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Antiques & Fine Art at Harewood House 12-14 May 2017

 

Antiques News & Fairs - Harewood House Antiques Fair

Haynes Fine Art Ltd - Louis H Grimshaw The Royal Mile Edinburgh

Event: Harewood House Antiques & Fine Art Fair
Venue: The Marquee, Harewood House, Harewood, nr Leeds, West Yorkshire LS17 9LQ
Date: 8-14 May 2017

Antiques News & Fairs - Harewood House

 

Garrett & Hurst Sculpture - Robert Glen - Warthog

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

The Antiques & Fine Art Fair at Harewood returns to the spectacular surroundings of Harewood House at an earlier time this year, from Friday 12 to Sunday 14 May 2017. Organised by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited, the fair is staged in a purpose-built marquee overlooking the stunning 'Capability' Brown landscape towards the 18th century country house near Leeds in West Yorkshire, hailed as one of the great Treasure Houses of England.

The fair is a boutique-style event with around 30 specialist exhibitors taking part, the majority being members of BADA or LAPADA, the leading UK dealers’ trade associations. All abide by strict codes of practice.

The ‘look’ of the fair is always cleverly defined by the 30 or so dealers who go to great lengths to create a room-set in order to give visitors ideas and inspiration on how to display items at home often using a combination of antique and contemporary pieces.

Advice is on hand from T L Phelps Fine Furniture Restoration. Tim Phelps has worked on restoration of Chippendale furniture at Harewood House and examples of his work will be on display at the fair.



WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:

First time exhibitor, Mary Cooke Antiques, specialist silver dealers from central London, will bring some exceptional pieces of York silver. York silver is very rare because York was a small centre of silver making and the assay office closed in 1856 so that very little survives from that period and earlier. One piece is an Argyle, made in York in 1790 by Hampston & Prince, £8,950. Argyles are generally accepted to have been containers for gravy or sauce as the design incorporates some form of heat preserving element. The credit for inventing these Argyles goes to the 3rd Duke of Argyll as he and his Duchess had become tired of their sauces arriving cold at the dining table at Inverary Castle. Two more pieces of York silver are Charles II tumbler cups which were used to drink from when travelling in carriages so they would always tumble back to the flat point. One was made in York in 1680 by Richard Waynes, £8,950, and the second was made in York in 1678, £8,950. Near identical examples of both cups are in the William Lee Collection, held in the York Minster Undercroft.

Northern artists have a strong local following in this part of the country and Haynes Fine Art is putting on a good show including 'Warm skies over an industrial landscape' by Brian Shields (aka Braaq), who was born into a Liverpool family in 1951 and 'A View of the Royal Mile, Edinburgh' by Louis H Grimshaw (1870-1943), £235,000, born in Leeds. For something more contemporary, Richwood Fine Art is bringing a study for the painting 'Four colours, Black + White Visual Grey, warm and cold yellow sensation' by Bridget Riley (born 1931), one of the foremost exponents of Op Art, £45,760. Other fine art dealers are Ashleigh House Fine Art and Cambridge Fine Art.

William Cook Antiques has a number of eye-catching pieces of furniture such as an unusual William IV games table, c.1835, £1,600, and a Regency period mahogany bookcase, c.1800, £3,300. A great choice of oak and country furniture is available from Melody Antiques.

Fileman Antiques' stand is a sparkling example of classic period lighting, cleverly lit with a pair of cut glass and ormolu candelabra by F & C Osler, c.1880, £3,200, as well as other glass items including drinking vessels and a pair of Regency cut glass drum base candlesticks, c.1800, £5,000.

A dazzling choice of jewellery from some of the country's favourite dealers will be a temptation hard to resist including Plaza showing a 1950's 18 carat gold, sapphire and diamond brooch by the Swiss master jeweller, Gubelin, £7,500, a sapphire and diamond ring, c.1950 from Anderson Jones, £5,000 and Sue Brown is bringing an Austrian carved amethyst, nephrite and diamond brooch in the shape of wild violets, c.1930, £2,400. Vintage timepieces from Howell 1870 will include a men’s steel Jaquet Droz chronograph, c.1960, £750.

 

 

 Antiques News & Fairs - Harewood House

 

Sue Brown Jewels - Austrian carved violet brooch

 


Antiques News & Fairs - Harewood House Antiques Fair

Melody Antiques will be showing this George III style wing armchair


Antiques News & Fairs - Harewood House Antiques Fair

Caroline Stoddart Antiques - Spode porcelain spill vase with view of York Minster, c.1820, in the region of £340 from Carolyn Stoddart-Scott


TICKETS AND EXHIBITOR INFO:
Complimentary tickets and full exhibitor listings are available from organisers Cooper Events 

 Antiques News & Fairs - Harewood House Antiques Fair

 

HR JACK SHAW - Charles II lidded tankard, London 1682.JPG

Antiques News & Fairs - Harewood House Antiques Fair


Haynes Fine Art - 'Warm skies over an industrial landscape' by Brian Shields (aka Braaq)


Cover Image:

Fileman Antiques - A pair of Regency cut glass drum base candlesticks, English, c1800, £5,000



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