A RETURN TO YORKSHIRE AND THE PRESTIGIOUS VENUE OF HAREWOOD The Antiques & Fine Art Fair at Harewood opens in The Marquee, Harewood House, Harewood, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS17 9LG from Friday 12 to Sunday 14 September 2014.
News-Antique.com - Jun 09,2014 - This is the third annual fair, organised by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited in the grounds of Harewood House, but at a different time of year.
“We have moved the timing of this event to coincide with Harewood House, one of the Treasure Houses of England, being open to the public,” said Ingrid Nilson, director of The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited. “We are most grateful to the Harewood House Trust and are working with the team there to create an even better experience. They have generously agreed that visitors to The Antiques & Fine Art Fair at Harewood can also benefit from a special deal to visit Harewood House with its Robert Adam interiors and works by such masters as JMW Turner, Thomas Chippendale, Joshua Reynolds and El Greco and its magnificent Sèvres porcelain exhibition in the State Rooms.”
A wide variety of art, antiques, furniture and collectibles are for sale from some 30 dealers, predominantly members of the British Antique Dealers’ Association or LAPADA The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, the UK’s two main trade associations, all abiding by strict codes of practice. The fair showcases an outstanding range of jewellery to oriental carpets, contemporary and 19th century sculpture, silver to original book illustrations, fine and country furniture to oil and watercolour paintings, objets d’art and much more. This is an unmissable occasion for collectors, interior decorators and first time buyers.
Highlights this year include a rare Regency carved giltwood convex girandole mirror, c1810, priced at £12,500 and a George III Sheraton period amboyna, padouk and ebony nest of three tables, c1800, offered at £6,750 on Freshfords Fine Antiques’ stand. M&N Oriental Rugs are showing their finest silk and wool carpets and rugs, the perfect foil for antique furniture.
First time exhibitor Marais Fine Arts from Guernsey specialises in 20th and 21st century modern and contemporary British and South African art, including ‘Cecilia Street after the Rain’ by David Botha (1921- 1995), oil on canvas laid down on board, 19.5 x 29.5 inches, 1978, selling for £19,500. Cambridge Fine Art has paintings by a number of northern artists including William Mellor, (1851-1931) and William Hemsley, RBA (1819-1893) and Ashleigh House Fine Art returns with a collection of Victorian paintings. Amongst the pieces on Garret & Hurst Sculpture’s stand is a bronze and ivory lady making her entrance down a staircase while reading a book. ‘La Petite Entrance’ by Etienne Watrin, is signed, measuring 30cm high on a granite base, c1900, priced at £6,395.
Penny Corah and Rosie Savory are bringing a French platinum, cabouchon, ruby and diamond ring, c1910 with wonderful workmanship and a superb Victorian butterfly brooch with emeralds, rubies, sapphires and diamonds, with a price tag of £4,600. Other jewellers at the fair include Anderson Jones and T Robert cannot fail to entice.
Antiquities specialist, Odyssey of Southport has a rare Iron Age carved stone head of the mask type, probably made by the Iceni tribe, 27cm high, before AD 61, POA. This Celtic moustachioed piece