floor and Vintage Modes have created a large shop within a shop which is now open for business with some space available for rent.

The space is very affordable given the smart Mayfair address and full details are available from Hannah Walker at Grays Antiques.
It is always good news when a local artist is on show at a fair but an added wintry snow scene is a double whammy for Cooper Events' Harrogate Antiques & Fine Art Fair from 23-25 January 2015.

Art World Gallery of Broadway, Worcestershire will bring one such painting - 'Bonfire Wood' by Brian Shields(1951-1997). The artist signed many of his works Braaq, a misspelling of his favourite artist, Braque, and he spent most of his working life in Harrogate, initially as a trainee chef. His talent was recognised when murals he painted on the walls of a Harrogate hotel where he worked caused quite a stir and for several weeks there was a search in the local papers for this talented artist. It is generally accepted that this was a planned publicity stunt. Although successful as a living artist it seems he was often faced with financial problems. He is well remembered and liked in the Harrogate district and there are numerous anecdotes about painting pub signs for use of facilities. The oil painting going on sale is dated 1976, signed Braaq priced at £32,000, and is dedicated to his sister Anne who died in the late 1970’s.

Fresh blood is always a key to a successful fair and new this time will be Molly and Maud’s Place – mother and daughter duo from York, who have also booked to stand at another Coopers Events fair on the horizon - Bath Decorative Antiques Fair 5-8 March 2015. Daughter Chloe Rhymer, a member of the Antiques Young Guns, joined the family interior design company and has helped to develop the business into a retail hotspot for decorative antiques.

Also making their debut will be Blackwood Gallery from Leicestershire who will be showing a range of farming subjects, notably paintings of award-winning horses, pigs, sheep and bulls, dating from the 18th century to the C20th. A particularly endearing oil on panel is 'Blackbird' - One of the most pivotal animals in the Heavy Horse improvement. Bred & owned by the 5th Marquis of Londonderry. Price £3,500.

It is just three years since Cooper Events acquired and embellished the Harrogate Fair . Owner Sue Ede told Antiques News & Fairs: “We now have fifty specialist dealers from across the country with a vast range of period pieces and prices to suit every pocket, from £25 to £50,000. The easy parking, good catering facilities and above all the wide choice of fine art, antiques, collectors’ items and all kinds of rare and unusual pieces make this event a must for collectors."

Art World Gallery

‘Bonfire Wood’, oil painting going dated 1976, Brian Shields (1951-1997),signed Braaq
Molly and Maud's Place:
C19th Swedish Birch and Satinwood settee, priced at £2,250.
Blackwood Gallery
‘Blackbird’, circa 1880’s, oil on panel. One of the most pivotal animals in the Heavy Horse improvement. Bred & owned by the 5th Marquis of Londonderry. Price £3,500.

For full exhibitor list and times see Cooper Events website via TRADE INDEX
Competition is scant for fair organisers in Hampshire which is good news for the the long standing Petersfield Antiques Fair from 6-8 February 2015, now in its forty-second year with an anticipated footfall of more than two thousand. The cleverly positioned date is one week before Valentine’s Day, and many of the exhibitors will have this in mind hoping to ensnare any visiting lovebirds with some irresistible objects and collectibles!

The event has attracted a clutch of well known new exhibitors this time – Jeanette Hayhurst with glass from all eras, Neptune Fine Art, specialising in works of L S Lowry and Mary Fedden and Paul Mayhew Fine Art with oil paintings 1850-1950.

Welcome returnees include Mike Melody with a good selection of English country furniture, Richard Hoppe, specialising in 20th century glass and stylish scent bottles, Olde Time, the clock specialists, Garret & Hurst, well known for their French 19th century bronze sculptures alongside British contemporary pieces, Sue Killinger, showing smaller furniture, metalwork and accessories, Graham Bentley with English watercolours and drawings, and jewellers Trivette, Shapiro & Co and Plaza.

Jupiter Antiques also return with a selection of fine English & Continental porcelain. Jupiter carry a vast stock of early English Factories, Worcester, Derby, Chelsea, Longton Hall, Bow, Liverpool, Plymouth, Bristol or Caughley, Limehouse or Vauxhall, signed Royal Crown Derby, Royal Worcester, Minton, and other items of quality from UK factories. Continental factories include Sevres, Mennecy, St. Cloud, Chantilly and Doccia.

Neptune Fine Art
: Still Life with Pineapple by Mary Fedden. Signed and Dated 08 (lower right).
Watercolour on paper
12 x 7.75 inch
Private Collection
Jeanette Hayhurst
A pair of amethyst cased glass champagne coupes, the bowls intaglio carved with pomegranite, apple, pear and leaf decoration on cut knopped stems and star cut feet. Joshua Hodgetts for Steven & Williams.
Jupiter Antiques
Bow bowl painted in underglaze blue with a bird in a tree with flowers on either side c.1758

For full exhibitor list, tickets and times see Penman Antique Fairs website via TRADE INDEX

The Miami Beach Convention Centre will be converged upon by an international influx for the 54th Original Miami Beach Antique Show organised by U.S. Antique Shows, part of Emerald Expositions, from 30 January – 3 February 2015.

As the world’s largest indoor antique show, The Original Miami Beach Antique Show hosts nearly one thousand recognised dealers from twenty-eight countries which includes a number from the UK including Flaxman Fine Jewellery from Windsor and Gladwell & Patterson Fine Art based in Knightsbridge.

With the changing structure in Palm Beach following the very recent demise of the American International Fine Art Fair organised by David and Lee Ann Lester, U.S. Antique Shows strategy of forging new partnerships with European organisations – Mercanteinfiera, organisers of the long standing and well regarded Parma Fair, and Antiques Young Guns, has positioned the company to garner more and more European exhibitors for future events.

Dan Darby, Emerald Expositions vice president and U.S. Antique Shows general manager, told Antiques News and Fairs: “The Original Miami Beach Antique Show offers a vast selection of exceptional antiques from dealers worldwide and sets the pace in the antique market for the entire year. At the 2015 show, attendees can look forward to an increased presence from European exhibitors due in part to U.S. Antique Shows global partnership with the Italian-based Mercanteinfiera.”

The Original Miami Beach Antique Show was recently listed by BizBash, a resource hub for the event and meeting industry, as one of Miami/South Florida’s Top 100 Events.

We will be reporting on U.S. Antique Shows' groundbreaking initiative the Antiques Industry Council (AIC) in March.

For full exhibitor list and details of events during the fair see The Original Miami Beach Antique Show website via TRADE INDEX

Gladwell & Patterson:

Georges Charles Robin - Moulin de Vernon
Priced at £3,950.00
Flaxman Fine Jewellery
Ruby & Diamond Flower Suite
Ruby and diamond flower suite comprising of earrings and brooch. The central diamond section is surrounded by calibre cut rubies and a further diamond boarder. Mounted 18ct gold. English. Circa 1970.
Our Price: £19,850.00

With luxury in mind, the fourth Antiques & Fine Art Fair at The Mere Golf Resort and Spa, Knutsford in the heart of the champagne triangle in Cheshire, 30 January to 1 February 2015, offers a boutique confection of vetted antiques and objects from around thirty LAPADA and BADA members.

Organiser Ingrid Nilson of The Antique Dealers' Fair Limited (ADFL Ltd), carefully curates the balance of exhibitors to offer the broadest display of specialties across period town and country furniture, romantic and contemporary sculpture, jewellery, traditional and modern paintings and watercolours, glass, oriental carpets, silver, book illustrations, clocks, books, vintage couture, mirrors, antiquities, historical artefacts, ceramics and many other decorative works of art.

Key exhibits this time include a magnificent standing horse from Odyssey, dealers in rare antiquities from Southport. The horse is an exceptional example of a large and early terracotta horse from the T'ang Dynasty (AD 618-907), priced at £7,500. The model of a saddled horse has an elegant walk, rather than the more usual standing position. Much of the original pigment and fine detail still remains (shown).

Jewellery dealers will be out in force with one of the key selling opportunities in the calendar – Valentine’s Day, on the near horizon. Covetable pieces to fall in love with include an 18 carat gold and platinum Belle Epoque calibrated ruby and diamond pendant brooch in the shape of a heart dating from c 1910, priced at £4,750 from Anderson Jones Ltd, or a large double heart shaped pendant with 3½ carats of diamonds, £4,500 or an aquamarine, sapphire and amethyst ring by Mauboussin, Paris, £2,200 from Plaza,(shown) or for something less expensive but no less alluring, T Robert also has a silver enamelled heart brooch, c1900, selling for £235.

Other serious distractions at the fair include fine furniture from S&S Timms, Freshfords Fine Antiques and Guy Dennler Antiques and local dealer Mike Melody, fine art from Haynes Fine Art of Broadway, Cambridge Fine Art, David Powell Fine Art and Art of the Imagination.

T'ang Dynasty Terracotta horse. Priced at £7500.
Plaza Aquamarine, sapphire and amethyst ring by Mauboussin. Priced at £2200.
S&S Timms Antiques A Very Unusual Late 19th Century Oriental Hardwood Armchair. Priced at £ 1950.00

For full exhibitor list and times see The Antique Dealers' Fair Limited website via TRADE INDEX

Chalet chic is the order of the day at the Winter Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair 20-25 January 2015, Evolution, Battersea Park, London – a timely and not obscure foyer theme when you include all those hunting lodges in Scotland and how many designers use the Decorative Fair to source unusual pieces for their client’s ski chalets and hunting lodges.

The tradition of the foyer exhibition is a time honoured way to offer loyal exhibitors at the fair, and there are plenty of them, one hundred and forty-five this time, to contribute to the scheme or in a number of cases to organise and choreograph the entire show! The mood board for the display, curated by the fair organisers, embraces comfy vintage leather and upholstered pieces and a stylish zap of 20th century accessories with a nod to the more quirky with antler furniture, carved Black Forest furniture, taxidermy moose and deer heads and the essential cuckoo clock! The period wood-clad walls will be off-set by the rich colours of thickly woven period rugs, Welsh and Scottish blankets, warm glimmering tones of polished metals, and statement lighting. To cap it all, the impression of winter snow will be brought by a series of white textile installations overhead, snow-scene paintings and skiing posters, and a sprinkling of vintage winter sports equipment such as lamps created from antique wooden skis.

Beyond the foyer the throng of exhibitors who come from across Europe, will again dazzle with fiercely desirable decorative furniture and accessories of all genres in elaborate room set displays and it will be interesting to see the response to the best selling trends from the last event - The Autumn Fair in October 2014 which saw a resurgence of interest in a more formal, classic style pieces including traditional antique wood furniture both English and European with quality pieces with beautiful patina or more unusually-figured veneers selling well. Other trends included items of exceptional scale or decoration or provenance which caught the eye of buyers. A standout piece was a grand Gothick Victorian bookcase 13ft long c1860 made for Lady Waldegrave of Strawberry Hill House, with a ticket price of £29,500 was sold by Martin D Johnson Antiques of Seaford, East Sussex.

New exhibitors for the Winter Fair include Manoir Interiors, Belgium - eighteenth century french painted furniture and comfortable seating, James Worrall Antiques, London, C20th furniture and decorative items, AD Antiques, British Art Pottery, Gloucestershire, Original House, Gloucestershire, salvaged and reclaimed interiors and Just William Collection, London, unique 20th century design and decorative antiques.

Long term exhibitor, Jorge Perez Martin of Brownrigg Interiors has been stirring things up in the antiques hub of Tetbury, Gloucestershire by relocating both of their showrooms – Nailsworth and Tetbury, along the road to reinvent the long established Long Street Antiques which is now home to a number of key decorative dealers. Brownrigg’s collection is one of those scene stealing stands at Battersea with European decorative antiques – with plenty of Spanish, often with a splash of vibrant colour – both period and Mid Century.

