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The Winter Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair - 21-26 January 2020

 

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Chalet White - Giles Hutchinson Smith

A rare early 19th century carved and painted temple stool in the form of an elephant, the head with protruding tusks, trunk and head, the body covered with a lambraquin richly decorated with coral beads and stylised jewellery, retaining the original surface and patina. 

South Islands Japan, c 1830. POA

 

Event: The Winter Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair
Organiser: Harvey (Management Services) Ltd
Venue: Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London
Date: 21-26 January 2020

Enquiries:

Tel: 020 7616 9327

 Antiques News - Antiques Fair The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair 21-26 January 2020

Fontaine Decorative - A Mid C20th 8 Branch Glass Chandelier. Price £595

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

The Winter Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair goes through the looking glass for inspiration from 21-26 January 2020 as the Fair Showcase celebrates Alice in Wonderland: adventures in decoration.  The Fair Showcase is a professionally styled space in the entrance Foyer, created by the organisers to highlight the many design disciplines for sale at the fair, drawing on stock from exhibitors.  In this instance, the display will demonstrate the humour and fun of accessories often found throughout the fair: Alice in Wonderland will be a whimsical homage to John Tenniel (1820-1914), marking the bicentenary of the illustrator of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.  It precedes a major exhibition at the V&A in June.  

The first of the three annual Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fairs of 2020, the Winter event kicks off the New Year with a bright and beautiful bang: 150 specialist antiques, design and art dealers from across the UK and Europe take part.  Exhibitors are resourceful in finding unique and special items to create and finish an interior scheme or a garden room.  The show includes every discipline of antiques, fine and decorative art and 20th century design, dating from the 1700s to the 1970s, at a wide range of price points.  Whatever room you are decorating – through the house and out to the garden – and in any style, there is something for everyone.  

In January, The Decorative is joined by LARTA, the London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair, up on the marquee’s mezzanine level, with 18 dealers exhibiting colourful carpets, folk rugs, tribal weavings, and textiles from around the world.

 Antiques News & Fairs - The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair 21-26 January 2020

Martin D Johnson Antiques - Late C19th Marble Top Credenza. Price £950

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:
*NEW DATES* for The Spring Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair
14-18 May 2020
Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London

The dates of the Spring event are moving to May.  In 2020 it has a new format, opening from a Thursday to a Monday, although the Winter and Autumn Fairs retain their Tuesday to Sunday format.  Due to high demand from exhibitors, there will be 160+ stands on both the ground and mezzanine floors in Spring and Autumn.  The Fair Showcase in the Foyer will be The Secret Garden, themed to coincide with a new film adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s much-loved book.  This display will bring a touch of Indian exoticism to an English garden-inspired display.  Expect elements of colonial-style furniture such as rattan peacock chairs, wicker tables, lighting and mirrors, blended with garden antiques, greenery and floral touches appropriate for a Spring fair.


Autumn Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair
29 September-4 October 2020
Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London

At the Autumn event the Fair Showcase will be Retail Inspiration.  As a nation of shopkeepers, we celebrate the creativity and craftsmanship of retail interiors.  This display will feature antique and vintage retail signage, shop fittings and cabinetry, from folksy to industrial, pharmaceutical to foodie.  Haberdashery cabinets, with their glass-fronted compartments, are the perfect storage unit for coloured sweaters and scarves and give an instant ‘dressing room’ effect; antique mannequins can make a lovely display of a favourite fashion item; multi-drawered pharmacy or ironmongery cabinets are ever popular in kitchens and boot rooms and make practical shallow storage for corridors; antique marble and wrought iron French patisserie tables create a stunning centrepiece for the orangerie or garden room.


RECENT TRENDS
At the recent Autumn 2019 Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair (held from 1-6 October 2019) there was a marked trend for traditional English and Continental antique furniture, driven by demand from decorators working in clients’ country homes.  The classic English country house ‘layered’ look is very evidently back in fashion, encompassing fine furniture, generous upholstered seating such as Howard sofas and chairs, decorated furniture (lacquered, painted or chinoiserie in style) and traditional accessories such as Delftware vases and patterned china (although creamware and white ceramics, French and English, remain exceedingly popular).  Tallboys (tall chests of drawers) and sofa tables in gleaming walnut or mahogany were popular with buyers as were large centre tables in exotic woods such as amboyna (from the East, a lovely patterned burl wood often light gold in colour) for hallways and Regency drum tables for use in a library or study; even ‘whatnots’ (tiered tables) enjoyed a modest revival.  

