Event: Winter Decorative Fair, 21-26 January 2014
London’s most popular decorative event held three times a year (Winter, Spring and Autumn) at The Evolution Marquee in leafy Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ. AntikBar will be participating again by the hall entrance at Stand 138 and we look forward to seeing you. Contact us to join our mailing list for free entry e-tickets; a link will be available on this page nearer the time with further information (visit the News & Events page for articles and reviews on previous Decorative Fairs and our Facebook page for updates on some of the wonderful objects on show during the week).
The Fair is fun, fashionable and its worldwide reputation, established over 25 years, entices international trade and retail buyers, interior designers and private customers seeking unique and unusual furnishings and quirky accessories for decorating schemes.
Opening hours: 12noon-8pm on Tuesday 21st; 11am-8pm on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd; 11am-7pm on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th; 11am-6pm on Sunday 26th. Contact us if you would like to join our mailing list for free entry e-tickets. A free shuttle bus will run between Sloane Square and Battersea Park. Full information at: www.decorativefair.com
UPDATE (21-26 January): The 2014 Winter Decorative Fair is in full swing with some great objects on show: here are some of the more unique, funky and fabulous items we’ve spotted, along with stories on some of our posters and their new homes. We look forward to seeing you!
This stunning original 1944 poster was bought by a couple who got married at St Paul’s and we’re delighted it found such a great new home! (“The Proud City – A new view of St Paul’s Cathedral from Bread Street” issued by London Underground during World War Two.)
This fantastic Hong Kong Fly TWA poster by David Klein was bought by a lady who noticed it on our recent blog post as it’s where she and her husband went on honeymoon; another poster that has clearly found a good new home full of love this week! (Link to blog post: https://antikbarposters.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/david-klein-and-twa-travel-art-of-the-jet-age/)
One of a series of five Art Deco advertising posters (precision, economy, comfort, ease of use, elegance), this beautiful and rare set caught the eye and heart of its new owner, who just couldn’t resist their classic 1934 style!
This is one of a pair of very heavy and well made metal objects leaning against the wall that make a good (and decorative) talking point but nobody knows what they are…if you know for sure what they are, please let us know – we’re intrigued!
We may not be an art fair… but…
Further to my last post about how good the Decorative Fair is for art – fine art, 20th Century prints & originals, and so forth, I came across these two images side by side, which I think helps to illustrate the width and breadth pretty efficiently! As seen at the last fair.
From Alston & Ashton is an Italian watercolour of a Mother and Child, set in an original, deep gilded frame. 18th century. Priced at £850.
From Antikbar is a rare Spanish, original vintage advertising poster with constructivist graphics – Fira Comercial de Mataro 1933. Designed by Mach/Gravat i impres per Imperas Minerva Mataro. Very good condition, folded as issued, repaired tears. Size 61x45cm. Priced at £750.
To read the full article, visit http://www.decorativefair.com/antiquesinteriordesigndiary/ (“More on Art at the Decorative Fair” 4th November 2013).
Save the Dates: As a regular exhibitor, AntikBar will be participating at all the Decorative Fairs during 2014. Visit our News & Events page for more information on upcoming fairs and events. You can also follow us on:
AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), the London Art Deco Society (LADS) and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).