Lillie Road in Fulham, West London will be dispatching a posse of decorative dealers to the fair, many of them Battersea veterans, including Puckhaber, M Charpentier, Henry Saywell, Quindry, Shane Meredith, Maison Artefact, Andrew Bewick, David Levy and Julian Carr Linford. Pimlico connections include Timothy Langston and Odyssey Fine Arts. Country house antiques, colonial antiques, mirrors and upholstery specialists Macintosh and Nadin from Dorset will return to their imposing central stand and the more formal element in the fair will be represented by S&S Timms Antiques, Bedfordshire, and Guy Dennler from Dorset.

Chalet Chic Foyer Display:

The paintings are mid-C20th Russian oils (from John Barkes), the standard lamp features an antique wooden ski (Antiques by Design), a circa 1880 French ‘saddle bag’ sofa (so-called from the shape of the arms) upholstered in C19th striped goat hair, wool and linen fabric (No.1 Lewes), a set of 12-point antlers (Andrew Collier Antiques), a vintage Swedish blue Rya rug (Joshua Lumley), a C19th Swedish wooden cane made from the root of birch tree (Gaby van Schagen) and an C18th Swedish chair with original paint (French Country Living).
M charpentier
A 19th century wooden decorative horse from Germany, painted in a soft dark gray. Price £495
Puckhaber Decorative Antiques
Early 20th century French street scene, oil on board, very strong black lines, signed and framed. Price £380
Mactintosh & Nadin
A pair of mid 19th c painted Country House chest of drawers c 1860 in lovely original condition in simulated maple with shaped back stands with painted classical decoration on turned feet Price £1950
Brownrigg Design
Exquisite 1950s Spanish table of Moorish design in pitch pine, Southern Spain. Price: £6500

For full exhibitor list, times and tickets see Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair website via TRADE INDEX
The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair, 8-11 January 2015, has confirmed its pole position in just three short years by providing a unique shopping experience in the heart of Mayfair in one of London’s most stylish hotels, The London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, attracting an international audience keen to sample the best that the BADA and LAPADA exhibitors have on offer. The success of the fair, which was extremely busy when Antiques News & Fairs called in to the January 2014 fair, has ensured a solid waiting list to attend.

Those lucky to be included for the first time in January will be Pimlico dealer Timothy Langston who specialises in English, Continental and Oriental furniture, objects, paintings and decorative lighting and an assortment of antique cabinet furniture spanning the late 17th century through the Georgian Period culminating in mid-20th century design, M & D Moir, who are specialists in Rene Lalique, Emile Galle, and Daum and art nouveau and art deco glass by Schneider, Legras, Andre Delatte, D'Argental and Moser. Dinan & Chighine, specialising in 17th to 20th century decorative engravings and watercolours; Kinghams Art Pottery Ltd bringing Martin Brothers, Wedgwood’s Fairyland and William de Morgan collections and Manya Igel Fine Arts with a fine collection of paintings by Royal Academicians and members of the New England Art Club.

Portable objects are desirable impulse buys at an event like this and Mark Goodger of Hampton Antiques is one of the star turns in that department selling the most exquisite boxes, caddies and decorative accessories, many of which fall in the “mantinques” sphere. Mark has is returning for the third time in 2015.

Not portable in the least but likely to be one of the most unusual pieces at the fair is an Art Deco Strohmenger baby grand satinwood and walnut piano which came from The White House in North London, a guest house for the stars of the silver screen filming at Elstree Studios during the 1920s and 30s, for sale for £16,500 from The Art Deco specialist Jeroen Markies.

Jewellery always draws the crowds and a highlight from T Robert is a very special Imperial apple green carved jade, pearl, diamond and platinum Buddha pendant necklace, c1925. Imperial apple green is a rare and sought after colour. The intricate and delicate workmanship gives the pendant flexibility of movement POA)

A number of items for sale come from the Russian Empire. A magnificent bronze study Zaporozhian Cossack after Battle by important Russian sculptor Eugene Alexandrovich Lanceray (1848 to 1886), from Hickmet Fine Arts, selling for £33,500. It depicts a mounted Cossack carrying a lance, cleaning his sword and leading a captured horse, c1885. Lanceray travelled widely across Russia, Bashkiria, Kirghizia, Ukraine and the Caucasus, observing tribesmen and their animals. He sculpted around four hundred works on historical, ethnographic and genre themes and was awarded the title of honorary fellow of the Imperial Academy of Arts in 1876.

Timothy Langston:

A Large Colonial Painted Silk and Linen Panel
£3,500 A colonial painted silk and linen panel of great scale depicting a parrot in mid flight over exotic flowers, foliage and a palm tree. Now set in a ripple moulded frame.nC1870, China.
M&D Moir A very early pair of metal ball footed Baccarat vases in blue, enamelled with birds and branches, around 6 inches tall c1885. Priced at £750 the pair.
Hampton Antiques Monaco Grand Prix Poster
Original advertising poster.
TURNER, MICHAEL (B.1934) after MONACO 1970
lithograph in colours 1970 printed by J.Ramel, Nice.
The 1970 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One race haled at the Cricuit de Monaco on May 10, 1970. It was the third race of the 1970 Formula One season. Priced at £1385
Kinghams Art Pottery Martin Brothers vase with dragons, 10” tall, 1894, £12,500

For full exhibitor list and times see ADFL - The Antique Dealers' Fair Ltd website via TRADE INDEX

Do you regret all those childhood favourite toys, which you wish you’d never thrown away, that might be worth something now? The experts at Auction My Stuff have selected a few to consider and we think the most timely example is of course Paddington Bear!

Michael Bond's first Paddington Bear book appeared in 1958. During the 1970s Paddington's popularity increased with his appearance on television. Gabrielle Designs produced the first soft toy in 1972. The company gave Paddington his boots, made by Dunlop. Michael Bond then added boots to his Paddington character.

The early British version of the Paddington bear wears a safety pin in his hat. The American versions do not have the pin, as it would breach safety regulations.
Early Paddington Bears are quite collectible.

See Auction My Stuff website for details of the next toy sale to confirm that you should not have thrown those toys away!

Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

If you spend nearly forty years collecting Poole and Honiton Pottery, interesting paintings and collectibles and your partner has a weakness for studio art glass, particularly European Glass makers including Marcel Saba (French) and Ales Valner (Czech), becoming a dealer could be the only solution!

Rob Haslam and Ann Collins chose to start their new dealing career at Northcote Road Antiques Market, the long established antiques market set in the favoured "Nappy Valley" area between Battersea and Clapham in London.

They now have free reign to feed their collecting fever which has not abated and Rob Haslam told Antiques News & Fairs that he is still pursuing his dream object which would be a Poole Pottery vase on a grand scale by Carter Stable & Adams, dating from the first quarter of the 20th century. Sharing the space at Northcote with a diverse band of dealers, the pursuit of the dream object and collecting in general can continue amok in the guise of stocking the stand!
If you are thinking about organising a new fair then a National Trust house adjacent to Petworth, one of the main antiques hubs in the UK, is quite a coup to pull off!

The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair from 8-10 May 2015 is that fair and Ingrid Nilson, director of The Antiques Dealers' Fair Ltd, told Antiques News & Fairs: “We are most grateful to the National Trust for inviting us to hold this new event. We are excited to work with them and have the support of the Petworth Antiques & Decorative Arts Association and The Petworth Business Association and are looking forward to building a thoroughly attractive event for visitors from far and wide.

Petworth House boasts an internationally important art collection. Together with its Capability Brown landscaped country park, it will provide a magnificent backdrop for our newest fair. Further plans and initiatives will be announced over the coming weeks and months.”

See ADFL Ltd web site via TRADE INDEX

The fast growing movement of young and enthusiastic members of the antiques trade Antiques Young Guns (AYG), has much to celebrate this month with the news of a strategic partnership with leading US antiques show organisers U.S. Antique Shows,(USAS).

Co-founders of AYG UK have agreed an exclusive licensing agreement which will allow US Antiques Shows (USAS) to develop their own membership base using the existing AYG UK branding. USAS will actively promote growth, education and exposure to those in the trade, 39 years old or younger, to an international audience of antiques enthusiasts.

USAS are the largest antiques fair organisers in the US and producers of some of the industry’s most anticipated events in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Miami Beach and New York. The group’s events offer a broad range of antiques, vintage and estate jewellery and watches, and annually draw more than 50,000 consumers and 3,000 dealers from 28 countries worldwide including the UK.

The move offers exciting opportunities for UK members with exposure to a huge US audience, and vice a versa, via the planned developments on both parties’ websites and social media.

AYG founders Mark Hill, George Johnson and editor of Antiques News & Fairs, Gail McLeod, confirmed that their decision to choose USAS as strategic partners to launch AYG in the US was based not just on the scale of the audience via the pole position of USAS in the US antiques trade but also on the company's work to launch a major industry initiative of immense benefit to the antiques trade, details of which will be announced in full at the AYG press conference in January 2015 at the The Original Miami Beach Antique Show.

As we hurtle towards the Christmas season, over at one of London’s longest established antiques destinations, Grays Antiques, right in the heart of Mayfair, plans are in place for the launch of their traditional Christmas Shopping Event on 27 November 2014 from 5-8 pm.

Grays Antiques has been a London antiques landmark for more than thirty years with many of the dealers having been there since the beginning. Not so for two newcomers to the The Mews at Grays though – Antiques Young Guns(AYG) co-founder Mark Hill and finalist in the recent AYG of the Year awards, ceramics specialist Serhat Ahmet have moved in and are next door neighbours on the ground floor in The Mews at Grays quite by chance!

To celebrate the arrival of two AYGs at Grays, the Christmas Shopping Event will host three showcases for AYG members as part of their AYG Christmas Cracker, best things come in small packages event. Mark Hill and co-founder of AYG George Johnson will give a lively presentation about AYG to the guests on the opening night.

The Mews building at Grays Antiques (just behind the front Grays building in Davies Mews) has been the subject of an exciting refurbishment on the lower ground floor which has the unique feature of a rivulet of the River Tyburn running under floor of the Mayfair building. The Tyburn rivulet has been embellished with a decorative bridge across so that visitors can peer down at the decorative carp in the water. The River Tyburn historically crossed Oxford Street, where the Great Conduit was built in 1236, to supply water through conduits made of elm trunks from the Tyburn to Cheapside in the City. Just off Bond Street, Lancashire Court was developed on what used to be the east bank of the Tyburn.

Much has changed since 1236 and now Grays Antiques is home to one hundred and fifty dealers in the front Grays Antiques building with a further one hundred dealers in The Mews Building with a waiting list for space in both buildings. Specialities of the house include jewellery from some of the leading dealers in the UK - The Gilded Lily, Anthea G, Moira and Shapiro, named costume jewellery from a very large gathering of dealers including Linda Bee and Gillian Horsup, ceramics and glass of all periods and origin - Serhat Ahmet and Mark Hill to name a few, with a large contingent of period Oriental ceramics including Guest and Grey.

Silver is a particular feature of the Grays collection with some serious Georg Jensen pieces from James Baldwin Antiques. Vintage fashion and accessories occupy a large area in the lower ground floor in The Mews in the Vintage Modes section which extends across one end of the building. Grays is a go to emporium for vintage designer handbags and luggage and long time exhibitor Linda Bee has a mouth watering display of bags and costume jewellery. One of the bags on display was featured in a recent book A Century of Bags by Claire Wilcox (shown).

