Home design. Chalet Chic at the Winter Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair 2015 20-25 January, Battersea Park, London.
We’ll be welcoming visitors with an Alpine-inspired retreat in the Foyer at the Winter Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair 20-25 January 2015, celebrating all that’s best about interiors for winter hideaways. Many designers use the Decorative Fair to source unusual pieces for their client’s ski chalets and hunting lodges. Discover antler and Black Forest furniture, beautifully upholstered seating, French and Swedish painted antiques, decorative period rugs and hunting trophies. Combined with snow scene paintings from our art dealers, ski posters and quirkier pieces such as antique skis revitalised as floor lamps, we’ll create a truly cosy and typically Decorative Fair approach to winter style. All items will be drawn from exhibitors at the Fair and will be for sale.
Currently popular at the Decorative Fair is folk art and country accessories – Oprah Winfrey made time in her busy schedule to visit our recent Autumn Fair (held from 30 Sept-5 Oct 2014) with her US decorator Rose Tarlow and included such pieces in her acquisitions. The Autumn Fair also saw a resurgence of interest in a more formal, classic style including traditional antique wood furniture both English and European. Quality pieces with beautiful patina or more unusually-figured veneers sold well; items exceptional in scale or decoration or provenance, such as a grand Gothick Victorian bookcase 13ft long c1860 made for Lady Waldegrave of Strawberry Hill House, which sold with a ticket price of £29,500.
Whilst collectors may come to buy fine furniture, objects and art such as paintings by leading Modern British artists like Keith Vaughan at prices up to (and in excess of) £50,000, new younger customers are also delighted to find affordable ‘entry level’ purchases such as £15 vintage French wine glasses. Our 145 dealers (many of whom participate at every Fair) come from across the UK and Europe to exhibit a wealth of wonderful period design. Antiques and works of art dating from the 1600s to 1914 abound. Art Deco and later C20th design makes up around one quarter of objects, art and furniture for sale. Unlike any other antiques event, our dealers style their stands as room-sets so visitors can imagine how items might work in their own homes.
The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair is the most stylish and beautiful antiques and period design event in the UK. It is the only antiques Fair to cater specifically to the interior decorating trade and in 2015 it will celebrate 30 years of business. Our three Fairs next year are the Winter Fair 20-25 January, the Spring Fair 21-26 April and the Autumn Fair 29 September-4 October which will be the focal point for our 30th birthday. (The first ever Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair was held in September 1985.)
Picture sheet & Chalet Chic mood board available on request for January 2015 Fair. www.decorativefair.com