LUXURY ANTIQUES WEEKEND AT THE MERE RETURNS TO CHESHIRE, UK The much anticipated Luxury Antiques Weekend at The Mere, held in association with Bentley Manchester and organised by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited, returns to The Mere Golf Resort & Spa
in the Grosvenor Museum, Chester, also dated 1819.
Cheshire furniture dealer Church Street Antiques from Altrincham has a Regency coromandel sofa table with exotic wood string inlay attributed to George Oakley, c1810, selling for £22,000. Derbyshire dealer, Peter Bunting, is bringing a good selection of early oak furniture and objects. Freshfords Fine Antiques from Bath is exhibiting a rare pair of George IV late Regency carved satinwood pole screens, attributable to Gillows of London and Lancaster, for £7,500. To celebrate the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth, Freshfords Fine Antiques has procured a rare novelty piece of English treen in the shape of a wooden book depicting a play by William Shakespeare, c1840 for £1,850.
To brighten up a dull winter's day nothing is more rewarding than the opportunity to indulge in a special piece of jewellery and there is a delightful 15 carat gold pearl set ruby-eyed owl brooch, c 1885 for £1,885 on T Robert's stand. Two new jewellery dealers are joining the fair for the first time. Anderson Jones selling period and 20th century jewellery including Art Deco pieces and Markov with 18th to mid-20th century English and Continental jewellery and early 20th century glass. Another newcomer, Mark J West is also taking a stand to show his fine selection of antique glass. For romantics wanting an unusual gift for Valentine's Day, Melody Antiques from Cheshire has a pair of heart-shaped jelly moulds for £245. A well-known face on television's antiques programmes, Mike Melody is also exhibiting a good selection of country furniture and objects.
Steggles Wealth Management, part of St James's Place Wealth Management, is taking a stand and inviting clients to visit them at the fair. Once again The Christie is the fairís chosen charity. The charitable foundation raises money to fund projects at The Christie, which are outside the scope of the NHS.