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Spring Decorative Fair - 7 - 12 May 2024 Welcomes The House Directory Mezzanine Showcase

Antiques News & Fairs - Spring Decorative Fair - 7 - 12 May 2024  
Geoffrey Preston - Is one of the UK’s leading architectural sculptors and has been
at the helm of many significant projects, including the pioneering restoration of
the 18th century hand-modelled plasterwork at Uppark. From his workshop in Devon,
he leads a small company of sculptors creating fine new decorative plasterwork for
buildings all over the country. He works for architects, interior designers and
private clients on commissions that range in scale from a single beautifully
modelled signature piece to a complete room.

Event: The Spring Decorative Fair
Organiser: Harvey (Management Services) Ltd
Venue: London Evolution (The Marquee), Battersea Park, London SW11 4NW
Date: 7 - 12 May 2024
 
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ANF TOP PICKS AT THIS FAIR

Antiques News & Fairs - Spring Decorative Fair - 7 - 12 May 2024

S & S Timms Antiques - A Very Attractive And Charming 18th Century, George II
Period (England, circa 1730), Walnut And Oak Miniature Bureau, Having Elegant
Inlaid Decoration And Original Brasswear Throughout, The Hinged Flap Enclosing
Pigeon Holes, Drawers And Well With Sliding Cover. Priced at £2,500.

 

Antiques News & Fairs - Spring Decorative Fair - 7 - 12 May 2024

Foster & Gane - A large Regency stained birch sofa in the manner of Thomas Hope.
England, circa 1820s. Dimensions: Height 89 cm / 35 ", Width 228.5 cm / 90 ",
Depth 87 cm / 34 ". Priced at £12,500.

Antiques News & Fairs - Spring Decorative Fair - 7 - 12 May 2024

Anthea AG Antiques - A unique vintage carved butterfly pendant brooch crafted in
solid 18ct yellow gold, the wings set with natural malachite. Circa 1970. Can be
worn as brooch or pendant. Priced at £4,900.

 

ABOUT THIS FAIR

The Decorative Fair welcomes The House Directory to the Mezzanine this Spring for a fair-within-fair entitled Maker's Arena focusing on bespoke craftsmanship.

London’s most beloved antiques, design and art event, returns to Battersea Park in the Spring from 7-12 May, with the addition of an exciting new fair-within-fair organised in conjunction with The House Directory, located on the mezzanine. The Spring Fair also has a focus on garden antiques and furniture, statuary and decorative objects.

The House Directory will present a hand-picked collection of established and emerging home suppliers and services, with a focus on craftsmanship and bespoke. There will be a series of panel talks and workshops featuring special House Guests, plus demonstrations throughout the week in a Maker’s Arena to showcase the skills and expertise of craftspeople and restorers in The House Directory community. There will also be the launch of The Restoration Guide, a book about restorers, craftspeople and reuse, published by The House Directory in collaboration with Salvo, the marketplace for architectural antiques.

This new House Directory Mezzanine mini-fair will complement the wide range of original antique design pieces and art offered for sale by The Decorative Fair’s 130+ exhibitors on the ground floor. And in keeping with Battersea’s spirit of inspiration, a special Foyer Display will combine bespoke decoration with elements of antiques from dealers at the Fair. It will have an Arts & Crafts-inspired feel, prompted by the inclusion, courtesy of Salvo, of a piece of Liberty London's iconic architectural history – a 1920s staircase and panelling from Liberty House.

Since The Decorative Fair was launched, at the height of the 1980s ‘country house/swags & tails’ interiors trend, it has sought to innovate and invigorate the antiques and design market. Conceived as a new style of fair offering ‘antiques with design in mind’ to the interior decorating trade, the Fair has always offered a far broader range than any traditional art and antiques fair.

Now London’s largest and longest-running major antiques event, The Decorative Fair is pre-eminent in the industry and the sourcing mainstay of international decorators and designers – Martyn Lawrence Bullard recently described it as his favourite fair. It was the first antiques event to introduce art deco and mid-century design (the dateline for furniture is currently 1979), as well as industrial antiques and decorative textiles. Alongside the many unusual decorative pieces on display, there is also fine, formal and country English and European antiques, collectors’ curios, art from the ancient to the contemporary, tribal art, glassware and ceramics, garden antiques and design, jewellery, vintage watches and couture design, fine and decorative rugs and carpets, and an always fabulous array of unexpected decorative objects.

Now 39 years later, there is once again a ‘New Style Country House’ revival, and The Decorative Fair is the best place to find it! Lovers of modernism continue to shop at the Fair for 20th century classics by well-known architects and designers, and collectors and private buyers with a curious eye come for choice finds from every era.

Among dealers exhibiting at the Fair this May will be:

For Country House & Fine Antiques – Nick Jones (antiques & objects), Gallery Yacou (fine carpets), Christopher-Hall Antiques (decorative European antiques), Richard Steenberg (antique furniture & mirrors), Su Mason (textiles), The Home Bothy (folk art and furniture), Violet Grey Decorative (garden antiques), Sue Norman Blue & White China, Joshua Lumley Ltd (country house rugs & tapestries), Peter Last Ltd (antique picture frames), Patrick macintosh (country house antiques), Chalet White (fine antiques & objects), Disquarded (garden decoration & antiques), S&S Timms (fine English furniture), Vagabond (fine antiques & garden statuary), David Bedale (fine English antiques), Craig Carrington (neoclassical).

