Decorative Fair set for January

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The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair returns to Battersea Park from 25-30 January 2022 with its Winter edition, a bonanza of antiques, design and art for interiors and collectors.

Maison Artefact stand at Decorative Fair

More than 150 exhibitors take part, specialist dealers in furniture, lighting, mirrors, textiles and accessories with a dateline to 1979.  Discover unusual conversation pieces and one-of-a-kind items, or the perfect finishing touch. Art galleries show paintings, prints, sculpture, posters, and beautifully crafted works of art of all eras from the classical to the contemporary. Also find jewellery, vintage bags and watches.

The Decorative Fair, launched in 1985 as the first antiques event to specifically cater to the interior design industry, is the go-to fair for top international decorators, and buyers wanting that special and unique piece for their homes. The exhibitors’ creative displays provide inspiration and exciting ideas for using antiques in different settings. Garden designers visit to source statuary, planters, metalwork and architectural elements, tables and seating for exterior spaces.

At the recent Autumn 2021 Decorative Fair, there was extensive demand from customers looking to source country and classic pieces in traditional English woods such as oak, walnut and elm, unusual decorated antiques including marquetry, inlaid or painted commodes and cabinets, and sleek deco and mid-20th century French and Italian designer seating, mirrors and sideboards. Sales of antique and vintage textiles, rugs, and lighting were strong, in fact all areas of stock faired exceedingly well, with many dealers reporting their best ever Fair.

The quantity of items sold was exceptional, driven by the renewed interest in storied interior schemes featuring old-school maximalism – colour and pattern, chintzy textiles, well-loved objects, and both traditional and modern designs that have stood the test of time. This look layers different periods and styles as if accumulated over generations; The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair is the perfect event at which to explore these interior possibilities.

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair is also a popular haunt for collectors. At the Winter Fair in January, exhibitors will include:

Alexia Amato Antiques, offering fine European crystal and decorative, colourful glassware
Anthea AG Antiques with period fine jewellery by well-known names such as Cartier, and Van Cleef & Arpels
Catherine Miller, specialising in contemporary British and South American art
Christopher Butterworth with fine decorative items, ceramics and lighting from the 17th to 20th centuries
Clive Rogers with oriental textiles and rugs
Craig Carrington with Grand Tour objects and furnishings
Darnley Fine Art, offering 17th to 21st century fine art, and with a specialism in orientalism and travel art
David Brooker Fine Art with paintings, frames and objects from 1700 to today
David Levi Antiques, one of the UK’s leading dealers in treen and folk art
Don Kelly Books where you can browse and buy from an extensive range of new and pre-owned art, architecture and design books
Esther Fitzgerald with rare textiles, both European and Asian
Galerie Arabesque, specialist in, Asian and European sculptures, decorative items such as Delftware, antique textiles, rugs and kilims
Gallery KIY with 20th century architect-designed furniture and lighting
Gallery Yacou offering a wide range of fine antique carpets
Garden Artefacts with gardenalia and unusual outdoor decoration
Hatchwell Antiques who specialise in scientific instruments alongside fine furniture
Henry Miller Fine Art dealing specifically in paintings and drawings depicting the male form
Hickmet Fine Arts, foremost dealer in Art Nouveau and Deco glass and sculpture
Jenna Burlingham Gallery with all the best-known names in Modern British art
John and Percy Barkes with modern Russian paintings and vintage Japanese prints
Joost van den Bergh with Indian and Asian fine art and objects of all periods
Linda Jackson with collectable and useful silver
M & D Moir, specialists in Art Nouveau glass
Malby Maps Ltd offering original maps, globes and atlases
Mark J. West, dealing in medieval to 20th century English and Continental glassware
Mark Goodger, specialising in antique boxes such as tea caddies and collectors’ items
Muse The Sculpture Company with fine contemporary bronzes
Peter Bunting, dealer in early oak and vernacular furniture, carvings and associated objects
Rhona Valentine, a specialist dealer in rare and early tapestries, needlework and textiles
Sandy Stanley with mid-century English and Scandinavian fine and silver jewellery
Saunders Fine Art, dealer in modern Scandinavian art
Sue Norman with English antique blue and white china
Thomas Glover with wearable antique jewels
Thomas Spencer Fine Art, one of London’s young dealers in fine modern paintings
Timewise Vintage Watches with highly collectable timepieces for men and women
Tomkinson Churcher, dealing in collectable posters
van Halm & van Halm, dealers in fine oriental ceramics
William Cook with fine antique English furniture
Wilson Stephens & Jones, dealing in fine and decorative 20th century and contemporary artists

This mix of collectors’ quality as well as decorative offerings makes the Battersea Fair unique; certainly you will always find some of the UK’s leading dealers looking to buy stock, alongside art collectors browsing the aisles.  Admission to the Fair is £20 on opening day and £10 thereafter, plus a special online offer: two-for-one tickets Thursday to Sunday (all tickets include free re-admission).  Check the website for details.  www.decorativefair.com and find them on social media @decorativefair

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