The Rose Antiques Fairs Ltd York Antiques Decorative and Fine Art Fair is back for its fourth year and will be held at York Racecourse on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th June 2018.
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As antiques dealers ourselves we at Rose Antiques Fairs are very aware that in general fairs on Sundays are becoming increasingly quiet. So as a dealer led fair and following discussions with our exhibitors at York, this year we have moved our fair from a Saturday and Sunday event to a Friday and Saturday event.
The fair will extend over two floors with dealers from all over the country exhibiting a huge range of high quality antiques and decorative pieces of virtue, ranging from the medieval to the modern day.
Morgan Denyer of Rose Antiques Fairs said “As ever the fair will be more than just an antiques fair. This year we are especially pleased to welcome Treak Cliff Cavern to the fair. Treak Cliff cavern is one of only two Blue John mines in the world and will present an exhibition entitled “Treak Cliff Cavern and the Story of Blue John” focusing on the history of Blue John and the production of decorative wares and jewellery at the mine. Many of the stunning pieces in this exhibition will be available for purchase and will also feature in an associated talk about Treak Cliff Cavern”.
There will also be talks on “Persian Rugs, the Origins and the People Who Make Them” by Persian Carpet specialist John Briggs, and “A Century of Art: Clitheroe Artists Elijah & Frederick Cawthorne 1843-1940” presented by Rachel Denyer.
“The majority of dealers who stood with us last year have re-booked this year, and all have commented favourably on York Racecourse being an excellent venue for a fair because not only is it easy to find but unusually for York it has ample free parking. Many of the visitors commented similarly but also highlighted the high quality of the exhibitors and catering at the event. The annual York Racecourse Antiques Decorative and Fine Art Fair is now an eagerly anticipated event for collectors and interior decorators across the North of England.
This year the fair will showcase antique furniture, fine art, arms and armour, glassware, art nouveau and arts and crafts metal-ware, art deco lighting, jewellery, watches, and ceramics alongside contemporary artworks costume jewellery and objets d’art, sewing related antiques, pens, oriental antiques and much more.
Amongst the returning dealers are Wigs on the Green with an excellent selection of rare portrait miniatures, Not Chelsea with a stunning collection of 18th and 19th century treen, Paul Buckley with antique glass, Eileen Wilson, Marmaduke’s Emporium, AJM Antiques with British and Continental scent bottles and boxes, Antiques Bazaar with an excellent collection of Ruskin, Balmain Antiques, Nick Daly Books, Garth Vincent with antique arms and armour, Deco Dave, J. Dickinson Maps and Prints with one of the earliest Elizabeth I maps of country by Christopher Saxton c1577, silver dealers Jack Shaw, York Minster Antiques, Martin Wright and Country Antiques along with Karen Bradley with antique pocket watches. A number of fine art dealers will also be exhibiting at the fair including JC Antiques with a stunning work “Gorlston Beach” by Thomas Rose Miles, 1869-1910, and Ruth Hudson typically intriguing striking piece “Trafalgar Square” by James Frances Isherwood. The fine art will be beautifully complimented furniture dealers including Lancaster House Antiques with a very unusual miniature mahogany long case clock with a painted dial and striking 8-day movement by Wm Flather of Halifax, and Malcolm Eglin Antiques with a huge selection of antique furniture and furnishings, to name but a few.
Amongst the new exhibitors at York Racecourse this year will be John Briggs with a superb selection of Persian rugs and carpets, La Brocante, Rectory Antiques, Garret and Hurst Sculptures, Madelena Antiques & Collectibles, Sylvie Collett, TSV Antiques, Leslie and Rhoda Howard, Brian Ashbee and Wesley Wotruba with an extensive collection of Yorkshire Burmantofts pottery and The Calvie Gallery with a selection of art nouveau and art deco lighting furniture and decorative furnishings
The fair is open from 10am – 5pm on Friday 8 June, and 10am – 5pm on Saturday 9 June.
Entry is £5, with free parking and wheelchair access.
NOTES TO EDITORS:
VENUE: York Racecourse, York YO23 1EX
OPENING TIMES: 10am – 5pm Friday 8 June / 10am – 5pm Saturday 9 June
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.
Rose Antiques Fairs Ltd was founded in 2014 to run a dealer-led quality antiques fair in York.
PRESS INFORMATION & IMAGES
Morgan Denyer, Rose Antiques Fairs Ltd Tel 07929 015 498