Here some useful information about the Fair:
Battersea Park, London SW11 - www.dedorativefair.com
email: email@example.comOrganiser Enquiries during the Fair: +44 (0)207 223 2808
Tuesday 18 - Sunday 23 January 2011
"At the Decorative Fair we like to think we transcend fashion.
Our exhibitors source objects which inspire trends, rather than follow them. "New" products on the high street have their origins in the art and style of the past; to anyone who says contemporary interiors have nothing to do with history, we say, "we have to disagree"! Antiques and vintage stock offer so many benefits: each item is unique, one-off, has been loved, cherished and survived so well that it deserves to be passed on to another who appreciates its innate sense of style, its purpose and its craftsmanship. An antique is the ultimate in ecologically-friendly
interior design, as well as an heirloom."
Patricia Harvey, Founder and Organiser of the Fair
Dealers I like to recommend,
knowledgeable and experienced dealers
who are not only just going with the "flow" - but with the "Zeitgeist"
Lee Wright Antiques & Design
'Interesting selected pieces'
A passionate and very professional dealer
(image of one of his stands in 2005)
DNA Design, David Ford
Core One, The Gas Works, 2 Michael Road,London SW6 2AN
one of the best dealers at the Fair with a brilliant 'eye'
(in my opinion)
(Images of David's stand in 2005)
Augustus Brandt, Brandt Tudgay
'An inspired collection of exquisite taste and quality
from several European countries'
(image with the set of 18th Swedish chairs from 2001)
Brownrigg@Home, Andrew Purchase
'Specialist in French & Continental furniture,
eclectic range of articles including classic antiques from 18th to 20th
pictures, statuary & furniture'
Andrew Purchase is a very straight dealer
and prices are competative
(stand images from 2009)
Artefact, Victoria Davar
'18th to 20th Century Swedish & French pieces,
including chandeliers, foxed mercury glass mirrors, stoneware,
metal pieces & an eclectic mix of objects trouvés'
'Eclectic period lighting, garden statuary
and 18th & 19th century pieces.
Continental antiques for contemporary & country houses.'
(image from 2006 when Callie had her stand opposite of mine)
Lorfords Antiques Limited, Toby Lorford and Lesley Ferguson
'17th to 20th century decorative antiques & accessories
from England, France, Sweden and Italy'
with a lovely and gentle personality, good friend of mine!
Patricia Harvey Antiques
'A mixture of unusual furniture & objects,
all chosen for a special appeal'.
42 Church Street, London NW8 8EP
Dermot & Jill Palmer Antiques
'18th to 20th century French & English furniture & objects'.
7/8 Union Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1HA
'A discerning range of English & French furniture & decorative items
from the 18th, 19th & 20th centuries'
'An eclectic mix of decorative furniture & objects of all periods,
especially painted & upholstered furniture'.
The Clubroom, High Street, Petworth, West Sussex
De Parma, Gary de Sparham
'Quality, interesting, mid 20th century design'
Core One, The Gas Works, 2 Michael Road, London SW6 2AN
'Antique & modern linens'
.....of course there are plenty more good dealers!
Shipping and transport info:
Packing and carriage may be arranged with
BBF Shipping Ltd.
who will be pleased to quote for transport
both within UK and for export.
They have a stand at the Fair, just off the reception area
One of my New York customer
and also an Antique dealer from St. Barbara, California
Davies Turner - www.daviesturner.com
London headquarters: 020 7622 4393
another shipper with competitive prices:
Offices in London, Paris, New York, Miami and in Belgium
(an experienced shipping company for Antiques and professionals)
Whether carpets or candlesticks, side-tables or sofas,
paintings or pottery,
the Decorative Fair offers rich pickings whatever your tastes.
From Baroque to Bauhaus and beyond,
the exhibitors proffer the most interesting
and practical period designs for their displays.
....to continue from my previous post...
re-view of my stands over the last few years:
Late 18th century Danish Secretaire in natural oak
a pair of Swedish demi-lune tables, around 1900, re-painted
a pair of stunning Italian wall lights from the 1940s
A French provencal late 18th century table, original paint
French tabouret (foot stool)
German sofa, ca. 1900, recovered with Belgium linen
Swedish 18th century cupboard in its original paintwork
Pair of 19th century French arm chairs
French "Buffet a deux corps" - dresser, 19th century
One of a pair of early 19th French draper's tables, Bordeaux region
with concrete garden pots, 1930s and oyster baskets
Coffe table made from a 17th century French cellar door
on a new steel base, my own design
French 18th painted buffet
a pair of French 1930-40s wall lights
a pair of French late 19th Bergere's...
...recovered in linen hemp from genuine 19th German grain sacks
French 19th drapers table in natural oak
with a few 19th Italian storage jars,
some 18th Swiss jars
a demi-lune wooden window frame from late 18th/early 19th century
and one of a pair of 19th Chinese stools
another coffee table, made of an 18th German door
On the right: detail of a Mid-18th German cupboard, Schleswig-Holstein region
in natural oak (it was really heavy! and sold in the first 10 minutes!)
recovered with linen hemp from genuine 19th German grain sacks
a 'stack' of these grain sacks which went to Spain...
Finally we decided to show the 18th Norwegian harvest table again...
and it was sold very quickly! Sadly enough for me because I loved it!
One of a pair of lamps made of a kind of 1930's car? radiators,
could have sold them several times, people were mad about...
A Mid-18th century very charming cupboard in pine
from South-West of France, Lelinde region, went to New York
- my customer sent me a photo of it after a 'safe arrival'
showing it with his blue and white China collection, looked stunning! -
A 19th Century French lantern
.....still in 2009
A pair of industrial French 19th steel windows, mirrored
a late 19th French garden table with the original paint
Due to family reasons in 2009 I found that I had to stop doing the fair.
But, hopefully, it may work out that this fair will see me again.......
Remark: I apologise for any grammatical mistakes!