Now in its 43rd year, this independent, three-day event hosts over 40 exhibitors offering a wide choice of art, antiques and decorative arts including jewellery, furniture, carpets, textiles, antiquities, clocks, ceramics, silver and fine art. Authenticity is assured by a specialist vetting committee so that items may be bought with confidence.
Antiques Fair 6th - 8th March 2020 10.30am - 5pm
Freshfords Fine Antiques
An 18th Century George III Period Mahogany Carved Elbow Armchair English Circa 1775.
Legge Carpets Ltd
A 19th Century Uzbek Silk Ikat Coat.
Drove House Antiques
A finely-potted Chinese early Qing dish, decorated with underglaze blue of an inky tone, and dating from the early Kangxi period c1670-80. The style of decoration, with the calligraphic outlines to the rocks and mountains and the use of ‘blobby dot’ decoration in the foreground dates this to the early Kangxi period.
Jenna Burlingham Fine Art
Mary Newcomb 1922 -2008. Studies of Amaryllis Flowering, 1986. signed and dated; further signed, dated and titled verso. Oil on board. The simplicity of Newcomb’s folk style gives her art an immediacy that should not be confused with naivety. Amaryllis was painted around the time of her first visit to Le Lavandou on the Côte d`Azur.
S & A Marsh
An Antique Victorian silver bowl hallmarked in London for 1899 by Elkington.
Hickmet Fine Art
“Lizard” by Franz Bergman – Exquisite early 20th Century Austrian bronze study of a large curled lizard with excellent naturalistic cold painted colour and fine hand finished detail, signed with the Bergman ‘B’ in an amphora vase, numbered and stamped ‘Geschutzt’. Circa 1900 ~ Width 21 cm ~.
In sharp contrast to the snow that enveloped Salisbury last year and all but cancelled the Wilton House Antiques Fair, this year the three day event enjoyed lovely spring weather and saw loads of visitors pass through the doors in search of a good day out.
On offer was a wonderful choice from across the art, antiques and decorative arts spectrum including jewellery, furniture, carpets, textiles, clocks, ceramics, silver, fine art and sculpture. And with prices ranging from £50 – £50,000, there was lots of temptation for both the established collector and the first-time buyer alike.
The newly refurbished Cafe, managed by the catering company Ministry of Food Hampshire, attracted a crowd of hungry visitors drawn by the sight of pretty home-made cakes and salads and the tempting smells of hot soup and fresh coffee.
This year’s award for the best dressed stand was awarded by Lord Pembroke to Drove House Antiques, specialists in Chinese porcelain from the 17th and 18th centuries, Chinese export wares and textiles as well as a good variety of Parian figures and busts.
For all enquiries regarding the 43rd Annual Antiques Fair in 2020, please contact Louise Vincent on 01722 746728 or use the Email link above.