The Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair returns to Haynes International Motor Museum from October 13 to 15, with the organisers, Cooper Events, promising it will follow on from its hit debut a year ago when buyers flooded in from across the country and further afield.
The Fair will also welcome some new names on board, ranging from Kore Purchase from Tetbury; Bombe Interiors and Elham Antiques from Kent; Molly & Maud’s Place and Chris Holmes Decorative Antiques both from Yorkshire; John Read Smith from Wales; and The Archives from The Netherlands with their Folk Art, Country House furniture and collectible glass.
Decorative dealers will pull out all stops and there will be choreographed displays from some exciting decorative dealers across the UK, Europe and the Channel Islands. Items include 18th century to 20th century decorative trouve for the home and garden, architectural reclamation, humble English Folk Art – early pottery, samplers, walking canes, mid-century furniture and accessories, lighting, textiles, grand painted furniture from local country houses, mirrors, dazzling jewels and vintage designer handbags.
A number of notable Somerset dealers will also return in 2017, including The Factory in Castle Cary home to seven leading dealers from the decorative trade founded by David Tupman Antiques. Sharing the beautiful former dairy house factory in Castle Cary are Brighton based dealer Jill Palmer; Pimlico, London dealer Christopher Butterworth; London-based Derek Greengrass and Ashburton, Devon dealer Roger Organ. Expect to see a highly charged eclectic mix of decorative antiques for the home and garden.
Alchemy from Bruton will also be returning with French and English upholstery, dining tables and chairs, C20th century glass tables, beautiful English and European mirrors, textiles, and a selection of contemporary art and sculpture, Quillon House Antiques, also Bruton based, with fine English oak and country furniture and equestrian paintings, Elizabeth Lee Interiors from Frome with French, Swedish and English decorative antiques for the home and garden, Waterfall Antiques, Bath, with a wide selection of leather luggage, conservatory decoration and kitchenalia, Sherborne based Macintosh Antiques with painted country house furniture and upholstery from the leading furniture makers of the C18th – C19th and Somerton based specialist upholstery and CMid design dealers Life England will also return in 2017. Exquisite Swedish and French painted furniture and antiques for the garden and conservatory will be shown by La Place Antiques and No1 Lewes from Sussex. Folk Art will be shown by leading experts Erna Hiscock and John Shepherd, Devon based Appledore Antiques and venerable long term Bath exhibitors Terry & Marie Kelly and collectible walking canes will be shown by Winfield Canes.
Fine British, European and Modern & Contemporary Art will be well represented by local dealers White Space Gallery, Totnes, The Jerram Gallery, Sherborne and by Cambridge based Granta Fine Art. Period portraits will be displayed by Channel Islands exhibitor Mark Blower Antiques.
Sue Ede: “We had such a fantastic Bruton debut at Haynes International Motor Museum last year – the superbly equipped conference halls offered us a spacious and stylish venue for our exciting new event and we cannot wait to return in October 2017.”