4th – 9th of April gathers more than 100 dealers to sell traditional and decorative antiques, accessories and twentieth-century design at Battersea Park, London, UK.
Decorative antiques & textiles fair is a family-owned fair that launched in 1985, the first to specifically unite the antiques and interior design trades. A special focus at this season’s Spring fair held in April is on the ‘morning room’, a big trend in interiors for 2017, an area of the home designed as an escape from the open-plan, busy and hectic daily living. The foyer display at the Spring 2017 Fair with be ‘The Morning Room Revisited’, in its own stand at the entrance to the Fair, showing items selected from exhibitors, all for sale, including beautiful ideas for displaying a favourite collection of decorative ceramics or glass; garden urns for growing herbs and favourite plants year-round; a florist’s table, and a seating sanctuary to view the garden or outside vistas. The fair features more than 150 exhibitors from the UK and Europe.
There can be found examples of post-war and Art Deco design, lighting from rococo chandeliers to modernist wall lights, mirrors, rugs, kitchenalia, jewellery and collectors’ items such as snuff boxes and toys.
More than half our sales are made to young people aged between 25 and 40… [which] gives the lie to the traditionally held view that young people do not buy antiques
Back in the 1980s, the design trade was looking for more unusual antiques that were rarely available at the major London antiques fairs, so our aim was to give decorators and designers everything they wanted under one roof. The idea came from Patricia Harvey, a dealer in decorative antiques. Her many interior designer clients were clamouring for an easier way to source stock for their clients.
The Spring Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair
4-9 April 2017
Battersea Park, London