Painted antique furniture from Sweden, France and Italy also faired very well. Buyers were seeking out rarities and the unusual, in higher prices, to bring a unique identity to their interiors.  Textiles did well, with customers snapping up cushions made from antique lengths of printed French cottons or the subtle rich colours of Fortuny fabrics.  Large embroidered silk panels to decorate the wall also sold.  Modernist lighting and accessories (coffee-, side- and console tables) were notably popular, and mirrors of all periods provided strong sales for many exhibitors.

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair has, over its 35 years, built a powerful reputation not just among the decorating trade and private buyers: top-tier antiques dealers (UK and international) are frequently seen shopping there, alongside the highest calibre of clientele and international collectors who also attend the most important art fairs worldwide such as TEFAF.  The relaxed atmosphere of the Decorative instils a charm and light-hearted enjoyment for visitors rarely experienced at other antiques fairs, and an excitement in knowing the unexpected is around every corner.

Antiques News - Antiques Fair- The Decorative Antiques & Textile Fair 21-26 January 2020 

Macintosh Antiques - An Aesthetic Movement 4 fold screen c 1890 painted with large exotic water birds in the style of Henry Stacy Marks, the back and surrounds made of embossed mounted lincrusta,all brass banded at the corners the 4 inset panels painted with flamingos cranes egrets and herons respectively. Price £2250

 Antiques News & Fairs - The Decorative Antiques & Textile Fair 21-26 January 2020

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Atelier Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988)  wastepaper basket with lithographed decoration of 18th century ladies and gentleman

Signed to the underside.  Price £250

TICKET INFO:

Admission to the fair is £10.00 at the door (catalogue gives re-admission throughout the week), or register at www.decorativefair.com to join the mailing list for free tickets. For more information about the fair visit The Winter Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair

 

Cover Image: Chelsea Couture at Bourbon Hanby Arcade - Hermes La Cle des Champs Silk Jaquard Scarf, Early Vintage.This Clé des Champs scarf was designed by Françoise Faconnet in 1965. Crafted silk jacquard, beautiful neutral colours, pale green border, off-white and brown with birds and flowers design. Price £250

 



News & Fairs Previews

The Winter Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair - 21-26 January 2020

 

Antiques News - Antiques Fair -Decorative Antiques & Textile Fair 21-26 January 2020 

Chalet White - Giles Hutchinson Smith

A rare early 19th century carved and painted temple stool in the form of an elephant, the head with protruding tusks, trunk and head, the body covered with a lambraquin richly decorated with coral beads and stylised jewellery, retaining the original surface and patina. 

South Islands Japan, c 1830. POA

 

Event: The Winter Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair
Organiser: Harvey (Management Services) Ltd
Venue: Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London
Date: 21-26 January 2020

Enquiries:

Tel: 020 7616 9327

 Antiques News - Antiques Fair The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair 21-26 January 2020

Fontaine Decorative - A Mid C20th 8 Branch Glass Chandelier. Price £595

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

The Winter Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair goes through the looking glass for inspiration from 21-26 January 2020 as the Fair Showcase celebrates Alice in Wonderland: adventures in decoration.  The Fair Showcase is a professionally styled space in the entrance Foyer, created by the organisers to highlight the many design disciplines for sale at the fair, drawing on stock from exhibitors.  In this instance, the display will demonstrate the humour and fun of accessories often found throughout the fair: Alice in Wonderland will be a whimsical homage to John Tenniel (1820-1914), marking the bicentenary of the illustrator of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.  It precedes a major exhibition at the V&A in June.  

The first of the three annual Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fairs of 2020, the Winter event kicks off the New Year with a bright and beautiful bang: 150 specialist antiques, design and art dealers from across the UK and Europe take part.  Exhibitors are resourceful in finding unique and special items to create and finish an interior scheme or a garden room.  The show includes every discipline of antiques, fine and decorative art and 20th century design, dating from the 1700s to the 1970s, at a wide range of price points.  Whatever room you are decorating – through the house and out to the garden – and in any style, there is something for everyone.  

In January, The Decorative is joined by LARTA, the London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair, up on the marquee’s mezzanine level, with 18 dealers exhibiting colourful carpets, folk rugs, tribal weavings, and textiles from around the world.

