The Esher Hall Antiques & Fine Art Fair 35 leading antiques & fine art dealers are showcasing their finest wares at The Esher Hall Antiques & Fine Art Fair for the 9th consecutive year with a broad range of disciplines.
News-Antique.com - Sep 05,2016 - The Esher Hall Antiques & Fine Art Fair, showcasing 35 leading specialist dealers, returns for the ninth year to Esher Hall, Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey KT10 9AJ from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th October.
Organised by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited, the fair has earned itself a reputation for its commitment to the highest standards : beautifully appointed room sets sit alongside stands of glittering jewellery and walls hung with antique and contemporary paintings creating an enviable look far removed from the day-to-day sporting activities normally taking place in Sandown Park's Esher Hall. Everything is for sale with prices from £100 to upwards of £50,000.
As well as the regular faces who return annually to exhibit there is a good handful of new dealers : Augustus Brandt bringing its distinctive blend of carefully chosen antiques & contemporary pieces, Catherine Hunt Antiques specialising in Chinese porcelain; Art Deco furniture and accessories from Deco Original; fine antique lighting from Fileman Antiques; wildlife and equine bronze sculptures by Jonathan Knight Sculpture; emerging contemporary British, European and American artists with Lucy B Campbell Gallery and vintage watches from Timewise.
Highlights of items at the fair include a superb George III period mahogany breakfront bookcase from S & S Timms Antiques, c 1800 (£17,500). Very often breakfront bookcases were made to fit in large reception rooms and this bookcase is unusual as it is much smaller in size. Also on S & S Timms' stand is a Regency period double ended settee (£3,500) which would appeal to the interior decorator as well as a George III mahogany breakfast table which can take an extra two leaves for larger parties (£14,500). Richard Price, a well-known face on BBC Antiques Roadshow, brings an excellent selection of clocks from French Louis XVI to Empire examples as well as the more unusual.
Another highlight comes from Fileman Antiques in the form of a pair of Regency storm lights with the tripod bronze and gilt lacquered base supporting red and gilt decorated shades. A drawing of the bases can be found at the V&A Museum in the catalogue of G.A Glick showing alternative designs for the candlesticks with or without storm shades and with instructions as to which sections are bronzed and gilded (£6,500).
Catherine Hunt Antiques is bringing a pair of Chinese 18th century Lotus cups made during the reign on the Emperor Qianlong at Jingdezhen for export to Europe. The cups are painted to look like opening lotus flowers (£1,800). Collectors of Chinese porcelain will also enjoy an early Ming blue and white stem cup (£3,800).
Art of the Imagination, specialists in original work by illustrators, are showing contemporary bronze sculptures including Harley by Matt Duke (£4,950) which sits well with White Hart by Valerie Greeley, an illumination inspired by the Wilton Diptych and Le Livre de Chasse de Gaston Phebus. A fascinating display of horses, animals and bird bronzes, both large and small scale, can be found on Jonathan Knight Sculpture's stand. Amongst the display of