Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair – Next Week

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The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair – the leading interiors and arts event for design cognoscenti – returns to Battersea Park for a highly anticipated bumper edition with over 150 exhibitors across two floors, from Tuesday 28 September to Sunday 3 October 2021. 

Renowned amongst top decorators the world over as the UK’s most exciting and beautiful antiques fair, full of unexpected treasures, the event features specialist dealers offering a wide variety of objects, furniture, art and accessories dating from the 17th century to the 1970s. There is literally something for every taste and budget, and to suit all styles of decoration. Stands are presented with flair, providing ideas and inspiration. Decorators regularly seen shopping include Rita Konig, Flora Soames, Olga and Alex Polizzi, Robert Kime, Veere Grenney, Nicky Haslam and major international players such as Rose Tarlow and Michael Smith from the USA. 

The Organisers are planning a friendly and safe event with pre-booked tickets: £20 p/p on the opening day, Tuesday 28 September, and £10 p/p each day thereafter with a choice of two timed entries per day. You can stay as long as required, and your ticket also allows re-entry to the Fair, but numbers inside the venue will be monitored.

Online booking is now open; follow link from www.decorativefair.com.

Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome. 

New participants joining the Fair for the first time include Craig Carrington (Gloucestershire) with neo-classical and Grand Tour antiques, Christopher Hodsoll (London) with rare and unusual furniture and mirrors, Robin Martin Antiques (London) with Continental & English furniture, sculpture and works of art, Tribal Art & Textiles (Glasgow) with ethnographic objects and weavings, Christopher Hall Antiques (Gloucestershire) with French and other European antique furniture, mirrors, chandeliers, lighting and decorative objects, ODE Interiors (Hastings) with French and Italian post-war designs and accessories, Tomkinson Churcher (London) with original artist, travel and ski posters, van Halm & van Halm (London) with C17th-C18th Chinese and Japanese export porcelain, Owen Parry (Monmouthshire) with colourful and rare oriental carpets and textiles, Tom Rooth with art ceramics, 900 Art and Design (London) with Scandi design and Italian art, Portico (Arundel) with decorative European and British antiques, Brown Elliott with C18th to mid-C20th furniture, ceramics and glassware for a smart English country house look, and Montpelier Interiors (Henley) with decorative and traditional European and English antiques. 

Among the 150+ returning exhibitors are:

For furniture traditionalists – Kate Thurlow & Tony Bunzl, Wakelin & Linfield, David Bedale, Peter Bunting Antiques, Anthony Outred, Joanna Booth;

For folk art lovers – The Home Bothy, David Levi Antiques, Nic McElhatton, Inglis Hall Antiques;

For the country house look – Brownrigg, Nadin & Macintosh, Pearse Lukies, Fontaine Decorative, Marburg & Casadejus, Vagabond, Lorfords, Christopher Jones;

For painted furniture aficionados – Maison Artefact, French Country Living, Puckhaber Decorative Antiques;

For luxury accessories – Alexia Amato with decorative Continental glass, Sue Norman with antique blue and white china, Linda Jackson Antiques with silverware, glassware specialists Brian Watson, Mark West and Richard Hoppe Antiques;

For rugs, cushions and textiles – Katharine Pole, Su Mason, Aaron Nejad Gallery, Joshua Lumley, Gallery Yacou;

For fine art connoisseurs – Jenna Burlingham Gallery with modBrit, Julian Simon Fine Art Ltd with 19th & 20th century fine English & Continental paintings, John Barkes with Russian art, Saunders Fine Art for Scandinavian works;

For garden and architectural pieces – Nicholas Gifford-Mead, Martin D. Johnson Antiques, Violet Grey Decorative Gardens;

For jewellery – Timewise Vintage Watches, Anthea AG Antiques, Thomas Glover, Sandy Stanley, Chelsea Vintage Couture;

For collectors and lovers of curiosities – Malby Maps, Fontaine Decorative, Hatchwell Antiques (aeronautica and scientific objects), Don Kelly Books, Hickmet Fine Art (deco bronzes), Chalet White, Joost van den Bergh (Asian art), Morgan Strickland Decorative Arts (art nouveau and deco objects), M & D Moir (art nouveau glass);

For 20th-century design – Quindry, Ed Butcher, Living in Style, Il Paralume, The Modern Warehouse, Tim Smith-Vincent, Foster & Gane, Gallery BR, and Dorian Caffot de Fawes. 

In the past year there has been an explosion of interest in antiques and vintage 20th century designs – the ultimate in chic sustainable style – as we look for comfort in our homes, and decoration to be treasured. The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair offers every element to create a layered story, from glass-fronted cabinets for displaying pottery and tableware, to pretty and practical textiles; decorative and fine art and sculpture of all periods; beautifully upholstered classic seating and traditional chests of drawers; country wood-ware and tavern tables to sleek deco sideboards and lighting; weathered garden antiques, folk art and surprising objects to make you smile. 

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