London’s Decorative Antiques Fair – All You Need To Know

Roses, contemporary work in acrylic by Crimean artist Andrei Orlov

You can source sustainable style at the Spring Decorative Antiques & Textiles fair, the must-visit show for inspiring interior and garden decoration taking place in Battersea Park, London from Wednesday 4th May right through Sunday 8th May 2022.

Some 150 dealers will show at the Fair, gathered from throughout the UK, offering a stunning variety of one-off antiques and period design, and works of art from all periods to the contemporary. The Spring fair always has a garden focus, with dealers bringing a lovely range of quality and decorative seating, statuary and planters, even antique garden gates and rustic wooden pieces.  Whether looking for a beautifully-aged garden bench or weathered statue complete with mossy lichen, a superb Coade urn, or fine Italian marble figure, the Decorative Fair Battersea is the best place to find it.

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Visitors will also find dealers in collectable jewellery and vintage watches, colourful glass, lustrous silverware, pretty and luxurious textiles to display as art as well as for decorating with, country house antiques, collectable folk art, the Gustavian look, and traditional, lovingly crafted English and Continental classics.  A surprise is found around every corner to delight the eye, and all one could need to bring a storied look of individuality to a home.

C19th ebonised chair by Lamb of Manchester

Lovers of a sleek twentieth century look will discover directional pieces by well-known designers, architects and makers, both British and European, and will be inspired by the appealing array of modern and contemporary art, ceramics and sculpture on display.

“Mix it up to the max” is the mantra of the Fair’s exhibitors who bring a creative cross-section of eras and styles together to inspire and excite.  Dealers love showing at the Fair as much as visitors enjoy shopping: Matthew Hall of art dealers Panter & Hall Decorative says this is “absolutely my favourite fair of all time, it is one of the most varied and interesting fairs in the world”. He goes on to describe “dealers competing to catch the eye of some of the world’s most celebrated interior designers and decorators”.

Oil painting by Claude Venard (French 1913-1999)

The Fair organisers make every effort to ensure both visitors and exhibitors have an enjoyable and relaxed experience, and create an energetic and vibrant atmosphere.  Less experienced antiques buyers will find the dealers are delighted to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for the stock they sell or specialise in, whilst seasoned aficionados will discover a wealth of serious collectors’ items and fun pieces to take home with them.

For more information about the fair and to purchase tickets, visit www.decorativefair.com

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