News-Antique.com - Jan 07,2014 - Organised by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited, The Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair takes place again at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, London W1K 6JP, in association with Mayfair property experts Wetherell, from Thursday 9 until Sunday 12 January 2014.
Director of The Antiques Fair Limited, Ingrid Nilson said, “Visitors travelled from various parts of the world and from around the UK to attend our first London fair. We were proud when they remarked that is was a totally unique event, full of interesting works, informal with a lovely relaxed atmosphere. We aim to build on this reputation and feel we have a great mix of dealers, who can help us achieve an even better offering for visitors in January.”
The 44 specialist dealers, taking part in the fair are all members of the UK’s two main associations, the British Antique Dealers’ Association and LAPADA The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers. The majority, who exhibited at the first event, are returning to show off their finest new acquisitions in the New Year, including furniture, sculpture, antiquities, silver, watercolours, illustrations and oil paintings, jewellery, ceramics and art pottery, maps and prints, glass, clocks and watches, oriental carpets, textiles, Asian works of art, boxes for all occasions, books, calling card cases and many other decorative and rare objects spanning the centuries. New exhibitors include Mayfair Gallery and Wimpole Antiques, as well as Mayflower Antiques from Worcestershire, ceramics expert Philip Carrol from North Yorkshire, The Blackbrook Gallery from Leicestershire and Smith & Robinson from west London.
The fair is a feast for enthusiasts with many historic pieces combining time honoured traditions and expertise, often with fascinating provenance. WR Harvey & Co (Antiques) Ltd from Oxfordshire is bringing an impressive William and Mary period oyster veneered kingwood kneehole desk by Thomas Pistor of Ludgate Hill, c1690, priced at £50,000, and a Chippendale period mahogany ‘spider-leg’ table, c1760, for £3,500. This table was part of the collection of JS Sykes of Grosvenor Square, who was one of a close circle of British and American collectors of Georgian furniture. Mayfair Antiques has a carved gilt-wood and tapestry salon suite, comprising a canapé and four fauteuils in Louis XVI style by Gustave-Frédéric Quignon, Paris, c1880, priced at £45,000 for the complete suite. This elegant suite is typical of the high quality of work produced by the firm Quignon, which was awarded a Grand Prix at the International Exhibition in Paris in 1900.
Other pieces of important furniture can be found from Wakelin & Linfield, WR Harvey & Co (Antiques) Ltd, Peter Bunting, Walton House Antiques and S&S Timms Antiques. Art Deco specialist Jeroen Markies has cocktail cabinets, lighting and smaller items, as well as an Art Deco Cloud Suite by Harry & Lou Epstein, comprising a sofa and two armchairs with burr walnut surround backs and reupholstered in finest quality Italian ivory leather, c1935, selling for £13,850 for the suite.
Haynes Fine Art of Broadway is bringing three sketches by LS Lowry (1887 –