Luxury Antiques Weekend at Tortworth Court Set in the historic and picturesque Cotswolds, this is one of seven luxury fine art and antiques fairs around the UK, organised by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited.
News-Antique.com - Feb 03,2011 - The highly anticipated Tortworth Court Antiques and Fine Art Fair, organised by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited, returns for the second year from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 February 2011 to The Tortworth Court Four Pillars Hotel, Tortworth, near Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire GL12 8HH. Launched in February 2010, it was hailed as a ‘triumph’ by visitors.
With a line up of some twenty high quality specialist dealers drawn from the British Antiques Dealers' Association and LAPADA The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, the fair offers the very best period and country furniture, jewellery, traditional and modern paintings, original book illustrations, romantic and contemporary sculpture, glass, oriental carpets, silver and other stylish objects for the home.
The Tortworth Court Four Pillars Hotel is a magnificent Grade II listed mansion in a stunning setting complete with its own arboretum. For interior decorators, lovers of art and antiques or the private buyer looking for that special present, it makes the perfect day out to browse, buy and chat to the dealers. Light lunches and snacks at the bar are available giving visitors ample time to ponder over a purchase, or they can eat in one of the hotel’s award-winning restaurants.
Amongst their wide range of stock, Baron Fine Art, picture dealers from Chester, are bringing some paintings of interesting local scenes including ‘Coldwell Rocks in the Wye Valley’ by Harry Sutton Palmer (1854-1933), price £3,900 and two oil paintings ‘Hooper Swans Flying Low’ (£9,200) and ‘Green Winged Teal’ (£9,500) by Sir Peter Scott (1909-1989), the well-known artist and naturalist who founded The Wildlife Trust at Slimbridge in 1946.
There is plenty of choice and a wide range of different styles of furniture at the fair. Local respected Bath dealer, Freshfords Fine Antiques is bringing a pair of Hepplewhite mahogany hall chairs and a Chippendale secretaire chest on chest. Melody Antiques is bringing a superb 18th century Shropshire oak dresser base and an antique leather wing armchair, c1910. Guy Dennler Antiques & Interiors from Dorset has a George III mahogany serpentine chest with tulipwood crossbanding and bracket feet, c1790, for £6,850.
A bronze of a polo player by well-known sculptor Gill Parker from Art of the Imagination will appeal to the polo set (£9,950) or for something more traditional, Garret & Hurst Sculpture has a gilded bronze on a red marble base depicting Hebe, goddess of youth being carried back to Mount Olympus by her father Jupiter in the form of an eagle (£6,495).
Bringing a little romance to the fair, Shapiro & Co has a Victorian 18 carat gold snake necklace with emeralds and garnets, c1870, £2,750. The serpent is holding a heart, the symbol of love. Other glamorous jewellery includes a 1930’s original Tiffany sapphire and diamond platinum bracelet for £9,800, which can be found on Plaza’s stand.
Organiser Ingrid Nilson of The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited said, “We are looking forward to returning for another Luxury Antiques Weekend in the Cotswolds at the Tortworth Court Four Pillars Hotel. With its famous