After more than 30 successful years at The Pavilion, Bath Decorative Antiques Fair celebrates a return with a new autumn date on 22-24 October 2021.
This hugely popular regional event enjoys an international audience, and a unique atmosphere with a loyal following of exhibitors and clients. The queue on opening day is legendary – spreading all the way up to the main road from the front of the building, studded with stars of the antiques trade firmament who start lining up hours before the doors open – in all weathers!
The new date in the Autumn offers exhibitors a chance to look inwards with lush decorative furniture for the home, 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 & Contemporary by named artists.
Historically a Spring event, buyers look for antiques for the garden and conservatory but with the trend to mix these pieces in interiors exhibitors will not disappoint with a diverse selection of English, Italian and French antique tables and chairs and decorative ephemera.
Around 50 exhibitors will converge on the Georgian City of Bath from across the UK to reveal stock saved for this important fixture in the fairs calendar. Pent up demand is likely to be a feature of this Autumn edition, visitors having missed the Spring 2021 date due to the upheaval of the pandemic.
A number of exhibitors will be making a debut in October including Bath duo House of Hummingbirdwho will bring a dazzling collection of lighting, barware, art de table and stylish Mid Century furniture for the contemporary home, Imagined Interiors, Somerset, dealing in decorative, country and semi formal furniture and accessories, Lily Antiqueswith a new showroom in Tetbury specialising in Italian and Spanish pottery and decorative antiques, LJW Antiques, Portobello, specialising in advertising signs, Chairman Antiques, Corsham, Wiltshire, dealing in country house antiques and a myriad of rare objects for the collector, Track 21 Interiors, Hampshire, dealers in decorative antiques and Mid Century design, Greencore Design, North Wales, Welsh vernacular antiques and architectural reclamation, decorative antiques and accessories, Pemavo, decorative and fine art and Linda Jackson, London Silver Vaults, dealing in decorative silver for the table, glass and accessories.
Bath has many long term exhibitors who have helped to form the flavour of this unique event including Simon Wharton, France and Wiltshire, French decorative antiques and chimney pieces, Not Wanted on Voyage, Northants, with a multi-faceted collection of Mid Century Design by known makers, lighting and decorative antiques from C19-20th, DJ Green Antiques, Sheffield dealing in accessible antiques and design for home and garden, No1 Lewes, Sussex, with stylish decorative antiques and linens, Linda Northdealing in antiques and accessories for the garden and conservatory, Michael Holt, Bristol, fireside antiques and lighting, Sallie Eadwith antique textiles and Erna Hiscock and John Shepherdwith early pottery and folk art, Paul Drewett, Sussex, with garden and reclamation and advertising ephemera and William MorrisAntiques, Brighton, with library furniture and decorative accessories.
Other regular Bath dealers include French Loft, Sussex, decorative antiques and design, La Place Antiques, Sussex, French chateau sourced antiques and accessories, Portico Antiques, Sussex, mirrors, large scale painted furniture, accessories, Lovejoys Antiques,Sussex, Continental decorative antiques and statuary, Cunningham White’s,Devon, folk art and decorative antiques, The Home Bothy, Sussex, with folk art and Scandinavian furniture, King George Antiques– library furniture, country house and garden antiques, Skye’s Place, garden and home ornament, lighting and seating and The Table Gallery, Corsham, Wiltshire with exceptional country furniture and accessories.
Art dealers include Thomas Spencer Fine Art,Granta Fine Art and Larkhall Fine Art.