Winter Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Wonderland

The Winter Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair goes through the looking glass for inspiration in January next year as the event celebrates with a theme of Alice in Wonderland: Adventures in Decoration.

Dummy board at Winter Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair
Painted dummy board. After ‘Portrait of the Infanta’ (Maria Theresa, daughter of Philip IV) by Velazquez. English 1920s. Oil on board. £950

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 150 specialist antiques, design and art dealers from across the UK and Europe taking 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.

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.

The Winter Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair runs from January 21 to 26, 2020 at Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London.

Here’s a small highlight of some of the pieces visitors can expect to see:

17th-century oak table at Winter Decorative antiques & Textiles Fair
A 17th-century oak tavern table. Continental. £3,800
Antique Norwegian table at Winter decorative antiques and Textiles Fair
Rare Norwegian table with painted blue flowers. Circa 1760 to 1780. £6,500
Antique oak coffer at Winter decorative antiques and textiles fair
Oak antique coffer. English, Tudor period. Possibly depicting Henry VIII and a queen, as there is a Tudor rose carved in the centre front. £4,000
Selection of treen at Winter Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair
Square French chopping boards, circa 1880, £190 each. Swedish 19th-century wooden bowl, £320. Rounded French chopping board, circa 1880, £240. Artist’s brush pot and brushes, circa 1880, £220. Standing in 19th-century Swedish dairy bowl, £280
Antique gilded mirror at Winter Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair
Ornate Spanish gilded mirror from first half of the 18th century. £2,100

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