Luxury Antiques Weekend at Linden Hall in Northumberland, UK The successful Luxury Antiques Weekend at Linden Hall returns for the fifth time to the Macdonald Linden Hall Hotel Golf & Country Club, Longhorsley, near Morpeth, Northumberland NE65 8XF
News-Antique.com - Feb 23,2012 - This boutique-style fair brings together some 20 specialist antique dealers in the north-east of England, mostly members of either the British Antique Dealers’ Association or LAPADA The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers. Anyone looking for unique and unusual furnishings and accessories for the home will not be disappointed. This is the sole opportunity in the year for the private buyer, collector and interior designer to find the very best antiques and fine art all under one roof in Northumberland.
Local Jesmond furniture dealer Graham Smith Antiques is bringing a fine Chippendale design mahogany partners’ desk signed ‘Sopwith & Co Limited Newcastle’ c1900 and priced at £5,950. Desks such as this were bought by many of the large shipping manufacturers along the Tyne in the 19th and early 20th century. Also on display is an attractive 18-piece porcelain dessert service by Spode made c1800 for sale at £1,750.
Another Jesmond dealer, John Nicholson & Dunelm Fine Art is offering ‘The Smithy’ by Ralph Hedley (1851-1913), priced at £15,000. This painting was exhibited at the Bewick Club exhibition in 1909 and later at the Laing Gallery’s Ralph Hedley exhibition in 1938. John Nicholson & Dunelm Fine Art is also bringing ‘Shrimping’ an oil painting still in its original gilt frame, priced at £8,750, by Isaac Henzell (1815-1878), who was born in Sheffield, but lived much of his life in Newcastle and on Tyneside. Henzell exhibited at the Royal Academy 71 times.
Amongst the art for sale from Aberdeenshire based Campbell Wilson is ‘The Castle and Bridge, Durham’, a pencil and watercolour painting by Joseph Edward Southhall RWS (1861-1944) for £2,950. Javanese born Jan Toorup (1858-1928) was influenced by Javanese motifs and Art Nouveau style for his poster designs, book illustrations and stained glass. When he converted to Catholicism in 1905, he started producing religious works. Campbell Wilson has a fine example ‘The Eucharist of all nations’ a pencil and black ink illustration, priced at £4,200.
Odyssey from Southport, a member of the Association of International Antiquities Dealers, has an exceptional example of a Tang dynasty terracotta walking horse for £8,800. Garret & Hurst Sculpture is bringing a bronze of the 1865 Triple Crown winner ‘Gladiateur’ sculpted by Antoine Barye, son of the master animalier sculptor Alfred Barye which has a price tag of £12,795.
From the Arthurian legend, Art of the Imagination is bringing a contemporary ink and watercolour illustration ‘Morgan le Fay’ by Ed Org (b 1955) priced at £4,950. ‘….Morgan le Fay was put to school in a nunnery and there she learned so much that she was a great clerk of necromancy’ (Le Morte Darthur by Sir Thomas Malory, Book 1, Chapter 2).
Television antiques expert Mike Melody of Melody Antiques and Church Street Antiques, both from Cheshire, are exhibiting traditional and country furniture along with a rich and colourful display of silk and wood rugs from M & N Oriental Rugs from Manchester. A large selection of clocks is available from Olde Time.