21 January 2016

The Winter Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair 2016

19 – 24 January, Battersea Park, London

The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair is a thrice-yearly event that specialises in unusual English and European antiques, original twentieth-century designs and artworks from past to present. The fair is well known as an excellent source of painted furniture, Gustavian and Swedish design, lighting, accessories and named-design furniture. Situated by the river in the lovely Battersea Park, the fair has been a fixed part of London's design calendar for over 30 years, hosting over 140 exhibitors.

The Winter Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair 2016
This winter the fair has a special focus highlighting perhaps one of our most common and more practical pieces of furniture: the chair. "Take A Seat: Three Hundred Years of Chair Design" will demonstrate the evolution of chair styles through out history, displaying pieces from the 1700s and 1800s to Arts and Crafts, Modernist and architect-designed pieces. It will include examples such as high-back Louis XIII dining chairs to Georgian Chippendales, mid-century modern to post-modern and über-industrial designs.

For the occasion we have selected some of our own decorative antiques and textiles at Grays:

Edwardian jet, miniature model chair with engraving of Whitby Abbey, made as an early 20th century souvenir.
Offered by Allison Massey
Silver top crystal decanter, London 1890. Offered by AMS Antiques

Early 17th century tapestry, woven in coloured wools and silks. Probably English and was once part of the Mayorcas Collection. Offered by Robin Haydock
Art Nouveau stag vase. Offered by Mousa Antiques

A japanese style, Art Nouveau marquetry inlaid occasional table by Emile Gallé. The marquetry is made of a combination of rosewood, walnut and fruitwoods, France circa 1910. Offered by Gorringe Antiques

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