Anthea G

Amethyst bracelet, mounted in blackened gold, set with emerald-cut amethysts each surrounded by a cluster of eight-cut diamonds, the clasp is pavé set with diamonds. POA

Serhat Ahmet
A stunning and rare pair of Mintons 'Salamonic’ shaped candlesticks, very finely hand painted with floral and etched gilt garlands on a bleu celeste ground. Mintons puce globe mark and retailer's mark for John Mortlock, Orchard St, London to each base, c.1860. Priced at £850
Gillian Horsup
This is an Art Deco period, rectangular green glass stones necklace. It is claw set on a gold tone metal. Probably 1930's -but could be up to the early 1950's. Beautiful green glass stones. It measures approximately 16 inches, priced at £88.00.
Mark Hill
1980s Crystalex Cased Cylinder Vase
Designer: Jirí Suháje, c1980
Factory: Crystalex. Period of manufacture: 1980s
Price: £120
James Baldwin Antiques
An exceptional silver cigar lighter was designed by Georg Jensen himself circa 1910.
Shaped like Aladdin’s lamp and fitted with an elegant curved handle, on a beaded ten-sided polygon base. The snuffer is attached via a chain, and the cover with foliage pattern is detachable. The lighter is a beautiful example of Georg Jensen silver and a rare find. It bears the Georg Jensen mark used between 1933 and 1944. Price £1450.00.
Linda Bee showing gilt framed bag in A Century of Bags" by Claire Wilcox.

For a full dealer listing and free tickets for the Grays Antiques Christmas Shopping Evening are available from Grays Antiques website via TRADE INDEX

Never one to let the grass grow under her feet, Sue Ede of Cooper Events has moved seamlessly towards a more decorative and light hearted approach for her fairs in 2015, no doubt spurred on be the enormous success of The Bath Decorative Antiques Fair which she acquired in 2012.

The redoubtable Tatton Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair in Cheshire will now be known as the Cheshire Decorative Antiques & Art Fair and will bounce into the New Year events from 2-4 January 2015. Previously a broadly-based antiques fair, this event has been redesigned to meet a changing market. Sue told Antiques News & Fairs There is a strong move towards acquiring antiques and art as much for their decorative allure as their collectable appeal. We have a number of new dealers joining the fair, bringing a broader range of period styles including 20th century pieces. It’s going to offer so much more for today’s home furnishers and interior designers."

Exciting new exhibitors will include Elham Antiques who took Bath by a storm on their debut in March 2014. Established for over twenty years and based in the picturesque village of Elham in Kent, they specialise in architectural antiques, garden statuary and decorative antiques suitable for the interior decorating trade.

Other Bath exhibitors migrating to Cheshire will be Not Wanted on Voyage with a mix of Colonial pieces and Mid C design, Paul Burnett with an extensive range of lighting and small furniture, Candice Horley with 20th Century glamour and Scandinavian by Design with Mid Century Scandinavian furniture and lighting.

Returning exhibitors include Antiques by Design with a range of decorative lighting and accessories, jewellery dealers Plaza from Cheshire, Brieve Antiques from Wales, Shapiro & Co. from London and Anderson Jones from Yorkshire, Fine art specialists include Richwood Fine Art from Cheshire, returning with 20th century and contemporary works, Balmain Antiques with original etchings and 20th century works of art and Jo Bennett Fine Paintings with Modern British and European paintings.

For full exhibitor list and times see Cooper Events website via TRADE INDEX

We would like to wish all our advertisers and readers a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

We have exciting news here at Antiques News & Fairs with our brand new website scheduled for Spring 2015. We will announce details in the New Year but stay tuned for a big change!

Best wishes to you all and thank you all for your continued support this year!

Gail and the team at Antiques News & Fairs.

Moving the dates of the popular Antiques for Everyone at the NEC, Birmingham, just a few weeks forward to December 4 -7 December 2015, plants the event firmly in the Christmas shopping season and many of the two hundred and fifty exhibitors have responded with gusto to this opportunity with some irresistible pieces. To add to the atmosphere, the fair will open in traditional seasonal style with a choir from nearby Solihull School singing a selection of Christmas Carols to the many hundreds of dealers and collectors who arrive early and queue at the entrance.

With all major areas of collecting and home furnishing antiques and collectables on show including period and 20th century furniture, fine art, ceramics and jewellery, British and European sculpture, fine silver, glass, early arms and armour, folk art, textiles, kitchen antiques, vintage collectables and clocks on show, there will be a number of specialist dealers presenting Chinese and Japanese ceramics and bronzes in addition to antiquities and collectables from other countries including Egypt and Tibet to an expanded international audience at the fair following the rise of the buoyant Asian market.

Organiser of Antiques for Everyone, Dan Leyland, told Antiques News & Fairs “Our winter fair is a real feast for collectors this year, and offers a wealth of choice for the interior decorator and home furnisher too. It’s not often you get the chance to buy a huge dining table for the Christmas lunch and all the silver and porcelain you’ll ever need in one place!"

Santa will be centre stage on the Art of the Imagination display with Christian Birmingham's 'Good Boys and Girls' illustration. It was used by Medici Cards c1995. Christian Birmingham illustrated 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', the limited edition book that Art of Imagination launched at the July 2014 Antiques for Everyone fair. Pastel on paper, 18.25" high x 13.25" wide. Signed Christian Birmingham. Priced at £2,500

A charming street sign with a fascinating and rather infamous history will grace the stand of award winning Antiques Young Gun Edd in The Clouds from Wiltshire. Priced at £1850, the enamel walkway sign is a unique piece of London's History. It was made by Willing and Co of London in 1894 for Tower Bridge and was placed on the SE tower to assist foot passengers crossing the bridge. This sign would have been installed for the opening of the bridge in 1894 and points the way to the hydraulic passenger lifts which were installed in the SE tower at the time but were ultimately closed to the public after just sixteen years use in 1910 due to the high number of suicides and problems of prostitutes offering their services! The sign was saved from being discarded by a former bridge worker and comes with a City of London headed letter from the maintenance crewman stating its provenance.

Nigel Barclay of Barclay Antiques, Scotland, will be making hearts flutter with a spectacular piece he has secured for the fair – an Imperial Russian lady’s compact in gold set with sapphires and diamonds that once belonged to Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939), sister of King Edward VII and daughter of Queen Victoria. The compact comes from the Fabergé maker August Hölstrom working in St Petersburg (then the capital city), circa 1898. It is priced at £45,000.

New exhibitor from Bath, Trinity Silhouettes will bring a charming portrait miniature painted in watercolour on card, signed and dated, by Adam Buck (Irish 1759-1833) of a young lady of 17 years of age named Augusta Ludlow Shakespear. She married Gen. Sir John Low, April 1829 in India. She was the great-great-great grandmother of Prime Minister David Cameron, on his maternal side. Adam Buck worked in Bath. Priced at £2,000.

No Christmas shopping expedition would be complete without a sparkler or two and there are plenty of jewellery dealers at The Winter Fair to entice including Scarab who have in stock this 18ct white & yellow gold fancy yellow diamond and diamond cluster ring, priced at £POA.

The Special Feature Display at the Winter Fair will come from The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, who will be displaying some of the finest pieces of silver and other artefacts from their collections. From their foundation in 1694, Gloucestershire Regiments have fought in some of the most significant campaigns around the world, including the Battle of Alexandria, Waterloo, the First and Second World Wars and in Korea. The pieces on display will show the changing face of the Army, from the original Regiments of Foot to the modern-day Rifles. The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum is located in Gloucester’s Historic Docks reopened in April 2014 after a Heritage Lottery funded refurbishment.

Among their star exhibits will be the colours from the Battle of Waterloo in a silver casket. This was carried by the 28th Regiment of Foot (now the Rifles) and is currently held in the One Rifles Officer’s Mess. This has been very rarely seen in public and is too fragile to be taken out of the casket. The medal collections are also extremely rare and span from the Battle of Waterloo, the 1st, 2nd and Korean War. Of particular note is the Victoria Cross awarded to Lt Col Khan for bravery in the Korean War and the Albert Medal from the 1st war. Less than two hundred of these were ever awarded and they were specifically for saving lives

Another special display at the Winter Fair will be from regular exhibitor Mark Newsum from Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, dealer in folk art, treen and 20th century glass. He will be showing a number of items, not for sale, by way of a preview, for his forthcoming shop exhibition: Northern Lights - An Exhibition of Colour and Form, Scandinavian Folk Art and 20th Century Design.

The fair welcomes a number of new exhibitors this time: Adams Jewellery, Birmingham – fine jewellery, Boutique Antique, Shrewsbury – vintage clothing & period furniture, Deco Broc, Derby – decorative items, Christina Solihull, Solihull – small silver, Hurstlyn Antiques, Kent – returning after several years, 19th - Early 20th century Porcelain, Worcester/ Coalport/Minton, Woman’s Work, Surrey – dolls, bears, toys and collectables and Trinity Silhouettes & Portrait Miniatures, Bath – miniatures etc.

Regulars returning include: S&S Timms Antiques, Bedfordshire, period furniture, Garth Vincent arms and armour, Hampton Antiques leading specialist in quality collectible boxes, caddies, 'mantiques', Keith Richards Decorative Arts, M&D Moir glassware especially Art Nouveau glass, Art Deco glass, Rene Lalique, Daum, Moser and Ikora and antique silver specialists Jack Shaw Ltd.

For full exhibitor list, times and tickets see Antiques for Everyone website via TRADE INDEX

Uranium glass is the chosen exhibition for the National Glass Fair on 23 November 2014 at the National Motorcycle Museum just outside Birmingham. Focusing on on the various types of uranium glass produced by glass factories around the world, the exhibition has been put together by Leni Simons, a regular visitor to the fair, and features numerous prize pieces from her personal collection of uranium glass.

Organised by Specialist Glass Fairs Ltd, this enduring event attracts more than eighty dealers across the spectrum of the glass collecting world imcluding Art Nouveau and Art Deco glassware modern Studio Glass from the 1950s, 60s and 70s from manufacturers including as Orrefors, Whitefriars and Seguso through to the traditional end of the market with coloured and crystal cut-glass from manufacturers, including Stevens and Williams, Val St. Lambert, Thomas Webb, Stuart Crystal, Webb Corbett and Richardsons.

Fans of contemporary glass will be especially pleased to see the addition of some new faces at the next fair. In particular, Elliot Walker - who specialises in sculptural work - will be exhibiting alongside a number of well known contemporary makers, such as Vic Bamforth and Helen Millard, who exhibit regularly at our fair. Expect to see a variety of different types and styles of decorative glass. From utilitarian tableware to the finest decorative items, exquisite jewellery, paperweights, whimsical animal figures and Georgian drinking glasses.

Regular exhibitors Mike and Debbie Moir of M & D Moir have recently acquired a major collection of Paul Nicolas related items (Paul was chief designer at Galle and later went on to make glass under the his own name and for St Louis under the name D'Argental). Many of these pieces come direct from his extended family, and include not only his glass (and original art) but also gifts both to and from him. A good selection of these pieces will be on display at the fair.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet G.G. Weiner from the Lalique Mascot Collecting Club who will be signing copies of his new book entitled Unique Lalique Mascots: the automotive radiator hood ornaments of master glass artisan R. Lalique. The book includes auction realisation prices and has a foreword by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu and a preface by Eric Knowles of the Antiques Roadshow.

The new year brings big news from Specialist Glass Fairs Ltd with the confirmation of the new Cambridge Glass Fair location at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire. This is an exciting development for the Cambridge Glass Fair which has been looking for a new permanent home since fire destroyed Chilford Hall near Cambridge in 2012.

