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Art & Antique Dealers building on York’s reputation as The Cultural Capital of The North 30-31 July 2016 York Racecourse, York, YO23 1EX

Art and antique specialists are coming to York from across the UK, bringing a superb range of high quality items to the Rose Antiques Fairs Ltd Antiques, Decorative and Fine Art Fair at York Races, 30-31 July 2016.

Images of the York Antiques Decorative and Fine Art Fair 2015

Images of the York Antiques Decorative and Fine Art Fair 2015

Rose Antiques Fairs Ltd was founded in 2014 by Yorkshire-based antiques dealers John & Christine Breganza of York Minister Antiques, and Morgan & Rachel Denyer of Penrose Antiques Ltd, to run dealer-led quality antiques fairs in the North of England. The first fair ran last July at the University of York and was opened by the well known antiques expert and dealer David Hakeney.

This year, the fair takes place at the Racecourse. Rachel Denyer of Rose Antiques Fairs said “York is a marvellous city to hold a top quality antiques fair. We had 35 dealers at last year’s event, at the University of York. The fair was very successful, so this year we’ve moved to York Racecourse and expanded the event to about 60 specialist dealers.”

“Visitors will be pleased to see many familiar faces from last year’s fair, along with a good number of dealers who will be making their debut in York” added organiser Jon Braganza.

The fair will be a major event for collectors and interior decorators based in the North of England, and will showcase a wide range of quality items. Traditional furniture and ceramics will be available, alongside 20th century decorative pieces, fine art, contemporary paintings, fine silver, jewellery, vintage costume jewellery, watches, arms and armour, glassware and objets d’art.

The restaurant at York Racecourse will be open for lunches and refreshments, so that visitors can take their time talking to the specialist dealers and seeing all the items on display. “We’ve extended the program of antiques talks as these were very popular with visitors last year”, said organiser Christine Braganza. “We’re also very pleased to have a selling exhibition of Billingsley porcelain at the fair”. The exhibition “A Journey with William Billingsley” is currently running at Salts Mill in Saltaire, and it will move to York Racecourse for the Antiques Fair. “The exhibition follows Billingsley’s career as he moved from the Derby Porcelain Factory to establishing the Pinxton porcelain factory and then onto the Nantgarw and Swansea porcelain factories, and it includes some rare and important pieces from Royal dinner services” explained organiser Morgan Denyer.

Among the many highlights will be a selection of rare and valuable art nouveau and art deco glass from Solo Antiques, Meissen porcelain with provenance relating to Chatsworth house exhibited by RMJ Antiques, and a superb selection of rare antique maps from J. Dickinson Maps and Prints

Among the exhibitors, Jack Yarwood returns with netsuke, whilst Antiques Bazaar offers a selection of Ruskin and Yorkshire based dealer Jack Shaw will be exhibiting an exquisite selection of fine silver.

Among the fine art specialists will be Ruth Hudson, Stuart Boyd and JC Antiques offering a selection of fine 19th century paintings. Contemporary art works will be available from Jo Bennett Original Paintings and Art of The Imagination. Dominic Vincent of Garth Vincent Antique Arms and Armour will be returning with flintlock pistols, long guns, military swords, cannons and antique armour.

A number of high quality jewellers including David Hakeney will be returning to York and they will be joined by Antiques Young Guns member Gemma Redmond Vintage offering high quality antique, vintage and retro costume jewellery.

The fair is open from 10am –  5pm on Saturday 30 July, and 10am – 4pm on Sunday 31 July. Entry is £5, with free parking and wheelchair access.

NOTES TO EDITORS:
VENUE: York Racecourse, York YO23 1EX
OPENING TIMES: 10am – 5pm Saturday 30 July / 10am – 4pm Sunday 31 July
TICKETS: Admission is £5.00. Complimentary tickets are available for Reader Offers
CAR PARKING: Free parking adjacent to the venue
CATERING: On site licensed bar serving tea, coffee and cakes plus a restaurant for lunches.
ORGANISER: Rose Antiques Fairs Ltd. www.roseantiquesfairs.co.uk, yorkfair@roseantiquesfairs.co.uk  Twiter @RoseAntiqFairs  Tel 07929 015 498
Rose Antiques Fairs Ltd was founded 2014 by Yorkshire-based antiques dealers John & Christine Breganza of York Minister Antiques, and Morgan & Rachel Denyer of Penrose Antiques Ltd, to run dealer-led quality antiques fairs in the North of England
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Morgan Denyer, Rose Antiques Fairs Ltd Tel 07929 015 498