London’s chicest, and largest, antiques and period design event, the Autumn 2018 Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair (2-7 October at Battersea Park London) The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair, returns for its Autumn edition from 2-7 October 2018 at Battersea Park, London. More than 160 dealers from across the UK and Europe congregate at this important time in the design calendar to offer one of the largest arrays of antiques, works of art and decorative objects on display, dating from the 17th century to around 1970.
Launched in 1985, the Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair is the foremost antiques event for the design trade. It was the first major London fair to combine formal and decorative antiques with art and accessories for the interior decorating buyer, and one of the earliest antiques events to introduce post-war and mid-century modern design, repurposed antiques and contemporary art, and has always offered industrial and salvaged architectural antiques.
Fine examples of every interior style can be found, from early country furniture to post-war modernism, and garden antiques. This year, the Autumn Fair will broaden its scope further with the addition of a new section encompassing recent and contemporary fine design and the decorative and applied arts.
The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair has announced this year’s concept will include showing visitors how to use period design in their own homes, and at each event, an eagerly anticipated Foyer Stand at the entrance to the Fair creates a vibrant, commercially-styled ‘look’ focusing on an aspect or period of design for sale from exhibitors. Using dealers stock, this Autumn the Foyer Stand will demonstrate the influence of Japonism on European interiors. From the 1850s when Japan opened its ports after 200 years as a closed country, Japanese art and objects flooded in to Europe, eagerly collected by an entranced audience. The art they found in prints, lacquerware, carvings, and the decoration of ceramics, influenced the leaders of the Aesthetic Movement in Britain, the originators of Art Nouveau across the Continent, and in more recent times, minimalism. All works displayed will be for sale.
Whilst interior fashions have come and gone, the Fair has long ploughed its own distinct furrow, offering a relaxed, exciting and beautifully-styled environment to inspire customers, new and experienced. Quite different to any other antiques Fair in the UK, its informal vibe and friendly atmosphere is renowned internationally, as is its unique welcome to well-behaved dogs. The thrice-yearly Decorative Fair dates are a firm fixture in the diaries of leading international designers and decorators and private buyers shopping for distinctive, unusual and individual items for their home.
Tuesday 12pm – 8pm
Wednesday & Thursday 11am – 8pm
Friday & Saturday 11am – 7pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm
Admission: £10.00 at the door (catalogue gives re-admission throughout the week), or register at www.decorativefair.com to join the mailing list for free tickets.
Venue: Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London [the venue has no postcode, for Satnav use SW8 4NW entrance at Chelsea Bridge Gate]
Transport: A free shuttle service from outside the Sloane Square Hotel runs regularly to and from the Fair during opening hours.
Enquiries: +44 (0)20 7616 9327 or email@example.com
The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair 2019 Dates
Winter Fair: 22-27 January Spring Fair: 9-14 April Autumn Fair: 1-6 October