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The Cotswolds Art & Antiques Dealers’ Association Fair 14 - 17 October 2021

freshfords fine antiques regency period coromandel centre table

Freshfords Fine Antiques - Regency period coromandel centre table, English, 74cm high x 127cm diameter, c.1800-1810, £30,000.

 

Event: The Cotswolds Art & Antiques Dealers’ Association Fair
Organiser: The Cotswolds Art & Antiques Dealers’ Association (CADA)
Venue: Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, CV35 9HZ
Date: 14 - 17 October 2021
 
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strachanfine art reynolds lady montagu

Strachan Fine Art - ‘Lady Elizabeth Montagu’ by Sir Joshua Reynolds P.R.A. (1723-1792), oil on canvas, 30” x 25”, POA.

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

A much missed event since 2019, the ninth annual Cotswolds Art & Antiques Dealers’ Association Fair, (CADA), has been confirmed to take place at Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park in Warwickshire  from Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 October 2021.

Fair director Cathy Hunt, of Catherine Hunt Oriental Antiques, said: “The Cotswolds has long been known for its fine art and antiques shops, a destination for many collectors and interior designers. Following the disruption caused by the pandemic, which meant we could not hold our fair last year, it will be new beginnings for the fair in its new venue at Compton Verney. Not only will our members put on a magnificent show with a great variety of fine art and antiques from across their individual businesses in the Cotswolds, all of which will be for sale, but visitors will also be able to enjoy Compton Verney Art Gallery’s exhibition and treasures, and also a stroll through its Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown designed park.”

Expect to see an elite selection of around 26 exhibitors, largely members of CADA, with a few invited specialist guest exhibitors including BBC Antiques Roadshow expert Lennox Cato, Hickmet Fine Arts, Stuart Boyd Fine Art, Shaw Edwards Antiques, Stephen Kalms Antiques, Freya Mitton and Brian Watson Antique Glass. Visitors can revel in displays of some serious exhibits including oil and watercolour paintings, original etchings, clocks and barometers, jewellery, campaign furniture, oriental ceramics, carpets and rugs, textiles, glass, fine furniture, garden and architectural antiques, interior accessories and objets d’art.

howards jewellers rare royalistcharles silver locket detail of engraving

Howards Jewellers - Rare Royalist silver locket depicting King Charles I inside, c.1649-1660, £3,950.

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:

Highlights for sale at the fair include a newly re-discovered portrait of Lady Elizabeth Montagu (1743- 1827), later 3rd Duchess of Buccleuch, by Sir Joshua Reynolds P.R.A. (1723-1792), which will be exhibited by Strachan Fine Art for the first time at this fair in October. Having been in the USA for the past 100 years, where it had been neglected and misidentified, Russell Strachan and his conservator were delighted to discover the truth about the portrait and the artist. Reynolds had first painted Elizabeth in 1754, at the age of 11, for her father George Brudenell, 4th Earl of Cardigan. In that portrait, Elizabeth is wearing the jewel with three pendant pearls that she wears in this portrait, probably commissioned by her father in 1766 to celebrate her betrothal. Freshfords Fine Antiques has a rare and important Regency period coromandel centre table, circa 1800-1810. Measuring 127cm in diameter, the open fret carving has an Asian style and depicts mystical shapes, centralised with hearts, and is priced at £30,000. W.R. Harvey & Co. (Antiques) Ltd has two 17th century escritoires, each priced at £60,000, one being a William and Mary period kingwood fall front escritoire attributed to Thomas Pistor, the other a Charles II period burr walnut escritoire
containing some 40 drawers and secret compartments. Howards Jewellers brings a very rare Royalist silver locket depicting King Charles I inside, circa 1649-1660, with an asking price of £3,950.

