The Esher Hall Antiques and Fine Art Fair The perfect environment for buying art and antiques alongside other likeminded collectors, connoisseurs and interior decorators in the knowledge that everything has been strictly vetted.
News-Antique.com - May 28,2009 - The second Esher Hall Antiques and Fine Art Fair opens its doors again at Esher Hall, Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey from Friday 9 until Sunday 11 October 2009.
Around 40 leading antiques dealers from across the UK, mainly members of the British Antique Dealers’ Association and LAPADA, the Association of Art and Antiques Dealers, showcase their very best treasures at this stylish event which includes town and country furniture, paintings and prints, silverware, jewellery, ceramics, oriental carpets and rugs, objets d'art and much more. This is the perfect environment to spend a day buying, selling and browsing alongside other like-minded collectors, connoisseurs and interior decorators in the knowledge that everything has been strictly vetted for authenticity.
Well respected local dealers, Arkell Antiques of Dorking, are returning again to the fair with some fascinating pieces including the Scarborough Tub (£2,600), a stoneware urn and plinth, c 1870, stamped Pulhams terracotta Broxbourne. Pulhams was established in 1820 and made items for King Edward VII, King George V and Queen Alexandra. Other interesting pieces on their stand include a late Regency marble topped games table, c 1825 (£5,900) and an oval mahogany dining table by James Winter, which seats 8 people and closes down to a complete circle (£9,500) .
Picture lovers will find a wide selection of art from which to choose. Cambridge Fine Art is taking a larger stand this year and is bringing local Surrey scenes including ‘Abinger Hammer’, an oil by James Isiah Lewis and a John Dearman oil painting of the locality near Shere, c 1855. On Chester dealer Baron Fine Art’s stand are paintings by Witley-based Charles Edward Wilson (1889-1929) and a wide selection of 18th and 19th century oils is available from Saunders Fine Art of Solihull. Neville Contemporary Art from Bordon in Hampshire is returning with a range of bright and colourful contemporary paintings and sculptures.
Silver experts Jeffrey Neal from Bushey in Hertfordshire and from Petworth Nicholas Shaw Antiques will shine amongst the other exhibitors. Additional sparkle comes from returning jewellery specialists Plaza, T Roberts as well as Shapiro & Co from London’s Grays Antique Market who is bringing Russian artefacts and quirky objets d’art. Plaza is bringing an 18ct gold Omega watch on a flexible bracelet. The face is hidden under a clasp set with a pink tourmaline surrounded by diamonds and rubies, c1950 (£3,500).
Once again Global Tiger Patrol is the benefiting charity for the fair. Global Tiger Patrol works to conserve the highly endangered tiger in the wild (www.globaltigerpatrol.org). A maximum of 4,600 wild tigers are believed to exist in their natural habitat, when merely a century ago 100,000 of these magnificent creatures roamed the forests and jungles across Asia and the Russian Far East.
To reflect the theme of the charity dealers are being encouraged to bring any tiger-related artefacts which include a contemporary watercolour on paper entitled ‘Tiger Tiger’ by Peter Malone (b 1955) painted for an Orion project in 2004 (£1,250) from Books Illustrated. 18th and 19th