The Spring Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair held at The Marquee, Battersea Park from 20th to 25th April 2010 was a resounding success attracting an array of trade buyers from around the world.
Amongst buying trends there was a definite leaning towards light coloured wood furniture of all periods; painted furniture, upholstered chairs and sofas; and small pairs or sets of chairs.
New exhibitors, such as Gray Modern & Contemporary Art, www.graymca.co.uk, and Wilson Stephens Decorative Arts, www.wsdecorativeart.com, enjoyed good sales, during and after the event. Gray also commented on the number of top Modern British art dealers visiting and buying at the Fair.
A number of famous faces spotted at the Fair included actor Rupert Everett, TV and radio personality Alan Carr, and comedienne Helen Lederer. Other UK buyers included Colefax & Fowler and Nicky Haslam.
Twentieth century design accessories were as popular as ever at the Fair. Notable sales included a mid-century Stil Novo acrylic and metal table lamp, sold by James Strang, www.mod-i.com, and a cheerful 1930’s French glass lemonade set from Norfolk Decorative Antiques, www.norfolkdecorativeantiques.co.uk.
Upholstered furniture was probably the most sought-after item at this fair. A huge number of antique and twentieth century sofas and comfortable chairs were sold. A highly unusual, high-backed English Victorian period sofa, generated much interest and was sold by Seventeen-Twentyone, www.17-21.com.
Sharon Davies June 24th, 2010
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