A thousand years of design at The Northern Antiques Fair

Fine jewellery at The Northern Antiques FairThe Northern Antiques Fair, in association with BADA, takes place next month in Harrogate with 45 of the country’s leading antiques and art dealers lined up to take part.

Following the success of last year’s relaunch under new ownership and management, the fair encompasses thousands of years of design and craftsmanship to delight both connoisseurs and those simply looking for a shopping experience with a difference.

Ingrid Nilson, Fair Director, said, “The line-up of specialist dealers covers a variety of disciplines from the ancient to the contemporary, stretching from Greek pottery of the late 5th century BC to bronze sculpture cast in the last couple of years. The eclectic mix of objects offered for sale makes the fair a haven for anyone seeking to acquire something unique, providing inspiration and value across a wide spectrum of art and antiques.”

Dating back to 1951, The Northern Antiques Fair has held an enviable reputation in the north of England for being Harrogate’s most prestigious antiques event. The organisers said that the success of last year’s fair has encouraged a good number of dealers from Harrogate, the surrounding areas of Yorkshire and the north of England to rejoin the fair in its new incarnation, and attracted new dealers too.

Fine art at the Northern Antiques FairLocal newcomers are Graham Reed Fine Art, Robert Copley Chinese Snuff Bottles, Ellis Fine Art and Bridgefields (shippers) with others from Harrogate and Yorkshire including Walker Galleries, Bryan Bowden Antiques, W Hamond and Wigs on the Green.

The event welcomes back further leading northern dealers Elaine Phillips Antiques, Graham Ruddock, Jack Shaw & Co, Mark Buckley Antiques, Sutcliffe Galleries, Solo Antiques, Melody Antiques and J Dickinson Maps & Prints.

Well-established names exhibiting for the first time are Fileman Antiques, Rountree Tryon Galleries and Granta Fine Art.

They are joined by other returning dealers from the top London fairs circuit: Garret & Hurst Sculpture, Haynes Fine Art – London & Cotswolds, Hickmet Fine Arts, Howards Jewellers, Licht & Morrison, Cambridge Fine Art, Mark J West, Mark Goodger, Millington Adams, Rowles Fine Art and Stephen Kalms Antiques, several of which exhibited last year.

The event takes place in Hall M, Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, North Yorkshire October 4 to 7.

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