An unusual offering of local interest is a complete album of 18 watercolours of Warwickshire landmarks and views by the Coventry born artist Herbert Edward Cox (1870-1941) on Newman Fine Art’s stand. The album was presented to F.G. Green Esq., inspector of schools, from the local teachers’ association upon his promotion to another district in October 1904. Cox taught painting at the Coventry Technical Institute and became recognised locally as an accomplished artist. Being contained within the calf leather album, which comes complete with a dedicated frontispiece, the signed watercolours are in ‘mint’ condition and include paintings of the medieval Warwick Castle, Shakespeare’s birthplace and the Royal Pump Room, Leamington Spa.

Trinity House Paintings is exhibiting another portrait of an aristocratic beauty of the time. German artist Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723) painted The Honourable Frances Thynne, Lady Worsley, Wife of Sir Robert Worsley, one of many portraits of Lady Worsley who embodies the ideals of feminine beauty that were celebrated in the English Baroque period. New associate CADA member, Neil Schofield, also specialises in Modern British art and is planning to show works by Ceri Richards, William Scott, Roy Turner Durrant and Mary Fedden. Amongst Elizabeth Harvey-Lee’s original etchings is a portrait of Paul Cézanne by Camille Pissarro etched in the year of the first ‘Impressionist’ exhibition in Paris, in which Cézanne also participated, through the offices of Pissarro. In 1874, Cézanne was 35 years of age and living at Auvers-sur-Oise to be close to Pissarro, his mentor. In the last year of his life, 1906, Cézanne described himself as the pupil of Pissarro.

Textiles and carpets will be displayed by Legge Carpets, such as a Yomut main carpet with a kepse gul design, 322 x 173cm, priced in the region of £9,000. This rug was made within the Yomut tribe in Turkmenistan in the early 19th century. Main carpets were an important part of the dowry to be displayed during the extensive wedding ceremonies and later used only on special occasions. Mark Goodger Antiques presents a charming small painted folk art cottage sewing box with red thatch effect roof and small chimney, circa 1800, £5,200 amongst a wide array of antique boxes and tea caddies made from a variety of materials, many with multiple uses.

There are more than just items for interiors for sale, as Architectural Heritage specialises in garden statuary and furniture, as well as modern British art, amongst which is a pair of decorative French iron and tole work garden gates embellished with tole work swags, flowers and foliage, circa 1930, with a price tag of £2,400 and a Carnival by Paul Mount (1922-2009), a signed stainless steel sculpture on a slate base raised on a perspex plinth, circa 1980, priced at £24,600 plus ARR.

At the time of the fair, Compton Verney Art Gallery itself will be hosting Grinling Gibbons: Centuries in the making commemorating the remarkable life and legacy of Grinling Gibbons (1648-1721), as part of a year-long series of events to commemorate the tercentenary of the most renowned British woodcarver of the 17th century, often called the ‘Michelangelo of Wood.’ The exhibition, Centuries in the Making - produced in partnership with the Grinling Gibbons Society - will reveal the life, genius and legacy of this legendary sculptor and craftsman, who died on 3 August 1721. Visit Compton Verney for exhibition details.

legge carpets 19th century delhi shawl detail

Legge Carpets - 19th century Delhi shawl (detail), silk embroidery on gauze, priced in the region of £1,800.

wr harvey and co regency mahogany and brass library armchairs attributed to gillows of lancaster 10894

W.R. Harvey & Co. (Antiques) Ltd - Pair of Regency mahogany and brass library armchairs attributed to Gillows of Lancaster, c.1815, £17,500.

 

TICKET INFO:
 
Admission: Entry to the fair is free for ticket holders. To register for a complimentary ticket for two people, visit
www.thecada.org or email info@thecada.org

 

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Fairs + Dealers to read more about The Cotswold Art & Antiques Dealers’ Association Fair

 

Cover Image: Howards Jewellers - Rare Royalist silver locket depicting King Charles I inside, c.1649-1660, £3,950.

