The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair returns to Battersea Park for its autumn outing from October 4-9.
The event promises a benchmark of classic interior looks, with 160 exhibitors at The Decorative Fair offering some the finest and most exciting collections of antiques and period design, works of art and objects. Creative displays with a modern twist, many in room set fashion, provide plenty of inspiration.
The must-visit event for leading international decorators and designers shopping for furniture, accessories and art to fulfil projects for clients, The Decorative Fair is also beloved by buyers in search of individual style and decorating ideas, and attracts collectors of beautiful objects and works of art.
The organisers are broadening buyers’ horizons with a new, curated ‘Contemporary’ section upstairs on the Mezzanine. Find some of the UK’s leading dealers in modern craft and design, presenting exciting, creative works for collecting and decorating with, in a host of materials from ceramic to glass, metal and textile, from avant garde to artisan, by the best artists of today.
Evident trends from the past few Fairs include a high demand for antique textiles and rugs that bring colour and texture to a room, plus a sense of history no matter the period or style of the space; curvaceous 20th century furniture; rare decorative collectors’ pieces that make impressive statement designs in any scheme; and statuary – for use indoors (such as classical busts, marble urns and plaster objects) and in the garden. Rope, rattan and bamboo furniture continues in high popularity and good, traditional antique tables and storage pieces – chests of drawers, commodes, sideboards and glass-fronted cabinets and bookcases which are so useful for displaying ceramics and glassware in kitchen and dining spaces – have been selling extremely well.
Dealers participating include traditional country house and fine antique specialists Davide Bedale, Pearse Lukies, Patrick Macintosh, Drennan & Sturrock, Richard Steenburg, S&S Timms, Vagabond and Peter Bunting.
With painted European pieces, Maison Artefact, Christopher-Hall Antiques, Nick Jones, Martin D. Johnson Antiques and DJ Green.
Modernist furniture dealers include Justin Evershed-Martin, L & V Art and Design, Catherine Despas, Dorian Caffot de Fawes, Living in Style, Ed Butcher, Thurstan and Ode Interiors.
For visitors searching out collectable and smaller objects: Alexia Amato with colourful glass; Morgan Strickland, James Strang and Jeroen Markies with deco and nouveau; Nic McElhatton, David Levi and Home Bothy with folk art and treen; jewellery specialists Sandy Stanley, Anthea AG Antiques and Thomas Glover; van Halm & van Halm with oriental porcelains; and textiles from Clive Rogers (oriental), Su Mason (linens), Katharine Pole (French prints) and Bleu Anglais (Chinese indigos).
Art dealers showing fine works from traditional to contemporary will be Anthony Hepworth Fine Art, Haynes Fine Art, WSJ Gallery, Catherine Miller, Craig Carrington, John and Percy Barkes and Jenna Burlingham Gallery.
The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair opens from 12pm-8pm on October 4, and from 11am daily through Sunday October 9.