Originally founded along with the respected collector and glass expert Dr. Graham Cooley, the next Cambridge Glass Fair will take place on Sunday 22 February 2014 at its new home in the magnificent surroundings of Knebworth House, one of England’s most beloved stately homes. The fair will be held in the Knebworth Barns, a complex combining two four hundred year old tithe barns, the Manor and the Lodge, plus the Cobbold and Lytton Barns, two brand new oak structures and a seventy-six seater licensed restaurant, which were completed in September 2011.

Uranium Glass bowl.
Probably by Walsh as the applied Fleur de Lys is a Walsh registered design - number 435959.
M&D Moir:
Lilies - Monumental c12 inch tall D'Argental cameo vase by Paul Nicolas in yellows and reds depicting lilies, signed c1921. Price £2,400
Book cover: Unique Lalique Mascots G.G. Weiner

For full exhibitor list see The National Glass Fair and Cambridge Glass Fair web site via TRADE INDEX

We are delighted to be welcome US Antique Shows to Antiques News & Fairs and look forward to reporting from The Original Miami Antique Show,, one of their eight events across the US, early in 2015.

The next event on their calendar is the Pier Antique Show, New York’s largest antiques, vintage, art and collecting event with more than four hundred exhibitors gathered from the US and other parts of the globe including the UK, dealing in quality antique furniture, jewellery, decorative and fine arts, kitchenalia, paintings, art glass, ceramics and a varied selection of vintage clothing, jewellery and handbags are available in the popular Fashion Alley area of the show.

US Antiques Shows are the world’s largest producer of indoor antiques shows, with major events in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami and New York with more than three thousand exhibitors on their books across the shows. The Pier Antique Show which takes place twice a year, has become something of an institution over the last forty years with exhibitors and visitors returning year on year. US Antique Shows have harnessed some of their exhibitors' enthusiasm in their The Pier Antique Show video from the show.

November 2014 sees an exciting announcement with The HighBoy - the sleek and cool online markeplace for a new generation of antiques buyers with the tag line of "antiques simplified", becoming the premier sponsor for the November 2014 show. This initiative brings together two leading industry figures with the same mission - to demystify antiques and encourage a younger audience to visit antiques fairs and shops and online marketplaces.

Dan Darby, US Antique Shows general manager told Antiques News & Fairs: “The Highboy’s thorough understanding of the antiques industry combined with their passion for providing an innovative marketplace make them an ideal partner for US Antique Shows.

As part of the partnership, The Highboy will invite visitors to their Pier Antique Show booth to discover their 'HighBoy Style' from a diverse grouping of antiques and fine art offered in their marketplace.

Olga Granda Scott and Douglas Scott founders of The HighBoy and former dealers themselves told us:”All our our dealers, including those exhibiting at the Pier Antique Show, have been selected for their strong reputations, experience and industry standing.”

To celebrate the exciting partnership at the show, there will be a keynote panel discussion during the show entitled: The Future of Antiques which takes place Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Jonathan Burden Antiques & Works of Art, 180 Duane Street, New York, NY 10013.

The event is by ticket only but free to attend. Visitors and exhibitors are invited to join The HighBoy for cocktails, a book signing, and panel discussion moderated by Doris Athineos, Senior Editor of Traditional Home, with antiques experts Judith Miller, Toma Clark Haines of The Antiques Diva & Co and Olga Granda-Scott.

The event is sponsored by Sponsored by: The HighBoy, U.S. Antique Shows and The Antiques Diva & Co. Tickets are available via The Pier Antique Show web site.

Yafa Signed Jewels NY

Cartier 18k yellow gold diamond, coral and amethyst 'Delice de Goa' necklace and earrings.
Ilsegno del Tempo, Milan
A pair of industrial stools made from tubular iron legs with wooden seat.
Chinalai Tribal Antiques Ltd, NY
Polychrome heads of Mogallana and Saripputta, Buddha's two major disciples, Burma, C18th-19th
June Greenwald Antiques OH
Italianate Planter

For tickets, times and exhibitor list see THE PIER ANTIQUE SHOW website via TRADE INDEX - ANTIQUES IN AMERICA

Midcentury Modern Show, which caused Channel 4 TV Grand Designs to warn 'This show could cause design lovers a cardiac arrest', returns to Dulwich College’s Christian Hall on Sunday 23 November 2014.

The one-day event attracts celebrated architects, designers and interiors experts hunting for rare pieces like Pierre Jeanerret's desk and chair from Le Corbusier's Chandigarh in India or a Barbarella style metal table and chairs Ringo Starr helped design, but organisers Petra Curtis and Lucy Ryder Richardso are keen to ensure there is also a glut of collectables that can be gleaned for a snip for mere mortals who flock to this twice yearly event held at Erno Goldfinger's Haggerston School in October and at Dulwich College in November each year.

Joining the ninety or so exhibitors at Dulwich will be young British photographer Kevin Dutton who will be exhibiting his beautiful flower prints at the show on Sunday 23rd November. If you recognise the Alium image (shown), it is because Apple inc has purchased a few of them for wallpaper for the new iphone6. Dulwich boy Kevin, has been producing lovely photographs of the iconic pieces at Modern Shows for a couple of years and will be selling some of the original prints upstairs in contemporary section of the show.

For anyone unable to make it to the show, join interior designers, journalists, collectors and investors shopping Modern Marketplace - Antiques News Fairs.

For times, tickets and future dates see Modern Shows website via TRADE INDEX

Nearly four million people are expected to have visited an installation at the Tower of London to mark the centenary of the start of World War One by 12 November 2014.

Blood Swept Lands And Seas Of Red by ceramic artist Paul Cummins has proven so popular there have been calls for it to be extended.

London Mayor Boris Johnson is among those to have suggested the dismantling of the installation, due to start the day after Armistice Day, could be postponed. Thousands of people have also signed an e-petition calling for the poppies to remain.

Pearly King of Bow Bells Harry Mayhead, (shown), who served in Egypt and France for the Royal Army Service Corps in World War Two, helped to plant the poppies at The Tower of London.
Image courtesy of BBC News
Our friends over at The High Boy have been talking on their blog The Weekly, to another friend of Antiques News & Fairs the very hardworking and charming Judith Miller, about her life in the antiques world and how it started.

One of the questions they asked our unofficial Queen of the Antiques Trade was about her favourite find and Judith told them:

"It was a Chinese saucer c.1750—although I didn’t know that at the time—hand-painted with a Chinese boy jumping to try to catch a butterfly. It is utterly charming. It was painted for the West and as such, changed the way we decorated ceramics. It still has pride of place in my collection as I remember that young girl at the beginning of what has become the most amazing journey of discovery."

Read the rest of the interview on The Weekly on The Highboy
We asked current Antiques Young Gun of the Year James Gooch of Doe and Hope to visit the press preview of Terror and Wonder, The Gothic Imagination at the British Library for us.

We love the moody shots taken at Doe and Hope, artfully arranged by James, which exude a darkly gothic atmosphere, and we knew he was the man for the job. Read his review in our Features Section Gothic Imagination.

Can it be true, is Christmas really on the doorstep? The Winter Olympia Art & Antiques Fair from 3-9 November 2014 is one of the portents of the Christmas season, offering not only a one-stop Christmas shopping extravaganza but also an extensive array of cerebral diversions in the form of expert talks and tours of the fair – some of which are free to ticket holders.

Highlights of the programme include Ming: Beyond Porcelain Dr Yu-Ping Luk, Project Curator, British Museum – 4 November. This lecture explores the splendour of Ming China in the years AD 1400-1450 – the subject of this autumn’s BP Exhibition Ming: 50 years that changed China at the British Museum.

On Thursday 6 November, The BADA Lecture 2014: Over the Top? The Image of War. This lecture will demonstrate that the great art commissioning schemes of the World Wars were a symbol of civilised values, producing an extraordinary range of visual art styles and forms.

Also 6 November, Victorian Obsession: Bringing the Pérez Simón collection to Leighton House. This lecture will explore the curation aspects of A Victorian Obsession, the forthcoming exhibition at Leighton House which will showcase the largest private collection of Victorian art outside the UK.

Independent art consultant, Vanessa Curry, will lead daily tours around the fair covering Jewellery and Accessories, Highlights and 1770 to 1970: 200 years of furniture design explored

With over 22,000 visitors last year, this highlight of the London winter fairs calendar will coincide with the Asian Art in London for the second year running, when the world’s collectors focus will be on London - good news for the one hundred and twenty exhibitors offering furniture, 20th century design, jewellery, art, Asian pieces, ceramics, sculpture, silver, mirrors, lighting, fossils, clocks, textiles and glass.

Fair Director, Mary Clare Boyd told Antiques News & Fairs "The fair is a wonderful source of one-off Christmas presents at different prices and the experience is one of pre-Christmas luxury and sparkle with a host of experts on hand to learn from."

Antiques News & Fairs covetable collection for Christmas from a selection of exhibitors at the fair:

Didier Ltd
Jesus Raphael Soto (Venezuela, 1929-2003)
Large pair of silver and silver gilt fringe earrings, each with 23 kinetic dual coloured rods, designed in 1968 and made by Giancarlo Montebello, Milan

Richard Gardner Antiques
Hermanus Johannus Ansingh 1880 – 1957 The Seasons A Set of Four Oil Paintings Signed, titled & inscribed on original labels on reverse Oil Hermanus Johannus Ansingh was born on March 20th 1880 in Nijmegen. A Dutch artist. He died in Harderwijk in 1957. He lived and worked in the Hague, Amsterdam, Harderwijk and Nijmegem. Student of the National Academy Amsterdam 1902 – 1905. He painted, drew and etched landscapes, particularly old neighbourhoods and towns.
Exhibitor: Richard Gardner Antiques

Tyger Glyn Gallery
Double Circle by Ibrahim Said
Contemporary ceramic work by highly acclaimed Egyptian ceramic artist Ibrahim Said. White earthenware with black glaze. Fired twice. 2013. Part of his Jug Filter Series, inspired by the early 8th to 12th century decorative filters inside the necks of earthenware jugs. Fustat born Said's work is technically brilliant, his skills taught him by his father a famed Egyptian potter. His beautiful works explore his Islamic and Egyptian ceramic heritage whilst creating works with a rare and wonderful contemporary twist. Already much collected in the Middle East, Egypt and the US, the V&A invested in his works last year and Tyger Glyn is proud to be introducing his work to the UK collector market.

Morgan Strickland Decorative Arts
Arts & Crafts Tudric pewter and copper clock attributed to CFA Voysey.

Large and impressive Arts & Crafts Tudric pewter and beaten copper clock attributed to Charles Francis Annesley Voysey for Liberty & Co, England c1902.

S&S Timms Antiques
A fine Regency period gilt pier mirror with carve eagle and foliae with inset eglomise panel flanked by two urns.

For full details of talks, exhibitor list, tickets and times see Winter Olympia Art & Antiques Fair website via TRADE INDEX

Northern champagne glasses will be clinking this week when the Harrogate Antique Fair opens from 15-19 October 2014 at the Harrogate International Centre. Danny Mills, the ex-Leeds United footballer, will open the fair at the charity evening in aid of Acorn Charity, from 6.30pm – 8.30pm on Friday 17th.

The fair is something of a society event in the Harrogate area attracting an audience who expect to see traditional antiques and collectible delights displayed by expert dealers with time to talk and enthuse about their chosen specialty.

Forty exhibitors will be lined up to greet the keen following this fair has built up over the last thirty years, by organiser Louise Walker who has also exhibited at the fair and so knows what both the exhibitors and visitors expect from an event which attracts the support of BADA, itself a major endorsement of the positioning of the fair. Most of the exhibitors are either BADA or LAPADA members.