 Antiques News & Fairs - The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair 21-26 January 2020

Martin D Johnson Antiques - Late C19th Marble Top Credenza. Price £950

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:
*NEW DATES* for The Spring Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair
14-18 May 2020
Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London

The dates of the Spring event are moving to May.  In 2020 it has a new format, opening from a Thursday to a Monday, although the Winter and Autumn Fairs retain their Tuesday to Sunday format.  Due to high demand from exhibitors, there will be 160+ stands on both the ground and mezzanine floors in Spring and Autumn.  The Fair Showcase in the Foyer will be The Secret Garden, themed to coincide with a new film adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s much-loved book.  This display will bring a touch of Indian exoticism to an English garden-inspired display.  Expect elements of colonial-style furniture such as rattan peacock chairs, wicker tables, lighting and mirrors, blended with garden antiques, greenery and floral touches appropriate for a Spring fair.


Autumn Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair
29 September-4 October 2020
Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London

At the Autumn event the Fair Showcase will be Retail Inspiration.  As a nation of shopkeepers, we celebrate the creativity and craftsmanship of retail interiors.  This display will feature antique and vintage retail signage, shop fittings and cabinetry, from folksy to industrial, pharmaceutical to foodie.  Haberdashery cabinets, with their glass-fronted compartments, are the perfect storage unit for coloured sweaters and scarves and give an instant ‘dressing room’ effect; antique mannequins can make a lovely display of a favourite fashion item; multi-drawered pharmacy or ironmongery cabinets are ever popular in kitchens and boot rooms and make practical shallow storage for corridors; antique marble and wrought iron French patisserie tables create a stunning centrepiece for the orangerie or garden room.


RECENT TRENDS
At the recent Autumn 2019 Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair (held from 1-6 October 2019) there was a marked trend for traditional English and Continental antique furniture, driven by demand from decorators working in clients’ country homes.  The classic English country house ‘layered’ look is very evidently back in fashion, encompassing fine furniture, generous upholstered seating such as Howard sofas and chairs, decorated furniture (lacquered, painted or chinoiserie in style) and traditional accessories such as Delftware vases and patterned china (although creamware and white ceramics, French and English, remain exceedingly popular).  Tallboys (tall chests of drawers) and sofa tables in gleaming walnut or mahogany were popular with buyers as were large centre tables in exotic woods such as amboyna (from the East, a lovely patterned burl wood often light gold in colour) for hallways and Regency drum tables for use in a library or study; even ‘whatnots’ (tiered tables) enjoyed a modest revival.  

Painted antique furniture from Sweden, France and Italy also faired very well. Buyers were seeking out rarities and the unusual, in higher prices, to bring a unique identity to their interiors.  Textiles did well, with customers snapping up cushions made from antique lengths of printed French cottons or the subtle rich colours of Fortuny fabrics.  Large embroidered silk panels to decorate the wall also sold.  Modernist lighting and accessories (coffee-, side- and console tables) were notably popular, and mirrors of all periods provided strong sales for many exhibitors.

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair has, over its 35 years, built a powerful reputation not just among the decorating trade and private buyers: top-tier antiques dealers (UK and international) are frequently seen shopping there, alongside the highest calibre of clientele and international collectors who also attend the most important art fairs worldwide such as TEFAF.  The relaxed atmosphere of the Decorative instils a charm and light-hearted enjoyment for visitors rarely experienced at other antiques fairs, and an excitement in knowing the unexpected is around every corner.

Antiques News - Antiques Fair- The Decorative Antiques & Textile Fair 21-26 January 2020 

Macintosh Antiques - An Aesthetic Movement 4 fold screen c 1890 painted with large exotic water birds in the style of Henry Stacy Marks, the back and surrounds made of embossed mounted lincrusta,all brass banded at the corners the 4 inset panels painted with flamingos cranes egrets and herons respectively. Price £2250

 Antiques News & Fairs - The Decorative Antiques & Textile Fair 21-26 January 2020

3 Details -

Atelier Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988)  wastepaper basket with lithographed decoration of 18th century ladies and gentleman

Signed to the underside.  Price £250

TICKET INFO:

Admission to the fair is £10.00 at the door (catalogue gives re-admission throughout the week), or register at www.decorativefair.com to join the mailing list for free tickets. For more information about the fair visit The Winter Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair

 

Cover Image: Chelsea Couture at Bourbon Hanby Arcade - Hermes La Cle des Champs Silk Jaquard Scarf, Early Vintage.This Clé des Champs scarf was designed by Françoise Faconnet in 1965. Crafted silk jacquard, beautiful neutral colours, pale green border, off-white and brown with birds and flowers design. Price £250