Bath Decorative Antiques Fair 2011 This premier regional event in the World Heritage City of Bath now in its 22nd year promises to uphold the standard it has become famous for with 40 well known dealers from across the UK and Europe
News-Antique.com - Jan 12,2011 - For the first time in 2011 this well loved provincial event, now in its 22nd year, will host an exciting on-line competition working with the luxurious Royal Crescent Hotel Bath to provide a fantastic prize for 2 lucky winners of the competition – a personal tour of the event on the opening day with the engaging and very knowledgeable BBC Antiques Roadshow experts Judith Miller and Mark Hill of Millers Antiques Guides and an overnight stay at the Royal Crescent Hotel.
Winners will be able to tap into the combined knowledge of Mark and Judith and ask questions about any of the eclectic mix of decorative antiques and objects for sale at the fair.
Five lucky runners up will be able to enjoy the tour with Judith and Mark and will receive a bottle of champagne.
All entrants to the competition will receive a free ticket to the event valid on any day.
Organiser Robin Coleman commented: “We were very impressed with the public reaction to the recent National Antiques Week competition and thought it would be winning formula for Bath. We are delighted with the response so far.”
The Bath Decorative Antiques Fair has always enjoyed an international reputation attracting a number of US trade buyers and this year for the first time the fair will welcome exhibitors from Denmark, Casa Nova Antiques who specialise in North European country furniture, decorative accessories and garden items. They will bring a selection from their showroom in Denmark.
Other new exhibitors for 2011 include Annabella Rothery who trades at Core One Antiques in Fulham, London SW6 dealing in English and Continental decorative furniture, lighting and mirrors. Local dealers Appledore Antiques based in Devon will bring country furniture, folk art and decorative accessories.
Blanchard Collective based in Marlborough host a collection of 18 separate dealerships sharing a vast purpose built industrial space on two floors, dealers include Josephine Ryan, Lynda Franklin, Daniel Mankowitz, Pennireve Designs, Anthony Outred, Atrium, Alston & Ashton, Marcelline Herald, Richard Nadin, Tyson Ltd, Gallery Yacou and Turpins Antiques, specialising in antiques, contemporary furniture and decorative items. Image shows an early 20th century French painted 6 fold screen. ( canvas and hessian ) Signed and dated 1902 from Atrium.
Other exciting additions to the rosta this year include DNA Antiques based at the Gasworks, London SW6, dealing furniture, objects and lighting from 17th – 20th century, DJ Green Antiques from Sheffield who deal in a variety of antiques for the home including bedroom furniture and garden pieces from the UK and the Continent, John Corbett based in Winchester dealing in carefully chosen interesting objects and furniture for the home and garden and Morgans from Warwickshire who specialise in original Art Deco advertising sourced from France and the UK.
Regular exhibitors Patrick Macintosh, chairman of The West of England Antique Dealers’ Association will be bringing a wonderful selection of country house furniture and upholstery for which he and his partner at the fair, Richard Nadin, have become known in the many