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The Chester Antiques Show - 12-15 October 2017

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Roger de Ville - An early C19th Staffordshire creamware mug decorated with a print commemorating the passing of King George III. £1,395. 

Event: The Chester Antiques Show
Organiser: Penman Antiques Fairs
Venue: The County Grandstand, Chester Racecourse, Chester, CH1 2LY
Date: 12-15 October 2017

Enquiries:

Tel: 01886 833091 

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Gemma Redmond Vintage - A 1930s Jean Painlevé bangle made from gilt metal and celluloid, £195. 

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Graham Reed Fine Art - 'Duchess of Westminster ' by Albert Ludovici Junior RBA, NEA 1852-1932, signed oil on canvas, original decorative gilt frame, overall framed size, 61x51 cms. £1750.

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

October will see the opening of the very popular and twice-yearly Chester Antiques Show.  Widely regarded as the best of its kind in the North West, the fair will feature around 40 stands of antiques and fine art pieces, distributed over three floors of Chester Racecourse’s famous County Grandstand, close to the centre of the historic city of Chester, known for its beautiful architecture, its plethora of shops and restaurants, and the entrancing walk round the Roman Walls.

The fair will offer a wide choice of stylish pieces for the home and fine examples for expanding and enhancing a private collection, with prices ranging from less than £25 to more than £25,000. 

Many of the exhibitors are members of BADA and/or LAPADA, and all exhibits will be vetted for quality and authenticity.

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W. R. HarveyAn extremely rare and historically important cartoon engraving, lampooning the Prince of Wales (later George IV)

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:

A much-anticipated highlight at the event will be an extremely rare and historically important cartoon engraving, lampooning the Prince of Wales (later George IV), which will go on sale from W. R. Harvey. The figures in the cartoon are depicted in satirical poses with satirical comments written above, with several depicting known people of the period.

The Prince of Wales (1763-1830), who served as Prince Regent during his father, George III’s illness, before taking the throne as George IV in 1820, is remembered for his life of dissipation and extravagance. He was sometimes admired, but more often ridiculed.  David Harvey of W. R. Harvey explains: “This important satirical engraving that pokes fun at the Prince of Wales is one of only three known to exist, the other two residing in the British Museum and the Library of Congress, Washington, USA. Titled 'The Prince’s Bo' it shows 19 figures comically imitating the famous moment when the Prince took a flambouyant bow before the throne at Westminster Hall, an overly gracious gesture to the symbol that represented the authority of his father, King George. This was at the commencement of the famous trial of Warren Hastings, former Governor of India, by Parliament, which lasted seven years and resulted in his acquittal. The ‘Prince’s Bow’ moment was widely reported and the subject of considerable gossip and mirth”.

The piece, six feet in length, was hand-coloured and published in three sections by William Holland in London, on 17 March 1788 and was taken from the original painting (now lost) by F. G. Byron Esq, (1764-1792), a relative of the famous poet, Lord Byron.  It will be on sale for £7,000.

The event will also feature fine English period furniture. W.R. Harvey will offer Georgian and Regency formal pieces, while Mike Melody will offer country oak and dressers. C. S. Moreton will bring a selection of affordable and stylish Dutchpieces, and Church Street Antiques will offer a range of lavish C19th & C20th items and decorative pieces.

Gemma Redmond Vintage, specialising in jewellery popularised in the 1920's-1950's, is a newcomer to the event, and will bring signed pieces by designers such as Elsa Schiaparelli, Matisse & Renoir, Marcel Boucher, and 'Jeweller to the Stars' Eugene Joseff, known for producing pieces for the Hollywood studios, with works featured in Hollywood films such as ‘Gone with the Wind’ and ‘The Wizard of Oz’.  Gemma commented: “Joseff of Hollywood pieces are highly sought after for their interesting designs and beautiful Russian gold plating, which, with its matte effect, was specially developed to overcome problematic reflective jewellery in bright studio lighting”. 

Other popular jewellers taking part in the event include Plaza, specialising is pieces from the 1940’s to 60’s, and Thomas Glover with Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and Deco era items, vintage watches and ladies cocktail watches.

Fine art from the C17th to C21st will be strongly represented. Jo Bennett Originals will offer works by Geoffrey Key, Alan Lowndes, Trevor Grimshaw and John Thompson, and Art of the Imagination, specialists in original oils and watercolour drawings commissioned to illustrate famous stories, will bring scenes from Wind in the Willows, Wuthering Heights and Rupert the Bear.

Other specialists include Roger de Ville with early English pottery, silver dealers S. & A. Marsh Antiques, and Acorn Antiques. John Newton will bring C19th and C20th porcelain and studio pottery, Solo Antiques will bring Art Nouveau and Art Deco glass and bronze sculpture, and Opus Antiques will specialise in treen.

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Graham Reed Fine Art - A rare set of four Lilian Stannard (1877-1944) watercolours in original frames and all with original Frost and Reed labels to the backboards. Overall framed size each 46x56cms, £6950 the set of four. 

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Gemma Redmond of Gemma Redmond Vintage in Lancashire

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Church Street Antiques - A pair of late C19th walnut secretaire cupboard bookcases made by Gillows with attractive birds-eye maple veneered fitted interiors drawers. The astral glazed doors reveal 4 walnut adjustable shelves, £14,500.

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Gemma Redmond Vintage - 1940s brooch by Joseff of Hollywood. It is constructed from Russian Gold Plate and rhinestones, £250. 

TICKET INFO:

Admission is £5.00.  For more details, visit Penman Fairs.

 

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