 



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The Cotswolds Art & Antiques Dealers’ Association Fair 14 - 17 October 2021

freshfords fine antiques regency period coromandel centre table

Freshfords Fine Antiques - Regency period coromandel centre table, English, 74cm high x 127cm diameter, c.1800-1810, £30,000.

 

Event: The Cotswolds Art & Antiques Dealers’ Association Fair
Organiser: The Cotswolds Art & Antiques Dealers’ Association (CADA)
Venue: Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, CV35 9HZ
Date: 14 - 17 October 2021
 
FOLLOW THIS ORGANISER:
 
facebook Twitter Insta  pinterest_logo_30 

 

strachanfine art reynolds lady montagu

Strachan Fine Art - ‘Lady Elizabeth Montagu’ by Sir Joshua Reynolds P.R.A. (1723-1792), oil on canvas, 30” x 25”, POA.

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

A much missed event since 2019, the ninth annual Cotswolds Art & Antiques Dealers’ Association Fair, (CADA), has been confirmed to take place at Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park in Warwickshire  from Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 October 2021.

Fair director Cathy Hunt, of Catherine Hunt Oriental Antiques, said: “The Cotswolds has long been known for its fine art and antiques shops, a destination for many collectors and interior designers. Following the disruption caused by the pandemic, which meant we could not hold our fair last year, it will be new beginnings for the fair in its new venue at Compton Verney. Not only will our members put on a magnificent show with a great variety of fine art and antiques from across their individual businesses in the Cotswolds, all of which will be for sale, but visitors will also be able to enjoy Compton Verney Art Gallery’s exhibition and treasures, and also a stroll through its Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown designed park.”

Expect to see an elite selection of around 26 exhibitors, largely members of CADA, with a few invited specialist guest exhibitors including BBC Antiques Roadshow expert Lennox Cato, Hickmet Fine Arts, Stuart Boyd Fine Art, Shaw Edwards Antiques, Stephen Kalms Antiques, Freya Mitton and Brian Watson Antique Glass. Visitors can revel in displays of some serious exhibits including oil and watercolour paintings, original etchings, clocks and barometers, jewellery, campaign furniture, oriental ceramics, carpets and rugs, textiles, glass, fine furniture, garden and architectural antiques, interior accessories and objets d’art.

howards jewellers rare royalistcharles silver locket detail of engraving

Howards Jewellers - Rare Royalist silver locket depicting King Charles I inside, c.1649-1660, £3,950.

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:

Highlights for sale at the fair include a newly re-discovered portrait of Lady Elizabeth Montagu (1743- 1827), later 3rd Duchess of Buccleuch, by Sir Joshua Reynolds P.R.A. (1723-1792), which will be exhibited by Strachan Fine Art for the first time at this fair in October. Having been in the USA for the past 100 years, where it had been neglected and misidentified, Russell Strachan and his conservator were delighted to discover the truth about the portrait and the artist. Reynolds had first painted Elizabeth in 1754, at the age of 11, for her father George Brudenell, 4th Earl of Cardigan. In that portrait, Elizabeth is wearing the jewel with three pendant pearls that she wears in this portrait, probably commissioned by her father in 1766 to celebrate her betrothal. Freshfords Fine Antiques has a rare and important Regency period coromandel centre table, circa 1800-1810. Measuring 127cm in diameter, the open fret carving has an Asian style and depicts mystical shapes, centralised with hearts, and is priced at £30,000. W.R. Harvey & Co. (Antiques) Ltd has two 17th century escritoires, each priced at £60,000, one being a William and Mary period kingwood fall front escritoire attributed to Thomas Pistor, the other a Charles II period burr walnut escritoire
containing some 40 drawers and secret compartments. Howards Jewellers brings a very rare Royalist silver locket depicting King Charles I inside, circa 1649-1660, with an asking price of £3,950.

