Following the success of last autumn’s relaunch under new ownership and management, The Northern Antique Dealers Fair Limited is returning to stage the annual Northern Antiques Fair from 4th to 7th October 2018.
Held in Hall M of the Harrogate Convention Centre, The Northern Antiques Fair brings together the best in fine art, design and antiques from more than 40 of the UK’s leading dealers.
“Building on the positive feedback from The Northern Antiques Fair in Harrogate last autumn, it is heartening that the exhibitor list has grown significantly for the return in October. We welcome back specialist dealers who have not taken part for a few years and look forward to an exciting event covering a broad spectrum of art and antiques. With items from antiquities to the present day offered for sale, the fair encompasses thousands of years of design and craftsmanship to delight both connoisseurs and those simply looking for a shopping experience with a difference”, says Ingrid Nilson, Fair Director.
Dating back to 1951, the fair has held a reputation in the north of England for being Harrogate’s most prestigious antiques event. There is a strong contingent from Harrogate and further afield exhibiting, including Elaine Phillips Antiques, Ellis Fine Art, Graham Reed Fine Art, Graham Ruddock, Jack Shaw & Co, Mark Buckley Antiques, Sutcliffe Galleries and Walker Galleries. Other well-known names from the top London fairs circuit such as Garret & Hurst Sculpture, Haynes Fine Art – London & Cotswolds, Licht & Morrison, Mark J West, Millington Adams, Hickmet Fine Arts and Stephen Kalms Antiques are also exhibiting.
2018 celebrates the 300th anniversary of Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779) who, from obscure Yorkshire beginnings, went on to become one of the most important furniture makers Britain has ever produced. Exhibiting at the fair is T L Phelps Fine Furniture Restoration, based in Knaresborough. The firm has worked on Harewood House’s Chippendale furniture and has been involved in preparing original Chippendale furniture for Leeds City Museum and Paxton House exhibitions taking place this summer. Photographs of the work undertaken by the T L Phelps team are to be displayed at the fair.
Held in association with BADA, the fair is supported by Knight Frank Harrogate, The Friends of the Mercer Art Gallery, The Barker Partnership and Premium Harrogate Tipple. Yorkshire based fine art and antique transportation specialist, Bridgefields is providing the packaging and delivery service of items sold during the fair to anywhere in the UK and around the world. Light refreshments are also available at the fair. Tickets are available on the door or in advance and are priced at £7.50, including a catalogue (and re-admission).
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Image: HR HAYNES FINE ART – LONDON & COTSWOLDS Bernard Buffet Roses