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The Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair - 12 – 14 April 2019

 

Antiques News & Fairs - The Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair - 12 – 14 April 2019
 

Brian Ashbee & Wes Wotruba - A fine watercolour painting by Bristol artist Arthur Wilde Parsons (approximate image size 60cm by 100cm).   A label on the reverse reveals: A Misty Morning. Venice, A. Wilde Parsons R.W.A.”


Event: The Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair
Organiser: Cooper Events
Venue: Westonbirt School, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL6 8QG
Date: 12 – 14 April 2019

Enquiries:

Tel: 01278 784912

 Antiques News & Fairs - The Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair - 12 – 14 April 2019

InVogue Antiques - Martin Lister exhibiting an oak dining table made by the now famous Brynmawr and will be priced at £1,750 and the set of chairs at £895.

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

The story of a group of Quakers working in South Wales who produced a range of furniture inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement will be recalled at The Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair at Westonbirt School, near Tetbury from 12–14April 2019.

Exhibitor Martin Lister of InVogue Antiques will be showing distinctive oak dining table and set of chairs made by the now famous Brynmawr Furniture Makers in South Wales. Set up in the wake of the Great Depression of 1929, which badly affected Brynmawr, formerly a prosperous mining town, the story of the furniture factory has gone down in history.

In 1928-29 a group of Quakers arrived in the town to encourage industry and employment. In 1930, they were joined by Paul Matt, the son of a German cabinet maker. A trained designer and a man of vision and energy, he raised £6,000 to establish a furniture business. The local workers lacked skills, so Matt designed a range of simple, sturdy furniture. Soon a Quaker school in York ordered 200 chairs and production began.

Matt designed a variety of pieces for the dining room, bedroom, sitting room and study and drew on his experience as a designer in London during the 1920's. During that time, he had worked with followers of the Russell Brothers and he was greatly influenced by the simplicity of their designs which were in keeping with the fashion of the day.

Oak was used as there were excess supplies available in Cardiff and later a high quality laminated Australian walnut was acquired. Finished items were relatively expensive and sold in department stores such as Morgan's in Cardiff and Lewis’s in Birmingham and Manchester and at specialist exhibitions across the country.

In 1936 Paul Matt left the company and was succeeded by his assistant, Arthur Basil Reynolds. Importing materials became difficult after the onset of World War II and the demand for high quality furniture rapidly declined forcing the Brynmawr Furniture Company to close its doors in 1940.                       
Some months after the closure, the War Government commissioned a large number of desks from Brynmawr but it was too late to save the factory.


Martin Lister of InVogue told ANF: "I’ve been selling Brynmawr furniture because it’s so well made, simply designed and has a contemporary appeal. Prices are rising and now certainly seems to be a good time to acquire examples that are both practical and aesthetically appealing."

 Antiques News & Fairs - The Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair - 12 – 14 April 2019

Brian Ashbee Antiques - a selection from his recent acquisition of Burmantofts pottery

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:


The Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair now in its 20th year at the spectacular Westonbirt School has evolved to become a hyrbrid of fine art and antiques, the most traditional antique pieces, decorative antiques for home and garden and Mid Century and industrial chic elements.

Says organiser Sue Ede: "This is where people come to decorate and furnish their homes in their own personal style. Mixing and matching antique and contemporary with Mid-Century accessories, fine art, sculpture and furniture from the past centuries. The fair has something for everyone."

Collectors wanting a special treat will also find specialist jewellers offering fine traditional pieces and a range of 20th century glittering costume accessories.

The Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair takes place in the atmospheric setting of Westonbirt House, now a prestigious school, occupying the Great Hall, Orangery and adjoining rooms. Stylish antiques, superb paintings, decorative delights and all kinds of rare and unusual antique treasures go on sale with prices from less than £20 to more than £20,000. Approximately 40 dealers offer plenty of choice for interior designers and the seasoned and first-time collectors. In addition, there is a range of exquisite personal gifts including antique jewellery, watches, mid-20th century designer jewellery and accessories.

Among the exhibitors taking part will be Deco Dave, specialising in Twentieth century lighting and ceramics; Rug Addiction with Persian and Oriental carpets, Garret & Hurst Sculpture, vintage fashion and costume jewellery specialist Twentieth Century Glamour, fine jewellers Plaza; Roger De Ville with early English pottery; and Paul Burnett Antique Interiors.

Antiques News - Antiques Fair - The Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair, 27-29 October 2017 

King George Antiques - a selection

 Antiques News - Antiques Fair - The Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair, 27-29 October 2017

Richard Glass Antiques - a pair of Continental Spice Jars, POA

TICKET INFO:

Admission to the fair is £5.00.

