Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair is back for its fourth edition this October with a theme of rustic to refined luxury of antiques in the contemporary home.

Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair has established itself as a hybrid of relaxed traditional and decorative antiques for the house and garden. Showcasing country house furniture and folk art to mid century design, the fair attracts a sophisticated trade audience, interior designers, home owners and collectors from the region and across the UK. 

With more than 50 exhibitors, the fair celebrates younger dealers working in the antiques trade today with the ability to re-imagine traditional furniture into the modern century. Debuting eclectic young dealers all across the UK and Europe, there will be an array of traditional antiques, decorative pieces, designer luggage, contemporary art and mid century glass. A vibrant mix of designs, from industrial chic, painted portraits, even decorative staples of the 1980s and 90s, while also taking into demand of the younger market audience with elaborate brass and steel detailing and mahogany and walnut furniture.

Exciting debuts

The line-up includes Lorfords Antiques, Tetbury, founders of one of Europe’s largest and most inspiring collections of decorative and traditional antiques. The French Collection, based at Lorfords The Hangars, will be showcasing its items with French mirrors, decorative furniture and accessories, Also joining from London will be Sassie with a selection of Louis Vuitton luggage, small furniture and accessories, Virginia Ashton Lamps, London, Thomas Spencer Fine Art, Wiltshire with modern and contemporary art and La Boheme Collectables with mid century glass from the Czech Republic.

Rug Addiction

Returning exhibitors

There’s lots of popular stands returning this year including a clutch of dealers based at Lorfords The Hangars, Tetbury, Kore Purchase, with furniture and accessories for domestic and interior design trade, King George Antiques, with country house furniture, sculpture and antiques for the garden and Rudge Antiques, furniture and objects for relaxed interiors.

Also showcasing their fine pieces are Youll’s Antiques from Hungerford, who specialise in French provincial furniture and mirrors, Elham Antiques, Kent, decorative pieces for the country home and garden, Somerton dealer Mary Hossack of Life Interiors, who cleverly combines classic country furniture and upholstered pieces from the 19th century with contemporary lighting, art and mirrors to inspire a new generation of homemakers and collectors. TV antiques specialist and decorative antiques dealer Mark Stacey Antiques, Linda North, Hertfordshire, with antiques for the garden and conservatory, John Read Smith, Herefordshire, country house pieces and upholstery, will also be on hand.

Virginia Ashton Lamps

Famous faces

Followers of Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair will be delighted to hear that antiques industry celebrity Mark Hill, famous as the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow expert, author and lecturer will return to Bruton for another rendition of Mark Hill Selects expert tour on Saturday 19 October. Visitors are invited to join Mark on his tours around the fair where he will engage with both the audience and the exhibitors.

Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair is from 18–20 October 2019 at the Haynes Motor Museum.

Complimentary tickets and full exhibitor information are available online:

Main image: Elham Antiques