For 20th Century Design – L Prentice Art & Antiques, Dorian Caffot de Fawes, Philip Varma, Form & Function (ceramics & furniture), Sandy Stanley (fine mid-century jewellery), Il Paralume (Italian design), Ted Wolter (furniture & objects), Dee Zammit (furniture & accessories), Foster & Gane (modern design plus antiques), Interior Boutiques (art deco & art), Streett Marburg & Charlotte Casadejus (modern design plus antiques & textiles).

For Collectors’ Objects & Art – Morgan Strickland Decorative Arts (nouveau & deco), Catharine Miller (contemporary art), Darnley Fine Art (old masters to modern), David Levi Antiques (treen & curios), Jenna Burlingham Gallery (modern art), Mark J West Ltd (glass), Henry Miller Fine Art (the male form), Anthea AG Antiques (fine jewellery), Laura Bordignon Japanese Works of Art, Malby Maps Ltd, Tribal Art & Textiles, Tom Hurst (antiques & tribal artefacts).

Read more and see full exhibitor list via The Decorative Fair

Antiques News & Fairs - Spring Decorative Fair - 7 - 12 May 2024

Fontaine Decorative - Pair of Royal Doulton lustre glazed vases with leaf decoration
converted into table lamps. Rewired and PAT tested. Height 38cm/15" and Width
14.5cm/5.7". Priced at £450.

Antiques News & Fairs - Spring Decorative Fair - 7 - 12 May 2024

TICKET INFO:

Admission: Tuesday 7 May – £20 p/person. Wednesday 8 – Sunday 12 May – £10 p/person. Free entry after 4pm.

For more information, visit The Decorative Fair

Visit;

ANF Calendar for future fair dates

Fairs + Dealers to read more about The Decorative Fair

 

Cover Image: S & S Timms Antiques - A Very Attractive And Charming 18th Century, George II Period (England, circa 1730), Walnut And Oak Miniature Bureau, Having Elegant
Inlaid Decoration And Original Brasswear Throughout, The Hinged Flap Enclosing Pigeon Holes, Drawers And Well With Sliding Cover. Priced at £2,500.



ANF News

Spring Decorative Fair - 7 - 12 May 2024 Welcomes The House Directory Mezzanine Showcase

Antiques News & Fairs - Spring Decorative Fair - 7 - 12 May 2024  
Geoffrey Preston - Is one of the UK’s leading architectural sculptors and has been
at the helm of many significant projects, including the pioneering restoration of
the 18th century hand-modelled plasterwork at Uppark. From his workshop in Devon,
he leads a small company of sculptors creating fine new decorative plasterwork for
buildings all over the country. He works for architects, interior designers and
private clients on commissions that range in scale from a single beautifully
modelled signature piece to a complete room.

Event: The Spring Decorative Fair
Organiser: Harvey (Management Services) Ltd
Venue: London Evolution (The Marquee), Battersea Park, London SW11 4NW
Date: 7 - 12 May 2024
 
FOLLOW THIS ORGANISER:
 
facebook Twitter Insta  pinterest_logo_30 

 

ANF TOP PICKS AT THIS FAIR

Antiques News & Fairs - Spring Decorative Fair - 7 - 12 May 2024

S & S Timms Antiques - A Very Attractive And Charming 18th Century, George II
Period (England, circa 1730), Walnut And Oak Miniature Bureau, Having Elegant
Inlaid Decoration And Original Brasswear Throughout, The Hinged Flap Enclosing
Pigeon Holes, Drawers And Well With Sliding Cover. Priced at £2,500.

 

Antiques News & Fairs - Spring Decorative Fair - 7 - 12 May 2024

Foster & Gane - A large Regency stained birch sofa in the manner of Thomas Hope.
England, circa 1820s. Dimensions: Height 89 cm / 35 ", Width 228.5 cm / 90 ",
Depth 87 cm / 34 ". Priced at £12,500.

Antiques News & Fairs - Spring Decorative Fair - 7 - 12 May 2024

Anthea AG Antiques - A unique vintage carved butterfly pendant brooch crafted in
solid 18ct yellow gold, the wings set with natural malachite. Circa 1970. Can be
worn as brooch or pendant. Priced at £4,900.

 

ABOUT THIS FAIR

The Decorative Fair welcomes The House Directory to the Mezzanine this Spring for a fair-within-fair entitled Maker's Arena focusing on bespoke craftsmanship.

London’s most beloved antiques, design and art event, returns to Battersea Park in the Spring from 7-12 May, with the addition of an exciting new fair-within-fair organised in conjunction with The House Directory, located on the mezzanine. The Spring Fair also has a focus on garden antiques and furniture, statuary and decorative objects.

