The Esher Hall Antiques and Fine Art Fair, Surrey, UK The Esher Hall Antiques and Fine Art Fair returns to Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey KT10 9AJ from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 October 2011 for the 4th year with a line-up of over 30 professional deal
News-Antique.com - Sep 11,2011 - This is a high calibre event for serious collectors, interior decorators, private buyers and those who appreciate browsing and enjoying the very best antiques created throughout the centuries. The fair is sophisticated, stylish and snappy with stands beautifully set out showcasing contemporary and traditional paintings and sculpture, silver and jewellery, country and town furniture, oriental carpets and clocks, Art Nouveau and Art Deco glassware, porcelain, objets d’art and much more. The fair’s relaxed atmosphere, coupled with friendly and informed dealers, makes this the perfect place to find that unique and unusual item.
The fair is full of treasures on every stand including an important and immense George I period walnut wing chair from Parkside Antiques, priced at £45,000. Bearing the date 1722, when the building of Britain’s first Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole’s Houghton Hall in Norfolk was first initiated, this chair bears striking similarities to the furniture commissioned, designed by Thomas Roberts, including the unusual hoof feet. Parkside Antiques is a mother and daughter team, Priscilla Daniels is a furniture restorer and upholsterer of early furniture and her mother, Patricia Daniels deals in early glass and porcelain. Patricia Daniels is bringing a rare Chelsea fable saucer depicting ‘The Leopard and the Wild Boar’ for £5,500 and a Chelsea teapot and cover from the raised anchor period, c1750, priced at £7,500.
Other items of furniture to look out for include a set of six Chippendale period mahogany dining chairs, c1760, selling at £15,000 and a George III period mahogany tray-top commode stamped Gillows of Lancaster, £3,000 both from W R Harvey & Co (Antiques) and a French kingwood and ormolu writing desk, c1860 from Lennox Cato Antiques for £8,000, exhibiting with The Edenbridge Galleries. More furniture dealers include Shaw Edwards Antiques, dealers in early furniture and carvings, also part of The Edenbridge Galleries, Nicholas Arkell Antiques, S & S Timms Antiques and, newcomers to Esher Hall, Melody Antiques from Cheshire.
A great selection of paintings from 18th century to contemporary in the fair includes a drawing by Augustus John (1878-1961) of Mrs Ambrose McEvoy, wife of the painter, for £8,000 from Campbell Wilson Ltd, newcomer to this fair, all the way from Aberdeenshire. Amongst the wide choice of 18th and 19th century oils with Cambridge Fine Art are a landscape of ‘Culham on Thames’ by Henry H Parker (1858-1930) and ‘Feeding Poultry’ by Rowland Holyoake (fl 1880-1911). For a contemporary look there is a peaceful and elegant bronze sculpture, ‘Resting Swan’ by 84 year old Benson Landes from Callaghan Fine Paintings & Contemporary Bronze priced at £9,750. Other picture dealers are John Robertson and Kaye Michie, exhibiting with The Edenbridge Galleries, Haynes Fine Art of Broadway, Art World Gallery, Baron Fine Art, Neville Contemporary Art and Art of the Imagination, selling traditional and contemporary sculpture, paintings and original book illustrations, including a 1922 illustration by Arthur Rackham, selling for £36,000. Garret & Hurst Sculpture are also returning, bringing a fine selection of figurative bronze sculpture by the late 19th century