 



Cover Image: Scandinavian by Design - A set of 4 IMS Italia Soft P Chairs, priced at £400



News & Fairs Previews

The Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair - 12 – 14 April 2019

 

Antiques News & Fairs - The Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair - 12 – 14 April 2019
 

Brian Ashbee & Wes Wotruba - A fine watercolour painting by Bristol artist Arthur Wilde Parsons (approximate image size 60cm by 100cm).   A label on the reverse reveals: A Misty Morning. Venice, A. Wilde Parsons R.W.A.”


Event: The Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair
Organiser: Cooper Events
Venue: Westonbirt School, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL6 8QG
Date: 12 – 14 April 2019

Enquiries:

Tel: 01278 784912

 Antiques News & Fairs - The Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair - 12 – 14 April 2019

InVogue Antiques - Martin Lister exhibiting an oak dining table made by the now famous Brynmawr and will be priced at £1,750 and the set of chairs at £895.

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

The story of a group of Quakers working in South Wales who produced a range of furniture inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement will be recalled at The Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair at Westonbirt School, near Tetbury from 12–14April 2019.

Exhibitor Martin Lister of InVogue Antiques will be showing distinctive oak dining table and set of chairs made by the now famous Brynmawr Furniture Makers in South Wales. Set up in the wake of the Great Depression of 1929, which badly affected Brynmawr, formerly a prosperous mining town, the story of the furniture factory has gone down in history.

In 1928-29 a group of Quakers arrived in the town to encourage industry and employment. In 1930, they were joined by Paul Matt, the son of a German cabinet maker. A trained designer and a man of vision and energy, he raised £6,000 to establish a furniture business. The local workers lacked skills, so Matt designed a range of simple, sturdy furniture. Soon a Quaker school in York ordered 200 chairs and production began.

Matt designed a variety of pieces for the dining room, bedroom, sitting room and study and drew on his experience as a designer in London during the 1920's. During that time, he had worked with followers of the Russell Brothers and he was greatly influenced by the simplicity of their designs which were in keeping with the fashion of the day.

Oak was used as there were excess supplies available in Cardiff and later a high quality laminated Australian walnut was acquired. Finished items were relatively expensive and sold in department stores such as Morgan's in Cardiff and Lewis’s in Birmingham and Manchester and at specialist exhibitions across the country.

In 1936 Paul Matt left the company and was succeeded by his assistant, Arthur Basil Reynolds. Importing materials became difficult after the onset of World War II and the demand for high quality furniture rapidly declined forcing the Brynmawr Furniture Company to close its doors in 1940.                       
Some months after the closure, the War Government commissioned a large number of desks from Brynmawr but it was too late to save the factory.


Martin Lister of InVogue told ANF: "I’ve been selling Brynmawr furniture because it’s so well made, simply designed and has a contemporary appeal. Prices are rising and now certainly seems to be a good time to acquire examples that are both practical and aesthetically appealing."

 Antiques News & Fairs - The Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair - 12 – 14 April 2019

Brian Ashbee Antiques - a selection from his recent acquisition of Burmantofts pottery

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:


The Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair now in its 20th year at the spectacular Westonbirt School has evolved to become a hyrbrid of fine art and antiques, the most traditional antique pieces, decorative antiques for home and garden and Mid Century and industrial chic elements.

Says organiser Sue Ede: "This is where people come to decorate and furnish their homes in their own personal style. Mixing and matching antique and contemporary with Mid-Century accessories, fine art, sculpture and furniture from the past centuries. The fair has something for everyone."

Collectors wanting a special treat will also find specialist jewellers offering fine traditional pieces and a range of 20th century glittering costume accessories.

The Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair takes place in the atmospheric setting of Westonbirt House, now a prestigious school, occupying the Great Hall, Orangery and adjoining rooms. Stylish antiques, superb paintings, decorative delights and all kinds of rare and unusual antique treasures go on sale with prices from less than £20 to more than £20,000. Approximately 40 dealers offer plenty of choice for interior designers and the seasoned and first-time collectors. In addition, there is a range of exquisite personal gifts including antique jewellery, watches, mid-20th century designer jewellery and accessories.

Among the exhibitors taking part will be Deco Dave, specialising in Twentieth century lighting and ceramics; Rug Addiction with Persian and Oriental carpets, Garret & Hurst Sculpture, vintage fashion and costume jewellery specialist Twentieth Century Glamour, fine jewellers Plaza; Roger De Ville with early English pottery; and Paul Burnett Antique Interiors.

Antiques News - Antiques Fair - The Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair, 27-29 October 2017 

King George Antiques - a selection

 Antiques News - Antiques Fair - The Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair, 27-29 October 2017

Richard Glass Antiques - a pair of Continental Spice Jars, POA

TICKET INFO:

Admission to the fair is £5.00.

 



Cover Image: Scandinavian by Design - A set of 4 IMS Italia Soft P Chairs, priced at £400