The House Directory will present a hand-picked collection of established and emerging home suppliers and services, with a focus on craftsmanship and bespoke. There will be a series of panel talks and workshops featuring special House Guests, plus demonstrations throughout the week in a Maker’s Arena to showcase the skills and expertise of craftspeople and restorers in The House Directory community. There will also be the launch of The Restoration Guide, a book about restorers, craftspeople and reuse, published by The House Directory in collaboration with Salvo, the marketplace for architectural antiques.

This new House Directory Mezzanine mini-fair will complement the wide range of original antique design pieces and art offered for sale by The Decorative Fair’s 130+ exhibitors on the ground floor. And in keeping with Battersea’s spirit of inspiration, a special Foyer Display will combine bespoke decoration with elements of antiques from dealers at the Fair. It will have an Arts & Crafts-inspired feel, prompted by the inclusion, courtesy of Salvo, of a piece of Liberty London's iconic architectural history – a 1920s staircase and panelling from Liberty House.

Since The Decorative Fair was launched, at the height of the 1980s ‘country house/swags & tails’ interiors trend, it has sought to innovate and invigorate the antiques and design market. Conceived as a new style of fair offering ‘antiques with design in mind’ to the interior decorating trade, the Fair has always offered a far broader range than any traditional art and antiques fair.

Now London’s largest and longest-running major antiques event, The Decorative Fair is pre-eminent in the industry and the sourcing mainstay of international decorators and designers – Martyn Lawrence Bullard recently described it as his favourite fair. It was the first antiques event to introduce art deco and mid-century design (the dateline for furniture is currently 1979), as well as industrial antiques and decorative textiles. Alongside the many unusual decorative pieces on display, there is also fine, formal and country English and European antiques, collectors’ curios, art from the ancient to the contemporary, tribal art, glassware and ceramics, garden antiques and design, jewellery, vintage watches and couture design, fine and decorative rugs and carpets, and an always fabulous array of unexpected decorative objects.

Now 39 years later, there is once again a ‘New Style Country House’ revival, and The Decorative Fair is the best place to find it! Lovers of modernism continue to shop at the Fair for 20th century classics by well-known architects and designers, and collectors and private buyers with a curious eye come for choice finds from every era.

Among dealers exhibiting at the Fair this May will be:

For Country House & Fine Antiques – Nick Jones (antiques & objects), Gallery Yacou (fine carpets), Christopher-Hall Antiques (decorative European antiques), Richard Steenberg (antique furniture & mirrors), Su Mason (textiles), The Home Bothy (folk art and furniture), Violet Grey Decorative (garden antiques), Sue Norman Blue & White China, Joshua Lumley Ltd (country house rugs & tapestries), Peter Last Ltd (antique picture frames), Patrick macintosh (country house antiques), Chalet White (fine antiques & objects), Disquarded (garden decoration & antiques), S&S Timms (fine English furniture), Vagabond (fine antiques & garden statuary), David Bedale (fine English antiques), Craig Carrington (neoclassical).

For 20th Century Design – L Prentice Art & Antiques, Dorian Caffot de Fawes, Philip Varma, Form & Function (ceramics & furniture), Sandy Stanley (fine mid-century jewellery), Il Paralume (Italian design), Ted Wolter (furniture & objects), Dee Zammit (furniture & accessories), Foster & Gane (modern design plus antiques), Interior Boutiques (art deco & art), Streett Marburg & Charlotte Casadejus (modern design plus antiques & textiles).

For Collectors’ Objects & Art – Morgan Strickland Decorative Arts (nouveau & deco), Catharine Miller (contemporary art), Darnley Fine Art (old masters to modern), David Levi Antiques (treen & curios), Jenna Burlingham Gallery (modern art), Mark J West Ltd (glass), Henry Miller Fine Art (the male form), Anthea AG Antiques (fine jewellery), Laura Bordignon Japanese Works of Art, Malby Maps Ltd, Tribal Art & Textiles, Tom Hurst (antiques & tribal artefacts).

Read more and see full exhibitor list via The Decorative Fair

Antiques News & Fairs - Spring Decorative Fair - 7 - 12 May 2024

Fontaine Decorative - Pair of Royal Doulton lustre glazed vases with leaf decoration
converted into table lamps. Rewired and PAT tested. Height 38cm/15" and Width
14.5cm/5.7". Priced at £450.

Antiques News & Fairs - Spring Decorative Fair - 7 - 12 May 2024

TICKET INFO:

Admission: Tuesday 7 May – £20 p/person. Wednesday 8 – Sunday 12 May – £10 p/person. Free entry after 4pm.

For more information, visit The Decorative Fair

Visit;

ANF Calendar for future fair dates

Fairs + Dealers to read more about The Decorative Fair

 

Cover Image: S & S Timms Antiques - A Very Attractive And Charming 18th Century, George II Period (England, circa 1730), Walnut And Oak Miniature Bureau, Having Elegant
Inlaid Decoration And Original Brasswear Throughout, The Hinged Flap Enclosing Pigeon Holes, Drawers And Well With Sliding Cover. Priced at £2,500.