Bath Decorative Antiques Fair returns

After more than 30 successful years at The Pavilion, Bath Decorative Antiques Fair celebrates a return to its traditional Spring season in 2022 to celebrate antiques and C20st Design for the home and garden. 

Garden antiques will be a focus when exhibitors converge on the Georgian City to deck their stands with expertly curated displays of decorative and country house antiques and garden ornament for both inside and outside the home. Around 50 exhibitors will reveal stock saved for this important fixture in the fairs calendar. 

Expect to see English, French and Nordic antiques and design – large painted cabinets, exquisite model chateaux, chateau furniture, imposing cast iron urns and benches for the garden and conservatory, huge farmhouse tables, rustic oak furniture, refined cosmopolitan furniture for the City dweller, library furniture for the essential home office, architectural elements, lighting, luxurious antique textiles and rugs from Asia and the Levant, folk art, mirrors, early glass and English and Continental pottery with a broad range of art from period portraits to modern and contemporary by renowned artists. 

Historically a Spring event, buyers have always looked for antiques for the garden and conservatory and exhibitors will not disappoint with a diverse selection of English, Italian and French antique tables and chairs and decorative embellishment. 

The event is something of an institution in the antiques and design world with buyers vying to get first place in the queue on the opening day. There is a unique atmosphere, very laid back and with a welcoming feel where a loyal following of exhibitors will join forces with some exciting new exhibitors from across the UK to inspire collectors and homemakers of all generations with new ways to mix antiques and vintage with modern and contemporary art and decoration in a C21st mashup! 

Bath has many long term exhibitors who have helped to form the flavour of this unique event including: Simon Wharton Antiques, The Hangars, Tetbury, with French provincial garden antiques and architectural salvage, Kore Purchase Antiques, The Hangars, Tetbury, decorative antiques for the home and garden, Cunningham White’s, folk art and decorative antiques, Devon, No1 Lewes, Sussex, French provincial farm tables, decorative garden antiques and textiles Paffron & Scott,, a mix of interesting decorative accessories and small furniture, Norfolk, Scandinavian by Design, Mid Century chairs, lighting and objects, King George Antiques, library furniture, town and country decorative and fine furniture, lighting and mirrors, Kent, Branching Out Antiques, decorative antiques for home and garden, Rug Addiction, Country House carpets and rugs from Asia and the Levant, Oxfordshire, Hiscock & Shepherd, samplers, folk art, textiles, Portico Antiques, large scale mirrors, painted cabinetry and accessories, The Vinery, Arundel, Skye’s Place, a wide range of antiques and ornament for the garden and conservatory, Kent, Franklin & Hare, painted and country furniture, upholstery, Devon, Elham Antiques, farmhouse painted furniture and decorative accessories, Linda North, antiques and statuary for the garden, The Antique Chair & Sofa Company, French upholstery, Berkshire, Anthony Hepworth, Modern British & Post War paintings & Tribal Art, Granta Fine Art and Thomas Spencer Modern & Contemporary Art, Larkhall Fine Art with period engravings, Bath and Adrian Phippen Fine Art with C19th and C20th art and interior design. 

Making a debut in 2022 will be exciting new dealers Ian Shaw Tribal Art, Colin Brand Antiques, decorative antiques and accessories, Louise Hall, English & Continental decorative antiques for the home and garden, Appleby Antiques, kitchenalia, Stag & Squire, decorative and country furniture and accessories, Devon and Adrian Phippen Fine Art, Devon. 

The fair will take place on 1 April until 3 April at the Bath Pavilion: 12 noon until 5pm on Friday and Saturday, 11am until 4pm on Sunday. Admission £5. There will also be a Trade Preview on Thursday 31 March: admission with Trade Invite or Business Card, otherwise £10. See a full exhibitor list via