New exhibitors this time include a strong showing of English porcelain from Mary Wise, Graham Ruddock and Jupiter Antiques, fine art from John Noott Fine Art, Julia Forner Fine Art, Freshfords Fine Art and Blackwood Galleries, animal paintings, with Asian cermaics from D&M Freedman. Also joining for the first time A.D. Antiques with British Art Pottery and Gallery Yacou with Oriental carpets.

Regular exhibitor Paul Beedham of Beedham Antiques Ltd will bring one of the highlights of the fair, a bust of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, (shown). Robert Dudley was a favourite of Elizabeth I, involved in major intrigues in the Court. This Cotswold limestone bust comes from the Oxford region, (Dudley was at one time Chancellor of Oxford University.

A.D. Antiques
William De Morgan Jug decorated with Winged Beasts. Dated: c. 1880
From a selection on A.D.Antiques website.

Walker Galleries

Carlos NADAL (Paris 1917 - 1998)- Séjour en Espagne.
Oil and mixed media, signed and stamped, inscribed and dated verso (1980) 25½ x 31½ in. Price: £ 29500
Provenance: The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Le Comité Nadal

Artist biography:
Nadal was born in Paris in 1917, but moved to Barcelona in 1921. His father, Santiago Nadal (died 1932) had a commercial design studio, where Carlos not only learned to paint, but met modern artists including Henri Matisse, Raoul Dufy and Maurice Utrillo. Nadal was particularly influenced by Henri Matisse whom he met as a child, and Georges Braque who was a close acquaintance in the 1940s, and maintained a love of the Fauvist style. His first solo exhibition was in 1942 at La Pinacoteca in Barcelona. His early work was mainly of scenes in Spain or Belgium but when established as a successful artist he travelled extensively, making paintings which often featured modes of transport as well as leisure scenes.

Garth Vincent Arms & Armour
A Pair Of 24 Bore Large Flintlock Pocket Pistols By Bond Of London, Circa 1800.
A Pair Of 24 Bore Large Flintlock Pocket Pistols By Bond Of London, Circa 1800. With blued turn-off barrels, stamped with London proof marks beneath, box-lock actions engraved with scrollwork, signed on a rococo scroll and stands of arms on the left and inscribed London on the right, highly figured walnut butts with vacant silver escutcheon.
Bore: 25-Bore
Barrel Length: 2 Inches (5.08 cm)
Total Length: 7.5 Inches (19.05 cm)

Bond, William [1768-1776]
William Bond was the founder of a family of gunsmiths in London and was active in gunsmithing until 1776. From 1776 to 1800 Philip Bond had a shop at 45 Cornhill, London. Made brass barrel flintlock pocket pistols with underspring bayonet, and flintlock blunderbusses with spring bayonet. Edward Bond at 45 Cornhill, London, was active from 1800 - 1830. Made flintlock holster pistols with swivel ramrod and double barrel flintlock carbines with top-spring bayonets. William Bond was located at 59 Lombard Street, London, from 1830 to 1850. Made cased percussion travelling pistols of fine workmanship. Edward William Bond (probably son of William) was active 1850 to 1861. Made cased percussion pepperboxes. Edward Bond was active 1861 to 1870 and Edward William Bond (probably junior) from 1870 to 1879.

A. Merwyn Carey (1954) English, Irish and Scottish Firearms Makers, Acro Publishing Company, New York.

From a selection on Garth Vincent website

For tickets and times see Harrogate Antique Fair web site via TRADE INDEX

The Pavilions of Harrogate Antiques & Fine Art Fair, at the Great Yorkshire Showground from 31 October – 2 November 2014, is packed with enticements this autumn with exciting exhibitors new and returning who will be joined by everyone’s favourite antiques expert, the charming Judith Miller, who will be signing copies of her latest books including the globally popular Miller's Antiques Guide. Organiser Sue Ede of Cooper Events told Antiques News & Fairs "We are delighted to have Judith with us at the fair, signing copies of her recent books and choosing the Best Stand Award. Her enthusiasm for antiques is infectious and she will be on hand to meet our many visitors.

The fair was acquired and re-launched just three years ago by Cooper Events and Sue Ede continued: “We now have fifty specialist dealers from across the country with a vast range of period and Mid Century pieces, and prices to suit every pocket, from £25 to £50,000."

Often seen at Cooper Events’ fairs around the UK are Sue and Alan Poultney, of Scarab Antiques, who like to vary their display from fair to fair. Specialist dealers in jewellery, both period and the big design names 20th century like Miriam Haskell, De Luxe, Kenneth J Lane, Karl Lagerfeld, Lanvin, Joseff of Hollywood, Christian Dior and Guy Laroche,
they also deal in studio pottery and glass and Mid Century silver and more recently 20th century furniture and accessories including Art Deco and Biedermeier. These fantastic stylish chairs were made in about the 1950s but with a very Art Deco feel are from a selction on the new Scarab Antiques website. The wooden frames are black lacquered and have been upholstered in cream leather with cream piping.

Returning exhibitor Declan Keiley, Timberhill Gallery, from Norfolk, specialist in fine paintings and period furniture, will be showing one of the highlights of the fair, a signed mid C19th French Bonheur du Jour by the renowned French cabinet maker Mathieu Befort. 1813-1880. Declan told Antiques News & Fairs: “...there is a small story in an around this piece. It's not normally something I'd look at but I found it hidden away in the corner of a country auction house. My instincts told me it had something about it. It was mis-catalogued as being an ebonised piece rather than the exotic coromandel veneer, but it was the paintings that attracted me. The landscapes on the drawers are lovely. I kept checking to see if to was transfer printed or something but all my hunches were right. Even so I wasn't expecting to find a makers mark and it was when I started to clean the marble top that I found a tiny stamp of Mathieu Befort. A bit of research led to the details below:”

Mathieu Befort 1813-1880: Ladies Writing Desk
A fantastic mid 19th C French Bonheur du Jour by the renowned French cabinet maker Mathieu Befort. Mathieu followed his father Jean Baptise Befort into the cabinet business and carried on producing the finest pieces for Parisian society. His workshop was on the Neuve Saint Gilles Paris. Befort's work was of the highest quality and he made produced furniture for Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie, many of which remain in museums and the Palace of Versailles. (shown)
Ticket price: £5,950

New exhibitor J.A Yarwood Antiques from York will bring an exquisite late C19th century gilt bronze and simulated malachite perfume casket with a ticket price of £3,995. The bronze dore and simulated malachite perfume casket was produced in France towards the end of the nineteenth century. Its hinged lid is surmounted by a birds nest containing five eggs, the two birds protecting them from a viper. The interior of the casket is lined with red velvet and contains four matching glass perfume bottles with gilt decoration, each complete with its original stopper. The bronze dore decoration to the exterior of the casket is of exquisite quality and in conjunction with the simulated malachite, may be considered to have been made in the Russian taste. (shown)

Among the remaining cast of exhibitors will be Brieve Antiques, Shapiro & Co, and Plaza with a range of fine jewellery from the Victorian period to the mid-20th century, 1920’s and 30’s Continental porcelain figures will feature on the stand of Candice Horley, 18th and 19th century oak and country furniture on the stand of Melody Antiques and Persian and Oriental carpets and rugs from M.& N. Rugs.

For full exhibitor list, tickets and times see Cooper Events website via TRADE INDEX

With a brand new venue and lots of new dealers Sharon Blagrove of Bentley Fairs has lost no time in expanding her roster of fairs since her last outing at Knebworth House when she launched her first Decro Fair in July 2014.

The new event is Beale Park Decorative Antiques & Architectural Salvage Show 18-19 October, 2014. Beale Park Wildlife Park and Gardens is an established attraction on the banks of the Thames in Berkshire, in the heart of the Thames Valley and Sharon is excited about the list of exhibitors who have booked so far including: Coach House Antiques, Paul Drewett, Les Oakes, Home Garden and Beyond, Gordon Bryce, Sutton and Son, Amorosa, Chiltern Antiques, JD Vintiques, Ruby Vintage, Rushton & co, Branching out Antiques, Janet Kay, Hands on History, Linda North, Severn Antiques and PR Polishing, with more names to be announced soon.

Sharon told Antiques News & Fairs: “There will be a cornucopia of objects from the past three hundred years. Our stallholders will bring a huge range of things, from garden statuary and rescued glass fitments to vintage luggage, shop fittings industrial reclamation, kitchen ware, farming implements and all kinds of domestic bygones. With prices from less than £5 to more than £1000 for the rarest pieces, there is something for everyone.”

Among the some of the eye-catching pieces will be a collection of salvaed Victorian and C20th letterboxes belonging to Fred Nickson of Chiltern Antiques. Prices range from £300 to more than £1000 for the rarest and earliest boxes.

Joining Chiltern Antiques will be new exhibitors Branching Out from Wingham in Kent, who specialise in French decorative antiques, distressed painted antique furniture, unusual vintage objets for the home and garden, a small mix of vintage industrial pieces, and some complementary artwork.

Noticing that Beale Park runs right before IACF Ltd Newbury One Day Antiques & Vintage Event on 20 October, 2014, Sharon got in contact and the two companies have agreed on a on a joint advertising initiative for the two events – what a good idea!

For tickets, times and exhibitors see Bentleys Fairs web site via TRADE INDEX
The Chester Antiques & Fine Art Fair, 16-19 October 2014, with more than forty exhibitors spread over three floors at the prestigious County Grandstand at Chester Racecourse, was founded in 1989 by Caroline Penman of Penman Fairs. Caroline told Antiques News & Fairs: “The fair is widely regarded as the most prestigious event of its kind in the Northwest. We maintain a strong emphasis on authentic, high quality from the past four hundred years. Prices range from less than £50 for antiquarian prints and small silver to more than £20,000."

There is a definite focus on dealers from the North West, Cheshire, North Wales Manchester and Lancashire including Baron Fine Art from Chester return with paintings by Northwest artists while Jo Bennett Fine Paintings from Manchester promises new works by local artist Geoffrey Key among others. The Ludlow gallery Rowles Fine Art will be showing a number of Victorian and Modern British paintings including works by Helen Allingham, Montague Dawson, Helen Bradley and Marcel Dyf and Solo Antiques from Lancashire has fine bronze figurines and glass be leading sculptures and designers from the Art Nouveau and Art Deco years.

New blood for the autumn fair include Jim Dickinson with maps and prints, Brieve Jewellery and Bottlebrook Antiques with ceramics and scent bottles - also Paul Lake with collectible boxes, Heritage Antiques from Lancashire, furniture and clock dealer and J A Yarwood with a fine collection of early objects d'art and netsukes.

Another Lancashire dealer at the fair will be the jewellery and vintage watch business Charles Howell, established over 130 years ago.

The first shop opened by Edward Howell at Mumps, Oldham, Lancashire. Through four generations of the family, it has grown into one of the leading quality retailers in the area. In addition to specialising in diamond jewellery and vintage watches, the company has become well known for its large stock of antique jewellery which will be on show at the fair.

A unique collection of hand-drawn postcards of particular local interest will be for sale from art specialist and regular Chester exhibitor, Carole Payne from Knutsford. Addressed to Colonel Sir C.W. Shakerley, the officer commanding the 5th Battalion Cheshire Reserve Volunteers, dating from the late 19th century, the collection reveals a fascinating insight into daily life of military men of the times. Including many humorous drawings and satirical comments, the postcards were drawn and written as comments on daily life, much as today people use social media. The cards, which are in fine condition, feature in three sketchbooks, each embossed ‘Camp Sketches’. The earliest card dates from 1877. The collection will be priced at £225 for each of the three albums.

