The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair returns to Battersea Park on the 24th January for its Winter edition, which has a particular focus on antique retail design. Over 130 exhibitors will be showcasing antique and vintage pieces, as well as stylish seasonal stock.

Visitors can expect an exciting array of fine and formal antiques and exceptional examples of 20th century design alongside decorative and unusual pieces dating from the 1700s to the 1970s. Art of all periods, collectable ceramics and glassware, vintage silver, architectural and garden antiques, textiles and jewellery can be found in abundance. A special themed display within the fair, Counter Culture, will showcase antique and vintage retail-related objects including trade signs, specialist furniture, product containers and advertising materials.

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair

The theme of the Foyer Exhibition, Counter Culture, is reflected throughout the fair. Among the retail-themed items is an engaging late 19th-century French milliners display head c1880, brought to the fair the The Home Bothy. In the furniture realm, Christopher-Hall Antiques will be offering an impressive 19th-century Swedish apothecary cabinet which is in its original condition with the edition of some great colour, patina, and even some remnants of the original paintwork.

Elsewhere, stand out pieces include stock from the likes of Peter Bunting, who will bring a c1720 portrait of an unnamed young man, Geoffrey Stead with a very late c18th-century Italian marquetry commode and Hansord who will share a rather rare pair of large Malby globes in original condition.

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Dealers taking part this January include:

  • Alexia Amato, purveyor of colourful antique crystal and glass boxes and decorative glass table dressings
  • Bleu Anglais with vintage Chinese textiles and indigos
  • David Levi Antiques with treen, folk art and retail ephemera
  • Dorian Caffot de Fawes with elegant mid-century designs
  • Henry Miller Fine Art whose drawing and painting collections focus on the male form
  • Interior Boutiques with antiques, C20th century pieces, art and retailer’s ephemera
  • Linda Jackson Antiques with antique and vintage silverware
  • Mark J. West with collectors’ and decorative glass
  • Panter & Hall Decorative with affordable 20th century northern European paintings
  • Peter Last Ltd with antique frames in every style and size
  • Philip Carrol Antiques with fine antique porcelain and Staffordshire ceramics
  • Rhona Valentine with antique tapestries, textiles and Fortuny fabrics
  • Decorative dealer Sans Pretention with continental design and surprising objects
  • Timothy Langston with English furniture, antique lamps and decorative prints
  • Vistakva Fine Art with fine and decorative works on paper with a focus on French 18th century prints
  • Westland London with fine period fireplaces, antique mirrors, lighting and decorative antiques

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