An unusual offering of local interest is a complete album of 18 watercolours of Warwickshire landmarks and views by the Coventry born artist Herbert Edward Cox (1870-1941) on Newman Fine Art’s stand. The album was presented to F.G. Green Esq., inspector of schools, from the local teachers’ association upon his promotion to another district in October 1904. Cox taught painting at the Coventry Technical Institute and became recognised locally as an accomplished artist. Being contained within the calf leather album, which comes complete with a dedicated frontispiece, the signed watercolours are in ‘mint’ condition and include paintings of the medieval Warwick Castle, Shakespeare’s birthplace and the Royal Pump Room, Leamington Spa.

Trinity House Paintings is exhibiting another portrait of an aristocratic beauty of the time. German artist Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723) painted The Honourable Frances Thynne, Lady Worsley, Wife of Sir Robert Worsley, one of many portraits of Lady Worsley who embodies the ideals of feminine beauty that were celebrated in the English Baroque period. New associate CADA member, Neil Schofield, also specialises in Modern British art and is planning to show works by Ceri Richards, William Scott, Roy Turner Durrant and Mary Fedden. Amongst Elizabeth Harvey-Lee’s original etchings is a portrait of Paul Cézanne by Camille Pissarro etched in the year of the first ‘Impressionist’ exhibition in Paris, in which Cézanne also participated, through the offices of Pissarro. In 1874, Cézanne was 35 years of age and living at Auvers-sur-Oise to be close to Pissarro, his mentor. In the last year of his life, 1906, Cézanne described himself as the pupil of Pissarro.

Textiles and carpets will be displayed by Legge Carpets, such as a Yomut main carpet with a kepse gul design, 322 x 173cm, priced in the region of £9,000. This rug was made within the Yomut tribe in Turkmenistan in the early 19th century. Main carpets were an important part of the dowry to be displayed during the extensive wedding ceremonies and later used only on special occasions. Mark Goodger Antiques presents a charming small painted folk art cottage sewing box with red thatch effect roof and small chimney, circa 1800, £5,200 amongst a wide array of antique boxes and tea caddies made from a variety of materials, many with multiple uses.

There are more than just items for interiors for sale, as Architectural Heritage specialises in garden statuary and furniture, as well as modern British art, amongst which is a pair of decorative French iron and tole work garden gates embellished with tole work swags, flowers and foliage, circa 1930, with a price tag of £2,400 and a Carnival by Paul Mount (1922-2009), a signed stainless steel sculpture on a slate base raised on a perspex plinth, circa 1980, priced at £24,600 plus ARR.

At the time of the fair, Compton Verney Art Gallery itself will be hosting Grinling Gibbons: Centuries in the making commemorating the remarkable life and legacy of Grinling Gibbons (1648-1721), as part of a year-long series of events to commemorate the tercentenary of the most renowned British woodcarver of the 17th century, often called the ‘Michelangelo of Wood.’ The exhibition, Centuries in the Making - produced in partnership with the Grinling Gibbons Society - will reveal the life, genius and legacy of this legendary sculptor and craftsman, who died on 3 August 1721. Visit Compton Verney for exhibition details.

legge carpets 19th century delhi shawl detail

Legge Carpets - 19th century Delhi shawl (detail), silk embroidery on gauze, priced in the region of £1,800.

wr harvey and co regency mahogany and brass library armchairs attributed to gillows of lancaster 10894

W.R. Harvey & Co. (Antiques) Ltd - Pair of Regency mahogany and brass library armchairs attributed to Gillows of Lancaster, c.1815, £17,500.

 

TICKET INFO:
 
Admission: Entry to the fair is free for ticket holders. To register for a complimentary ticket for two people, visit
www.thecada.org or email info@thecada.org

 

Visit;

ANF Calendar for future fair dates

Fairs + Dealers to read more about The Cotswold Art & Antiques Dealers’ Association Fair

 

Cover Image: Howards Jewellers - Rare Royalist silver locket depicting King Charles I inside, c.1649-1660, £3,950.