The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair

Round & About

The winter edition of The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair, the first of three in 2019, will welcome you to Battersea Park between 22nd and 27th January.

Inspired by fashionable 1950s and 60s nightspots, with a touch of deco glamour, the winter fair will showcase The Cocktail Hour as its foyer display – showing visitors how to create a contemporary space for parties or a modern club room vibe.

The Cocktail Hour will incorporate diverse seating, side tables, lighting and decoration of all periods for a fresh look, accessorised with 20th century cocktail sets and antique drinking paraphernalia. Bar carts and trolleys are still enormously popular, and stylish examples will feature, alongside cocktail cabinets, serving trays, champagne buckets and glassware. All items in the fair display come from exhibitors and will be for sale.

More than 150 dealers from the UK and Europe will take part in the fair, bringing a beautiful variety of antique and 20th century design drawn from sources around the world. Interior decoration dates from the early 1700s to 1970, by designers and makers from the British Isles, Europe, Scandinavia, the Americas, Africa and Asia.

Furniture, lighting, textiles, ceramics and porcelain, glass, natural history items, architectural elements, and garden artefacts and seating are all on display. Works of art from all periods to the contemporary – paintings, prints and sculpture – are all in the mix.

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair is also the perfect place to find a wealth of accessories, especially mirrors of every style, and lighting; from antique to mid-20th century table lamps, floor lamps, wall lights, modernist ceiling lights and crystal chandeliers.

Finishing touches can make all the difference and at the fair, buyers love the choice of collectables that work in decorative groups, often presented by dealers in an inspirational fashion on their stands.

A wealth of specialist dealers offer antique and vintage glassware and ceramics for everyday use, colourful Scandinavian glass vases, and collections that make wonderful “tablescapes”, eccentricities such as antique dog collars, brass candlesticks and sets of decorative antique books.

Visitors to the fair can also enjoy home-coooked food and baking at The Kitchen and while visiting the winter fair why not pop into the London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair which is taking place on the mezzanine.

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