Tetbury, Gloucestershire, UK
17th to 20th Century decorative antiques & accessoriesfrom England, France, Sweden and Italy and....and....
Gustavian pull-out bench/bed from Forsa in Helsinland, Sweden, ca. 1780
with the original paint work
French 'Buffet a deux corps' in light oak, late 18th century
A pair of outrageous, stunning and statement-filled high-back sofas, English, 1920's
recovered in hessian
Two rare 19th Century child's mannequins, by Stockman of Paris
Pair of late 19th Century French painted iron and brass folding chairs
Early 19th Century French 'buffet a deux corps'
French faux bamboo 'semainiare' in pine, French, circa 1850
Pair of Italian consoles with stone tops, mid-20th Century
and a pair of French silvered mirrors, 19th Century
A 19th Century model yacht, the 'Etoile', dated 1868
An early 20th Century artist's travelling easel, complete with the original umbrella
Pair of early 19th Century English cast iron urns in old pinkish paint
Spanish terracotta water jar, early 20th Century
Glazed terracotta olive jars, Spain, 1900-1920
An early George III period dresser and rack retaining the original historic paint work,
English, circa 1770
Large late 19th Century Spanish terracotta olive pot
Set of 12 19th Century Swedish chairs, scraped to traces of the original pale blue paint, ca. 1830
Seats recovered in coarse vintage linen
Early 19th Century Swedish bench in original paint
A wonderful late 19th Century Arras garden table of great scale and fabulous color, French
Late 19th Century French 'waisted' and buttoned easy chair
Collection of 19th Century French wine bottles
Early 20th Century French iron cafe table with its original paint
A fine 19th Century English sofa
A superb early 19th Century French terracotta lemon tree planter from AnduzeAlthough it has lost nearly all of its original green glaze - I love it even more, just as it is!
A stunning French iron and zinc florist's table, ca. 1940's
Pair of Napoleon III. armchairs, French, circa 1860
Early 19th Century English freestanding bookcase with the original paint work
Early 19th Century farm house trestle table in pine, Sweden
Late 19th Century English black and gilt bookcase, ca. 1880-1890
Early 19th Century Swedish bench in the original paint
A late 19th Century Spanish stool
in glamorously old shabby silk covering
An original hand-painted Bianchini Ferier scarf design, framed, French mid-20th Century
Early 19th Century Estate office cupboard, scraped to the original paint, English
A set of late 19th Century table and benches with early paint to both
Another original hand-painted Bianchini Ferier scarf design
A rare Empire period 'Bureau a gradin' in fruit wood and exceptional condition, French, ca. 1820
A beautiful 18th Century Venetian 'Violin' mirror, 88 cm high x 55 cm wide
Exceptional English Housekeeper's cupboard, early 19th Century,
scraped to the original paint, and retaining its original gilt brass handles, locks and keys
19th Century French mannequin with wire skirt, ca. 1860
Louis XVI. period console table with its original marble top, ca. 1785
A large early 20th Century English log basket with canvas liner
Set of 4 iron garden chairs, 1940's, reputedly from the 'Jardin du Luxembourg' Paris
Set of very interesting and decorative Italian dining chairs, mid-20th Centuryrather quirky!
Pair of English armchairs, covered in the original 'carpet-style' fabric, 1930's
Charming Swedish wall cupboard with the original paint, ca. 1760
Southern provençal atmosphere in Lorfords court yard....
French Louis XV. period commode with a stunning yellow/amber marble top, ca. 1760
A late 18th Century Italian carved wood pricket stick with remains of old blue paint....
As so often....less is more
Collection of old water jars and olive pots, Spain
Lesley and Toby are also exhibiting at the fair
"At the Decorative Fair we like to think we transcend fashion.
Our exhibitors source objects with 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 appreciate it innate sense of style, its purpose and its craftsmanship.
An antique is the ultimate in ecologically-friendly interior design, as well as in heirloom."Patricia Harvey, Founder and Organiser of the Fair
I must say that I really do miss these fairs, all my customers, all good dealer friends, the excitement.....
see also my post about the Fair from January here
I'm looking so much forward to Toby's and Lesley's next visit in November here again at La Pouyette.
Still remember when Toby on the last visit loaded quietly on his own, just over night,
an enormously heavy and large stone garden bench from our porch into his van.
When we saw next morning what he done we were 'flabbergasted' that anybody could manage that alone!As I said - highly passionate with body and soul!
I hope that you all enjoy this two posts about the Fair,
the introduction of my friends Jim Jackson, Lesley and Toby, and their antiques.
Bonne Semaine et a bientôt !