Jo Bennett Original Art

Susan Brown - April morning - Louvre, Paris'
Signed mixed media image size 37x37cm £2,400
Susan Brown studied at Huddersfield and Leeds and achieved B.A.Hons. in Three Dimensional Design. Her work falls into two areas, Interior Architecture and Paintings. She is an elected member of both the Chartered Society of Designers and the Society of Architectural Illustrators.
From a selection on Jo Bennett’s website.
Charles Howell Jewellery & Vintage Watches.
Green tourmaline and diamond cluster ring, ticket price £1100.
Image of shop front from 1890
Carole Payne
Post card of German soldier from a collection.

For tickets and times see Chester Antiques Fair website via TRADE INDEX

Quite by accident, writer and BBC Antiques Roadshow expert, Mark Hill fell upon a suite of ten etchings documenting the horrific Rape of Belgium while trawling a well known internet site for elusive 20th century glass, from a particular East European factory, when sourcing for the launch of his new shop at Grays Antiques.

The suite of etchings which has been entitled by Mark Hill as "The Horrors of War" are the work of Pierre-Georges Jeanniot (1848-1934), the notable French artist and close friend of Edgar Degas. The high quality etchings were conceived as a defined series illustrating the appalling atrocities committed on the Belgian people by members of the German army in the first few months of World War One. They were produced in response to reports on ‘The Rape of Belgium’ published around a year after the brutalities occurred.

The timely discovery in this year commemorating the start of World War One caused Mark Hill to consider exposing the horrors depicted in the etchings, originally banned by the French police in 1915 when Jeanniot first displayed them. They wanted to avoid spreading panic and to protect the public from these graphic, explicit and brutally honest depictions. After those very few etchings were printed, the plates were locked away and subsequently lost, only to be rediscovered by chance on eBay and published almost exactly a century after the events occurred.

Mark Hill told Antiques News & Fairs: “Jeanniot’s historically important etchings are timeless. The crimes they depict speak of the true horrors of war for all the innocent citizens caught up in the most devastating of human tragedies.”

Now that the plates have been professionally restored, The Horrors of War series is available in a numbered limited edition of 250 of each etching. Each etching is priced at £220, or £1,750 for the full set of ten etchings contained in a museum quality, archive portfolio together with an illustrated, explanatory book. The full set can be viewed and bought at Mark Hill, Grays, 1-7 Davies Mews, London W1K 5AB or via The Horrors of War

Image: At Erenbodeghem. Each etching has been given a title relating to an event that happened during ‘The Rape of Belgium’ and matched to a quote from the reports published on the atrocities by either Joseph Bédier or Pierre, Baron Nothomb.
The Esher Hall Antiques & Fine Art organised by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited Limited, returns to Sandown Park Racecourse, Surrey, for the 7th year running with a sparkling collection of antique jewellery dealers, including some new faces - Penny Corah and Rosie Savory and Richard Ogden Ltd, bringing a very varied selection of antique and contemporary jewellery. “The jewellery trade has been in my family for more than a century,” says Robert Ogden who runs Richard Ogden Ltd, the traditional English jewellers in the Burlington Arcade off Piccadilly. Among the many beautiful pieces on the stand is a platinum mounted clip brooch set with a large octagonal navette shaped aquamarine, surmounted by diamonds and invisibly set tapering baguette diamonds, probably American, c1950, priced at £40,000. (shown).

Returning jewellery dealers Plaza will bring a 1920's American snake bracelet comprising a diamond set head with sapphire eyes, the body shimmering with opals mounted in silver and gold for £4,500 and a 1980's emerald and diamond ring by Chaumet for £6,500. Other jewellery dealers at the fair include Anderson Jones Ltd and T Robert.

Other new exhibitors coming to the fair are Strachan Fine Art from Kensington and Neptune Fine Art, who will be joining many of the dealers who return annually having made excellent contacts over the years.

Among the many highlights is a lovely 18th century portrait of a gentleman, probably James Stanley (1750-1810) by John Hamilton Mortimer A.R.A. from Strachan Fine Art selling for £19,500. Other notable paintings can be found on John Robertson's stand including Defiance and Discretion, a watercolour by Sir William Russell Flint RWS (1880-1969) for £28,000, Wild Flowers at Brighouse Bay by Edward Atkinson Hornel (1864-1933) for £24,000 and an oil by Walter Wallor Caffyn (1845-1898) of Fern Gathering on the North Downs, Surrey looking west towards Dorking, priced at £5,500. The River Mole can be glimpsed running along the foot of the Downs before turning north towards Leatherhead where it disappears underground, which gives the river its name. Further picture dealers returning to exhibit at this fair include Kaye Michie Fine Art, Art of the Imagination, Cambridge Fine Art, Baron Fine Art, Ashleigh House Fine Art, The Swan Gallery and Haynes Fine Art of Broadway.

An excellent selection of 18th and 19th century furniture, mirrors and accessories can be found on the stand of Bedfordshire dealers Timms Antiques including an 18th Century Chippendale period Rococo design
gilt Mirror carved with bells, scrolls and foliage,(shown). For Art Deco furniture and decorative objects there is plenty to choose from Jeroen Markies of Forest Row.

Decorative Arts dealers of Surrey, M&D Moir will show a rare and stunning Harrach turquoise pointillist vase enamelled with decoration made up entirely of small dots. Made in 1890 it is for sale for £565.

The fair is supporting The Poppy Factory, based in nearby Richmond. Major George Howson MC set up The Poppy Factory in 1922 to help wounded veterans from WW1 earn a living. This work continues, but has evolved to cater for modern day conflicts by helping wounded, injured and sick ex-Service men and women find meaningful and sustainable mainstream employment all over the UK.

For full exhibitor list and times see Esher Antiques & Fine Art Fair website via TRADE INDEX
We are delighted to welcome The Highboy.com - the snazzy and sharp edged new kid on the block portal, based in Miami and host to a group of serious and established US based dealers who have all signed up to a Code of Ethics.

The photography is straight from the runway and with a fresh, young and accessible style the founders - hip married couple Olga Granda Scott and husband Douglas Scott and their crack team, have used to embrace a wider and probably younger audience.

We love this post Cup of Tea with Highboy Co-Founder Olga Granda Scott from one of our favourite bloggers Sarah Akwisombe who was sold when she saw the Highboy strapline '... will change the way you think about Antiques and Fine art. It's kind of a big deal.'

See The Highboy website via TRADE INDEX - ANTIQUES AMERICA
Over in “Nappy Valley”, the area where Clapham meets Battersea in salubrious SW London, Yummy Mummies on the prowl for that perfect little objet swarm into one of the friendliest yet surprisingly traditional antiques centres in London.

You might pass by Northcote Road Antiques Market with its discreet little frontage and have no idea what lies within, but pass through the portals you will find more than thirty small showrooms belonging to a happy tribe of dealers, some of whom have been resident since the centre opened in 1985!

It is not just the local smart young mums who frequent Northcote Antiques Market – an increasing number of Far Eastern collectors and tourists from around the world including the US, make a pilgrimage to this haven of collectibles – blue and white china, hundreds of single wine glasses, large stocks of silver plate cutlery both canteens and single pieces which sell fantastically well, cabinets of impressive costume jewellery, a good showing of traditional antique furniture – oak and mahogany 19th century chests, bookcases and tables and a smattering of Mid Century painted furniture and Retro kitchenalia.

The other key ingredient to the success of this happy den of dealers is that world class Clarice Cliff specialist dealers, Jonathan Daltrey and Alan Brooks who own Banana Dance Ltd, have been in residence since the doors first opened back in the 80s.

Jonanthan told Antiques News and Fairs: “My partner Alan Brooks and I were passionate about our collecting hobby and took our stall in Northcote in 1985 when we were still exhibiting at fairs in the UK and later in the US in addition to running other showrooms in Church Street Antiques Arcade in Kensington and Camden Passage, but we have remained here at Northcote where we enjoy the friendly camaraderie of our fellow dealers and where our customers who need advice can come and meet us by appointment. We really believe that our success is based on reputation, we know our customers like to come and see us and although our web site is very successful, nothing beats the human contact. We do our utmost to make visitors welcome – often with dogs and pushchairs in tow!

We are not the only long standing residents here, six other dealers have been here for twenty-five years too. We do have a turnover of new dealers who enjoy the good footfall of customers but do not have to be here all week – we all share the shop keeping and do a half day a week on a flexible basis!”

At the other end of the duration scale, newcomer Donald Blackford joined Northcote just a year ago and having exhibited at other London antiques centres he has found that Northcote works really well for him. He told us: “I have found that items I would not expect to sell get snapped up immediately – single wine glasses for instance – I cannot keep up with demand! The other popular area for me is silver plate cutlery and dessert services – which are quite traditional in style but seem to sell like hot cakes. As a general dealer in smalls I have been really impressed with the fast turnover of stock here, my best sellers being unmatched wine glasses, large plates, ceramics, clocks and dessert services.

The web site deserves a mention too packed with information about the area and the latest software allows you to take a virtual tour. Manager John Oversby who runs the web site monitors the stats on the site and told us that the recent investment in developing the content has paid dividends with a big increase in collectors from overseas arriving at the market.

Jonathan Daltry of Banana Dance

Selection of dessert plates - Donald Blackford
A selection of costume jewellery at Northcote Road Antiques Market

See Northcote Road Antiques Market web site via TRADE INDEX or visit in person - they are open seven days a week!

The Bowes Museum Antiques & Fine Art Fair, - 10-12 October, 2014, set out in the 3 spectacular picture galleries of the magnificent The Bowes Museum, a stunning French-style Chateau in the historic market town of Barnard Castle, home to a world-class collection of fine and decorative art, has to be one of the most alluring settings in the UK to hold an antiques fair.

The Museum was a lifelong dream of John and Josephine Bowes. John Bowes was a successful businessman who travelled to Paris in 1847 to explore his interest in the arts. It was here that he bought a theatre and met the Parisian actress Josephine Coffin-Chevallier whom he later married in 1852. When the married couple moved back to Johns homeland, they began their life's dream of building The Bowes Museum, which Josephine laid the foundation stone of in 1869. Over the years to follow they filled the ever growing museum with over 15,000 objects of art which they purchased between 1862 and 1874 when Josephine died.

Galloway Fairs will host a cast of around thirty exhibitors at the event, showing town and country furniture, silver, porcelain, glass, jewellery, antique and contemporary paintings and sculpture and many decorative items.


A wonderful large vase, designed by Jutta Sika, which is part of the 'Syrius' range that was retailed by the Viennese glassware retailers Bakalowits & Sohne. It was probably made in 1900 - 1910 in Vienna possibly by Loetz. This will be available from Scarab Antiques for £1650.

A very rare pair of first period Worcester ovoid tea canisters with covers c1775 will be available from RMJ AntiquesM for £1950

A painting by contemporary British artist Tony Sheath called ‘Warmth of the Sand’ will be available from Plumb’s Fine Art for £4950.

For full exhibitor list and times see Galloway Fairs website via TRADE INDEX
As usual The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair, 30 September – 5 October 2014, will be bang on trend picking up on the current renewed enthusiasm for British folk art following the high profile Tate Britain - British Folk Art Exhibition this summer. The fair will host a number of exhibitors who specialise in folk art large and small – from giant carved wood shop signs to fairground carousel horses.

The foyer display will also highlight fairground and circus artefacts, a highly stylised form of traditional folk art. With exhibits including fairground rides including a miniature steam train and antique gallopers, painted carved and gilded sign panels, and fine art depicting circus scenes by Dame Laura Knight – the display will be full of thrills and spills.

Works displayed for sale come from exhibitors at the Fair, and are priced from the low hundreds to a few thousand pounds.

Very much part of our heritage and folk art, colourful and light-hearted fairground art works have been shooting up in value in recent years; young collectors love the vintage, outsider feel of objects they are comfortable with and that bring happy memories from childhood.

With a full house of 145 dealers the fair continues to attract new exhibitors and this time welcomes Nicholas Gifford Mead, specialist in antique chimney pieces, fire furniture, garden ornament and sculpture, and Nick Wells with fine period furniture.

Regular attractions include Fontaine whose eclectic mix of oddball objects and accessible furniture and accessories always draws a crowd. They will bring a pair of early C20th bergere chairs in antique linen priced at £1650. (shown).

Patrick Macintosh of Macintosh Antiques in Sherborne, Dorset, is a long time exhibitor at the fair and will bring a rare George Walton oak Abingwood Chair, 1897, designed by Walton in conjunction with Charles Rennie Mackintosh for the billiard room at Miss Cranston's Buchanan Street tearooms in Glasgow. This remarkable chair is one of an important group of chairs far ahead of their time in style and execution designed in their first major commission by Walton, who was responsible for the furniture, and Mackintosh the room and furnishings. The huge success of his design meant commercial copies being sold both by Liberty's and by William Birch in High Wycombe.
Provenance - sold by Miss Cranston in 1919 to the Robertson family who owned a renowned jewellers in Sauchiehall Street and Hill House in Helensburgh designed by Mackintosh . When Hill House was sold to the Royal Scottish Institute Of Architects the chairs came to Dorset in 1973 where they remained until purchased by Macintosh Antiques this year. Priced at £3750 (shown)

Core One Antiques in Fulham is represented by Christopher Jones, Garoa Zugasti and Dean Antiques on separate stands. Christopher Jones will bring a very decorative, rare and unusual 1940’s Italian cream ware pottery and giltwood aloe vera plant in a vase (shown).

Contributing to the circus display in the foyer will be Lillie Road, Fulham, dealers M Charpentier who will bring a Camille Hilaire (1916-2004) Circus Lithograph From a group of 25, ticket price £825 for framed examples. (selection will be framed, remaining prints displayed in orig portfolio). Hilaire was a French painter from Metz, who studied at the beaux- arts in Paris during the Second World War.

Another Lillie Road dealer Andrew Bewick will bring a pair of fairground painted footballers. The figures were rescued from a fairground in Nottingham. They are late Victorian, painted with very distinctive faces and wearing typical caps, striped jerseys, long shorts and striped socks of the period. The protruding iron rods would have sat in a frame to give each figure a swinging action. Anyone fancying their luck would aim the leather football with a swift kick, hoping to swing Tom or Henry backwards, the ball thus passing under into the goal. Of course the figures were weighted to make it difficult to win a prize.

Apparently they were originally from a travelling fair family from Pleasley nr Mansfield. Priced at £1450 for the pair (shown).

Toby Lorford and Lesley Ferguson who own not only Lorfords Antiques in Tetbury but also Lorfords @ Babdown, the vast decorative antiques hub housed in a former aircraft hangar in nearby Babdown Airfield, will be at the fair again showing their decorative mix of Swedish and French furniture and accessories including this fine late C18th Flemish display cabinet, in bleached oak, ticket price £7800. (shown).

For tickets, times and full exhibitor list see Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair website via TRADE INDEX

Organisers of LAPADA London Art & Antiques Fair, 24-28 September, 2014, in Berkeley Square, London W1, and the flagship event for LAPADA remain concentrated in their efforts to push this elegant society event further up the ladder each year with better and better infrastructure and design. For 2014 they have worked with Micha Weidmann Studio, the specialist luxury design studio, whose clients include Christie’s, Dom Pérignon, Fornesetti, Tate Modern and Zaha Hadid, to develop a fresh contemporary approach while maintaining the brand’s sense of heritage.

Now in its sixth year, the fair welcomes back the bedrock of respected LAPADA member exhibitors, including BBC Antiques Roadshow furniture expert Lennox Cato specialising in 18th and 19th century English furniture and related decorative items, and Hampton Antiques one of the country’s leading specialists in in antique boxes and accessories, ranging from rare 18th century tea caddies to iconic 20th century decanters.

They join a stellar group of returning exhibitors including Ashley Gray M.C.A., Modern & Contemporary Art, Trinity House, specialists in Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern British and 19th century works of art, and Ashleigh House Fine Art, dealers in Victorian and C19th European oil. Also participating for the first time is JGM Art, a leading expert in Australian contemporary art, offering aboriginal paintings and sculptures. JGM will present a variety of paintings and sculptures by Barbara Moore, Kitty Napananka Simon and Malaluba Gumana.

Albemarle Gallery, specialists in contemporary paintings, sculpture and works of art, who will showcase works by British and International artists, Schutz Kunst & Antiquitaten will show contemporary paintings by Chinese artists Wang Xiaosong and Hua Li, Beaux Arts will be bringing sculpture by contemporary artists Simon Allen, Anna Gillespie and Anthony Scott, as well as ‘Dying King’, an important sculpture by Modern British artist Elisabeth Frink.

Other art dealers appearing for the first time will be Crispian Riley-Smith, presenting one of the highlights of the fair, The Cesare Maccari Collection of Chinese Watercolous which will be on sale for the first time. First collected by leading Italian Orientalist artist, Cesare Maccari (1840 - 1919), the 44 works remain in superb condition and will be available individually or en-bloc as a collection.

Fairhead Fine Art will offer buyers an opportunity to purchase one of its latest discoveries, a red terracotta plate dated 1958 by Jean Cocteau, alongside the artist’s original drawing for the design. Other first time exhibitors include Walker Galleries and Sutcliffe Galleries, both experts in British and European art from the 19th and 20th century.

Antikbar, the online poster gallery, will offer original vintage posters from around the world. Subject matters include travel, advertising, sport, cinema, war and propaganda, dating mainly from the late 1800s to the 1970s. It will also bring its sought-after selection of Soviet-era posters from the 1920s and 1930s in bold and bright colours that leave a lasting impression.

Decorative and furniture dealers new to the Fair include M. Charpentier Antiques of Lillie Road, Fulham, who specialise in decorative furniture, mercury mirrors, garden ornaments and unique objects of charm from the 18th to the 20th century and Pimlico dealer Timothy Langston Fine Art & Antiques dealing in English, Continental and Oriental furniture, objects, paintings and decorative lighting.

Premier jewellery dealers holding court at the fair include Grima who will again bring a selection of their contemporary pieces together with 20th century Andrew Grima designs, Sandra Cronan and Moira Fine Jewellery will offer exquisite pieces of fine and rare antique jewellery from the 17th to the 20th century.

A. Pash & Sons, known for unusual and diverse selection of fine 19th century English and Continental silver, including traditional silver tableware, Georgian silver, silver plate and objets d’art. It will be showcasing a variety of French and Victorian centerpieces, candelabras and comports.

Holly Johnson Antiques will present a selection of 19th and 20th century signed (and designed) furniture, including pieces by Fornasetti, Mouseman and Paolo Buffa. Kinghams Art Pottery, specialists in British Pottery, will be participating for the first time as will Gould Antiques, who will exhibit a selection of objets de vertu, portrait miniatures, English enamels and scent bottles including an unusual porcelain scent in the form of an Indian elephant.

Lennox Cato Antiques:

A large 19th century Iznik style antique charger pottery charger. Stamped 'TH Deck' on the back by Theodore Deck
c. 1870 Ticket price: £5250.00
Literature on this piece can be seen here: Lennox Cato Antiques
Gray M.C.A.
David Bomberg 1890 ~ 1957
Men and Women
1919, Pen and Ink Wash, signed
Hampton Antiques
A pair of Satinwood Knife boxes. c1790, with inlaid conch shells, chequered stringing and Tulipwood cross banding.
The front has a silver escutcheon and finger plate with a coat of arms. Ticket Price: £9500
Timothy Langston
An Early C19th Regency period Eglomisé border glass mirror
C1825 England, Ticket Price £1,950
Fob watch featurin peridot glass, from the 'About Time' collection, 1970

For tickets and times see LAPADA LONDON ART & ANTIQUES FAIR website via TRADE INDEX

With their 2015 calendar filling up with four new venues across the UK from Aberdeen to Arundel, Galloway Fairs are back from the holidays with a bang and returning to Knutsford, Cheshire for the Arley Hall Antiques & Fine Art Fair from 12-14 September 2014.

Securing special venues is what Galloway Fairs are known for and 2015 will not disappoint with Avisford Park HotelCoos Cathedral, Deeside in May, located just forty minutes drive west of Aberdeen, Scotland's wealthiest city, Duncombe Park, set in three hundred acres of dramatic parkland just three minutes drive from Helmsley, a very picturesque, affluent market town in North Yorkshire, in October and in November and Carlisle Racecourse, although not a stately venue, offers a unique and modern atmosphere all of its own, backed by picturesque views of The Lake District November,

Arley Hall is a popular venue for regular Galloway exhibitors and is fully booked with a waiting list for September. Regulars returning include furniture dealers Melody Antiques of Chester, Lancaster House of Lancashire, Adrian Harris Antiques of Cumbria, picture dealers Westbery Fine Art Of Shropshire and Bradley Carnes Fine Art of Lancashire. Oriental art and antiques dealers Amelie Caswell from Bath and Fu Ts’ang Lung from South Yorkshire. Jewellery dealers include St James Antiques, Plaza and S & A Thompson.


Plumb's Fine Art
A sculpture by Rachel Talbot called 'A Backward Glance', is priced at £3995 and will be available from Plumb's Fine Art.

Bradley Carnes Fine Art
An oil painting by Herbert Royle (1870-1958). Price £6,750

Herbert Royle was a British landscape painter, born in Patricroft, Lancashire. He trained at the Harris Institute in Preston and Southport school of art under John William Buxton Knight. He was a member of the Manchester Academy of fine arts, Liverpool academy and Sandon studios society.

His paintings were exhibited at the Royal academy, Royal society of British artists and Royal Scottish society. He exhibited extensively at the Walker gallery, Liverpool and Manchester city art gallery which house’s his work today. Royle finally settled and lived his remaining years in Ilkley, Yorkshire.

For tickets and exhibitor details see Galloway Fairs website via TRADE INDEX
Harewood House, with its Robert Adam interiors, its magnificent Chippendale furniture, the largest collection in private hands and works by such masters as JMW Turner, Thomas Chippendale, Joshua Reynolds and El Greco offers an enticing location for visitors to the Antiques & Fine Art Fair at Harewood 12-14 September 2014 and organiser, Ingrid Nilson director of The Antiques Dealers’ Fair Limited has worked with the Harewood House Trust to enhance the visitor experience further by moving the date of the event to the public opening times to allow access to the house and grounds, including the renowned State Rooms and the current exhibitions ‘In Pursuit of the Exquisite: Royal Sèvres from Versailles to Harewood,’ and ‘Henry Moore at Harewood’ during the fair, with concessionary rates.

Opera enthusiasts, including The Earl and Countess of Harewood, visiting the fair will enjoy one of exhibits from David Powell Fine Art - a 1920 oil painting ‘The Palace of the Queen of Voluptuousness’, a design by Maurice Denis (1870-1943) for the first scene of the first act of Vincent D’Indy’s opera ‘La Legende de Saint Christophe’ for which Maurice Denis designed the sets and costumes in 1920 (shown), priced at £26,000.

Among other art dealers at the fair, first time exhibitor Marais Fine Arts from Guernsey specialises in 20th and 21st century modern and contemporary British and South African art, including ‘Cecilia Street after the Rain’ by David Botha (1921-1995), oil on canvas laid down on board, 19.5 x29.5 inches, 1978, selling for £19,500. Cambridge Fine Art has paintings by a number of northern artists including William Mellor, (1851-1931) and William Hemsley, RB (1819-1893) and Ashleigh House Fine Art returns with a collection of Victorian paintings.

Jewellery dealers Penny Corah and Rosie Manning are bringing a French platinum, cabouchon ruby and diamond ring, c1910 with wonderful workmanship, (shown),priced at £6,800, and a superb Victorian butterfly brooch with emeralds, rubies, sapphires and diamonds, with a price tag of £4,600. Other jewellers at the fair include Anderson Jones and T Robert.

The Sèvres exhibition is likely to draw porcelain and ceramics collectors and exhibitor Carolyn Stoddart- Scott will bring beautiful 19th century English antique porcelain and pottery including a Spode pottery floral two-handled footbath, pattern no 938, c1835, £1,145 and a set of ten Chamberlain Worcester porcelain crested soup plates, c1810, selling for £2,600. Other English ceramics on her stand include Ridgway, Coalport, Mason’s Ironstone, Copeland, Minton, Wedgewood and Doulton.

Furniture highlights include Regency furniture from S&S Timms Antiques including a pair of Regency mahogany D shaped card tables with satinwood banded and inlaid decoration, English, c1790, £18,800, a mahogany window seat hall bench, English, c1830, £5,500 and late 19th century burr walnut kidney shaped side cupboard with ebonised and marquetry inlay, English, c1880, £3,250,(shown).

For advance bookings of tours and exhibitions at Harewood House call +44 (0)113 218 1000.

Full exhibitor list and times see ADFL - The Antique Dealers' Fair website via TRADE INDEX.

Ashley and Connie Gray founded Gray M.C.A to sell work by respected artists from the last century sourced from artist studios, galleries, private collections and international art auctions - Modern and Contemporary Art. What they could not have foreseen was that their private collection of exciting original fashion drawings and textiles from the late 1940s to the 1970s would lead them to what has become a highlight of their core business which would attract worldwide attention and become the main focus of their first stand alone gallery exhibition, Drawing on Style, Four Decades of Elegance - original fashion illustrations from Post War 1940s through to the 1970s at Gallery 8 in Duke Street, St James from 11–16 September 2014.

Connie Gray’s father Tom Baring was an art dealer and artist who collected original fashion drawings. His studio was filled with old fashion magazines from which he drew his own inspiration and interpretation of gowns from the ‘40’s & 50’s. This collection now hangs in Connie & Ashley’s home.

Connie Gray told Antiques News & Fairs: "Tragically, few original fashion illustrations survive today. With the need for speed in production & printing, illustrations were rarely kept. Many were damaged in the printing process & then thrown away, considered worthless once the image was reproduced to print. Those that have survived have become internationally collectable as original & historical art works that truly caught the elegance, attitude and style or the time.”

The exhibition is timed to coincide with London Fashion Week SS15, and will include more than forty original works by some of the leading illustrators of the time from Britain, Europe and America including René Bouché, René Gruau & Carl ‘Eric’ Erickson for publications including British & American Vogue, Harpers & Queen, The Sunday Times, Frau im Spiegel (Germany) & Jardin des Modes (France) as well as advertising work for L'Oreal and other famous names in Haute Couture such as Nina Ricci. There will also be a selection of original designs by designers including Dior, Barbara Hulanicki of BIBA and Zandra Rhodes. Prices will range from £300 - £10,000.

The exhibition will be an exciting opportunity for the Gray’s Antiques Young Gun mentee Lily Trunfull who was paired with Gray MCA when she won a mentorship at the recent Antiques Young Gun of the Year Awards in July 2014. Lily will be helping Gray M.C.A. to set up the exhibition at Gallery 8 and will be working with Connie and Ashley throughout the exhibition. Lily told Antiques News & Fairs: “I am thrilled at this amazing opportunity to learn from Ashley and Connie and extremely excited at the prospect of meeting some of the legends of the fashion world including Zandra Rhodes!”

Gray M.C.A. will continue their busy autumn schedule at both LAPADA London Art & Antiques Fair 24-28 September and The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair 30 September - 5 October. An interesting note is that one of the illustrations below is of Sevilla Hercolani who was a fashion model in the 1960s and is now an equally respected antiques dealer who will also be at The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in September!

Pierre Simon
Umbrella 35.3x27 cms
An original Ink & Gouache advertising fashion illustration depicting Woman with Umbrella, dating from 1950 has a price tag of £3,500.
French illustrator Pierre Simon (1907 - 1999) attended L’Ecole de Beaux Arts. His first commission was for Harpers Bazaar in 1927. He went on to work for many of the leading magazines such as L’Illustration & collaborated with many of the luxury designers including Dior, Van Cleff and Arpels. His work was also commissioned for numerous advertising projects between 1950 & the 1970s.
Zandra Rhodes Wedding Dress 1972
British designer Dame Zandra Rhodes (1940 - ) is recognized as one of the new wave British designers who put London at the forefront of the international fashion scene in the 1970s with her unique use of bold prints, fiercely feminine patterns and theatrical use of colour. Her wedding designs from the early 1970s were iconic designs of pleated ruffles & soft fluid lines. In 2003 Zandra set up the Fashion & Textile Museum. A museum dedicated to showing the work of fashion and textile designers from the 1950s onwards. In 1997 she was made a Commander of the British Empire in recognition of her contribution to fashion and textiles and in 2014 she has been awarded the highest accolade of Dame.* Three original designs for Wedding Dresses dating from 1972 each have a price tag of £750.
Eric Stemp – An original fashion drawing of model Sevilla Hercolani from the 1960s in charcoal has a ticket price of £2,500
British illustrator Eric Stemp (1924 - 2001) was a master of the elegant fashion illustration. His work was commissioned for British Vogue continuously from 1955 to 1963. His precise line made him a favourite with the editors.
An original fashion illustration for French magazine Jardin des Modes of model Pascale Falk in white pastel on paper, dating from circa 1965 has a ticket price of £2,000.
American Illustrator Gustav Falk (1926 - 2011) studied art alongside the pioneers of the abstract expressionist movement such as William DeKooning, Joseph Albers & Hans Hoffman. In the 1950s he moved to Paris to concentrate on fashion illustration, where he was a staff illustrator for the fashion magazine Jardin des Modes & also was regularly commissioned to illustrate for Wallis in the UK & Women’s Wear Daily.

Biographical information courtesy of The V&A
Lucy Rider Richardson and Petra Curtis, co founders of Modern Shows are popping up all over London this autumn starting with their Fulham Midcentury Pop Up from 6-7 September 2014 in the historic and iconic Loud and Western building, the former Sunlight Laundry.

Their Pop Up Show, along from Chelsea Harbour and Imperial Wharf, will be staged in one of the soon to be billionaire pads on two light filled floors. There will be a special launch of limited edition Krenit-style enamel and steel ware in the entrance from People Will Always Need Plates which will be shown by Vessel Gallery.

Twenty of their best dealers including Vessel Gallery, mcm interiors, Johanna Pinder-Wilson, Beton Brut, Twentieth Century Antiques, Saunders Fine Art, Mid-centuryonline, 20th Century Marks, World's End Midcentury Modern, RetroMaps, Grasilver, GP-Light and More, Vintage Unit, London Timepiece, CL20C, Wunderkammer, Daniel Poole and Fragile Design will be selling huge clocks, posters, top C20 prints, Scandinavian and American C20 furniture, Japanese late Deco style, collectible Scandinavian silver, incredible lighting and industrial fixtures and fittings and iconic furniture from Italy, Brazil and Europe from designers including Cherner, Ponti, Panton, Russell. Mourgue, Aarnio, Eames, Wegner, Jacobsen, Juhl, Quistgaard, Heritage, Paulin, Day, Anderson, Jalk, Bertoia, Nelson and Fornasetti. Dealers will replenish stock throughout the weekend.

Some press/VIP tickets still available for the preview night Friday 5 September from 6-8 pm via Modern Shows.

Next stop destination Fitzrovia W1, with their pop-up window at Fritz Hansen from 1 October 2014 at the beautiful shop in Margaret Street, London W1 that is shared with Skandium.

They will have their own personal window which will have a backdrop created by their favourite illustrator and ceramics genie Louise Wilkinson - (read about her last project with the V & A here Louise Wilkinson at The V&A) and will be installed throughout the month of October 2014. Their collaboration follows in the footsteps of the illustrious Paul Smith, the London Philarmonic and the Nordic Film Festival.

The next Midcentury Show East is at Goldfinger's Haggerston School, London E2 8LS on Sunday 12 October 2014.

See Modern Shows website via TRADE INDEX - 20TH C DESIGN
Returning to a popular slot in the hectic September fairs calendar, Tatton Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair organised by Cooper Events, has garnered some exciting new exhibitors who will join the throng of faithful regulars, from 19-21 September 2014, in the Tenant’s Hall at this prestigious National Trust venue.

Among the new exhibitors this time will be Peter McCarthy Antiques, North Wales, specialising in fine silver, The Antique Bazaar, Derbyshire - English silver, Ceramics, and Fine Estate jewellery who tells us: "We specialise in jewellery by Theodor Fahrner, the prestigious ‘artist of jewellery’ whose pieces, especially from the Art Deco era are a joy in design and style", Boutique Antique, Mid Wales – country antiques and textiles, Andrew Lovatt – 19th and early 20th century furniture, Richwood Fine Art Ltd from Lancashire, showing fine art ranging from Victorian through modern British and Northern, including works by S.J.Lamorna Birch, Bridget Riley and William Ralph Turner, Studiotic from West Yorkshire – 20th century lithographs, etching and engravings who made their debut with Coopers at the Harrogate fair in June.

Returning after several years: The Timberhill Gallery, Norfolk specialising in 18th & 19th century furniture, pictures & interesting pieces, especially English watercolours, Georgian country furniture & English ceramics.

With a very good showing from furniture dealers including Melody Antiques, Chester, Church Street Antiques, Altrincham, Heritage Antiques from Lancashire, Brian Ashbee from Bristol, Jane Kirksop Reed from Northumberland, Jo Brayshaw from Newcastle upon Tyne and Andrew Lovatt Antiques and serious jewellery sales contenders: Scarab, Kent, Plaza, Cheshire, Howell’s, Lancashire, Mark Buckley Antiques, West Yorkshire, Candice Horley, Surrey, Shapiro & Co, London and Anderson Jones Ltd also London, there is also a particularly good selection of wall art from some of the newcomers including:

Richwood Fine Art Ltd, “St Michael’s Mount” by Samuel John Lamorna Birch (1869-1955) executed in 1954. Oil on canvas. The work is signed, framed and similar to that held in the Penlee House Gallery and Museum. Price in the region of £9,000 (shown) and “Study for Painting” (Four Colours) by Bridget Riley (1931 - ) The work is titled Study for Painting. Four Colours. The colours are Black+White, Visual Grey, warm and cold yellow sensation and it is dated 'Bridget Riley'81' (lower right).

The work is a gouache and graphite on paper, measuring Height 27 3/8 inches x Width 23 3/8inches. (H69.5cms x W59.3cms.) The work is beautifully framed and has the added benefit of coming with an international provenance having been with Karsten Schubert, London. Aurel Scheibler, Cologne. Curwen Gallery, London and Galerie Schlegel, Zurich. To be shown by newcomer Richwood Fine Art from Lancashire. (shown)

From Studiotic: “The Floral Hall”, by Edward Bawden (1903-1989). An Artist’s Proof linocut, image size 460 x 610mm, printed by Curwen in 1967 from a series of six of London markets by the artist.£4,200.

Working hard to please, organiser Sue Ede has negotiated free parking (normally £5.00 per car) with Tatton Park, which is run in conjunction with East Cheshire Council. This offer is only for buyers arriving with invitations from exhibitors.

For full exhibitor list and times see Cooper Events web site via TRADE INDEX

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